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Johnny Stork7,288Spirituality & Self Development CircleWe all strive towards various personal, professional and for many, spiritual goals in life. In our increasingly crowded and interconnected planet, we are often reminded of how each of out lives intersect and how each of us share many of the same values and needs. Many of these shared values and shared needs included the welfare of others, the welfare of the entire planet and the welfare of all living creatures.One way to think of what it means to be "spiritual" or concerned with "self" development is simply to be concerned with something, or someone, beyond yourself, beyond the personal. Holding a transpersonal world-view.The people in this circle share these values, these interests in developing personally, professionally and spiritually for the sake of all people as well as themselves. I am honoured to share this circle of humanitarian, compassionate, learned and transpersonally inclined friends. #transpersonalpsychology   #spirituality   #selfdevelopment   #positivepsychology  2014-02-05 00:55:3849011716CC G+
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2014-07-04 12:50:08 (6 comments, 2 reshares, 18 +1s)

Most reshares: 6

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2014-07-16 11:48:48 (1 comments, 6 reshares, 21 +1s)

"To embrace suffering culminates in greater empathy, the capacity to feel what it is like for the other to suffer, which is the ground for unsentimental compassion and love."

~Stephen Batchelor

After Buddhism - http://goo.gl/QPOJTc

Most plusones: 32

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2014-07-19 15:18:35 (2 comments, 3 reshares, 32 +1s)

Roshi Joan:  a few days ago, while walking in the mountains where i live, i remembered his holiness' words: my religion is kindness. i thought about my years of practice, plain and fancy, and saw that all the upaya's, all the words and admonitions mean nothing if not based in fundamental kindness, maitri supported by wisdom. for some people, this notion might seem simplistic. but for me, heading into my 72nd year, i feel that practice is about opening more and more into this fundamental good heart.

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2014-07-31 21:32:50 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 17 +1s)

"Zen is being what we are doing." A beautiful birthday dharma talk by Roshi Joan Halifax

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2014-07-31 11:53:19 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)

What is a Bodhisattva?

Bodhisattva is a sanskrit word combining sattva, or “being,” and bodhi, or “awakened.” 

Read More: http://goo.gl/gZuwqw 

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2014-07-31 09:42:37 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)

Kigaku made this for Roshi Joan on the event of her birthday: Happy Birthday, Roshi 2014

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2014-07-31 09:42:09 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

Roshi's birthday was a joy for all. Here is a gift from Kigaku: Happy Birthday, Roshi 2014

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2014-07-31 00:35:03 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

Wishing a very happy birthday to the incredible Roshi Joan Halifax

Featured Teacher: Roshi Joan Halifax - http://goo.gl/ek2bzt

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2014-07-30 21:23:56 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

I was enriched to learn more about the vast and varied landscape of experiences that have been part of the life, mind-heart, and studies of Roshi Joan, not so much in a constructed, narrative biographical way, but in a way that felt more like traveling with her or in her footsteps to these many places, circumambulating around the mountains of her life, moving “‘down and in’” to the dark of shamanic journeys. It’s incredible to me to get a sense of the way she has woven her life together; she quotes Thich Nhat Hanh saying, “‘our own life is the instrument with which we experiment with Truth.’”

http://www.upaya.org/2014/07/honoring-roshis-birthday-reflection-fruitful-darkness/

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2014-07-30 15:35:06 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

“Own the vastness of your own heart that can embrace …feelings of unworthiness without being conditioned by them.”

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2014-07-29 16:33:15 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

"Dogen’s phrases, his essays are so beautiful, so poetic, and, sometimes, so outrageous and enigmatic. Everything Dogen writes about is about meditation, the experience of zazen. So, when we see any kind of expression by Dogen, we see, Oh, this is his experience of meditation, and then we could somehow relate to that. We may not understand some of the phrases, but we don’t need to try to intellectually understand; we don’t need to analyze."

http://www.upaya.org/2014/07/tao-dogen-sensei-kaz-tanahashi-mountains-waters-sutra/

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2014-07-28 23:24:49 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

"At the very heart of service we understand that the act of caring is always mutually beneficial. We understand that in nurturing others we are always caring for ourselves, and this understanding fundamentally shifts the way we provide care. I'm not the good guy coming to the rescue; I have no white horses. Instead we become what I call 'compassionate companions'. 'Compassion', when literally translated means ' suffering with others' and 'with' is the most important word, because it implies belonging. 'Companion' is 'one who travels with another'. So in this relationship there is no guide, there is no healer and no one healed; we simply accompany one another. And as my friend Reb Anderson says, "We are simply walking through birth and death holding hands.""

