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Best Joan Halifax Zen Buddhist Teacher Upaya Abbot podcasts we could find (updated January 2020)
Best Joan Halifax Zen Buddhist Teacher Upaya Abbot podcasts we could find
Updated January 2020
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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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In today’s talk, Wendy Johnson asks, “How will we sincerely continue on this path?” She points out that this is Epiphany Day, defined by the appearance of sudden manifestations. She also explores the roots of originality, which comes from a rising and settling mind. Wendy Johnson Wendy Johnson is a Buddhist meditation teacher and organic gardening …
 
Led by an extraordinary team of teachers, including Roshi Joan Halifax, Wendy Johnson, Matthew Kozan Palevsky, and Noah Kigaku Rossetter, this winter’s practice period explores Shunryu Suzuki Roshi’s classic book: Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind and includes selected cases from Transmission of Light by Zen Master Keizan. To begin our Winter Practice Peri…
 
In this Dharma Talk in the middle of the Winter Practice Period, Matthew Kozan Palevsky relates his recent experiences at Chaco Canyon with the Mahakashyapa chapter from the Transmission of Light. When Zen Master Keizan says that we don’t understand Kashyapa’s awakening, how do we incorporate that into our reading? “One understanding,” Kozan says, …
 
In the final session of our Beginner’s Mind weekend, Wendy Johnson, Matthew Kozan Palevsky and Kigaku Noah Rossetter return to offer their takeaways from the weekend of practice and study. This is followed by a discussion with the sangha. Wendy Johnson Wendy Johnson is a Buddhist meditation teacher and organic gardening mentor who lives in the San …
 
In the afternoon’s session Wendy Johnson describes Suzuki Roshi’s life and what led him to teach in the United States where he felt his students had real “Zen spirit” despite their dirty feet. Wendy explores what it means to embody that spirit and understanding that Zen is not a puzzle that we solve; it’s our real life coming into form. Wendy Johns…
 
The first morning of Beginner’s Mind opens with a talk by Wendy Johnson, Matthew Kozan Palevsky and Kigaku Noah Rossetter about zazen, continuous practice and deep gratitude for whatever we sit on. There is also a short, guided meditation led by Kozan and a Q&A session. Wendy Johnson Wendy Johnson is a Buddhist meditation teacher and organic garden…
 
Cutting to the heart of the matter, Wendy Johnson begins this week’s talk with a question on many of our minds as 2020 begins, “How do we abide in peace when the world is beating the drums of war?” So begins a lively exchange which is eventually brought into the audience for a wide-ranging discussion. This is the Metta Sutta that we are chanting ea…
 
The beloved Zen Master Shunryu Suzuki’s teachings have touched thousands of people and inspired their practice. Using Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind as a basis for this series, Roshi Joan Halifax, Wendy Johnson, Matthew Kozan Palevsky and Kigaku Noah Rossetter offer a rich context for Shunryu Suzuki’s life and teachings. To open our weekend exploring th…
 
The Drepung Loseling Monks visit Upaya as part of The Mystical Arts of Tibet tour. Offering a peace chant dedicated to ending violence in our world and a traditional Green Tara healing chant, the monks fill the zendo with the rich sounds of cymbals, horns, and singing. Drepung Loseling Monks The Mystical Arts of Tibet is a world tour endorsed by Hi…
 
“You and I must act now if there is to be a viable, morally grounded, and healthy future,” said Roshi Joan Halifax at a speech before being arrested December 20, 2019. Roshi Joan, Dolores Huerta, Gloria Steinem, and Heather Toney were part of the climate action, Fire Drill Fridays, in Washington, D.C., organized by Jane Fonda. Photo by Fire Drill F…
 
Kigaku Noah Rossetter leads tonight’s Dharma Talk with an eye-opening exploration of the mind-expanding number of stars in the sky and how we perceive the vast spaces in between. This leads to a study of the Heart Sutra and its own profound elucidation of boundlessness.By Joan Halifax | Zen Buddhist Teacher Upaya Abbot
 
