Shinzen Young: Overcoming Compulsive Behavior (excerpt) – Thinking Allowed DVD w/ Jeffrey Mishlove

NOTE: This is an excerpt from a 30-minute DVD.

According to Buddhist philosophy, compulsive and addictive behavior is common to all “normal” individuals. Shinzen Young is a Buddhist monk and director of the Community Meditation Center of Los Angeles. Through meditation, says Young, one learns to recognize the root cause of addiction as a lack of mindfulness. Gradually, through increased awareness, the compulsive impulse looses its grip on the individual.

Published on November 28, 2010