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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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Episodes

Matthew Kozan Palevsky: Dana Paramita & The Three Gifts

11/26/2018
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Episode Description: In this talk, Matthew Kozan Palevsky discusses the perfection of generosity, Dana Paramita, which includes three kinds of giving: material things, goodness, and fearlessness. Kozan begins with a story from the Jataka Tales, a body of literature from ancient India on the previous lives of Gautama Buddha. The story describes a young prince who […]

Duration:00:46:38

Frank Ostaseski & Joan Halifax: Special Memorial for Roshi Bernie Glassman

11/19/2018
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Episode Description: In this memorial, Roshi Joan Halifax & Frank Ostaseski first offer their thoughts on Roshi Bernie Glassman. Frank fondly remembers Bernie as being a true “mensch,” characterizing him as kindhearted, irascible, sweet, wise, and humble. Roshi Joan follows with additional words of love and respect for Bernie, who was her teacher and dear friend. […]

Duration:00:34:34

Kigaku Noah Rossetter: Relatively Speaking: Exploring the Absolute in Theory and Practice

11/12/2018
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Episode Description: In this talk, Kigaku Noah Rossetter briefly dons a red clown nose in honor of Bernie Glassman Roshi for a very serious discussion on the relative and absolute. Noah consults Roshi Joan Halifax’s book Standing at the Edge to get the discussion started. He quotes, “Relative wisdom is seeing and understanding the interconnectedness of all beings […]

Duration:00:35:51

Robert Wilder: Fathers and Sons

11/5/2018
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Episode Description: In this talk, Robert Wilder opens with a poem by the late poet Tony Hoagland which emphasizes the little mysteries of life. Robert then reflects on being both a father and a son. Robert discusses the difficulty of being a parent, saying that it has become difficult for him in recent years to keep […]

Duration:00:27:20

Shinzan Palma: SESSHIN: The Platform Sutra (Part 4 of 4)

11/2/2018
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Episode Description: In this episode, Sensei Shinzan Palma relays a powerful personal story about feeding the homeless. The story provides insight into the questions of how much is enough and what do we actually need. Shinzan then talks about instructions from Hui-Neng and advice from Roshi Bernie Glassman.

Duration:00:32:00

Jane Steinberg: The Platform Sutra (Part 3 of 4)

11/1/2018
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Episode Description: In this episode, Myogetsu Jane Steinberg talks about grasping, clinging and needing more. She also talks about non-attachment to forced and fixed views, the freedom of a mirror mind, and the difference between karma and fate.

Duration:00:38:30

Kathie Fischer: SESSHIN: The Platform Sutra (Part 2 of 4)

10/31/2018
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Episode Description: In this episode, Sensei Sokaku Kathie Fischer begins with a call to maintain focus and to savor the remaining days of sesshin. She talks about how to incorporate pain and stiffness into our practice, and she discusses a koan from Blue Cliff record which teaches us to settle our practice in the body.

Duration:00:40:39

Shinzan Palma: SESSHIN: The Platform Sutra (Part 1 of 4)

10/30/2018
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Series Description: In this series, Sensei Sokaku Kathie Fischer, Sensei Shinzan Palma, and Myogestu Jane Steinberg explore the extensive influence of the Platform Sutra on successive Zen teachings, including Zen Master Dogen and the koan tradition. The Platform Sutra is a foundational text in the Zen Buddhist tradition. Shinzan, Kathie and Jane discuss a number of themes including […]

Duration:00:33:35

Matthew Kozan Palevsky: Hui-Neng and the Miracle of our True Nature

10/29/2018
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Episode Description: In this talk, Matthew Kozan Palevsky explores what it means to practice being completely ourselves. Kozan first consults The Platform Sutra, a teaching attributed to Hui-Neng, the 6th Patriarch and founder of Zen Buddhism. Hui-Neng implores us to see our own true nature. Kozan contextualizes this plea by providing some guidance for zazen practice from […]

Duration:00:46:02

Kathie Fischer & Shinzan Palma: Stories and Verses of the Platform Sutra (Part 3 of 3)

10/28/2018
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Episode Description: In this episode, Sensei Sokaku Kathie Fischer and Sensei Shinzan Palma answer questions from the audience which include the six gates of sensory experience, the gradual vs. sudden approaches to Buddhist practice, and truth as it relates to cultivating the Way. For Series description, please visit Part 1. To access the entire series, please […]

Duration:01:05:45

Kathie Fischer & Shinzan Palma: Stories and Verses of the Platform Sutra (Part 2 of 3)

10/27/2018
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Episode Description: In this episode, Sensei Sokaku Kathie Fischer and Sensei Shinzan Palma invite members from the audience to read passages from the Platform Sutra. In addition to explicating these passages, they discuss notions such as “Sunyata,” integrating practice and teachings into everyday life, notions of truth, and the concepts of delusion and enlightenment as […]

Duration:01:27:46

Kathie Fischer & Shinzan Palma: Stories and Verses of the Platform Sutra (Part 1 of 3)

10/26/2018
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Series Description: In this series, Sensei Sokaku Kathie Fischer and Sensei Shinzan Palma focus on the verses and stories from the Platform Sutra, a foundational text in the Zen Buddhist tradition. The series includes guided meditation, talks, discussion in whole and small groups, as well as contemplation and journal writing. Themes from the series include conventional and absolute […]

Duration:01:33:51

Kathie Fischer: Meditation Practice in Our Daily Lives

10/25/2018
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Episode Description: In this talk, Sensei Sokaku Kathie Fischer begins with a poem meant to commemorate the beginning of a Practice Period or, in this case, a sesshin. The poem was written by Rujing, teacher of Zen Master Dogen. Sensei Fischer highlights its importance to sesshin by explaining how it helps us to see through dualities in […]

Duration:00:35:42

Myogetsu Jane Steinberg: Way Seeking Mind

10/21/2018
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Episode Description: In this talk, Myogetsu Jane Steinberg gives her first public talk as Shuso, or head student, on “way seeking mind.” By way of introduction, she begins by talking about the journey of her life and how it has led to her “sitting in black robes facing a wall.” She describes how her childhood family […]

Duration:00:32:55

Shinzan Palma & Kathie Fischer: ZAZENKAI: Inspiration in Zen Practice

10/20/2018
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Episode Description: In this talk, Sensei Shinzan Palma and Sensei Kathie Fischer talk about their reflections on The Platform Sutra and its relation to the simple style of Zen instruction. Shinzan emphasizes the inclusiveness of Zen and the inspiration to practice which he found from reading the life story of Zen Master Hui-Neng. Shinzan continues with his own personal story […]

Duration:00:38:36

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. For Series description, please visit Part 1. To access the entire series, please click […]

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. For Series description, please visit Part 1. To access the entire series, please click on the link […]

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