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Shinzen Young, Mindfulness teacher and neuroscience researcher

Shinzen Young is known for his interactive approach to mindfulness and his use of mathematical metaphors to illustrate meditative phenomena. His systematic approach to categorizing, adapting, and teaching meditation, known as Unified Mindfulness, has resulted in collaborations in the bourgeoning field of contemplative neuroscience with Harvard Medical School, Carnegie Mellon University, and the University of Vermont.

The author of The Science of Enlightenment, Natural Pain Relief, and numerous audio offerings, Shinzen leads retreats throughout North America. 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 location, health, time, or financial constraints.

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