Shinzen Young: Concentration in Meditation and Daily Life

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Shinzen Young: Concentration in Meditation and Daily Life

Postby Jhana4 » Mon Nov 26, 2012 1:03 am

Google invites authors, researchers and artists — anyone with anything interesting to say, to come to Google to give talks to their employees. Videos are made of these talks and put on youtube on the GoogleTalks channel. In this talk, Shinzen Young, a westerner, a former monk, a scientist and a professional meditation teacher introduces the audience at Google to “concentration”.

Young claims that concentration……bringing the mind back to an object after a distraction, is a basic skill at the base of all human endeavors. This is a very clear, down to Earth, accessible talk


Shinzen Young: Deep Concentration in Formal Meditation and Daily Life (Theory and Practice)


In reading the scriptures, there are two kinds of mistakes:
One mistake is to cling to the literal text and miss the inner principles.
The second mistake is to recognize the principles but not apply them to your own mind, so that you waste time and just make them into causes of entanglement.
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Re: Shinzen Young: Concentration in Meditation and Daily Life

Postby Sam Vara » Tue Nov 27, 2012 9:27 pm

Hi Jhana4,

This is a long video and I have to take it in stages. But this man is very good indeed. I am impressed!

I had not heard of him before (I live in the UK). Do you know him, or did you just stumble across the video?

I might post again when I have watched the whole thing.

But many thanks.
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Re: Shinzen Young: Concentration in Meditation and Daily Life

Postby Jhana4 » Thu Nov 29, 2012 4:10 pm

I stumbled across the video. Like you, I also watched it in segments.
In reading the scriptures, there are two kinds of mistakes:
One mistake is to cling to the literal text and miss the inner principles.
The second mistake is to recognize the principles but not apply them to your own mind, so that you waste time and just make them into causes of entanglement.
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Re: Shinzen Young: Concentration in Meditation and Daily Life

Postby purple planet » Fri Nov 30, 2012 2:37 pm

Didnt have the power to watch this - later on watched buddhist youtube videos and his video poped- up
this i really liked - the zen-ox hearding pics :



and i still keep watching his videos in youtube (for all who know how dangerous it can be to be in an endless loop of youtube videos - the youtube mini-samasara ) and didnt find a bad one yet
Please send merit to my dog named Mika who has passed away - thanks in advance
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