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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

Fleet Maull: The Four Noble Truths: Liberation from the Structures of Suffering

8/13/2018
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Episode Description: In this talk, Roshi Fleet Maull discusses Buddhist practice as it relates to activism, politics, and justification. Describing his younger self as a “very polarized, angry” outlaw, Fleet explores how inner inquiry can continuously shift how we relate to the world and the social structures we place in it. “I still feel myself being shaken […]

Duration:00:42:41

Kaz Tanahashi & Linda Hess: Poetry of Awakening from China, Japan, and India (Part 4 of 7)

8/12/2018
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Episode Description: In this episode, Linda Hess and Sensei Kaz Tanahashi continue to discuss the singing tradition of Kabir and play a musical rendition of Kabir sung by Shabnam Virmani. For the remainder of the session, audience members share their original poems that use “Upsidedown language.” To help keep these podcasts freely available, we hope you […]

Duration:00:49:56

Kaz Tanahashi & Linda Hess: Poetry of Awakening from China, Japan, and India (Part 3 of 7)

8/11/2018
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Episode Description: In this session, Linda Hess and Kaz Tanahashi discuss poems on the subjects of joy, emptiness, humor, suffering, compassion, and poems that use paradoxical language called “Upsidedown language.” Linda also plays recordings from the singing tradition of Kabir as sung by Indian folk singer Prahlad Tipanya and by classical singer Kumar Gandharva. To […]

Duration:01:03:46

Hozan Alan Senauke & Petra Hubbeling: Not Always So

8/6/2018
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Episode Description: In this talk, Sensei Hozan Senauke and Petra Zenryū Hubbeling discuss the teachings surrounding Suzuki Roshi’s famous phrase, “Not always so” and apply it to both Zen practice as well as to social engagement. Sensei Senauke begins by first unpacking Suzuki Roshi’s words, and asks us to consider what it means to go through the world “without […]

Duration:00:36:26

Kaz Tanahashi & Linda Hess: Poetry of Awakening from China, Japan, and India (Part 2 of 7)

8/5/2018
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In the opening of the Varela Symposium, we are introduced to Francisco Varela and his remarkable work that managed to touch each one of our instructors in a different way.

Duration:01:12:00

Kaz Tanahashi & Linda Hess: Poetry of Awakening from China, Japan, and India (Part 1 of 7)

8/5/2018
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In the opening of the Varela Symposium, we are introduced to Francisco Varela and his remarkable work that managed to touch each one of our instructors in a different way.

Duration:00:42:07

Natalie Goldberg: Sit, Walk, Write

7/30/2018
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Episode Description: In this talk, Natalie Goldberg discusses the Buddhist practice of “watching the mind” and how this process can awaken the writer within. Natalie tells us, “the better you know the mind, the better you can work with it,” and invites us to follow the mind as she tells a series of stories. Natalie also reflects […]

Duration:00:38:50

Nannette Monshin Overley: Not-knowing…and yet, we must act

7/23/2018
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Episode Description: Nannette Monshin Overley begins this talk with the question, “How do I use my awakeness in a moment to actually consider a complicated situation?” Reflecting on a friend’s life-altering circumstances, Nannette considers how “meeting the moment” as it is and “stepping out onto uncertain ground” can bring clarity and insight into our lives. […]

Duration:00:31:01

Sharon Salzberg & Joan Halifax: REAL FREEDOM: A Meditation Retreat on Courage, Love, and Compassion (Part 8 of 8)

7/22/2018
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In the opening of the Varela Symposium, we are introduced to Francisco Varela and his remarkable work that managed to touch each one of our instructors in a different way.

Duration:00:54:34

Sharon Salzberg & Joan Halifax: REAL FREEDOM: A Meditation Retreat on Courage, Love, and Compassion (Part 7 of 8)

7/21/2018
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In the opening of the Varela Symposium, we are introduced to Francisco Varela and his remarkable work that managed to touch each one of our instructors in a different way.

Duration:00:34:04

Kaz Tanahashi: Painting Peace

7/16/2018
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Episode Description: Sensei Kaz Tanahashi begins this talk by asking us to consider the opening questions from his new book, Painting Peace: Art in a Time of Global Crises, “How do we bring about a large-scale transformation? How do we reverse the direction of the human race towards a collective suicide? How do we respond to systematic violence, […]

Duration:00:51:52

Sharon Salzberg: REAL FREEDOM: A Meditation Retreat on Courage, Love, and Compassion (Part 6 of 8)

7/15/2018
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In the opening of the Varela Symposium, we are introduced to Francisco Varela and his remarkable work that managed to touch each one of our instructors in a different way.

Duration:01:05:35

Sharon Salzberg & Joan Halifax: REAL FREEDOM: A Meditation Retreat on Courage, Love, and Compassion (Part 5 of 8)

7/14/2018
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In the opening of the Varela Symposium, we are introduced to Francisco Varela and his remarkable work that managed to touch each one of our instructors in a different way.

Duration:00:38:42

Joshin Byrnes: Waking up to your Dream

7/9/2018
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Episode Description: In this talk, Sensei Joshin Byrnes discusses the metaphor of dreaming and how it can inform our practice and our day-to-day lives. Both in the West and in Buddhist scripture, it’s not uncommon for dreaming to be used to signify states of delusion, phenomena, or ideals that we wish to be liberated from. Reading Zen Master […]

Duration:00:47:35

Sharon Salzberg & Joan Halifax: REAL FREEDOM: A Meditation Retreat on Courage, Love, and Compassion (Part 4 of 8)

7/8/2018
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In the opening of the Varela Symposium, we are introduced to Francisco Varela and his remarkable work that managed to touch each one of our instructors in a different way.

Duration:00:53:37

Sharon Salzberg & Joan Halifax: REAL FREEDOM: A Meditation Retreat on Courage, Love, and Compassion (Part 3 of 8)

7/7/2018
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In the opening of the Varela Symposium, we are introduced to Francisco Varela and his remarkable work that managed to touch each one of our instructors in a different way.

Duration:00:41:01

Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo: Bringing Six Perfections into Daily Life

7/2/2018
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In this talk, Kigaku Noah Rossetter explores Śūnyatā, or boundlessness, by taking us through the boundless spectrum of color.

Duration:00:37:29

Sharon Salzberg & Joan Halifax: REAL FREEDOM: A Meditation Retreat on Courage, Love, and Compassion (Part 2 of 8)

7/1/2018
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In the opening of the Varela Symposium, we are introduced to Francisco Varela and his remarkable work that managed to touch each one of our instructors in a different way.

Duration:00:54:39

Sharon Salzberg & Joan Halifax: REAL FREEDOM: A Meditation Retreat on Courage, Love, and Compassion (Part 1 of 8)

6/30/2018
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In the opening of the Varela Symposium, we are introduced to Francisco Varela and his remarkable work that managed to touch each one of our instructors in a different way.

Duration:00:45:58

Kigaku Noah Rossetter: The Flow of the Mountains

6/25/2018
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In this talk, Kigaku Noah Rossetter explores Śūnyatā, or boundlessness, by taking us through the boundless spectrum of color.

Duration:00:36:27