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Upaya Zen Center has been shared in 30 public circles

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Benjamin Davis2,983 This circle contains people who really are interesting and active people on Google Plus.Grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:If you received the notice you are in this circle, then well done.If you would like to be included in the next Circle Share, you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles (If you haven't already)2 - Share the circle (Publicly) - (cc) me in the comments on the share and I can add you to the next circle immediately.  Otherwise I may not notice your activity!3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.5 - Add the circle or just check it out.Follow your dreams, Share and Be Shared.More you share more you get! :)Thanks!2014-12-15 12:50:43500112
GuruOmBha0This circle will add amazing, and wonderful content to you stream.Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to or stay in this Circle - Share the circleIf you received the notice you are in this circle, then well done.If you would like to be included in the next Circle Share, you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles2 - Share the circle (Publicly)3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles#sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles#publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle2014-12-12 11:38:40482000
Ryan Johnson20,406This circle contains people who are very active on Google+If you received a notification, please reshare to your circlesIf you’d like to be added to the next circle share: • +1 this circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include me in your circles • Comment on this post#circle #Sharedcircles #circleshare #publiccircle #followme #public #sharedpubliccircles #circleoftheday #circleall #circlecircle #circleday2014-12-11 10:33:04496596294
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Brian Mcquillan15,525Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to or stay in this Circle - Share the circleIf you received the notice you are in this circle, then well done.If you would like to be included in the next Circle Share, you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles2 - Share the circle (Publicly)3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #circleshare #SocialMedia #SharedPublicCircles #PublicCircle #CircleOfTheDay #followers #follow #AddCircle #Sharers #Engagers #Awesomepeople #ShareAndBeShared2014-12-10 10:18:21483506897
Harry Day11,209*If You recieve this message You are included in circle !!!To get in, and to ensure you stay in #thebestfriends  circle you need to do the following:1. Include me in your circles...!!!2.  Add the circle if you can, if not try again later.3. Plus this post...!!! 4. Publicly share this circle...!!!5. Leave a comment on this circle so I know you have done the three steps above...!!!*#photography  #circlesharingforthepeopleplc #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday  2014-11-21 13:21:02485527
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 00:55:3849011616
Paul Finnerty2,166Spiritual Circle Thanks +Laura Sanna for the share!@#sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircles   #circlesharing   #circleshared   #publiccirclesproject   #publicsharedcircles   #circleofthedayInteresting folks of spiritual shares!  #circleshare   Last share is over 200 total shares, plusses and comments yet again so let's keep it rolling!Add the circle, add yourself and reshare the circle!  Make sure you use the hash marks!2012-09-17 01:23:002723010
Marc Pitman4,748Whoops. I wanted to share my Nonprofit Org circle, but it has 694 organizaitons and, apparently, I can only share 500 at a time! Sorry. But enjoy this many anyway!2012-08-24 00:52:47500501
