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Shinzen Young



Shinzen Young is an American mindfulness practitioner in the Vipassana (insight) tradition of Buddhism and teacher, author, speaker, and consultant in the field of neuroscience research.

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The Quickest Way to Enlightenment ~ Shinzen Young

During a So. Cal. retreat, Shinzen gave a dharma talk on May 21, 2013, explaining how strong determination sitting - using the strategies he presents - can be a very quick way to enlightenment.

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Break Through Pain: A Step-by-Step Mindfulness Meditation Program for Transforming Chronic and Acute Pain

The newest treatment for pain is one of the oldest, most effective strategies for pain-free living; meditation. With Break Through Pain, meditation expert Shinzen Young teaches you how to retrain your relationship to pain through traditional meditation practices.

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Pain Not Suffering

As long as we have bodies, we will have physical pain. Buddhism promises no escape from that. What we can change is how we experience pain.

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08:57

Non-Dual Awareness — Shinzen Young

Shinzen shares how the use of "witness' and "non-dual" has various meanings to different people. He shares some of the ways in his mindfulness system that this may be interpreted and compares some of these experiences to examples from Patanjali's Yoga Sutras.

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How Do I Know Which Kind of Meditation Is Best for Me? ~ Shinzen Young

The purpose of this interview was to introduce people to meditation and/or to Shinzen in a more casual, talk-show type format - thus Steph is playing the role of non-meditating talk-show host while Shinzen maintains his role as insightful, innovative teacher who speaks from deep experience & wisdom.

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07:32

What If You Have No Concentration? What Are the Benefits of Concentration? ~ Shinzen Young

This is part of an interview Shinzen Young did with Stephanie Nash in January 2009.

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"Do Nothing" Meditation ~ Shinzen Young

Shinzen talks about the technique he calls "do nothing", which is associated with what other traditions call choiceless awareness, just sitting, the great perfection (dzogchen), and mahamudra. Shinzen's instructions for how to do this is: "Let whatever happens happen.

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Natural Pain Relief: How to Soothe and Dissolve Physical Pain with Mindfulness

The newest treatment for pain is one of the oldest, most effective strategies for pain-free living: mindfulness. With Natural Pain Relief, meditation expert Shinzen Young teaches you how to retrain your relationship to pain through traditional meditation practices.

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Is Meditation Self-Centered?: Adapted from the Science of Enlightenment: How Meditation Works by Shinzen Young

People sometimes criticize meditation as being self-centered. Let’s consider that issue.

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After Enlightenment, What’s Left, What’s the Point? —Shinzen Young

Shinzen responds to the questions, “What’s left after enlightenment? What’s the point?” Filmed in April 2009, at Mt. Carmel Spiritual Centre in Niagara Falls.

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