~Frank Ostaseski

http://goo.gl/hfMCVS

2014-07-28 17:46:46 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

"...The helplessness was a sort of truthfulness, and although it was really frightening at times, it was also wonderful because I felt like I was no longer lying to myself. And this really led to deeper experiences of not knowing and to a kind of profound vulnerability. And in that I came to see a connection between love and trust and rest."

http://www.upaya.org/2014/07/basic-trust-frank-ostaseski/

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2014-07-28 11:46:35 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)

Dharma Talk: The Zen Paradox by Kaz Tanahashi

In this talk Sensei Kaz explores Dogen’s “Time-Being” and Ruth Ozeki’s “A Tale for the Time Being,” and how — because all people are nothing but time — we can shape time. He then reads a dozen or so delicate, poignant late-life haiku from a new collection by Mitsu Suzuki, Shunryu Suzuki Roshi’s 100-year-old widow. He tells tales of her life, and of his own encounters with her spanning fifty years...

Continue Reading & Listen: http://goo.gl/zPUYPr

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2014-07-25 12:57:27 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)

What Aspect of Dogen Inspires You the Most?
by Sensei Kaz Tanahashi

I think when we first meditate, everything is about me, you know? My body, my pain, my mind, my sleepiness, my work, my idea, and everything. And then we get sort of bored, and then we learn about Dogen’s state of meditation: being the sky, great ocean, fly like a bird and swim like a fish, and just be a plum petal flying in the air, and so forth. So, our field becomes larger and larger. I really always remind myself not to just be my small self, but go beyond, and be vast...

Continue Reading: http://goo.gl/9k3rDU

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2014-07-24 12:10:28 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

Dharma at the Edge: A Reflection on the Teachings of Fleet Maull

Join Acharya Fleet Maull
Aug 15— Aug 17, 2014 for
TRANSFORMING SUFFERING:
A Five Energies Approach to Service and Social Change

A Reflection on Fleet’s 2013 program Dharma at the Edge: Practicing and Serving in the Charnel Grounds of Society by Áine McCarthy. 

Read: http://goo.gl/Dyhcyh

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2014-07-24 00:56:15 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 17 +1s)

“In our lives, there are endless dharma events; each moment is a dharma event, a truth event.” 

~Roshi Joan Halifax 

Programs at Upaya - http://goo.gl/cqWswl

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2014-07-23 17:46:18 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 14 +1s)

Join us for a dharma talk this evening, Wednesday, July 23, 5:30 p.m. "The Zen Paradox" offered by the extraordinary teacher, scholar, translator, calligrapher, artist and activist Sensei Kazuaki Tanahashi.

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2014-07-23 12:33:08 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 10 +1s)

"We usually evaluate creative process in terms of how much feeling or thinking was behind the work or how well the work was done. Isn't there any other way of appreciating the process? What if the standard of excellence was how fully present the artist was during the process?"

~Kazuaki Tanahashi

http://goo.gl/5VAm76

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2014-07-22 17:51:45 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

"I think when we first meditate, everything is about me, you know? My body, my pain, my mind, my sleepiness, my work, my idea, and everything. And then we get sort of bored, and then we learn about Dogen’s state of meditation: being the sky, great ocean, fly like a bird and swim like a fish, and just be a plum petal flying in the air, and so forth. So, our field becomes larger and larger. I really always remind myself not to just be my small self, but go beyond, and be vast."

http://www.upaya.org/2014/07/aspect-dogen-inspires-sensei-kaz-tanahashi/

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2014-07-21 18:55:56 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

The Summer Practice Period Podcast Series is now available: an inspiring set of talks by Roshi Norman Fischer and Sensei Kathie Fischer.  
https://www.upaya.org/2014/07/summer-practice-period-class-series-all-4-parts/

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2014-07-21 12:17:45 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)

Norman Fischer & Kaz Tanahashi - Intimate Language

Opening this talk, Sensei Kaz invites us to consider how imagining the realization of world peace, although a seemingly impossible actuality, is quite pragmatic. Roshi Norman follows by reflecting on the Zen dialogues of dharma brothers Xuefeng and Yantou, and what they can teach us about the spiritual significance of warm friendship and finding one’s own path.