Trever McGhee11,187+Rolf Tschochohei created an amazing circle of caring people and included me, which we're very grateful.Add the circle for a week and see how it brightens your stream, keep the sunshine ones and take the rest and put them a sided for you never know when it's their turn to brighten your day.Day 95 of our journey away from home to inspire you to Take2seconds to follow us, so that sponsors invest more in the community projects that generate income to fund more community projects.+Take2seconds  #Take2seconds  +Circle Plus +Best Shared Circle +The Best Circles on Google+ +Full Circle +CircleCount +Nothing but Circles +Public Circles +Wanna Be Circled +CIRCLES +Circles 2012-08-19 09:27:532513512
Werner Brock4,388#BuddhistCircle  open to all lineages or groups, we are sharing here #Buddhist   topics, news, questions, discussions and wisdom in a tolerant and mutually supporting way.Please add and share this circle.Please use the hashtag #BuddhistCircle  for posting and reading by search.If you want to be added, please leave a message here.Today we received Khenpo Sonam Gyatso Rinpoche´s offer to share some time for us. +Khenpo Sogyal is professor for Buddhist Philosophy and Logic at Benares (Varanasi) University in India. We will start a new thread for discussion with Khenpo-la. 2012-07-29 10:16:56292757
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Daniel Harrington10,695The Whopper BRANDS AND BUSINESS PAGES ONLY CIRCLE - Please Share! (You Can Add This To A Brand Page)#brandpagescircles #brandcircles #circlesharing #brandpage #circleshared #circles #marketing #socialmedia #circleshare #brandpages #pages #brands #sharedcircles #publiccircles #publiccirclesproject #brandspages #seo #sem #brandpage #publiccircles #tech #business #socialnetworks #googleplus #circleoftheday #socialmediamarketing2012-02-26 02:50:17500012
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Daniel Harrington10,570Great #BrandPages Only Circle! - Can Be Added To Brand Pages. Enjoy and Please Share! Thank You!#circlesharing #publiccirclesproject #sharedcircles #circleshare #circles #circlesdatabase #circlestoshare #sharecircle #brands #business #marketing #businesspages #socialmediamarketing #socialmedia #googleplus #sharedcircles #circles2012-02-21 16:25:03500010
Daniel Harrington10,083Do You Have A #BrandPage or #BusinessPage and Want More Followers? Well You Can Only Add Brand Pages To Brand Pages On #GooglePlus So You Have To Find a Big #Circle That Includes Only Brand Pages and Not One Personal Page or It Will Be Rejected When You Try To Add It - SO....Here Is That Circle!! Please Share! #brands #business #marketing #products #companies #logos #tech #cars #food #recipes #institutions #organizations #corporations #smallbusiness #circlesharing #sharedcircles2012-02-17 00:42:19500101
Nonprofit Organizations1,593Just added my 600th nonprofit to my "Nonprofit Organizations" Circle. However, it appears you can only "Share" a maximum of 500 pages circled. 600 in this circle, but only shows 500 when shared. Hmm... will have to think about that...2011-11-18 16:49:105009513
The Chronicle of Philanthropy0An updated circle of nonprofits on Google+. Help us build our list by sharing others.2011-11-14 22:48:0317429446
SocialCX0Wondering what brands are up to on Google+? Check out this shared circle of 400 brand pages for some great examples!2011-11-14 18:32:084001077
Beth Kanter68,942Here's my open nonprofit brand circle and my scoop.it curation of google + for nonprofits resources - http://www.scoop.it/t/google-for-nonprofits2011-11-11 22:20:25101281918
G+ Business Pages Directory0Charities, Non-Profits, Organizations ... Leave your own, friends' and ones you've circled!!!#pages #googleplus #sharedcircle#coolpages2011-11-10 08:17:36721126
The Chronicle of Philanthropy0With an assist from +Beth Kanter we've been able to further expand the list of nonprofits that have created Google+ pages. Keep sharing examples in the comments area and we'll keep building the list.2011-11-09 16:12:37115762

