Kenshou wrote:I'm not a huge fan of his meditation method, but I'm familiar with it, and as I understand it what he means is that once attention is sustained on the breath, leading to the "beautiful breath", eventually the (perception of) the breathing fades but there is still a retention of the perception of pleasantness gotten through the previous steps. So just keep that as the object in whatever way suits you. It sounds to me like you might have that down, and all that would need to be done is sustain that until, according to him, apparently his "nimitta" appears (if you're lucky) and then can be utilized in reaching the first jhana.
I'm not a fan either, unless your in fourth jhana the breath is still there, it has just become a little bit harder to discern.
Don't lose contact with the body (the whole body) this is where the jhana is experienced (through the mind of course)- if you aim for a beautiful nimitta, then you might get one - but is this what you want? The Buddha teaches jhana/sati of the body not satihallucination or satiimagination.