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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.

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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Santa Fe, NM

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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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English


Episodes

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

10/19/2018
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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.

Duration:01:03:17

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

10/18/2018
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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. […]

Duration:01:05:18

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

10/17/2018
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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, […]

Duration:00:54:01

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

10/16/2018
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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.

Duration:00:43:39

Shinzan Palma: The Finger Points at the Moon

10/15/2018
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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 […]

Duration:00:38:50

Zenshin Florence Caplow & Reigetsu Susan Moon & Natalie Goldberg: THE HIDDEN LAMP: Courage and Intimacy – Exploring Women’s Stories (Part 4 of 5)

10/14/2018
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Episode Description: In this episode, Zenshin Florence Caplow, Reigetsu Susan Moon, and Natalie Goldberg read a Chinese folktale. They then ask the audience to form small groups and take the perspective of different characters within the story, forming their own narrative based on their own interpretation.

Duration:00:24:04

Zenshin Florence Caplow & Reigetsu Susan Moon & Natalie Goldberg: THE HIDDEN LAMP: Courage and Intimacy – Exploring Women’s Stories (Part 3 of 5)

10/13/2018
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Episode Description: In this episode, Zenshin Florence Caplow, Reigetsu Susan Moon, and Natalie Goldberg begin by speaking about courage and its relevance to daily practice. Zenshin Florence Caplow speaks of having a strong heart. What is a strong heart, she asks? What is speaking from the heart? What is being wholehearted? And how do you give […]

Duration:00:40:53

Kathie Fischer: The Times and Teachings of Hui-Neng

10/8/2018
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Episode Description: In this talk, Sensei Sokaku Kathie Fischer discusses The Platform Sutra, a foundational teaching in Zen by Hui-Neng. The Sutra provides an account of the early life of Hui-Neng, as well as his teachings after becoming the 6th Patriarch. Kathie also explores some of the sociopolitical influences which would have influenced the life of Hui-Neng. These […]

Duration:00:48:03

Zenshin Florence Caplow & Reigetsu Susan Moon & Natalie Goldberg: THE HIDDEN LAMP: Courage and Intimacy – Exploring Women’s Stories (Part 2 of 5)

10/7/2018
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Episode Description: In this episode, Zenshin Florence Caplow, Reigetsu Susan Moon, and Natalie Goldberg introduce and define the notion of a “koan.” They begin by discussing the history of koans, short narratives which originated in ancient monastic China. They continue by reading different koans and they then ask guests to write down three personal koans from […]

Duration:00:58:42

Zenshin Florence Caplow & Reigetsu Susan Moon & Natalie Goldberg: THE HIDDEN LAMP: Courage and Intimacy – Exploring Women’s Stories (Part 1 of 5)

10/6/2018
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Series Description: In this series, Zenshin Florence Caplow, Reigetsu Susan Moon, and Natalie Goldberg delve into a collection of women’s teaching stories and koans from across the history of Buddhism. These stories were compiled and edited by Zenshin Florence Caplow and Reigetsu Susan Moon in their book, The Hidden Lamp. The stories are from women who studied with the […]

Duration:00:33:59

Shinzan Palma: The Path of Buddhas and Ancestors

10/1/2018
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Episode Description: In this talk, Sensei Shinzan Palma discusses the importance of lineage and ancestral tradition to contemporary practice, the simplicity of Buddhist practice, and the vital role of community. Shinzan points to the humility that arises when considering our lineage of Buddhist teachers, and the thousands of years of practice that have preceded us. He […]

Duration:00:29:05

Matthew Kozan Palevsky: Sansheng’s Golden Fish: Seeing What Is

9/24/2018
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Episode Description: In this talk, Matthew Kozan Palevsky uses the Jewish Holiday Yom Kippur, “Day of Atonement,” as an invitation to explore the notion of atonement within Buddhism. He first discusses how atonement is symbolized in Zen practice through forms such as the physical act of bowing, and through Upaya’s weekly chant of the “Verse of […]

