A Daylong Workshop with Shinzen Young
Sunday, February 2
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
In this workshop, Shinzen will introduce you to three dimensions of working with body experience: how to appreciate the body sensorially just as it is, how to transcend the body, and how to improve the body. This workshop is open to all levels of practitioner.
Cost: Sliding Scale: $45 -$75 plus dana to the teacher. Please pay at the highest level you can afford. The registration fees go to support Against the Stream, it’s programs and scholarship funds. The teacher receives 100% of the dana. $100 Plus Monthly Supporters attend for no registration fees (but dana is appreciated). Please CLICK HERE for more info on our Monthly Supporter program.
Scholarships and work-study are available; please call or write for more info. No one is ever turned away for lack of funds.
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 monastic training in each of the three major Buddhist meditative traditions: Vajrayana, Zen, and Vipassana. His specialty is linking Eastern internal science and Western technological science. More information can be found at shinzen.org and basicmindfulness.org.
This Daylong will be held at 1001a Colorado Ave, Santa Monica, 90401
Please bring a brown bag lunch. Chairs and cushions are available.
In preparation for this program, please:
- Read from Shinzen’s manual “Five Ways to Know Yourself” ( http://www.shinzen.org/Retreat%20Reading/FiveWays.pdf):
- Introduction to Basic Mindfulness, pp. 7-17
- Chapter 8 Five More Ways! Section 3 Focus on Feel, pp. 93-94
- Read from Shinzen’s article “What is Mindfulness?” ( http://www.shinzen.org/Articles/WhatIsMindfulness_SY_Public.pdf):
- Section I. Some Useful Distinctions, pp. 4-14
- Section II. Noting – A Representative Practice, pp. 15-19