In this installment of the Wise Counsel Podcast, Dr. Van Nuys interviews Shinzen Young, a meditation teacher and Buddhist scholar. As a child in Los Angeles in the 1950s, Young desired nothing more than to become Asian, and worked very hard to learn Japanese, ultimately graduating from a Los Angeles based Japanese High School in parallel with his conventional English-speaking high school.
"A Sangha is a community of resistance, resisting the speed, violence and unwholesome ways of living that are prevalent in our society. Mindfulness is to protect ourselves and others. A good Sangha will lead us in the direction of harmony and awareness. The substance of the practice is most important. The forms can be adapted." ~ Thich Nhat Hahn