Types of Programs

Foundations

  • Typically assumes no prior experience with meditation or Shinzen's mindfulness meditation formulations. 
  • Every month, there is always at least one Foundational program that has no prerequisites and is suitable for a beginner.
  • Teaches the basic building blocks of a technique or quadrant, with lots of time for Q & A. 
  • Re-take foundations programs many times in order to get really clear about the nuts and bolts of that technique.

Drill

  • Typically assumes some previous experience with a particular aspect of Shinzen's formulations.
  • Trains strength and endurance through repetition, with less emphasis on Q &A.

Cross Training

  • Assumes previous experience with a particular aspect of Shinzen's formulations.
  • Works with two or more of the basic quadrants of U.L.T.R.A. (Universal Library for Training Attention).  
  • The four quadrants of U.L.T.R.A. are:
  • Appreciate
  • Transcend
  • Spontaneity
  • Positivity

 

Sharpening

  • Assumes some previous experience with a particular aspect of Shinzen's formulations.
  • Explore special exercises designed to clarify the subtleties of that quadrant or technique.

Special Offering

  • May or may not have prerequisites. 
  • Explore Shinzen's techniques and other world traditions as organized around a conceptual theme or life applicability.