Listen as Kara and Shinzen discuss her passion around “secular monastic householding,” and how she might create an offering to support others in fostering those practices.
Listen as Rosie and Shinzen discuss her new life adventure--co-managing a retreat center with her partner, with the explicit intention of making this their “householder’s monastery.”
Listen as Jeffrey works with Shinzen on reducing three types of subtle negative sensory phenomena.
Listen as Luke checks in with Shinzen on his nondual practice using the ox-herding pictures, and asks about making career choices.
Listen to Zach and Shinzen discuss vibratory flow windows, along with how to deal with fainting levels of triggered fear, such as with flying.
Listen to Alexis and Shinzen work on optimizing practice to complement martial arts performance, as well as mindfulness strategies in anticipating a newborn.
Listen to Rae and Shinzen discuss sensory overwhelm and cultivating skillful action while meeting rigorous performance expectations.
Listen to Michael and Shinzen work on discomforts associated with contacting emptiness and aging.
Listen to Pam and Shinzen discuss strategies for dealing with post-retreat momentum slump, along with the “primordial black hole” flavor of emotional discomfort.
Listen as Lucas and Shinzen discuss development of balanced clarity in spaciousness practice — in stillness, in motion, and in interacting with others.
Listen to Linnea as she works with Shinzen on practicing Gone in daily life.
Listen as SanShin and Shinzen discuss how to best make use of the daily schedule at the Monastic Academy in Lowell, Vermont.
Listen as Lucas talks with Shinzen about preparing for surgery and recovery.
Listen as Nicoya and Shinzen explore the warning of “getting caught in a good place” and evolution of practice.
Listen as Feras and Shinzen discuss debilitating levels of resistance/reactivity to work situations.
Listen as Kathleen and Shinzen discuss maintaining practice when someone is “melting down,” and mindfulness strategies for children.
Listen as Bernadette and Shinzen discuss the Do Nothing technique and how AutoThink can augment creativity.
Listen as Ettore and Shinzen discuss spaciousness practice.
Listen as Noah and Shinzen strategize what to do with a heightened intensification of thought activity.
Listen as Brandi and Shinzen discuss how to experience union with God.
Listen as Barton and Shinzen discuss stages of experience in deepening self-enquiry practices.
Listen as Jeff and Shinzen explore deepening and broadening practice in retirement.
Listen as Miles and Shinzen discuss trusting the power of informal practice.
Listen as Daniel and Shinzen discuss attentional skills growing at different rates, and windows of opportunity working with vibratory flow.
Listen as Feras and Shinzen discuss what to do with purgatory, i.e., aversion to solidity and a preference for fluidity.
Listen as Eliko and Shinzen unpack how to “Recycle the Reaction,” rather than letting emotions drive a situation.
Listen as Paula and Shinzen tune-up her current life practice techniques and address what underlies distractions and forgetting.
Listen as Brent and Shinzen “check in” on his practice, with an emphasis on UM techniques that are most conducive to stream entry / classical enlightenment.
Listen as Shinzen speaks on the relationships between Nurture Positive, Breath Practice, and Turn Back, Terry’s current go-to practices in life.
Listen as Melissa and Shinzen discuss the primordial black hole arising in nightly sleeplessness, in the context of addictions recovery.