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2014-11-21 02:23:22 (2 comments, 4 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

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2014-12-15 13:26:42 (0 comments, 9 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

“If there is beauty, there must be ugliness;
If there is right, there must be wrong.
Wisdom and ignorance are complementary,
And illusion and enlightenment cannot be separated.
This is an old truth, don't think it was discovered recently.
"I want this, I want that"
Is nothing but foolishness.
I'll tell you a secret -
"All things are impermanent!”

~Ryokan

Most plusones: 19

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2014-12-15 13:26:42 (0 comments, 9 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

“If there is beauty, there must be ugliness;
If there is right, there must be wrong.
Wisdom and ignorance are complementary,
And illusion and enlightenment cannot be separated.
This is an old truth, don't think it was discovered recently.
"I want this, I want that"
Is nothing but foolishness.
I'll tell you a secret -
"All things are impermanent!”

~Ryokan

Latest 50 posts

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2014-12-20 13:42:01 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

The First Paramita: Dana, Generosity
by Roshi Joan Halifax

The gift of non-fear awakens the mind of generosity.

What kind of mind is this? Bodhi mind, awakened mind, includes everything. It includes our fear and our greed.

Another quality which arises with fear and greed is craving, or longing, “I want; I want a relationship; I want money; I want love.” When this mind arises, we are lost in the material world. We are searching the material world for what we want. But the practice of Dana, of generosity, will help us see that what we really want is the mind of non-duality, the mind of non-separation. We can also call this the mind of Love, or coming home, or Bodhi mind.

Continue Reading: http://goo.gl/PB8Oty

The First Paramita: Dana, Generosity
by Roshi Joan Halifax

The gift of non-fear awakens the mind of generosity.

What kind of mind is this? Bodhi mind, awakened mind, includes everything. It includes our fear and our greed.

Another quality which arises with fear and greed is craving, or longing, “I want; I want a relationship; I want money; I want love.” When this mind arises, we are lost in the material world. We are searching the material world for what we want. But the practice of Dana, of generosity, will help us see that what we really want is the mind of non-duality, the mind of non-separation. We can also call this the mind of Love, or coming home, or Bodhi mind.

Continue Reading: http://goo.gl/PB8Oty___

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2014-12-19 21:37:47 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

A few spots remain in the 2015 Cohort of Upaya's Chaplaincy Training Program!  Apply now!  Contact: chaplaincy@upaya.org

https://www.upaya.org/social-action/chaplaincy/application/

A few spots remain in the 2015 Cohort of Upaya's Chaplaincy Training Program!  Apply now!  Contact: chaplaincy@upaya.org

https://www.upaya.org/social-action/chaplaincy/application/___

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2014-12-19 13:48:09 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Join writer Natalie Goldberg, Zen teacher Roshi Joan Halifax, artist Kaz Tanahashi for a special weekend on the great haiku poet Basho: http://www.upaya.org/programs/event.php?id=1375

Join writer Natalie Goldberg, Zen teacher Roshi Joan Halifax, artist Kaz Tanahashi for a special weekend on the great haiku poet Basho: http://www.upaya.org/programs/event.php?id=1375___

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2014-12-19 13:45:39 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

First talk given by Kaz Tanahashi and Roshi Joan at Rohatsu sesshin: http://www.upaya.org/…/kaz-tanahashi-and-joan-halifax-12-0…/

First talk given by Kaz Tanahashi and Roshi Joan at Rohatsu sesshin: http://www.upaya.org/…/kaz-tanahashi-and-joan-halifax-12-0…/___

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2014-12-18 22:11:06 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

The 3 Building Blocks of Transformation
by Maia Duerr

Transformation is not about making superficial changes – it’s about radically altering something at a deep level. It’s the process that a caterpillar undergoes as it becomes a butterfly, shedding everything familiar to it, moving from cocoon to wings. It’s not always easy but it’s always worth it.

Continue Reading: http://goo.gl/cI168a

The 3 Building Blocks of Transformation
by Maia Duerr

Transformation is not about making superficial changes – it’s about radically altering something at a deep level. It’s the process that a caterpillar undergoes as it becomes a butterfly, shedding everything familiar to it, moving from cocoon to wings. It’s not always easy but it’s always worth it.

Continue Reading: http://goo.gl/cI168a___

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2014-12-17 13:11:03 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Exploring the Power of Non-Violence
by Cheri Maples

I can tell you that it was stumbling across this path of mindfulness that gave me the tools to navigate my way out of the recipe for disaster that I’ve described. The practice of mindfulness cultivated my ability to notice and observe my inner world, which, in turn, provided some refuge from that tornado of habit energy that used to violently toss me around. Mindfulness is about learning how to slow down and nurture calmness and self-acceptance. It helps to learn how to watch our thoughts and how to let go of them without getting so caught and driven by them.

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

Exploring the Power of Non-Violence
by Cheri Maples

I can tell you that it was stumbling across this path of mindfulness that gave me the tools to navigate my way out of the recipe for disaster that I’ve described. The practice of mindfulness cultivated my ability to notice and observe my inner world, which, in turn, provided some refuge from that tornado of habit energy that used to violently toss me around. Mindfulness is about learning how to slow down and nurture calmness and self-acceptance. It helps to learn how to watch our thoughts and how to let go of them without getting so caught and driven by them.

