Free kindle ebook on meditation and on-line course based on teachings of Shinzen Young

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There is a new kindle ebook on meditation based on the teachings of Shinzen Young. It's available for free for a limited time:
https://www.amazon.com/Guide-Unified-Mindfulness-Happiness-Anywhere-ebook/dp/B092HMTFZW/ref=sr_1_1

It is based on the free on-line course which is here:
https://unifiedmindfulness.com/core/

I haven't read the e-book but I went through the course and I recommend it.

The technique is called unified mindfulness because it is a general technique under which many different specific types of meditation (concentration, vipassana, metta, jhana, etc) are subsumed. So even if you are practicing or are interested in a specific type of meditation, learning unified mindfulness can get you started and/or help you reach advanced stages of other types of meditation.

The course and the book are by Julianna Raye who developed a teacher training program for Shinzen.

There are also a lot of videos with Shinzen on youtube:

Shinzen Videos
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCy5nVIPtaJlsHXx5cjCNnDA

Expand and Contract
https://www.youtube.com/user/expandcontract
 
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The technique is called unified mindfulness because it is a general technique under which many different specific types of meditation (concentration, vipassana, metta, jhana, etc) are subsumed. So even if you are practicing or are interested in a specific type of meditation, learning unified mindfulness can get you started and/or help you reach advanced stages of other types of meditation.
In unified mindfulness, there are three general categories of objects of meditation: seeing, hearing, and feeling.
These are specifically divided into two subcategories each: inner and outer.

Seeing out is what you see with your eyes. Hearing out is what you hear with your ears. Feeling out is feeling with your bodily senses such as touch, temperature, smoothness etc.

Seeing in is what you see in your mind's eye, hearing in is your verbal thoughts, feeling in is your emotions.

But beyond those six categeories there are an infinite number of objects of meditation you can see, hear, and feel, outward and inward. So there are an infinite ways to meditate within unified mindfulness.

For example, meditating on the breath might involve hearing and feeling.

The practitioner is advised to meditate on one or more of the 6 subcategories, whatever they prefer. They can just be aware, or use mental labels "Seeing", "Hearing", "Feeling", "Seeing In", "Seeing Out" ... etc.


Any type of meditation would fall within this general technique.

More details are in the book and on-line course linked in the first post above.
 
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