Duration:00:49:11

Zenshin Florence Caplow & Reigetsu Susan Moon: The Hidden Lamp

9/17/2018
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Episode Description: In this talk, Zenshin Florence Caplow and Reigetsu Susan Moon explore the stories surrounding the 18th-century Zen lay woman Satsujo, and discuss her importance in countering the gendered notions of what an enlightened being looks like. Depicting the different phases of Satsujo’s life, Zenshin says, “Each story is a sparkling gem… A real woman who […]

Duration:00:42:18

Hozan Alan Senauke & Petra Zenryū Hubbeling: SESSHIN: Not Always So – Suzuki Roshi’s Teachings and Practice in an Uncertain World (Part 3 of 3)

9/16/2018
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Episode Description: In this final dharma talk of the series, Petra Zenryū Hubbeling and Sensei Hozan Alan Senauke discuss Suzuki Roshi’s teachings on how we relate meditation practice to our “personal problems.” Zenryū ties in teachings from the Lotus Sutra before taking questions and comments from the audience. For Series description, please visit Part 1. To access the […]

Duration:00:47:55

Keido Troy Fernandez: W.A.I.T. — Why Am I Talking?

9/10/2018
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Episode Description: In this talk, Keido Troy Fernandez considers the power that words have in shaping our experience. Having recently encountered a series of incidents where strangers used their words to cultivate kindness and goodwill as well as fear, Keido explores how we can use the teachings on “Right Speech” to pave a way towards harmony […]

Duration:00:31:54

Hozan Alan Senauke & Petra Zenryū Hubbeling: SESSHIN: Not Always So – Suzuki Roshi’s Teachings and Practice in an Uncertain World (Part 2 of 3)

9/9/2018
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Episode Description: In this episode, Petra Zenryū Hubbeling and Sensei Hozan Alan Senauke look at Suzuki Roshi’s teachings on respect and how we can apply them to our surroundings, ourselves, and to the environment. Sensei Al performs the song, Our Hero, by Greg Fain. For Series description, please visit Part 1. To access the entire series, please click […]

Duration:00:38:50

Hozan Alan Senauke & Petra Zenryū Hubbeling: SESSHIN: Not Always So – Suzuki Roshi’s Teachings and Practice in an Uncertain World (Part 1 of 3)

9/8/2018
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Series Description: In this series, Petra Zenryū Hubbeling and Sensei Hozan Alan Senauke dive into the teachings of Suzuki Rosh’s book, Not Always So, and consider how we can manifest his teachings into our modern lives. Known for his down-to-earth teaching style, Suzuki Roshi arrived in San Francisco in the late 1950s and quickly became one of Western Zen’s most […]

Duration:00:41:15

Joan Halifax: The Stone Lion: Dogen’s Koan 152 on Continuous Failure: Freedom from Fear

9/3/2018
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Episode Description: In this talk, Roshi Joan Halifax discusses the teachings surrounding the Zen phrase, “continuous mistake,” and explores how it relates to blame and being lost. In a culture of control, Roshi says, “We depend on being perfect,” and yet, in reality, we face, “continuous failure moment after moment.” Looking at the Zen koan, The Stone Lion, Roshi considers how genuine apology […]

Duration:00:41:36

Kigaku Noah Rossetter: The Most Important Thing

8/27/2018
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Episode Description: What is the most important thing for our practice? To be in the present moment? To benefit others? In this talk, Kigaku Noah Rossetter explores the role that Bodhicitta/Bodaishin or “Awakened Heart-Mind” plays in our practice. Kigaku relates that in Mahayana Buddhism, “Bodhicitta is the aspiration to awaken in order to free all […]

Duration:00:38:08

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

8/26/2018
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Episode Description: Wrapping up the series, Linda Hess and Kaz Tanahashi begin this session with a participant-led rendition of the Kabir song, “Where did you come from?” Audience members then share a few of their own poems before Linda and Kaz end the program by discussing poems on the subjects of death, not-doing, and gratitude. For […]

Duration:01:02:54