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Lower Lights Studies: The Marriage of Meditation & Science

  • 3373 South Oakwood Street Salt Lake City, UT, 84109 United States (map)

We are convening our next Lower Lights Studies to discuss Shinzen Young’s The Science of Enlightenment. In May Thomas conducted a Mindfulness+ interview with Young, who advocates for the marriage of science and contemplative spirituality, a bedrock of the Lower Lights experience. You can check out those segments here:

Part I (
Part II (

In these interviews and throughout the book, Young breaks down how meditation works and how to use it to enhance cognitive capacities, your kindness and connection with the world, and the richness of all your experiences.

Join this discussion to learn more about the following topics:

• The life-changing skill of concentration
• Is meditation a selfish act or an act of selflessness?
• Clarity: Buddhism's great contribution to humanity

While we encourage attendees read the book, the following resources will help you start to familiarize yourself with the topics and prepare yourself to participate in the discussion.

• Part I (
• Part II (
• 6-min teaching (Click on the Sample tab at
• More at Amazon (

We will try to offer additional ‘cliff notes’ in advance of the discussion.

* Note: The home we will meet at has a long driveway (It will be marked with traffic cones) please park on the street and walk up the driveway.