Shinzen Young teaches Vipassana Meditation in North America
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Shinzen Young became fascinated with Asian culture while a teenager in Los Angeles – Later he enrolled in the Ph.D. program in Buddhist Studies at the University of Wisconsin. Eventually, he went to Asia and did extensive training in each of the three major Buddhist meditative traditions: Vajrayana, Zen, and Vipassana.Upon returning to the United States, his intellectual interests shifted to the burgeoning dialogue between Eastern internal science and Western technological science. In recognition of his original contributions to that dialogue, the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology has awarded him an honorary doctorate.
Introductory home-based Vipassana retreats – Shinzen Young is offering introductory home-based Vipassana retreats through his website BasicMindfulness.com. Retreats you can do anywhere in the world as long as you have access to a phone with either a handsfree or speakerphone option.
Previously, only those who had done a residential or non-residential in-person program with Shinzen could participate. He is now offering the intro program that will allow you to acquire the skills and languaging to do his other home-based retreat offerings. Check the web site linked above for details. When you often participate in these home-based retreats you may find them to be a good support for your daily practice. Also check out Shinzen.org.
Shinzen’s innovative techniques for pain management derived from two sources – The first is his personal experience dealing with discomfort during intense periods of meditation in Asia, and during shamanic ceremonies with tribal cultures. The second is some three decades of experience in coaching people through a wide spectrum of chronic and acute pain challenges.
Shinzen leads meditation retreats in the mindfulness tradition throughout North America, and has helped establish several centers and programs.
In the mean time you may find yourself listening to his tapeseries "Science of Enlightenment" where he eloquently talks about flavors of Impermanence, Equanimity and Mindfull Meditation. (Vipassana)