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Shinzen Young is an American mindfulness teacher and neuroscience research consultant.
His systematic approach to categorizing, adapting and teaching meditation, known as Unified Mindfulness, has resulted in collaborations with Harvard Medical School, Carnegie-Mellon University and the University of Vermont in the bourgeoning field of contemplative neuroscience.
Shinzen’s interest in Asia began at the age of 14 when he decided to attend Japanese ethnic school in his native city of Los Angeles.
It is through the investigation of your own thoughts and feelings that you can awaken to clear insight and a happiness independent of conditions: the state of enlightenment. You will test for yourself the discoveries of the great wisdom traditions, including Buddhism, Christianity, Jewish mysticism, Sufism, Hinduism, shamanism, and many others. Why is “single-pointed concentration” so highly regarded on every contemplative path? How do you move beyond emotional/intellectual blocks and into a state of highest presence? Where do psychic powers and other mystical phenomena fit in the architecture of enlightenment? How do you know if your meditation practice is working?Shinzen Young elucidates these questions with precision and intelligence, demonstrating why he is regarded as one of the Western world’s most articulate and understandable teachers of classical mystical experience. The search for awakening is not limited to a chosen few. It is a field open for you to investigate.
The Science of Enlightenment by Shizen Young
– 01: Mindfulness, the most fundamental skill
– 02: The importance of complete experience
– 03: Mysticism in world culture
– 04: Relaxation and reality
– 05: Working with the feeling body
– 06: Mindfulness and equanimity
– 07: Meditation / Global relaxation
– 08: Meditation / Free-floating awareness in the body
– 09: Choosing your object of meditation
– 10: Working with the thinking mind
– 11: Meditation / The thinking process
– 12: Meditation / Clarifying the sense of Self
– 13: The realms of power, part 1
– 14: The realms of power, part 2
– 15: Impermanence, part 1 / The stone Buddha dancers
– 16: Impermanence, part 2 / The effortless flow of nature
– 17: Impermanence, part 3 / Expansion and contraction
– 18: Impermanence, part 4 / Something from nothing
– 19: Meditation / Expanding and contracting with the breath
– 20: Meditation / Covering the whole sensory field
– 21: The big picture, part 1 / The rise of Buddhism
– 22: The big picture, part 2 / The spread of Buddhism
– 23: The big picture, part 3 / Science, Spirituality and the future of Humanity
– 24: The big picture, part 3 / More on Science, Spirituality and the future of Humanity