"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."
Academy Award Nominated Film Editor
Have you ever been so caught up in the moment, it's as if time is standing still?
Like in the middle of a first kiss...or when you held your child for the first time.
Maybe it happens during less extraordinary events ...like watching the sunrise on a cloudless morning or while listening to your favorite song.
When it happens your attention is so intensely focused in the moment, that you actually lose your sense of self...suddenly, you feel like you're a part of something bigger.
You feel profound happiness.
Deeply meaningful moments like these feel important...and when they happen, most people think..."I wish I felt this way more often" or "this is what life is all about."
Did you know that you can have a similar experience by simply taking a sip of your morning coffee...or during your commute to work (yes...traffic jams and all :-)
It's possible. You already have everything you need inside you to do it.
In fact, if you look carefully, these peak experiences are always available to you. And you can develop your ability to discover them at any time throughout your day.
You just may need a little help to learn how.
Because once you know how to harness and focus your attention - to live fully "in-the-moment" - you awaken your innate ability for happiness, no matter what life throws your way.
We created the Unified Mindfulness CORE Training Program to show you how to put the pieces together so you can start your journey down the path to an enriched, fulfilled life.
I will explain the CORE training in a moment.
But first, you may be asking...
What Exactly is Unified Mindfulness?
"Mindfulness is an unreasonably effective way to increase human happiness."
You've probably heard about mindfulness by now.
It seems to be everywhere these days.
Silicon Valley companies like Google, Facebook, Apple and Twitter have all embraced mindfulness to help their employees be happier, healthier and more productive at work (and at home.)
Public school systems and universities are incorporating mindfulness into the classrooms to help their students become more focused and engaged.
World-class athletes are using mindfulness to optimize their performance and manage pain.
And among the long and ever-growing list of its proven effects on well-being, the healthcare industry is turning to mindfulness to help speed recovery, reduce stress, battle addiction, ease pain & suffering and help support psychotherapy.
And that's just the tip of the iceberg...
But what exactly is Unified Mindfulness?
Developed over fifty years of practice and research by the renowned meditation teacher Shinzen Young, Unified Mindfulness is a simple, yet highly effective meditation system built for the modern world.
It brings together the key elements of Eastern contemplative traditions and the technological, scientifically-based practicalities of the West.
And Unified Mindfulness is a secular form of meditation, which means it's not religious in any way - so anyone, of any faith, can do it.
In short, it's the merging of the best of the East with the best of the West.
But while the Unified system is simple, don't let that fool you - it's also extremely powerful.
One of the main strengths of the Unified Mindfulness system is its precision.
It's so precise and dependable that legendary institutions like Harvard Medical School, Carnegie Mellon and the University of Vermont use it as the basis for their research on meditation and its application in the neurosciences, psychology, clinical sciences and the overall well being of society.
In fact, Harvard achieved breakthrough results using Unified Mindfulness because Shinzen...
"...has created a very specific framework that is easily testable in science"
Mindfulness is a set of skills that you can learn and grow.
It's like a gym for your mind...and it can radically transform your life.
But if you're like most people, you're probably wondering...
10 minutes a day is really all you need to quickly build a solid, daily mindfulness meditation practice.
So no matter how busy you are, you should be able to squeeze in ten minutes a day to improve your health and happiness (right?!)
And if you can't find an extra ten minutes in your day (not only do you need a vacation :-)...but you're in luck because one of the strengths of Unified Mindfulness is that you can take it "off the cushion" and into the real world.
As your mindfulness practice deepens you'll want to bring it into your daily activities to enhance your enjoyment when things are going well, or to help you deal with things more effectively when they don't.
Ordinary activities like eating or brushing your teeth can become extraordinary events.
And coping with the constant pressures of our high-stress, modern lives becomes much easier once you develop the tools to skillfully face them.
As your mindfulness meditation practice grows, you'll also discover that one of the keys to your own happiness comes through your service to others.
