Upaya Zen CenterAuthor: Joan Halifax | Zen Buddhist Teacher Upaya Abbot
21 Feb 2018

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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    John Dunne: Not Knowing, but Not Non-knowing: Embracing Uncertainty, Transcending Ignorance

    Episode Description: Exploring the falsehood of conceptualization and language, John Dunne looks at the ways in which we hold categorical and conceptual thinking which can create a distorted and fragmented experience of the world—or delusion. Drawing from Buddhist philosophy, Dunne talks about grasping our thoughts and ideas as being a form of ignorance. He reflects on the importance […]

  • Posted on 19 Feb 2018

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    Irene Kaigetsu Bakker & Shinzan Palma: Sesshin: Sandokai – Looking at the World from the Relative and Absolute Perspective (Part 3 of 3)

    Episode Description: In this talk, on the final full day of this Sesshin, Sensei Irene Kaigetsu Bakker and Sensei Sinzan Palma further explore the teachings of the Sandokai, the Identity of Relative and Absolute. “We need to experience the inter-being, or interconnectedness so we can experience the oneness of life,” Sensei Shinzan says, “wisdom is the […]

  • Posted on 18 Feb 2018

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    Kaz Tanahashi: Miracles of Each Moment

    Episode Description: Sensei Kaz Tanahashi begins by talking about living fully in each moment; “Each breath we take is a miracle. We can be so grateful and enjoy each moment, trying to live fully each moment, being here and now. That’s the Zen spirit.” A long-time anti-war activist, Tanahashi then relates this to the imminent threat […]

  • Posted on 12 Feb 2018

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    Irene Kaigetsu Bakker: Sesshin: Sandokai – Looking at the World from the Relative and Absolute Perspective (Part 2 of 3)

    Episode Description: In this talk, Sensei Irène Kaigetsu Bakker talks about the poem the Sandokai, the Identity of Relative and Absolute. “So often,” she says “we think that the absolute or oneness is better than the dualistic mind or the relative. And where are we when we think that? We’re back in the relative–the dualistic mind […]

  • Posted on 11 Feb 2018

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    Shinzan Palma: Sesshin: Sandokai – Looking at the World from the Relative and Absolute Perspective (Part 1 of 3)

    Series Description: Sesshin literally means ‘gathering the heart/mind’. A sesshin is an intensive multi-day Zen meditation retreat with a consistent schedule that creates a deep, quiet container for practice. Each day consists of sitting (zazen) and walking (kinhin) meditation, service and chanting (liturgy), formal meals in the zendo (oryoki), personal interviews with the teachers, work practice […]

  • Posted on 10 Feb 2018

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