*SPECIAL FUNDRAISING EVENT*

We at NYOM are delighted to have SHINZEN YOUNG teach for our special Fundraising Event. Proceeds from this meditation event will enable Not Your Ordinary Mindfulness to continue to bring in quality teachers of the Unified Mindfulness System for the rest of the year - to share their unique approaches with us all. And thus we humbly bow to Shinzen's generosity of spirit as well as his brilliant and innovative teaching.







1001A COLORADO AVE, SANTA MONICA, CA 90403
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Access the Power of Spaciousness

led by

SHINZEN YOUNG

Shinzen's Unifed Mindfulness system is the "Not Your Ordinary Mindfulness" after which our non-profit is named. His unique exploration into our visual, auditory and somatic sensory experience (which he labels as "See, Hear, and Feel") have proven to be wildly effective and efficient at helping us deal with the issues and stresses of life - as well as deepening our spiritual experience.

For many years, working with pain - and helping people change their relationship to painful experience - was a specialty of sorts for this system, but the effects and applications are much more far reaching.


QUOTE FROM SHINZEN:

"In Unified Mindfulness, one way to explore transcendence of form is to work with the theme of spaciousness. This involves learning to find the openness that may surround a sensory experience and a thinness that may pervade it.

Spaciousness represents a reformulation of certain themes that appear in the Dzogchen practice of Tibet, and the jhana practice of early Buddhism." 

In his Unified Mindfulness system, Shinzen has incorporated the exploration of spaciousness in a way that is accessible and liberating.

This will be the first time Shinzen has devoted a day of meditation to this theme of spaciousness, We feel privileged and grateful that Shinzen will be joining us for this special fund-raising event - and so generously offering his teachings - as well as an opportunity for people to ask him questions directly.
   
Please join us for this special day with a respected mindfulness master teacher.
and please contribute to your highest ability so that we can continue to provide such quality mindfulness teachings.

All are welcome.

*This program is for both NEW and EXPERIENCED meditators.

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COST: Sliding Scale $60-100
Please pay at the highest level of the sliding scale that you can afford.
This helps us make sure those who pay less can attend.

TO REGISTER:

SHINZEN YOUNG ~ July 2nd

No one is ever turned away for lack of funds.
Scholarships, Partial-Scholarshps and Work-Study are Available.
Contact Carol Houst, Co-Founder: 310-927-1025




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SHINZEN YOUNG is an American mindfulness teacher and neuroscience research consultant. His systematic approach to categorizing, adapting and teaching meditation, known as Unified Mindfulness, has resulted in collaborations with Harvard Medical School, Carnegie-Mellon University and the University of Vermont in the bourgeoning field of contemplative neuroscience.

Shinzen’s interest in Asia began at the age of 14 when he decided to attend Japanese ethnic school in his native city of Los Angeles. After majoring in Asian languages at UCLA, he entered a PhD program in Buddhist Studies at the University of Wisconsin. As a part of his thesis research, he lived as a Shingon (Japanese Vajrayana) monk for three years at Mount Koya, Japan. It was then that he received the name Shinzen (真善).

Also during that time, he became friends with Father William Johnston (author of Christian Zen). Fr. Johnston helped broaden Shinzen’s interests to include comparative world mysticism and the scientific study of meditative states. Upon returning to the United States, his academic interests shifted to the dialogue between Eastern meditation and Western science.

Shinzen is known for his interactive, algorithmic approach to mindfulness, and often uses mathematical metaphors to illustrate meditative phenomena. He is the author of The Science of Enlightenment, Natural Pain Relief and numerous audio offerings.

Shinzen leads residential retreats throughout North America. In 2006, he created the Home Practice Program. These phone-based mini-retreats are designed to make deep meditation practice accessible to anyone in the world regardless of their location, health situation, and time or financial constraints.




For those who wish to give DANA or DONATION TO a TEACHER,
this is a separate button for just that purpose.

Please indicate the teacher (from future or past programs)
to whom you would like your donation to go:


And THANK YOU!



July 22nd ~ Michael Taft

TO REGISTER:
MICHAEL TAFT - July 22nd


Aug 26th ~ Stephanie Nash

TO REGISTER:
STEPHANIE NASH ~ AUG 26


Sept 23rd ~ Teacher TBA

TO REGISTER:
SEPT 23 DAY-LONG MEDITATION


Oct 28th ~ George Haas

TO REGISTER:
GEORGE HAAS ~ OCT 28


Nov 25 ~ Jessica Graham

TO REGISTER:
JESSICA GRAHAM ~ Nov 25



Not Your Ordinary Mindfulness

Founders: Carol Houst & Stephanie Nash

WEB: www.notyourordinarymindfulness.org
EMAIL: NotYourOrdinaryMindfulness@gmail.com
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/NotYourOrdinaryMindfulness/

FOR SCHOLARSHIP & WORK-STUDY INFO:
Contact Carol Houst 310-927-1025


May All Beings Be Free