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You may be following a path toward enlightenment through mindfulness, but do you have a practice? What does having a practice actually mean?
Discover the important differences with Paul and noted mindfulness teacher and neuroscience research consultant Shinzen Young in this very contemplative Living 4D conversation.
- The universally important thing Asia did better than any other part of the world, according to Shinzen. (4:56)
- The creation of modern science. (10:03)
- Why the number 4 is significant. (17:11)
- Looking at a practice from two points of view. (27:50)
- Comparing ordinary and extraordinary happiness. (34:55)
- Defining contemplative-based psychospiritual growth. (42:20)
- Four dimensions of happiness. (50:55)
- Why Shinzen uses the word practice rather than meditation. (54:37)
- Concentration, clarity and equanimity. (1:02:32)
- “Most human beings will not experience extraordinary happiness until the very end of their lives, if then, unless they have a practice.” (1:11:17)
- The beneficial co-evolution of modern science and contemplative practice is what the mindfulness movement is really about. (1:26:00)
- How human history could radically change for the better within a century. (1:30:16)
- Why Shinzen uses the word equanimity. (1:44:58)
- The four parameters of a mindfulness practice. (1:56:44)
- Science of Enlightenment: How Meditation Works and Break Through Pain by Shinzen Young
- The work of Richard Feynman, Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn and Walter Russell
- Mad Men
- A Brief Tour of Higher Consciousness and Stalking The Wild Pendulum: On the Mechanics of Consciousness by Itzhak Bentov
- Unified Mindfulness
- Shannon entropy
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