Upaya Zen CenterAuthor: Joan Halifax | Zen Buddhist Teacher Upaya Abbot
21 May 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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    Natalie Goldberg: True Secret of Writing (II of II) – “Let the Whole Thundering World Come Home: A Memoir”

    Episode Description: Inthis talk, Natalie Goldberg continues her exploration of writing practice by introducing us to her new book, Let the Whole Thundering World Come Home: A Memoir. In reading excerpts of her new book, Natalie takes us on her journey of cancer diagnosis, to treatment dilemmas, and facing the reality of death. Natalie shows us how the practice […]

  • Posted on 14 May 2018

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    Natalie Goldberg: True Secret of Writing (I of II)

    Episode Description: In this talk, Natalie Goldberg invites us to, “pour out our monkey mind” as she offers us the tools to make writing our practice. Natalie relates to us her own experience of writing practice as a means of diving deeper and allowing the self to rest in the self. Natalie instructs us to, “keep […]

  • Posted on 07 May 2018

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    Genzan Quennell: SESSHIN: The Song of the Jewel Mirror Samadhi (Part 3 of 3)

    Episode Description: In the final episode of this sesshin, Sensei Genzan finishes his look at the Jewel Mirror Samadhi by exploring the final lines that ask us to practice like a fool. Genzan explains that stories of wise fools are all throughout Zen literature. Genzan gives us the story of Shantideva, a foolish student who possessed […]

  • Posted on 06 May 2018

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    Kigaku Noah Rossetter: Painting Boundlessness – Exploring Emptiness Through the Metaphor of Color

    In this talk, Kigaku Noah Rossetter explores Śūnyatā, or boundlessness, by taking us through the boundless spectrum of color.

  • Posted on 30 Apr 2018

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    Genzan Quennell: SESSHIN: The Song of the Jewel Mirror Samadhi (Part 2 of 3)

    Episode Description: In this episode, Sensei Genzan continues his dive into the Jewel Mirror Samadhi by taking a look at what it means to understand like a child. Here Genzan explores the qualities of a beginner’s mind, and how a part of practice can be to recapture the mind of a child. Later, Sensei Genzan relates […]

  • Posted on 29 Apr 2018

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