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Catching Z's: The Millennials Guide to Mindfulness

Dec 9, 2019

Tasshin is currently the Assistant Director at the Monastic Academy.  Saying those words to 23 year old Tasshin would have made him laugh and he would have wrote them off.  His journey and his transformation is truly fascinating.  He talks from a place of experience about the foundational elements of what it means to be a human and speaks about them from a place of wisdom.  He admits that by no means is he a perfect person and that he still has a lot to learn but I was blown away by the depth by which he understands life after only being at the Monastic Academy for 4 years. We chat about: 

  • How he was introduced to meditation growing up as a unitarian universalist
  • How going on a week long retreat made him decide to dedicate his life to these practices
  • How he decided to dedicate his life to a meditation practice 
  • Finding that Thai Buddhism wasn’t for him and how this led to the decision to join the Monastic Academy
  • Difference in the Monastic Academy and a traditional monastery
  • Tasshin’s desire to have more people learn from monastic teachings
  • What Shinzen Young’s Unified Mindfulness is
  • Peace Pilgrim and the 13 different characteristics cultivated through spiritual practice
  • His experience with taking the bodhisattva vows
  • How lessons are learned
  • What a day in the life looks like at the Monastic Academy
  • The idea of perception and behavior and how meditation helps with these areas
  • Much more!

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