In the final talk of Rohatsu sesshin, Roshi Joan Halifax, Roshi Enkyo O’Hara, and Sensei Kaz Tanahashi are all on deck to offer their final teachings of the week. Kaz reveals “joy density” as his secret to a longer and more enjoyable life. Roshi Enkyo encourages us to not be deluded, as “this is the beginning of […]…
 
We’re in the home stretch of Rohatsu sesshin, but the challenges continue according to Roshi Enkyo O’Hara and Sensei Kaz Tanahashi. Kaz begins the talk by revisiting the circle of the way, pointing out that each circle is never complete, but it is perfect. Roshi Enkyo explains that “ultimately we want to serve the world, but we’re […]…
 
In today’s dharma talk, Sensei Kaz Tanahashi discusses the stages of meditation and how right now, this is the right time and the right place for enlightenment. Roshi Joan Halifax explains how she calms her nervous system during meditation and shares a beautiful poem by Eileen Myles.By Joan Halifax | Zen Buddhist Teacher Upaya Abbot
 
In Rohatsu sesshin especially, Roshi Enkyo O’Hara and Sensei Kaz Tanahashi point out that all over the world, people practice together. Even in the face of climate change and other catastrophes, one person’s practice matters. Quoting David Bowie, Roshi Enkyo encourages us to “Turn and face the strange.”…
 
Today, Roshi Joan Halifax and Sensei Kaz Tanahashi continue the Rohatsu dharma talks on authentic and continuous practice. According to Roshi Joan “authentic practice is completely reliant on you.”By Joan Halifax | Zen Buddhist Teacher Upaya Abbot
 
Rohatsu Sesshin marks the enlightenment of the Buddha. It is a powerful gathering of practitioners and friends who are dedicated to realizing the way. Roshis Joan Halifax and Enkyo O’Hara, and Sensei Kaz Tanahashi explore the enlightenment of the Buddha, authentic practice and awakening to serve others. In the opening talk of Rohatsu sesshin, Roshi…
 
In the final part of the program Roshi Joan Halifax and John Dunne describe the concept of emptiness and how it relates to Shantideva’s works and our own lives.By Joan Halifax | Zen Buddhist Teacher Upaya Abbot
 
Using Shantideva’s arguments to disrupt the distinctions between our in-groups and our out-groups, Roshi Joan Halifax and John Dunne challenge us to expand our circles of care.By Joan Halifax | Zen Buddhist Teacher Upaya Abbot
 
Roshi Joan Halifax and John Dunne go deep on the subtleties of meditation practice and developing stability for the cultivation of wisdom and compassion.By Joan Halifax | Zen Buddhist Teacher Upaya Abbot
 
Starting with a Q&A session, Roshi Joan Halifax and John Dunne address the sticky issue of working with anger and how to use that energy in a skillful way.By Joan Halifax | Zen Buddhist Teacher Upaya Abbot
 
In this expansive session, Roshi Joan Halifax and John Dunne discuss the three trainings of ethics, meditation and wisdom.By Joan Halifax | Zen Buddhist Teacher Upaya Abbot
 
Roshi Joan Halifax and John Dunne take questions from the group.By Joan Halifax | Zen Buddhist Teacher Upaya Abbot
 
“All other perfections are included in the act of giving. The giving of wisdom, the wisdom of giving.” With these words, Roshi Joan Halifax and John Dunne continue their discussion of the six perfections before moving onto a discussion of negative mental states and how to confront them.By Joan Halifax | Zen Buddhist Teacher Upaya Abbot
 
The six perfections are an important part of Shantideva’s teachings. Roshi Joan Halifax and John Dunne break down the perfections and delve into the first chapters of A Guide to the Bodhisattva Way of Life.By Joan Halifax | Zen Buddhist Teacher Upaya Abbot
 
