“… some even say all practice is unnecessary or even worse it reinforces the belief in separation …” 

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In Spontaneous Glimpses & Leaking Samadhi Part 2 video clip, Shinzen Young addresses the matter of spiritual practice: is it necessary or not? 

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This clip is a continuation of the dialog between Shinzen Young and Chris Hebard, about Spontaneous Glimpses & Leaking Samadhi … in Part 1, Shinzen talks about the, somewhat commonly reported, experience of “glimpsing our true nature” or “awakening” … the “boundless, timeless, spaceless freedom” and the fact that it fades away … the “Now I see it .. and Now I don’t” syndrome. In Part 3, Shinzen goes into detail about mindfulness practice, particularly focusing on concentration, clarity, and equanimity … and also covers self inquiry in the context of mindfulness practice.

This “practice dilemma”  is underscored by the fact that Buddha nature is – already – inherent to everyone. … … even Dogen had to deal with this dilemma as part of his journey … so, then … what are the reasons for practice and is it a key to clarity and abidance?

“The word practice is going to mean different things to different people…for some there are these stages and I’m competing with my buddies to see who can get there faster….and then people revolt… and steer people away from goal directed practice… “

Shinzen has found a way to hold the paradox of practice or no practice….

“There are two sides to this {contemplative} endeavor…. there is a place for cultivated improvement… and then there is a side that says you don’t need to change anything because it’s always a primordial formless perfection …” … so are they both true? … signup for our newsletter (use the form above) and receive this FREE video clip to watch what Shinzen has to say.

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In Part 1, Shinzen talks about the, somewhat commonly reported, experience of “glimpsing our true nature” or “awakening” … the “boundless, timeless, spaceless freedom” and the fact that it fades away … the “Now I see it .. and Now I don’t” syndrome. In Part 3, Shinzen goes into detail about mindfulness practice, particularly focusing on concentration, clarity, and equanimity … and also covers self inquiry in the context of mindfulness practice.

This 3-part clip series is from an upcoming full length feature film on a conversation, between Shinzen Young and Chris Hebard, about mindfulness and more.


This clip and the upcoming film is a Stillness Speaks production. It is produced by Chris Hebard. Filmographer (including video editing) is Jonathan Mugford (who can be contacted @ jonathan.mugford@gmail.com).

Video clip copyright holder is Stillness SpeaksPruett Media.

Image and featured image: (edited and logos added): Benches by ToNic-Pics, CC0 Public Domain, from Pixabay.com.
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