Khalil Bodhi wrote:Interesting that he gives Sanskrit terms for vipassana and samatha (vipayshana and shamatha) as being Pali. It makes one wonder how much he knows about the Theravada.
Shinzen Young (真善, Shinzen?) is a Vipassana meditation teacher. Although Vipassana is traditionally a Theravada technique, Shinzen was originally ordained in Japan as a monk in the Shingon tradition. He has studied and practiced extensively in other traditions, including Zen and Lakota Sioux Shamanism.
He frequently uses concepts from mathematics as a metaphor to illustrate the abstract concepts of meditation. As a result, his teachings tend to be popular among academics and professionals. His interest in integrating meditation with scientific paradigms has led to collaborations with neuroscientists at UCLA and the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He is working on various ways to bring a secular mindfulness practice to a wider audience, using revamped terminology and techniques and automated expert systems
Dan74 wrote:Khalil Bodhi wrote:Interesting that he gives Sanskrit terms for vipassana and samatha (vipayshana and shamatha) as being Pali. It makes one wonder how much he knows about the Theravada.
This is a typo I think since the same terms are introduced in the text (on the same page) as sanskrit.
What I do wonder is who this man studied with and for how long.
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