Upaya Zen CenterAuthor: Joan Halifax | Zen Buddhist Teacher Upaya Abbot
21 Nov 2017

Upaya Zen Center

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A Santa Fe, NM Zen center and community with retreats, daily meditation, weekly Dharma talks on Buddhist teachings

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    Frank Ostaseski: Everyday Bodhisattvas

    Episode Description: In this talk, Frank Ostaseski explores how we can relate to our suffering in ways that open us to a deeper sense of compassion. “Diving into our wounds helps us build empathetic bridges to others,” Ostaseski says, “When we try to reject our pain, we don’t learn anything from it.” He looks at this in light of the […]

  • Posted on 20 Nov 2017

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    Joshin Byrnes & Genzan Quennell: Sesshin: Sitting in the Light of Practice (Part 5 of 5)

    Episode Description: For the final Dharma talk of Sesshin, Sensei Joshin Byrnes and Sensei Genzan Quennell jump ahead in the lineage to Maezumi Roshi. Joshin admires that Maezumi’s story was so relatable and down to earth. “He was just so real,” Joshin says. He then reflects on the idea of Buddha Nature as being a question of: Who […]

  • Posted on 18 Nov 2017

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    Matthew Denkatsu Palevsky: Folding Up the Habits of Many Lives

    Episode Description: In this talk, Matthew Denkatsu Palevsky addresses the pervasiveness of addiction in our culture today and their relation to the second Noble Truth, that suffering arises through craving. Starting with the opioid epidemic and the feeling that the world is on fire, he broadens the perspective of addiction to include its subtler and more […]

  • Posted on 13 Nov 2017

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    Joshin Byrnes & Genzan Quennell: Sesshin: Sitting in the Light of Practice (Part 4 of 5)

    Episode Description: On the fifth day of sesshin, Sensei Joshin Byrnes and Sensei Genzan Quennell read us the story of Huineng from the Denkōroku. “What’s happening historically at this time that that the Zen way has settled,” Sensei Joshin tells us, referring to the fact that Huineng was the sixth and last of the Chinese patriarchs. Sensei Joshin […]

  • Posted on 12 Nov 2017

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    Joshin Byrnes & Genzan Quennell: Sesshin: Sitting in the Light of Practice (Part 3 of 5)

    Episode Description: In this talk, entering the fourth day of Sesshin, Sensei Joshin Byrnes and Sensei Genzan Quennell read from the story of the Chinese ancestor, Daokai. Genzan points to the teaching in the story that knowledge without practice will not lead to an understanding of the Dharma. Through intensive practice and deep silence during Sesshin, we have […]

  • Posted on 11 Nov 2017

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