Roshi Joan Halifax and John Dunne open today’s talk with a description of Shantideva’s life as he went from one failed job to another before ending up as a great yogi cave dweller.By Joan Halifax | Zen Buddhist Teacher Upaya Abbot
 
Marilyn Whitney has lead a fascinating life raising horses, performing medical research and currently working as a Chaplain in a cancer ward. Drawing from her Buddhist practice, Marilyn explores her work as an interfaith Chaplain while practicing the three tenants of not knowing, bearing witness and taking action.…
 
Shantideva’s A Guide to The Bodhisattva Way of Life is a foundational text that guides the reader through the development of bodhicitta, or the awakening of the heart-mind through a nondual perspective that embodies the wisdom of emptiness and compassion. To put it more simply, Roshi Joan Halifax asks, “What do you want to give away to […]…
 
In this inspiring talk, Seigen Chuck Overley explores the process of finding ease and joy in difficult situations. From teaching meditation to inmates at the Penitentiary of New Mexico to art classes with the elderly, Chuck delves into why “showing up” to face suffering takes courage and cultivates compassion.…
 
Dr. James S. Gordon, founder of The Center for Mind-Body Medicine and author of The Transformation: Discovering Wholeness and Healing After Trauma, encourages us to see that, “trauma is a part of life, and not apart from it.” Through sharing heartfelt stories of transformation from many cultures around the world, Dr. Gordon offers different ways of…
 
Monshin Nannette Overley speaks on the three areas of what is classically referred to in Buddhism as the perfection of patience. They include patience with personal pain and hardship; patience with the suffering caused by our interactions with other people; and patience with painful truths about our human life. “Patience is considered an antidote t…
 
As Sensei Jose Shinzan Palma puts it, “the bad news is that this sesshin is coming to an end, and the good news is that this sesshin is coming to an end.” This talk explains the five “skandhas,” also known as the five aggregates. The aggregates, composed of form, feelings, perceptions, mental formations, and consciousness, collectively […]…
 
“The Diamond Sutra is bird song from 2000 years ago,” says Sensei Sokaku Kathie Fischer. In her talk, Sensei Fischer tells of the widespread influence of the sutra, citing the work of Zen Master Dogen, koans, the rise of the sudden enlightenment school in China, and the bodhisattva ideal, as well as the notion of […]…
 
Matthew Kozan Palevsky gives an eloquent talk on seeing things just as they are. To see “our tears just as tears, our joy as joy… We have to show up fully to notice, we have to decide to be here.” His talk includes what are known as the six paramitas, and it highlights the first of […]By Joan Halifax | Zen Buddhist Teacher Upaya Abbot
 
Sensei Jose Shinzan Palma reminds us that we can’t meditate with our heads. It is when we realize that all of the Zen books that we’ve read are useless that we settle into non-conceptual mind states. Shinzan sprinkles in advice such as, “stop judging your situation, that’s when you are totally free; fully embrace it. Don’t […]…
 
Sensei Sokaku Kathie Fischer’s talk covers a wide breadth of themes, everything from trusting the breath, to evolutionary biology and fearlessness. Her talk asks us to practice restraint from reactivity, and to think of the mind as a sense organ. In other words, the object of mind can be seen in the same category that […]…
 
The Diamond Sutra is one of the most well-known Mahayana texts on what is called the perfection of wisdom. The Sutra, a dialogue between the Buddha and one of his disciples, explains what is meant by perfect wisdom: “The name of this dharma teaching, Subhuti, is the Perfection of Wisdom. Thus should you remember it. And […]…
 
Fushin James Bristol gives a talk on his path to Zen Buddhism. He begins with his secular childhood and traces a story through his desire to be a Roman Catholic priest and then to his meeting with Roshi Joan Halifax in the late 1990s. With his introduction to Zen Buddhism, he begins to ask what […]By Joan Halifax | Zen Buddhist Teacher Upaya Abbot
 
