Demystify mysticism and learn techniques to move yourself beyond emotional and intellectual blocks into a realm of clear insight and inner peace. In this complete curriculum for self-investigation Shinzen Young - one of America's foremost meditation teachers - covers traditional teachings, scientific insights, and practical instruction to show you exactly how enlightenment works, and how to begin your own journey to inner liberation. Topics include concentration, awareness, and merging techniques to explore the self and the world around you, how spiritual practices work in Buddhism, Christianity, Jewish mysticism, Sufism, Hinduism, shamanism, and many other mystical traditions, as well as 6 complete guided meditation sessions and a host of insights on how to choose and establish your own meditation practice.
In The Meditation Summit: Volume II, Sounds True publisher and founder Tami Simon speaks with 10 leading meditation teachers about their personal understanding of this practice - each with a complete guided meditation. Practitioners of all levels will benefit from the abundance of insight and guidance provided by these diverse voices.
In Waking Up, Volume 3, Sounds True publisher and founder Tami Simon speaks with seven teachers about their personal understandings of spiritual awakening - how it takes place, what changes (and what doesn't), and how their experiences can inspire and inform our own realizations.
The thinking mind is a powerful ally, but it also creates emotional drama, confusion, and limiting beliefs about who we are. Here, Shinzen Young beings his special expertise in vipassana (insight meditation) to help you learn one of its most subtle yet rewarding skills: the ability to observe in "real time" the thoughts that shape your deepest perceptions, feelings, memories, and beliefs.
"Beauty in no thought"
When mindfulness meditation was introduced as an aid for patients suffering from chronic pain, physicians were skeptical. Today, mindfulness meditation is used in hundreds of hospitals and clinics across the country. On Break Through Difficult Emotions, meditation mentor Shinzen Young adapts the core principles of mindfulness training to the treatment of emotional suffering.
The newest treatment for pain is one of the oldest, most effective strategies for pain-free living: meditation. In Break Through Pain, meditation expert Shinzen Young teaches you how to "retrain" your relationship to pain through traditional meditation practices. Drawing from 20 years of results in the field, this widely respected teacher offers the essential meditation techniques that have proven effective at pain management centers around the country.
The "zone" is an altered state of consciousness - a state of perfect focus, relaxation, and peak performance that top athletes enter in their finest moments. For most, being "in the zone" is a rare occurrence, but with the techniques of meditation expert Shinzen Young, you can learn to enter it every time you work out. Meditation in the Zone teaches you how to combine simple mindfulness practices with your current exercise routine and prepare yourself mentally for a workout.
"Loved this new way of meditating"
Scientific studies show that meditation can reliably increase your internal clarity, reduce fatigue, and improve physical health. And the best part? It's not as hard as you may think to start meditating.
With Meditation: A Beginner's Guide to Start Meditating Now, expert teacher Shinzen Young brings newcomers a clear, easy-to-follow program to help listeners get their start in this transformative practice.
Meditation offers many benefits, including increased self-discipline and concentration, new spiritual insights, and compassion for other living beings. But there are so many forms of meditation, choosing one can be stressful! Examine five different meditations - Mantra, Vipassana, Loving Kindness, Karma Yoga, and Kabbalah - and decide which works best for you.
"Five How To's"
If you've always wanted to learn to meditate but don't have a lot of time or money for classes and retreats, and aren't interested in adopting a new religion or philosophy, Shinzen Young has the solution. Join this respected meditation teacher on this introduction to meditation: what it is, why to do it, when to do it, and how to do it. Includes a three-part guided practice session.
With Pain Relief, Shinzen Young teaches listeners how to step outside of pain through traditional meditation practices. Drawing from 20 years of results in the field, this widely respected teacher offers a practical program to address both chronic and short-term pain, possibly reducing the need for drugs or surgery. Step-by-step techniques taught in plain language show how to overcome internal resistance, the key to transforming physical pain into a flow of pure energy.
What if scientists discovered a way to calm and clarify the mind, transform fatigue into energy, and even improve your health - all at the same time? They have; it's called meditation. With this program, you can start meditating in just one hour.
Learn how to retrain your relationship to pain naturally with meditation. Drawing from over 20 years of results in the field, Shinzen Young offers the essential drug-free methods that have proven effective at pain-management centers around the country. With step-by-step guidance, you'll learn how to overcome internal resistance - the key to transforming physical pain into a flow of pure energy.