Upaya Zen Center's Dharma Podcast

Buddhist Talk

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.

Location:

Santa Fe, NM

Description:

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.

Twitter:

@upayazen

Language:

English


Episodes

Wendy Johnson: Grass Boundless: Inside the Gate, Outside the Gate

1/30/2023
On the fourth night of Winter Practice Period sesshin, Sensei Wendy Johnson explores Case 89 of The Book of Serenity, “Dongshan’s “Place of No Grass.””

Duration:00:43:26

Stepping Off A 100 Foot Pole: Case 79 The Book of Serenity

1/23/2023
“When we all have enough, we can fully let go. When we fully let go, we know what it is to have enough.” In this joyful and moving talk, Sensei […]

Duration:00:46:58

The One Who Is Not Trifling

1/16/2023
With a combination of playfulness and humility, Sensei Noah Kodo Roen presents Case 21 of Book of Serenity, “Yunyan Sweeps the Ground,” and explores the dichotomy of mindfulness and busyness, […]

Duration:00:37:04

On Joy

1/9/2023
“What are you doing?” a mom asked her young son who she found sitting cross legged, smiling, with eyes closed on the couch. “I’m enjoying my body,” he replied. From […]

Duration:00:44:35

Talking on Empty

1/2/2023
“Many of our friends are no longer alive or we don’t see them anymore. [Writing poetry] is a way we hold them.” Natalie Goldberg reflects on the end of the […]

Duration:00:40:33

Dekila Chungyalpa: Wisdom of Winter: Rest, Regeneration, and Rebirth

12/26/2022
“Does your breathing change when you imagine it’s the landscape breathing?” Dekila Chungyalpa invites us to explore different ways of looking at time (as nature and different species view time, […]

Duration:00:43:09

Eloquent Silence

12/19/2022
In this poetic talk, Fushin James Bristol reflects on the role of silence in zen practice and in our lives. Sharing personal stories, music knowledge, Buddhist history, and other moving […]

Duration:00:36:32

Buddhist Visions of Leadership 2022 (Part 4)

12/16/2022
In Part 4 of this multipart series, John Dunne discusses some more of Nagarjuna’s policies around leadership and considers how they can create personal and world transformation. Roshi Joan Halifax […]

Duration:01:35:51

Buddhist Visions of Leadership 2022 (Part 3)

12/15/2022
In Part 3 of this multipart series, Joan Dunne delves into ancient Indian Buddhist philosopher Nagarjuna’s work The Ratnavali or The Jewel Garland which offers counsel to kings or all […]

Duration:01:08:29

Joan Halifax: Rohatsu: Green Dharma (Part 1)

12/12/2022
Sensei Kaz Tanahashi and Roshi Joan Halifax open the first full day of Rohatsu Green Dharma sesshin with their dharma talk on Indra’s Net and what it means to hold […]

Duration:00:34:05

Dorotea Mendoza: Show, Don’t Tell: How the Practice of Writing Can Teach us About Engagement and Service

12/5/2022
In this wonderful talk, Dorotea Mendoza “walks the talk” of showing rather than telling by sharing some of her personal experiences, e.g. how she misses the Philippines, the country of […]

Duration:00:38:57

John Dunne & Joan Halifax: Buddhist Visions of Leadership 2022 (Part 2)

11/28/2022
In Part 2 of this multi-part series, Roshi Joan Halifax considers the qualities of a leader as modeled and taught by the Buddha. Roshi speaks of the Buddha as a […]

Duration:00:48:40

John Dunne & Joan Halifax: Buddhist Visions of Leadership 2022 (Part 1)

11/25/2022
Series Description: Upaya’s Abbot and social activist Roshi Joan Halifax and the wonderful Buddhist scholar Dr. John Dunne guide participants through a unique and rich exploration of Buddhist visions of […]

Duration:00:47:06

Monshin Nannette Overley: Always Maintain a Joyful Mind

11/21/2022
Sensei Monshin Nannette Overley explores the provoking Lojong slogan “Always maintain a joyful mind.” She examines perspectives on joy that go beyond our cultural view of “happy happy joy joy.” […]

Duration:00:42:31

John Dunne: Bodhisattva Lineage

11/14/2022
“Without the lineage, we are like people without fire and we’re going to be out of luck.” Professor John Dunne speaks about the importance of the Buddhist lineage and how […]

Duration:00:41:24

Wendy Johnson: A Harvest of Dharma and Ecology

11/7/2022
Sensei Wendy Johnson gives a characteristically energizing, inspiring, and poetic talk on ecology and Dharma practice. She discusses the process and practice of planting and harvesting Upaya’s garden this past year […]

Duration:00:48:48

Sensei Noah Kodo Roen: Effortless Freedom

10/31/2022
Sensei Noah Kodo Roen reports on his first year of fatherhood and what he’s learned from his daughter Skyla. Try to imagine what it would be like to be a […]

Duration:00:44:39

Rev. angel Kyodo Williams: Training the Mind to Transform (9 of 9)

10/29/2022
In this final episode of Training the Mind to Transform, Rev. Angel Kyodo Williams, Roshi, invites program participants to share any insights from their conversations in small groups, reminding us […]

Duration:00:32:27

Rev. angel Kyodo Williams: Training the Mind to Transform (8 of 9)

10/28/2022
Rev. Angel Kyodo Williams, Roshi, invites participants in her Training the Mind to Transform program to discuss their experiences with Lojong training thus far. She prescribes certain slogans for particular difficulties, […]

Duration:01:00:38

Rev. angel Kyodo Williams: Training the Mind to Transform (7 of 9)

10/27/2022
In this episode of Training the Mind to Transform, Rev. Angel Kyodo Williams, Roshi, explores some potentially difficult sayings, such as, drive all blames into one, all dharmas agree at one point, […]

Duration:00:29:26