- Audio CD
- Publisher: Sounds True, Incorporated; Unabridged edition (January 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9781591792321
- ISBN-13: 978-1591792321
- ASIN: 1591792320
- Product Dimensions: 2.2 x 1 x 11.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 37 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,441,229 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Science of Enlightenment Audio CD – Audiobook, Unabridged
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Shinzen Young is a highly respected meditation teacher who is a pioneer in the scientific research on meditative states.
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Aside from being a Buddhist monk, scholar, meditation teacher, mathematician, and science geek, Shinzen is also a linguist, so he's very particular and precise with his use of words, pronunciation, and diction (especially with foreign languages). He likes to define and clarify any ambiguity in the terms he uses in his discourses. He doesn't go into too much philosophical conjecture and speaks in a friendly matter-of-factness tone.
The bottom line: Shinzen Young demystified the concept classical enlightenment, making "happiness independent of conditions" a realistic and tangible goal for people who choose to tread the path of liberation.
Thanks to Shinzen Young I now realize that my kind of practice is Vipassana, my proclivity is towards Theravada, and that, when I grow up, I want to become a hard-nosed rationalist Buddha :)