Upaya Zen CenterAuthor: Joan Halifax | Zen Buddhist Teacher Upaya Abbot
26 Sep 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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    Maia Duerr: Celebrating 25 Years of Upaya and Practice

    Episode Description: In this talk, Maia Zenyu Duerr reflects on her decades-long relationship with Upaya and Roshi Joan, and the gifts of practice that have come about through this fruitful relationship. She describes the different phases of her spiritual journey, from ‘falling in love with dharma’ to ‘practice as a life saver’ in times of suffering, […]

  • Posted on 25 Sep 2017

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    Kaz Tanahashi: Exploring the Genjokoan (Part 3 of 6)

    Episode Description: Sensei Kaz Tanahashi provides a detailed grammatical explanation of his translation of parts of the Genjokoan. He examines the structure of the Japanese language, its different parts of speech, and the mechanics of translation. Using certain choices he made in translating the text as examples, he enables us to understand his process. To help […]

  • Posted on 24 Sep 2017

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    Genzan Quennell: Exploring the Genjokoan (Part 2 of 6)

    Episode Description: Sensei Genzan Quennell begins the session by speaking about meeting Roshi Joan in Japan. For some of us, he says, “Dogen is a living, breathing person.” Our Zen forms live in our body, and so too, does Dogen. Sensei Genzan gives an account of Dogen’s life, the lineage he founded, and his writings. Dogen […]

  • Posted on 23 Sep 2017

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    Natalie Goldberg: Down to the Marrow

    Episode Description: Natalie Goldberg begins this talk by addressing the meaning of dharma: the truth of how things are. She contrasts the image of her working in her rose garden with the violence in the world, and comments on how quickly our attention has shifted from white supremacism to the destruction in Texas and Florida. “We seek pleasure […]

  • Posted on 18 Sep 2017

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    Enkyo O'Hara & Kaz Tanahashi & Joan Halifax & Joshin Byrnes & Genzan Quennell: Exploring the Genjokoan (Part 1 of 6)

    Series Description: The title of Dogen’s text, Genjokoan, is commonly translated as “Actualizing the Fundamental Point”, “Actualization of Reality,” or “The Issue at Hand.” On the spiritual path it is inevitable that we encounter questions like: What is the Fundamental Point of our practice? What is the issue at hand in our lives? How does practice help […]

  • Posted on 17 Sep 2017

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