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Nondual Teachings of LinJi with Shinzen Young

Host Michael Taft speaks with meditation master and neuroscience consultant Shinzen Young on the background and history of Zen Master LinJi (aka Rinzai, in Japanese), the meaning of his famous phrase “the authentic person,” various aspects of nonduality, an unpacking of LinJi’s Four-fold Analysis, as well as cessations, the current state of Shinzen’s research, using ultrasound to change the brain, and how to equanimize the biggest curveballs life can throw at you.

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 burgeoning field of contemplative neuroscience.

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2 thoughts on “Nondual Teachings of LinJi with Shinzen Young”

  1. Hello – Love this. Deep bow.
    Pls direct me towards the transcript/text of these audios. If you don’t yet have them available I ask that you to consider doing so. In recent time YouTube and others have made transcripts available to nearly all of their content. It’s a tremendous help to one/myself who might be studying the material. Rather than taking the significant time required to transcribe the material myself, I’m able to cut and paste and apply my time to what has been called the ‘installation’ phase of learning.
    brother1♥️ve your way – clay

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