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

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2014-12-16 22:52:48 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

The First Paramita: Dana, Generosity
by Roshi Joan Halifax

The gift of non-fear awakens the mind of generosity.

What kind of mind is this? Bodhi mind, awakened mind, includes everything. It includes our fear and our greed.

Another quality which arises with fear and greed is craving, or longing, “I want; I want a relationship; I want money; I want love.” When this mind arises, we are lost in the material world. We are searching the material world for what we want. But the practice of Dana, of generosity, will help us see that what we really want is the mind of non-duality, the mind of non-separation. We can also call this the mind of Love, or coming home, or Bodhi mind.

Continue Reading: http://goo.gl/PB8Oty

The First Paramita: Dana, Generosity
by Roshi Joan Halifax

The gift of non-fear awakens the mind of generosity.

What kind of mind is this? Bodhi mind, awakened mind, includes everything. It includes our fear and our greed.

Another quality which arises with fear and greed is craving, or longing, “I want; I want a relationship; I want money; I want love.” When this mind arises, we are lost in the material world. We are searching the material world for what we want. But the practice of Dana, of generosity, will help us see that what we really want is the mind of non-duality, the mind of non-separation. We can also call this the mind of Love, or coming home, or Bodhi mind.

Continue Reading: http://goo.gl/PB8Oty___

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2014-12-16 13:24:49 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Join Sharon Salzberg and Roshi Joan Halifax for "Real Love, Real Compassion" this May

What is love? What is compassion? Can we cultivate the mind and heart of love and compassion free of fear? This special retreat with two great friends and renowned teachers is a time for us to explore what it means to love and what it is to cultivate boundless compassion.
We explore love and compassion through meditation, discussion, processes and practices that are for experienced and non experienced meditators.

Details & Registration: http://goo.gl/peVGvB

Join Sharon Salzberg and Roshi Joan Halifax for "Real Love, Real Compassion" this May

What is love? What is compassion? Can we cultivate the mind and heart of love and compassion free of fear? This special retreat with two great friends and renowned teachers is a time for us to explore what it means to love and what it is to cultivate boundless compassion.
We explore love and compassion through meditation, discussion, processes and practices that are for experienced and non experienced meditators.

Details & Registration: http://goo.gl/peVGvB___

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2014-12-15 23:21:10 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Courage to Be
by Joshin Byrnes

With the help of vivid exercises, Upaya’s Joshin Byrnes shows how three “Dharma seals” pervade all our experience. In one exercise, the assembly eats apple slices, contemplating how this momentary apple came to be: namely dependent on circles that widen throughout past space and time (farmer, farmer’s family, seed, soil, mountains and rivers that make the soil…), as well as into the horizonless future: will this eaten apple contribute to a moment of poetry in us, of protest…? Thus we see that the apple has no “birth or death”: no juncture where its dependencies begin, or where they end in an essence called apple. This is the first Dharma seal of emptiness, of boundless contingency. Continue the exercise long enough — starting from any point — and you must inevitably include the whole universe; nothing is independent of anything.
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Courage to Be
by Joshin Byrnes

With the help of vivid exercises, Upaya’s Joshin Byrnes shows how three “Dharma seals” pervade all our experience. In one exercise, the assembly eats apple slices, contemplating how this momentary apple came to be: namely dependent on circles that widen throughout past space and time (farmer, farmer’s family, seed, soil, mountains and rivers that make the soil…), as well as into the horizonless future: will this eaten apple contribute to a moment of poetry in us, of protest…? Thus we see that the apple has no “birth or death”: no juncture where its dependencies begin, or where they end in an essence called apple. This is the first Dharma seal of emptiness, of boundless contingency. Continue the exercise long enough — starting from any point — and you must inevitably include the whole universe; nothing is independent of anything.

Listen: http://goo.gl/d4nKhW___

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2014-12-15 13:26:42 (0 comments, 9 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

“If there is beauty, there must be ugliness;
If there is right, there must be wrong.
Wisdom and ignorance are complementary,
And illusion and enlightenment cannot be separated.
This is an old truth, don't think it was discovered recently.
"I want this, I want that"
Is nothing but foolishness.
I'll tell you a secret -
"All things are impermanent!”

