Upaya Zen Center's Dharma PodcastAuthor: Joan Halifax | Zen Buddhist Teacher Upaya Abbot
18 Aug 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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    Fleet Maull: The Four Noble Truths: Liberation from the Structures of Suffering

    Episode Description: In this talk, Roshi Fleet Maull discusses Buddhist practice as it relates to activism, politics, and justification. Describing his younger self as a “very polarized, angry” outlaw, Fleet explores how inner inquiry can continuously shift how we relate to the world and the social structures we place in it. “I still feel myself being shaken […]

  • Posted on 13 Aug 2018

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    Kaz Tanahashi & Linda Hess: Poetry of Awakening from China, Japan, and India (Part 4 of 7)

    Episode Description: In this episode, Linda Hess and Sensei Kaz Tanahashi continue to discuss the singing tradition of Kabir and play a musical rendition of Kabir sung by Shabnam Virmani. For the remainder of the session, audience members share their original poems that use “Upsidedown language.” To help keep these podcasts freely available, we hope you […]

  • Posted on 12 Aug 2018

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    Kaz Tanahashi & Linda Hess: Poetry of Awakening from China, Japan, and India (Part 3 of 7)

    Episode Description: In this session, Linda Hess and Kaz Tanahashi discuss poems on the subjects of joy, emptiness, humor, suffering, compassion, and poems that use paradoxical language called “Upsidedown language.” Linda also plays recordings from the singing tradition of Kabir as sung by Indian folk singer Prahlad Tipanya and by classical singer Kumar Gandharva. To […]

  • Posted on 12 Aug 2018

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    Hozan Alan Senauke & Petra Zenryū Hubbeling: Not Always So

    Episode Description: In this talk, Sensei Hozan Senauke and Petra Zenryū Hubbeling discuss the teachings surrounding Suzuki Roshi’s famous phrase, “Not always so” and apply it to both Zen practice as well as to social engagement. Sensei Senauke begins by first unpacking Suzuki Roshi’s words, and asks us to consider what it means to go through the world “without […]

  • Posted on 06 Aug 2018

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    Kaz Tanahashi & Linda Hess: Poetry of Awakening from China, Japan, and India (Part 2 of 7)

    In the opening of the Varela Symposium, we are introduced to Francisco Varela and his remarkable work that managed to touch each one of our instructors in a different way.

  • Posted on 06 Aug 2018

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