Please please please will someone set-up a public discussion forum online for the discussion of Shinzen’s teachings. I’ve learnt a lot from the youtube videos but I feel that a place were people could openly ask questions and receive answers would be incredibly beneficial.
I don’t really know who else to suggest this to other than you because I haven’t found a way to contact Shinzen himself.
You might try the Shinzen facebook groups, checking out Shinzen’s Q & A section at shinzen.org, or (from the YouTube expandcontract homepage):
*Please note, Shinzen does not respond to questions sent to this channel. The best manner in which to have questions answered is:
1) check out Shinzen’s mountain of written material at the above linked websites
2) listen to Shinzen’s “Science of Enlightenment” audio series
3) check out the playlist topics at the top of this page
4) try Shinzen’s “Home Based Practice Program” (see link above) and ask Shinzen when there’s a question period.
Otherwise you could ask to speak with a facilitator at V.S.I.
Somewhere in all this your question(s) can be answered. As for the public discussion forum – why don’t you start one online – if there’s a need you could fill it by doing seva…