Continue Reading & Listen: http://goo.gl/3ybv2G

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2014-07-19 15:18:35 (2 comments, 3 reshares, 32 +1s)

Roshi Joan:  a few days ago, while walking in the mountains where i live, i remembered his holiness' words: my religion is kindness. i thought about my years of practice, plain and fancy, and saw that all the upaya's, all the words and admonitions mean nothing if not based in fundamental kindness, maitri supported by wisdom. for some people, this notion might seem simplistic. but for me, heading into my 72nd year, i feel that practice is about opening more and more into this fundamental good heart.

2014-07-18 14:14:06 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

Our sangha in sesshin today, with Roshi Norman Fischer, Sensei Kaz Tanahashi. Deep mind training, heart training in the spirit of Zen Master Dogen. Even in the midst of tragedy, loss, sorrow, we continue..........

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2014-07-18 11:51:33 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

Zazenkai Weekend – Dogen’s King of Samadhis

The morning following Zazenkai, Roshi Norman revisits Dogen’s text “The King of Samadhis” and invites participants to explore their own practice in a question and answer period. .

Bio: Roshi Zoketsu Norman Fischer is a poet and Zen Buddhist priest. For many years he has taught at the San Francisco Zen Center, the oldest and largest of the new Buddhist organizations in the West, where he served as Co-abbot from 1995-2000. He is presently a Senior Dharma Teacher there as well as the founder and spiritual director of the Everyday Zen Foundation, an organization dedicated to adapting Zen Buddhist teachings to Western culture.

Listen: http://goo.gl/nTbDSt

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2014-07-17 19:20:47 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)

Enseñanzas de Roshi Joan Halifax Ahora en Español!

We are happy to announce that some new Spanish translations of some of Roshi Joan's writings and teachings are now available on our web site. Please read, enjoy, and share!

EL PROBLEMA CON LA ILUMINACIÓN (The Trouble with Enlightenment)
INCLINÁNDOSE HACIA LA LUZ (Leaning into the Light)
LA COMPASIÓN Y EL VERDADERO SIGNIFICADO DE LA EMPATÍA (Compassion and the True meaning of Empathy)
LA PALABRA CORRECTA Y NECESARIA (The Correct and Necessary Word)
LAS TRES JOYAS (The Three Jewels)

https://www.upaya.org/about/roshi/writings/

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2014-07-17 12:12:31 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

“The actions, thoughts, and words of each of us are important. All of us together are making the world. So we have to ask ourselves: “How am I living? What kind of actions am I taking? Am I a force for good in the world or am I just another person doing nothing to help and therefore making things worse?”

~Norman Fischer

Dogen's Time Being - http://goo.gl/0r26Hz

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2014-07-16 21:42:04 (2 comments, 3 reshares, 22 +1s)

Photo by Elizabeth Vigeon, Upaya Buddhist Chaplaincy Program, Cohort 5.

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2014-07-16 14:01:09 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

Join good friends Frank Ostaseski and Roshi Joan in August. New and special teachings........... https://www.upaya.org/2014/06/offering-warm-heart-teachings-mindful-compassion-care-dying/ — with Frank Ostaseski.

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2014-07-16 11:48:48 (1 comments, 6 reshares, 21 +1s)

"To embrace suffering culminates in greater empathy, the capacity to feel what it is like for the other to suffer, which is the ground for unsentimental compassion and love."

~Stephen Batchelor

After Buddhism - http://goo.gl/QPOJTc

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2014-07-15 22:40:42 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)

Please join us tomorrow, Wednesday July 16 at 5:30 p.m. for a dharma talk with two extraordinary teachers: Roshi Zoketsu Norman Fischer and Sensei Kazuaki Tanahashi, "Intimate Language."

