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Day-Long Retreat with Shinzen Young

Center for Mindful Learning
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You're invited to a day-long dive into Unified Mindfulness with World-renowned meditation teacher Shinzen Young at the Monastic Academy. (CEDAR)


In this program, we’ll explore the Appreciation theme from ULTRA (Universal Library for TRaining Attention). You’ll learn four core techniques for working individually and collectively with all sensory experience:

Just See: Monitor all visual experience;

Just Hear: Monitor all auditory experience;

Just Feel: Monitor all body experience;

Note Everything: Work with any and all sensory experience.

With practice, this will allow you to experience whatever comes up with radical fullness.

In preparation for this program, please read my article What is Mindfulness?



Shinzen Young is an American mindfulness teacher and neuroscience research consultant. His systematic approach to categorizing, adapting and teaching meditation, known as Unified Mindfulness, has resulted in collaborations with Harvard Medical School, Carnegie-Mellon University and the University of Vermont in the bourgeoning field of contemplative neuroscience. With decades of intensive practice behind him including three years as an ordained buddhist monk in Japan as well as Ph.D research in Buddhist Studies he combines the best of rigorous practice and deep scholarship all delivered with humor and warmth.

More information on Shinzen can be found here.



Below is more information about the location and setting of the retreat. All of this info can be found on our website as well.

CEDAR (formerly the Center for Mindful Learning) is located at the end of a mile long private driveway that winds high up a hill. Our 123 acres is abundant with wildlife and boasts commanding views out over the Green Mountains. Recharge and reexamine your life in this peaceful setting where the trees, the rains, the winds, the sun, the snows, the frogs, and the stars still speak. We are located at 751 Page Road in Lowell, Vermont.

CEDAR, or the Community for the Experience and Development of Awakening and Responsibilty, is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization devoted to ending human greed in order to preserve life on earth. CEDAR was started by meditation teacher and contemplative leader Soryu Forall. The Center for Mindful Learning (CML) is an organization of CEDAR which is dedicated to spreading contemplative culture in the modern world. CEDAR is run by trainees of the Monastic Academy, a residential training program that develops leaders who embody wisdom, power, and love for all living things.

Check out our web site for more information.

Feel free to call or email with questions: info@centerformindfullearning.org / +1 (802) 540-0820

You are welcome to stay at CEDAR the night before or the night of this retreat. We may ask you to help set up our building to get it ready for the retreat. Please email us if you are interested.