Creativity, Intuition, Spontaneity: A Master Class with Shinzen Young

Join Shinzen Young and the Consciousness Explorers Club(CEC) at the Institute for Traditional Medicine for a full day of practice, fun, and insight with one of the most well-respected Buddhist teachers in North America, and the CEC's prime mentor and much-loved uber-nerd.

Creativity, intuition, spontaneity and wisdom are resources available to any explorer willing to let go of their dominant frame of mind. Fair warning: cultivating these qualities through meditation will lead to more "zen bounce" in your life. To get there, Shinzen will teach participants how to activate the ability to "think without thinking." Cue the zen paradox - meditate your way into the unmeditated. Sit back, trust your inner knowing, and empower your thoughts to think themselves. Watch as thoughts self-organize into unmeditated forms bringing novel and sage perspectives to the fore, leaving the rest behind. 

Structured as a one-day retreat, the day will be focused around practice and Q and A.

Guided practices will help beginners and seasoned meditators alike get the most out of the day.

Shinzen's gift for insight through unexpected analogies, illustrations, and humour has long made him one of the most respected Buddhist teachers in the West. His teachings merge scientific clarity with a rare grasp of source-language teachings, East and West. Don't miss this opportunity to sit and dialogue with a true master.

This is a fundraiser for both the Consciousness Explorers Club(CEC) and the Community for Mindful Living.

The CEC is a non-profit committed to pluralism, service and irreverance in the world of meditation. We're working hard to expand our programming and online presence to spread the emotional and health benefits of practice to explorers everywhere. We have priced tickets at various tiers so more people can come and get the benefits of these teachings. The CEC also needs help right now so we can expand our nonprofit mission to help more people and be supported doing it. Please give generously. We have included an upper tier for those who want to make a larger donation.

Tickets may be purchased here.