Upaya Zen Center's Dharma PodcastAuthor: Joan Halifax | Zen Buddhist Teacher Upaya Abbot
17 Jan 2019

Upaya Zen Center's Dharma Podcast

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The Upaya Dharma Podcast features Wednesday evening Dharma Talks and recordings from Upaya’s diverse array of programs. Our podcasts exemplify Upaya’s focus on socially engaged Buddhism, including prison work, end-of-life care, serving the homeless, training in socially engaged practices, peace & nonviolence, compassionate care training, and delivering healthcare in the Himalayas.

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    Joshin Byrnes: A Really Big Vow

    Episode Description: In this talk, Sensei Joshin Byrnes speaks about Practice Period and The Four Great Bodhisattva Vows. Joshin asks some fundamental questions: what is it like to step into the mind of vow, and what is the process of living by vow? In order to begin answering some of these questions, he uses the Jataka […]

  • Posted on 14 Jan 2019

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    Joshin Byrnes & Matthew Kozan Palevsky: Introduction to Winter Practice Period: The Four Great Bodhisattva Vows

    Episode Description: In this talk, Sensei Joshin Byrnes and Matthew Kozan Palevsky introduce practice period by explaining some of the history behind it, and what it might mean for practitioners now. They also emphasize the theme of this practice period, the Four Great Bodhisattva vows. Practice period is just about community and living together, “together action.” […]

  • Posted on 12 Jan 2019

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    Lama Tsultrim Allione: Wisdom Rising: Journey into the Mandala of the Empowered Feminine

    Episode Description: In this talk, Lama Tsultrim Allione leads a unique combination of discussion, visualization, and chanting which stems from the Tibetan Mandala of the Five Dakinis. Lama Tsultrim introduces the five feminine Dakini archetypes, as well as their associated “seed syllables.” This talk is a guided exploration of sound and visualization. As Lama Tsultrim says, […]

  • Posted on 07 Jan 2019

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    Enkyo O'Hara & Kaz Tanahashi & Joan Halifax: ROHATSU: Four Noble Truths (Part 6 of 6)

    Episode Description: In this episode, Roshis Joan Halifax and Enkyo O’Hara, and Sensei Kaz Tanahashi discuss such notions as dissatisfaction with ourselves and our lives, the role of anger, the “four reliances,” being versus practicing the four noble truths, and the realization of “grandmother’s heart.”

  • Posted on 06 Jan 2019

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    Enkyo O'Hara & Kaz Tanahashi: ROHATSU: Four Noble Truths (Part 5 of 6)

    Episode Description: In this episode, Sensei Kaz Tanahashi, and Roshi Enkyo O’Hara talk about Roshi Bernie Glassman’s life’s work, as well as the Lotus Sutra. Sensei Kaz elaborates on Bernie’s work in Yonkers, New York, his street retreats, and his bearing witness retreats in Auschwitz. Roshi Enkyo relates a story about the Bodhisattva “Never-Disparaging” from the Lotus […]

  • Posted on 05 Jan 2019

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