So it is with great pleasure that we share our Unified Mindfulness CORE Training Program with you today...absolutely free.
"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!"
What is the CORE Training Program?
The CORE training program was built for people brand-new to meditation AND for highly experienced meditators.
"...Unified Mindfulness' strategies are both simple and therefore readily learnable, yet deeply transformative."
The Centre for Care Canada
How's that possible?
If you're new to meditation, you'll find that the simple, straight-forward lessons make the concepts of Unified Mindfulness easy to understand and just as easy to put into practice.
And experienced meditators will discover Unified's simple, yet highly flexible framework gives you an infinite amount of options - and the freedom - to optimize your existing practice and continue learning what works best for you.
"In my lab we study the effects of mindfulness meditation on stress and health, and we consistently turn toward using Shinzen’s Unified Mindfulness system in our studies for one simple reason, it works.
I personally have been using Unified Mindfulness techniques in my daily practice for several years, I find they are clear and powerful. This approach will change your life, try it and you will see."
Director of Health and Human Performance Laboratory
and Associate Professor of Psychology
Carnegie Mellon University
The interactive CORE training consists of 10 video-based lessons, each with its own self-paced quiz designed to test and reinforce what you've learned in each video.
Every lesson also has its own unique group discussion area so you can interact with the Unified Mindfulness community to answer any questions that may arise during your lesson.
Most people find guided meditations helpful, so once you've completed the ten CORE lessons, you'll put what you've learned into action with two guided meditation audios that you can download and use anytime, anywhere you want.
Finally, we've also included a special, advanced bonus lesson: "See, Hear, Feel" that will give you a fun and easy framework to use as the foundation of your own daily meditation practice.
The CORE training program has everything you need to put the pieces together and develop a life-long mindfulness meditation practice.
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 iI hadn't realized 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.
This is Brilliant
! This was a great course! Julianna teaches in a way that simplifies the practice and makes it accessible. Thank You!
Oh wait...nope, there ISN'T a catch :-)
It's absolutely, positively 100% FREE. No strings attached.
Take the CORE training and experience mindfulness meditation.
The only thing you risk is ten minutes a day to see for yourself how a daily meditation practice can enrich and enhance your life.
So just try it.
And please feel free to share this page and this training with friends, family, co-workers - anyone you think would like to live a happier, healthier, more fulfilled life.
To get started, just click on the green "Start the CORE Training" button and you'll be taken to the registration page on our learning platform.
Simply create your new account and you'll get instant access to the entire Unified Mindfulness CORE Training Program.
It takes about ten seconds. No credit cards needed.
That means you can start your mindfulness meditation training this very minute.
What a great resource for new or experienced meditators. I really appreciate that you've made this available for free. I look forward to continuing to use these practices to stir my awakening. Thank you.
UnifiedMindfulness.com is the online hub for the entire Unified Mindfulness community.
We are an extremely diverse group of people of all ages and backgrounds from across the globe.
And what brings us together is that we've all had our lives profoundly changed by starting our own mindfulness meditation practices.
It has helped us improve the quality of our lives, while freeing our energy for greater contribution and service in the world.
So we are motivated to make a meaningful impact in the lives of others by introducing mindfulness to anyone interested - whether you're learning about it for the first time or expanding your knowledge - so you can at least try this approach and decide for yourself how it can improve and empower your life.
"If every eight year old in the world is taught meditation, we will eliminate violence from the world within one generation."
UnifiedMindfulness.com is also the official facilitator training platform for Shinzen Young and Unified Mindfulness.
In other words...we train the trainers.
And as the saying goes: "If you want to master something, teach it."
So as your mindfulness meditation practice grows, you may discover that the best way for you to deepen your own practice is by teaching others how to start theirs.
We're here to show you how to skillfully do just that.
Regardless of where your own journey takes you, we're glad you're here and we welcome you the to Unified Mindfulness community.
Founder - UnifiedMindfulness.com
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 Julianna and Danny.
Many thanks for helping me to do all this!
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.