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2014-07-15 12:37:06 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 10 +1s)

“Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.”

~Thích Nhất Hạnh

Programs at Upaya - http://goo.gl/xRFKa4

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2014-07-14 12:15:02 (0 comments, 4 reshares, 29 +1s)

Being Underwater

In this talk Sensei Kathie discusses Dogen’s “Ocean Mudra Samadhi” and Japanese Soto Zen forms by analogy to biological evolution. She offers practices inspired by our evolutionary inheritance: touching the earth, sitting in gravity like a mountain, and “amoeba practice”: moving — or sitting — from the inside out.

Continue Reading & Listen: http://goo.gl/Q2LkQV

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2014-07-13 12:24:40 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)

So grateful to be teaching with my good friend Frank Ostaseski in August. Join us........... https://www.upaya.org/2014/06/offering-warm-heart-teachings-mindful-compassion-care-dying/ — with Frank Ostaseski.

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2014-07-13 11:07:31 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)

“In our lives, there are endless dharma events; each moment is a dharma event, a truth event.” 

~Roshi Joan Halifax 

Programs at Upaya - http://goo.gl/kgS3vO

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2014-07-12 16:10:13 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

"And, another thing I think is really critical is how do we cultivate a sense of well-being, a sense of nourishment, peace and joyfulness? ...humor, service, joy, kindness, stability, accountability, wisdom — and to me the most important is compassion, recognizing the truth of suffering in others and in oneself."

—Roshi Joan Halifax on creating nourishing spiritual communities

http://www.upaya.org/2014/07/roshi-joan-halifax-interview-sean-murphy-part-ii/

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2014-07-12 12:52:18 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

Dogen on the Practice Period

Roshi Norman opens the Summer Practice Period with this week’s dharma talk on the dreamlike quality of zazen, practice period, and life itself. He discusses the famous case of the founder of Soto Zen in China Dongshan’s departure from his master Yunyan. When the student asked what the essence of his master’s teaching was, Yunyan replied, “Just this.” After leaving, Dongshan crossed a river and seeing his face in the water realized that all of life is “a reflection, a projection, a picture, a dream.” Roshi Norman points out how the 

Continue Reading & Listen: http://goo.gl/QERGqU

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2014-07-11 15:54:13 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

Join us August 1-3:

During this unique weekend, renowned Dogen translator, Kaz Tanahashi, introduces us to his passion for the wild mind of Zen Master Dogen. Upaya's Abbot, Roshi Joan Halifax, shares her love of the writings of Zen Master Dogen, particularly the Mountains and Rivers Sutra. Professor Carl Bielefeldt, author of "Dōgen's Manuals of Zen Meditation," explores what he has learned from the great teacher Dogen. Writer, Natalie Goldberg, gets us to sit, write, walk in the spirit of Dogen.

https://www.upaya.org/programs/event.php?id=1191

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2014-07-10 14:01:20 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

Taking off the Armor: Roshi Bernie Glassman

"Ring the bells
The bells that still can ring
There is no perfect offering
There is a crack
A crack in everything
That’s how the light gets in"

I think that sums up our practice…

And our practice is about becoming vulnerable—taking off the armor. Removing the armor. I believe that’s in one of The Eight Awareness’s of the Enlightened Person, that Dogen talks on. That Shakyamuni Buddha first talked on before he died, and Dogen talks on. The Eight Awareness’s of the Enlightened Person, and one of them is dealing with taking off the armor...

Continue Reading: http://goo.gl/uxSOIS

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2014-07-09 22:40:54 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)

Calling out to hungry hearts,
everywhere through endless time

You who wander, you who thirst,
I offer you this Bodhi Mind

Calling out to hungry spirits,
everywhere through endless time

Calling out to hungry hearts,
all the lost and left behind

Gather round and share this meal,
your joy and your sorrow, I make it mine

—From the opening verse to "The Gate of Sweet Nectar," trans. Bernie Glassman Roshi

Upaya eNews for the week of July 8: The Circle of the Way—Read online or subscribe!

http://www.upaya.org/newsletter/view/2014/07/08

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2014-07-09 17:56:02 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

"Our practice is about becoming vulnerable—taking off the armor... And it’s fascinating, this notion of armor, because we all have it, and we create clothing, or an armor, for the world, or for the space that we tend to inhabit. And the same armor in one space could be disaster in another space…"

http://www.upaya.org/2014/07/taking-armor-roshi-bernie-glassman/

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2014-07-09 13:07:05 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

The Three Jewels: interview by Sean Murphy of Roshi Joan: http://www.upaya.org/newsletter/view/2014/07/08

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2014-07-08 17:41:55 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)

Upaya Zen Center is joyful to announce that Joshin Brian Byrnes is the first President of our Zen Center. A bow of gratitude to Joshin and the sangha.

