by Janet Jackson
Love how Julianna is so clear and concise. Since Shinzen was my teacher when I was in the ministry in the early 1980's, I didn't think anyone could teach his method...and I started the course hopeful, but also skeptical. I was so happy
after completing it...and have sent the link for friends and clients to take the course as well.
I am now half way through the teacher course...and also
loving it. I am teaching a corporate class at the same time...so I really appreciated both courses. After years of teaching
Mindfulness classes, I deeply appreciate Unified Mindfulness courses to help me become a better teacher.
Janet Alston Jackson
Absolutely love it!
by Julie-Anne Graham
I've been searching for a meditation practice that suits me since I was 16! It's been a long journey, 25 years, but I finally found what I've been looking for. This practice is so beautiful and simple, but so profound, with such deep insights. I can feel how powerful it is already and I've only just begun. Thank you so much Shinzen and Julianna for your wonderful work!
by Paul Brennan
I'm psychotherapist looking for mindfulness intro for my clients. I thought this was really good!
This course stands out
by Wesley Ivie
This is an amazing course. I've been meditating and reading/watching/listening to other various instructions for 3ish years now, and this one stands out the most.
I highly recommend it.
Clear, condensed wisdom of mindfulness
by Jeff Catania
I loved the clarity and flexibility of this experience and approach to mindfulness. I have been drawn to many Shinzen Young teachings and this is no exception. Neatly defines mindfulness, experience and gives some brief and powerful practices that can be used both in formal practice and throughout the day.
So grateful for making this free, and the followup only $10. So many seeking to profit rather than proliferate.
Exactly What I Needed
by Lyman Reed
Thank you so much. I've been meditating on and off for a lot of years now, and following Shinzen's teachings (also on and off) for a few years. Having the ideas broken down into bite sized, consistent chunks really got me excited about and committed to developing a regular, consistent meditation practice.
Port Moody Feedback
by Tom from Bermuda Coffey
This was very helpful.
I found it interesting which concepts you choose to discuss and in what order.
by Patrick Mohr
I'm more excited about this system than any I've tried so far. So much flexibility, so much ability to take it "off the cushion," and such a well-designed and friendly format for an intro to the system. Awesome.
Excellent! United Core Training Program
by Robert McClure
I have been a long time mindfulness meditator. This course has been very valuable in helping me understand mindful awareness in new ways and further my develop skills. I highly recommend it!
by Jonathan Wright
Clear, precise, refreshing. Was’nt sure if I needed to take the core training as I felt I had it understood in the app Brightmind.
And to be honest I did have it understood but I feel this was very helpful to deepen/ clarity the techniques for me. It does not take long either depending on your time and motivation. I enjoyed the quiz after every lesson. It really made taking the course worthwhile having the quizzes and explanations for the correct answers and incorrect answers.
by Sven Lorenzen
This course is a solid introduction that I recommended to a friend who is beginning meditation.
by Jack Walker
I think on the whole this is a really fantastic introduction to the UM/ULTRA/Shinzen system. I was checking this for a family member who has anxiety - it will be much easier for her to learn the basic techniques via this course than through me attempting to muddle through.
My only criticism - which is very minor - is that there are subtle aspects in the testing component which I thought were somewhat ambiguous. But this may well be for the reasons that: a) I'm mildly autistic, and b) I'm familiar with Shinzen's work, so perhaps I interpreted the tests slightly differently than if I were just someone who had only just gone through the CORE course.
Thanks for all the work you're doing to get this information out there for free. It's really excellent to see Shinzen's students branch out in their teaching activities.
CORE: Clever, Original, Rigorous, Engaging
by Antonio Pinon
I am really grateful to Julianna Raye for creating and sharing this wonderful program with the world!!! The CORE program is a great introduction to Shinzen Young's system and I am really pleased with his framework, which I found to be Clever, Original, Rigorous, and Engaging. I have learnt a new way of looking at my experience during this training and I am really keen to continue exploring this extraordinary path. Thanks/metta to Julianna again and congratulations/metta to Shinzen Young for developing "Unified Mindfulness".
A Great Beginning or an Excellent Deepening
by Adam Jones
I'd recommend this course for new and experienced meditators alike.
It's a great simple primer to a variety of concepts and techniques around mindfulness, and also has a depth and sophistication and different viewpoint that may also be of interest to more experienced meditators.
by Tom Hames
I would like to say a big thank you to providing this amazing free resource. It has personally helped me redefine my practice. In particular, I was really impressed by the simplicity and effectiveness of the teaching methods and content provided. The way the visuals and presentations were laid out and explained really helped the information "stick" with me. I've since been able to be much more effective and motivated to continue with regular daily practice, as well as being able integrate the techniques to my daily life "off the cushion". As a result, when the next Foundations course is open, I will apply and will be excited to learn and take my practice further - as you say, you don't really know something until you can teach it!
by Orion Kooistra
Very clear, the teachings on equanimity and "gone" were both illuminating for me.
It's effective n really reboots me
by Harshita Jain
by Eduardo Iriarte Gahete
by Deepak Iyer
The best online program in mindfulness that I have come across. A must-do for folks keen on mindfulness.
