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Shinzen Young’s FIVE Ways To Know Yourself

This class is intended as an introduction to Shinzen Young’s Five Ways To Know Yourself As A Spiritual Being, his take on the primary paths to liberation.

The 5 Ways: Focus In, Focus Out, Focus on Rest, Focus on Change, and Focus on Positive, are integrated strategies for exploring the sensory experience out of which we make up the sense of ourselves and the world, the direct experience of which leads to freedom.

Each week we will address one of the Focuses, so by the end of the course you will have meditation techniques to explore any experience you may encounter.

This class is appropriate for any level of meditator.

Scholarships and some work-study is available. No one is ever turned away for lack of funds. For information, please call 323.665.4300.

George Haas started down his path with a period of light-weight spiritual seeking (and heavy-duty drug and alcohol use). In 1978, he began a serious exploration of the 11th step in the 12-Step Tradition, working primarily with concentration to reduce the anxiety of living sober. In an effort to make sense of, and live with, the mounting AIDS deaths of the 1980s, Mr. Haas began walking the Red Road and reading Buddhist texts. Moving to Los Angeles from Manhattan in 1992, Mr. Haas began sitting vipassana at Ordinary Dharma, and reading extensively. In 1998, he began study with his current teacher, Shinzen Young, and Vipassana Support International. Mr. Haas is a Senior Facilitator at VSI and teaches in an irreverent style. He has been teaching meditation in Los Angeles since 2000.

http://www.againstthestream.org/programs/class-series/five-ways

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