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2014-07-08 12:58:51 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)

“stare deep into the world before you as if it were the void: innumerable holy ghosts, bhuddies and savior gods there hide smiling. all the atoms emitting light inside wavehood, there is no personal separation of any of it. a hummingbird can come into a house and hawk will not: so rest and be assured, while looking for light, you may suddenly be devoured by the darkness and find the true light.”

~Jack Kerouac

Programs at Upaya - http://goo.gl/FGFs7f

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2014-07-07 13:27:59 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)

Dogen on the Practice Period

Roshi Norman opens the Summer Practice Period with this week’s dharma talk on the dreamlike quality of zazen, practice period, and life itself. He discusses the famous case of the founder of Soto Zen in China Dongshan’s departure from his master Yunyan. When the student asked what the essence of his master’s teaching was, Yunyan replied, “Just this.” After leaving, Dongshan crossed a river and seeing his face in the water realized that all of life is “a reflection, a projection, a picture, a dream.”

Continue Reading: http://goo.gl/R0hsYi

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2014-07-07 11:49:11 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

Join us today, July 7, 5:30pm for a special empowerment ceremony of Joshin Brian Byrnes, the new president of Upaya Zen Center, officiated by Upaya's Abbot, Roshi Joan Halifax. The ceremony is followed by a celebratory dinner. Please call the office for your dinner reservation: 986 8518.

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2014-07-05 21:57:27 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 11 +1s)

The Four Bodhisattva Vows

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2014-07-05 11:45:59 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)

http://www.upaya.org/programs/event.php?id=1282
Join us at a beautiful times of the year at Upaya Zen Center: the Summer Zen Circle gives practitioners the opportunity to enter into a time of retreat, learning, meditation practice, participation with Upaya's residential community in their daily schedule, and special programs within the Circle that are led by Zen teachers. The entire Zen Circle is supported by Practice Mentors. Faculty from the programs included within each Zen Circle teach only their specific retreat. Accommodation is dorm or you may upgrade to double or single (though few singles are available and are on a first come/first serve basis) for a supplemental fee. The wonderful food at Upaya is vegetarian and organic. You may register for individual programs only or contact Upaya's Registrar@upaya.org for other options. The most discounted fee is to register for the entire Zen... more »

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2014-07-04 12:50:08 (6 comments, 2 reshares, 18 +1s)

2014-07-04 11:46:41 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)

Happy Inter-independence Day

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2014-07-03 15:48:30 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

Join us for an Empowerment Ceremony to install Joshin Brian Byrnes as President of Upaya: Monday, July 7, 2014 at 5:30 p.m. in the Circle of the Way Temple. Your RSVP is important to us: please contact Batya at 505-986-8518 ext. 11.

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2014-07-02 23:43:38 (1 comments, 4 reshares, 27 +1s)

“The source of love is deep in us and we can help others realize a lot of happiness. One word, one action, one thought can reduce another person’s suffering and bring that person joy.”

~Thích Nhất Hạnh

http://goo.gl/V5l4Eg

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2014-07-02 13:29:48 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

What Are We Waiting For?

The passage “What are Waiting for?” actually comes from Norman Fischer’s book Sailing Home where he uses Homer’s Odyssey to describe our practice of returning to ourselves over and over again. What I’ll explore tonight is things in his passage which is about waiting, what happens in our waiting, a ripening, our feeling, really kind of meeting ourselves and understanding what we’re feeling which is, in fact, the heart of our practice—really, the first Noble Truth to really meet ourselves in that place.

Continue Reading: http://goo.gl/OHyora

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