Shinzen Young

Shinzen Young is an American meditation teacher, originally ordained in Japan as a monk in the Shingon tradition. Today, Young conducts both residential and conference-call based retreats and consults on neuroscience research.

Dharma Talks

What is Mindfulness?

This retreat involves both talks and practice. In the talks Shinzen will elucidate how mindfulness is defined from numerous points of view. He will also discuss factors that could facilitate or inhibit a global mindfulness revolution. The practice sessions will parallel the talks but from an experiential point of view. You'll be guided in Breath Focus from an advanced perspective, exploring how this practice develops four aspects of mindful awareness: concentration power, sensory clarity, equanimity, and insight.

By Shinzen Young

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