I am currently working to spread mindfulness via digital mediums to make mindfulness available to all. I do this in two distinct ways. By utilizing science and clarity of understanding to discuss mindfulness topics without a bunch of “woo-woo” and to assist people in learning the skills of mindfulness and creating their own regular practice.
YEAH, but how?
First, become engaged with the UM community, and learn together with everyone else. I am active on the public Mindfulness and Meditation discord community where I am responsible for the Unified Mindfulness discussion group. I also hold “Office hours” every Friday from 12 to 2pm AZ time there where I ask and answer questions and discuss relevant UM topics.
If you’d like my “Buddhism for the non-believer” speech you can hear it HERE.
Here’s the first step to learning the Unified Mindfulness system, and is what I recommend everyone start with.
For intro people who are just gettting started with meditation, I highly recommend Dan Harris’s 10% Happier app – He has some amazing teachers and many different approaches to finding a meditation practice.
If you are already a “pro” and just want a timer/tracker, then something like the Insight Meditation Timer is more of what you’re looking for.
For Something specifically “Shinzen” I’d lean towards BrightMind, but I’m not sure how that works yet as it’s only available on the Apple IOS (and I’m Android)
If you are interested in continuing to learn more about the UM system and the other quadrants.
But there’s a lot more to mindfulness than what comes from Shinzen Young – Although his techniques and approaches to mindfulness are what “resonate” with me.
The Book of Joy by the Daili Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu.
Joy on Demand by Chade Meng Tan – Here the founder of Googles mindfulness program details some really great techniques and scientific studies.
Ok, those were the basics, and you liked what you heard but you need something more “SOLID”. Something that will have some more tangible RESULTS, and your mental well being is worth spending some real time and money on.
Unify is a live, virtual, 8-week Master Class in UM to start your meditation practice or help you do it more consistently. You’ll explore:
• The “See Hear Feel” Technique
• The “Feel Rest” Technique
• Mindfulness in Daily Life
• The “Feel Flow” Technique
• The “Auto Walk” Technique
• The “Feel Good” Technique
• Applying Mindfulness to Inner Opportunities and Obstacles
• Your Custom U.M. Road Map
Yeah, I’m going to ask for money in the same way that Sam Harris asks for money – If you enjoy what I do, and what I provide, I’d appreciate it if you’d “buy me a coffee” and keep my content free of marketing/advertisements/etc.
I do that by simply accepting Patreon donations. If you’d like to hear Sam Harris’s perspective on it (which I agree with) please listen here.