Upaya Zen Center's Dharma PodcastAuthor: Joan Halifax | Zen Buddhist Teacher Upaya Abbot
19 Oct 2018

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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    Mark Coleman: EXPLORING INNER AND OUTER NATURE (Part 3 of 3)

    Episode Description: In this talk, Mark Coleman explores insights from notions including time, transience, and the birth and death life cycle. The annual migration of wild salmon in Alaska illustrates the naturalness of the birth and death cycle and the transience of life.

  • Posted on 19 Oct 2018

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    Mark Coleman: EXPLORING INNER AND OUTER NATURE (Part 2 of 3)

    Episode Description: In this talk, Mark Coleman recounts the times in which nature is found in Buddhist accounts. Buddha practiced in the woods, and most of his discourses took place in groves of trees. Mark also continues to discuss the way in which we can best attune to nature.  “The outer and the inner are not different. […]

  • Posted on 18 Oct 2018

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    Mark Coleman: EXPLORING INNER AND OUTER NATURE (Part 1 of 3)

    Series Description: In this series, Mark Coleman discusses the importance of reconnecting with nature. He emphasizes the ways in which meditation can help to attune us to the teachings of nature. He also discusses the centrality of Buddhist practice to enhancing our understanding of ourselves and our relationship with nature. The program includes both sitting and walking meditation, […]

  • Posted on 17 Oct 2018

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    Zenshin Florence Caplow & Reigetsu Susan Moon & Natalie Goldberg: THE HIDDEN LAMP: Courage and Intimacy – Exploring Women’s Stories (Part 5 of 5)

    Episode Description: In this episode, Zenshin Florence Caplow, Reigetsu Susan Moon, and Natalie Goldberg begin with the relevance of questions to koans and to life more generally. They also discuss where to find the answers to such questions.

  • Posted on 16 Oct 2018

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    Shinzan Palma: The Finger Points at the Moon

    Episode Description: Sensei Shinzan Palma begins this discussion by explaining the title of the talk, “The Finger Points at the Moon.” This Zen phrase is a commonly used reminder not to be too attached to words and/or teachings and not to confuse either with what they are pointing to. “The teachings are like a finger pointing to […]

  • Posted on 15 Oct 2018

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