Meditation Retreat with Shinzen Young
The Contemplative Studies Initiative at Brown University presents Shinzen Young, renowned mediation leader.
Three weekend workshops will be held:
Sat. Feb. 16 and Sun. Feb 17, from 9:30am to 3pm, Ashamu Dance Studio
(77 Waterman Street).
Sat. Feb. 23, 10am-3pm, Winnick Chapel, Brown Hillel; Sun. Feb. 24, 11am-4pm, Winnick Chapel, Brown Hillel (80 Brown Street)
Sat. March 2 and Sun. March 3, 10am-4pm. Crystal Room (Alumnae Hall, 194-200 Meeting Street)
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Tickets for each weekend workshop will be $35 general/$5 with Brown/RISD ID. Registration is for the weekend, whether you are able to come both days or not.
Because the foundations for the weekend are taught on Saturday, Sunday only participation will not be possible. The one fee admits you to both days. ID's will be checked at the door.
Shinzen Young became fascinated with Asian culture while a teenager in Los Angeles. Later he enrolled in a 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 traditions: Vajrayana, Zen, and Vipassana. Upon returning to the United States, his academic interests shifted to the burgeoning dialogue between Eastern meditation and Western science.
Shinzen is known for innovative "interactive, algorithmic approach" ti mindfulness, a system specifically designed for use in pain management, recovery support, and as an adjunct to psychotherapy.
He leads meditation retreats throughout North America and has helped establish numerous mindfulness centers and programs. He also consults widely on meditation-related research in both the clinical and the basic science domains.
He often says:
"My life's passion lies in exploring what may arise from the cross-fertilization of the best of the East and the best of the West."
The Workshop will alternate between meditation theory, practical instructions, actual practice time, and questions and answers. For more information, please visit: http://www.brown.edu/academics/contemplative-studies/news/shinzen-young
Crystal Room, Alumnae Hall (View)
194-200 Meeting Street
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