“The Diamond Sutra is bird song from 2000 years ago,” says Sensei Sokaku Kathie Fischer. In her talk, Sensei Fischer tells of the widespread influence of the Sutra, citing the work of Zen Master Dogen, Koans, the rise of the sudden enlightenment school in China, and the bodhisattva ideal, as well as the notion of […]…
 
Matthew Kozan Palevsky speaks about what it means to be on pilgrimage. He says, “being on pilgrimage invites us into not knowing.” When we let go of our knowledge of the world, of our preconceptions, we become free. Whether you are circumambulating a sacred mountain, prostrating at each step, or simply walking kinhin, there are many […]…
 
Wendy Johnson and Matthew Kozan Palevsky explore an array of subjects in this beautiful morning’s talk on Ecological Dharma. “Water cannot be changed; never say that water is polluted.” Wendy manages to weave nuggets of wisdom and insight such as this into the wild tangle of her talk. She recalls her teacher’s old sayings and […]…
 
Sensei Sokaku Kathie Fischer and Matthew Kozan Palevsky give a very pragmatic talk on attachment and how to cultivate non-attachment through zazen. During zazen, we are continuously distracted by our thoughts, but we keep bringing our attention back to the breath. Kozan says, “there’s nothing wrong with thoughts, it’s only when we are attached to […
 
What does “no-self” really mean? Sensei Sokaku Kathie Fischer offers a beautiful talk on what it means to be in “this moment, this body, this place, and this time of no time.” She uses an account of recent pictures which depict plastic bags in the deepest portion of the ocean. This theme of no-self is […]…
 
Sensei Jose Shinzan Palma and Sokaku Kathie Fischer continue their discussion of the Diamond Sutra. This time Sensei Shinzan talks about the sixth passage of the text, which is about the true faith of belief. A pivotal sentence from the chapter reads, “Bhagavan, will there be any beings in the future, in the final epoch, in […]…
 
Sensei Jose Shinzan Palma discusses the second chapter of The Diamond Sutra, a dialogue between Buddha and Subuthi, and the importance of an inquiring mind. “When Roshi Bernie Glassman used to come here to teach,” says Shinzan,” he said, ‘It’s not about the answers, it’s about the question.'” Shinzan talks about koans, his own questions […]…
 
What does the Diamond Sutra teach? In this Zazenkai talk, Sensei Jose Shinzan Palma and Matthew Kozan Palevsky begin to explore the Diamond Sutra, one of the most influential Mahayana sutras in East Asia. The Sutra features a dialogue between Subhuti and the Buddha on emptiness, compassion, and skillful means. The Sutra emphasizes the notion […]…
 
Sensei Shinzan Palma leads this talk on the Diamond Sutra, one of the most influential Mahayana sutras in East Asia that expounds emptiness, compassion, and skillful means. Shinzan says, “the Diamond Sutra’s beautiful teachings are not easy to understand. It is just talking over and over again about the non-self. The point is to really […]…
 
Are you joyful? What is the difference between joy and happiness? Matthew Kozan Palevsky asks such questions in his exploration of the role of joy in dharma. Laughingly, Kozan explains, “I’ve been reading the sutras very carefully about joy and it turns out that joy, not suffering, is at the heart of Buddhism.” This talk […]…
 
What does it mean to love a city? Wendy Johnson speaks of heartbreak and connection on the 18th anniversary of September 11, 2001. Speaking of a visit to the World Trade Center Memorial site, Wendy describes her love for New York City and the sadness she experienced at the unfolding of the attacks on the […]…
 
Kigaku Noah Rossetter introduces the theme of his talk with a quote from Buddha, “I have taught one thing and one thing only, dukkha and the cessation of dukkha.” So, what is dukkha? Noah explores the many facets of dukkha through passages from the Pali Suttas, as well as related concepts of tanha (thirst), upadana (craving), klesha […]…
 
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