Upaya Zen CenterAuthor: Joan Halifax | Zen Buddhist Teacher Upaya Abbot
26 Jul 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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    Kaz Tanahashi: Four Commonplace Truths

    Episode Description: Sensei Kaz Tanahashi begins his talk by speaking about the Four Noble Truths. Sensei Kaz then introduces his own “Four Commonplace Truths.” He says, “no situation is impossible to change,” which is a more “positive” understanding of impermanence, as something we can take advantage of, rather than something that merely happens to us. The […]

  • Posted on 24 Jul 2017

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    Kaz Tanahashi & Genzan Quennell: Body and Mind

    Episode Description: Sensei Kaz Tanahashi begins this talk by introducing Dogen’s “Body and Mind” essay, which is the theme for the sesshin that started the day before. Sensei Kaz talks about completing the first translation of the essay into English, 40 years ago, and all of the work he has done translating Dogen since then. “We […]

  • Posted on 17 Jul 2017

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    Richard Davidson & Al Kaszniak & Evan Thompson & John Dunne & Rhonda V. Magee & John Paul Lederach & Cynda Hylton Rushton & Joan Halifax: Zen Brain: Mind, Brain, Social Perspectives of Views, Values, Ethics (Part 12 of 12)

    Episode Description: In this closing session, the entire Zen Brain faculty participates in a discussion of the themes covered during the course of the program. Questions and responses are solicited from the audience, and the faculty wraps-up and says goodbye to one another and the program participants. To help keep these podcasts freely available, we hope […]

  • Posted on 16 Jul 2017

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    John Dunne: Zen Brain: Mind, Brain, Social Perspectives of Views, Values, Ethics (Part 11 of 12)

    Episode Description: In his talk, Dr. John Dunne examines the western notion of retributive justice. Using as an example some inheritance he recently received, Dr. Dunne asks us, “Do I deserve that money?” Our commonly held notion of justice, he suggests, consists of inflicting suffering on people to create “balance.” Dr. Dunne then contrasts this kind […]

  • Posted on 15 Jul 2017

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    Enkyo O'Hara: Dogen and The Interface Between The Personal and The Political

    Episode Description: In this talk, Roshi Enkyo O’Hara analyses the first four lines of Dogen’s Genjōkōan. She tells us that she feels that the text is best appreciated as poetry, and begins by offering several possible translations of the title, before settling on her own translation: “showing up for your life.” As Roshi Enkyo describes the […]

  • Posted on 10 Jul 2017

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