~Ryokan

“If there is beauty, there must be ugliness;
If there is right, there must be wrong.
Wisdom and ignorance are complementary,
And illusion and enlightenment cannot be separated.
This is an old truth, don't think it was discovered recently.
"I want this, I want that"
Is nothing but foolishness.
I'll tell you a secret -
"All things are impermanent!”

~Ryokan___

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2014-12-15 12:45:00 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Exceptional Zen Circle with Kaz Tanahashi, Roshi Joan Halifax, Natalie Goldberg, Joshin Brian Byrnes at Upaya Zen Center, Feb 13-March 21: Basho, Heart Sutra, Calligraphy, Sesshin: http://www.upaya.org/programs/event.php?id=1374 Join us!

Exceptional Zen Circle with Kaz Tanahashi, Roshi Joan Halifax, Natalie Goldberg, Joshin Brian Byrnes at Upaya Zen Center, Feb 13-March 21: Basho, Heart Sutra, Calligraphy, Sesshin: http://www.upaya.org/programs/event.php?id=1374 Join us!___

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2014-12-14 21:09:25 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Zen Brain - The Embedded Mind - Perspectives from Buddhism and Cognitive Science

Contemplative practice depends on social context which shapes and gives meaning to experience, behavior, and action. From a scientific perspective, the idea that the social environment actively constitutes cognition is central to the study of embedded cognition. This groundbreaking retreat focuses on the embedded dimension of contemplative practice and experience. The retreat combines the perspectives of neuroscience, psychology, philosophy, and Buddhist studies and practice in order to illuminate the role that social context plays in shaping the mind.

Details: http://goo.gl/FDz17Y

Zen Brain - The Embedded Mind - Perspectives from Buddhism and Cognitive Science

Contemplative practice depends on social context which shapes and gives meaning to experience, behavior, and action. From a scientific perspective, the idea that the social environment actively constitutes cognition is central to the study of embedded cognition. This groundbreaking retreat focuses on the embedded dimension of contemplative practice and experience. The retreat combines the perspectives of neuroscience, psychology, philosophy, and Buddhist studies and practice in order to illuminate the role that social context plays in shaping the mind.

Details: http://goo.gl/FDz17Y___

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2014-12-13 16:25:07 (1 comments, 3 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Some Thoughts about Engaged Buddhism
Roshi Joan Halifax

The Buddha, some 2500 years ago, was involved in social revolution, from ordaining untouchables, a serial killer, and women to flattening out the social system by not re-creating the caste system in the monastic body.

He washed the wounds of a monk, dealt with complex sangha organizational politics, was advisor to kings, and taught the poor. He was also a monastic who had been married, had a son, and chose to leave a backwater village to engage in a mental experiment that led to insights about how the human mind is structured and can be trained to transform suffering, both personal and social, into compassion and wisdom. He also taught human kindness, even as he faced the winds of war.

Continue Reading: http://goo.gl/cQxl4e

Some Thoughts about Engaged Buddhism
Roshi Joan Halifax

The Buddha, some 2500 years ago, was involved in social revolution, from ordaining untouchables, a serial killer, and women to flattening out the social system by not re-creating the caste system in the monastic body.

He washed the wounds of a monk, dealt with complex sangha organizational politics, was advisor to kings, and taught the poor. He was also a monastic who had been married, had a son, and chose to leave a backwater village to engage in a mental experiment that led to insights about how the human mind is structured and can be trained to transform suffering, both personal and social, into compassion and wisdom. He also taught human kindness, even as he faced the winds of war.

Continue Reading: http://goo.gl/cQxl4e___

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2014-12-13 05:03:40 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Join us Sunday for this half-day, dana-based program of silent meditation with the wonderful Ray Olson.