Love the program!
by Annabella Muller
Thanks for this program! it is so helpful to see the importance of the tool the power of concentration! now I can enjoy everything in a much deeper level!
Brilliant! Thank you!
by Caroline Morris
The Unified CORE Training Program is excellent. I really enjoyed the program - many thanks for making it available and accessible to all!
A brilliant introduction to Shinzen's 21st century take on vipassana meditation
by Paul Rubell
This program does what I previously had thought was impossible: taking an extremely refined system that can be overwhelming for beginners, and crystallizing it into a simple yet profound introduction which could be a starting point for further investigation, or an entire lifelong practice in itself.
What i feel and think about the course
by Charlie Bulbeck
This is very very useful. I could never have imagined something so simple, subtle, precise and flexible. I have used different techniques over time from counting the breaths, to Vipassana as taught by Goenke.
The lovely thing about this course is that it helps and does not hinder other courses i have previously done.
Cognitively it is fascinating just as Vipassana is. But, as Juliana notes, one does not need to form a guilt relation with the practice as can happen with Vipassana.
Anyway, I loved it and I am beginning to link it more and more with everyday life.
It has given me a sense of ambition with meditation, and a feeling that with work I really can change things in my life, and in the lives of others too, for the better.
On the basis of the core program I am embarking on the longer training program with Juliana and Danny.
Many thanks for helping me to do all this!
by Lee Petersen
Absolutely Great Thanks & Blessings !! Look forward to the 30 day challenge
by Stephen Anguiano
I really enjoyed how precise and in depth the course was. If I didn't understand something it was made clear after taking the quiz. Great system here, I'm definitely going to recommend this to my friends and carry on to the teaching course!
Very easy to understand.Great way i
by nandina talukdar
This is Brilliant
by karen stevens
This was a great course! Julianna teaches in a way that simplifies the practice and makes it accessible. Thank You!
by Paul Chadwick
I consider myself as someone who is very familiar with this 'System' of mediation, and yet going through this course, i would find over and over again subtitles i hadn't realised or gave proper emphasis on! The whole course is laid out in a simple step by step format that covers such a vast amount of meditative/contemplative possibilities in a easily digestible format. Wonderful, I would (and already have) wholeheartedly recommend this course to anyone who is interested in, or is already engaging in a meditative practice.
by Erica Bona
Really wonderful! Amazing how good this is for not being time consuming. I would recommend this to anyone interested in mindfulness meditation when time is an issue and even when it's not.
by Travis Cook
What a great resource for new or experienced meditators. I really appreciate that you've made this available for free. It's a wonderful supplement to the book, The Science of Enlightenment. I look forward to continuing to use these practices to stir my awakening. Thank you.
Very good structure and animations that makes things very clear
by Hans Wöhrman
The Unified CORE Training Program
by Manuel Burque
It is really the best course I have followed and say that as a practitioner of Vipassana and Zen and being a teacher without charge (it is my way of helping others) It is so good that I thank you very much and congratulate you for that great contribution to training people freely in mindfulness practice.
I would like to have the possibility of downloading the course to translate it into Spanish (I live in Spain) to share it with people I know have the intention of practicing mindfulness. This would be a very good gift.
Thank you very much and congratulations. Manuel Burque
Modern Day Bodhisattvas
by Angel Puente
Sharing information as valuable as this is what the internet was created for. You are modern day bodhisattvas: "those that do not aspire to enlightenment purely to free themselves from suffering; they do so out of compassion in order to liberate other sentient beings". I hope that you reach around the planet and that this teaching becomes general knowledge. People of all religions will find their faith revitalized if they practice these teachings. Thank you Julianna, for an excellent presentation of your knowledge and to Shinzen for the creation of such a simple but profound way to practice.
Unified Mindfulness Teacher Training - Core Program
by Tina Aruta
This course exceeded my expectations! I've taken several other courses online, and this one nails it in some key areas:
1. Dashboard - The dashboard is clearly laid out, pleasing to the eye, uncluttered and easy to understand and navigate.
2. Videos - The animations and audio are clear and crisp throughout, with consistent quality from 1st chapter to the last. Julianna's pacing and intonation is easy to follow, pleasant, and holds my interest. Each one is packed with information and clear, concise explanations that are accompanied by text. For me this is visual reinforcement of what I'm hearing.
3. Quizzes - The quizzes drill you in each chapter immediately after each video lesson. Imaginative questions or scenarios invite you to think deeply about each question, and discourage rushed answers. Also, subtle variations in terminology or questions could trip you up if you read quickly. Comprehension of each lesson is thoroughly tested.
4. Discussion/Q&A Area - There is a discussion/Q&A area in each chapter, which keeps the discussion focused on the topics relevant to the chapter. Julianna, who is the moderator, addresses comments and questions in a timely manner and with warmth, friendliness, and encouragement.
Although I have completed the course, I've found it that it contains enough depth and interesting information to review again and again. Also, as I delve into a daily practice, I anticipate returning to the discussion areas that are related to any observations, challenges, or questions that may arise.
In conclusion, I'm so psyched that this course is online, and that I'm fortunate enough to have discovered it! I anticipate using the system in various ways, experimenting with a spirit of exploration and I look forward to additional courses in the Unified Mindfulness Teacher Training System.