Join us Sunday for this half-day, dana-based program of silent meditation with the wonderful Ray Olson.___

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2014-12-10 20:39:47 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Today, it almost seems to me as though the buddhas and bodhisattvas stand in solidarity with those raising their arms in demonstrations against injustice in collective mourning of the death of Mike Brown and disappointment with our justice system: “hands up, don’t shoot.”

Today, it almost seems to me as though the buddhas and bodhisattvas stand in solidarity with those raising their arms in demonstrations against injustice in collective mourning of the death of Mike Brown and disappointment with our justice system: “hands up, don’t shoot.”___

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2014-12-10 17:33:01 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Upaya Zen Center cares............ for all beings, for this earth, for you, for the practice, for the love of service. Consider a gift of support to Upaya this year: http://www.upaya.org/give/

Upaya Zen Center cares............ for all beings, for this earth, for you, for the practice, for the love of service. Consider a gift of support to Upaya this year: http://www.upaya.org/give/___

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2014-12-10 08:16:27 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

(Upaya eNews)-December 9: Infinite Responsibility-Roshi Joan Halifax, Wendy Johnson; Maia Duerr

Compassion is the ability to see clearly into the nature of suffering...
The enemies of genuine compassion: pity, moral outrage, and fear.

—Roshi Joan Halifax


Practice with infinite gratitude to
the past,
Infinite service to the present,
And infinite responsibility to the
future.

-Old Zen admonition

Read online or sign up. 

(Upaya eNews)-December 9: Infinite Responsibility-Roshi Joan Halifax, Wendy Johnson; Maia Duerr

Compassion is the ability to see clearly into the nature of suffering...
The enemies of genuine compassion: pity, moral outrage, and fear.

—Roshi Joan Halifax


Practice with infinite gratitude to
the past,
Infinite service to the present,
And infinite responsibility to the
future.

-Old Zen admonition

Read online or sign up. ___

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2014-12-09 21:57:07 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Join us for a dharma talk tomorrow by Dharma Holder Joshin Brian Byrnes, "The Courage to Be." Wednesday, December 10, 5:30 p.m. in the Circle of the Way Temple.

Join us for a dharma talk tomorrow by Dharma Holder Joshin Brian Byrnes, "The Courage to Be." Wednesday, December 10, 5:30 p.m. in the Circle of the Way Temple.___

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2014-12-05 21:38:47 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Radical optimism is a big view of the moment that does not include outcome. Another way of saying this is that the radical optimist is not undertaking an investment plan. Rather he or she is involved in a plan free of design.

Bearing witness in Auschwitz or on the streets of the Bowery is just bearing witness. Only a radical optimist can bear witness; if there is a thought to outcome, then one cannot be with the truth of what is actually happening.

Radical optimism is a big view of the moment that does not include outcome. Another way of saying this is that the radical optimist is not undertaking an investment plan. Rather he or she is involved in a plan free of design.

Bearing witness in Auschwitz or on the streets of the Bowery is just bearing witness. Only a radical optimist can bear witness; if there is a thought to outcome, then one cannot be with the truth of what is actually happening.___

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2014-12-04 22:32:47 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

"For Dogen, there is no bad zazen. When we take the form of an awakened one and sit accordingly, we are all awakened, everything is complete. That’s good news. The bad news is, we usually don’t notice. So, Dogen reminds us that 'in a circular form, the blossom is full.'"

"For Dogen, there is no bad zazen. When we take the form of an awakened one and sit accordingly, we are all awakened, everything is complete. That’s good news. The bad news is, we usually don’t notice. So, Dogen reminds us that 'in a circular form, the blossom is full.'"___

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2014-12-02 23:03:03 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

We so appreciate your ongoing support, allowing us to share the dharma in so many ways. #givingtuesday

I would like to speak of gratitude as a labor undertaken by the soul in order to effect the transformation after the gift has been received. Between the time a gift comes to us and the time we pass it along, we suffer gratitude. Moreover, with gifts that are agents of change, it is only when a gift has worked in us, only when we come up to its level that we can give it away again. Passing the gift along is the act of gratitude that finishes the labor.
—Lewis Hyde

We so appreciate your ongoing support, allowing us to share the dharma in so many ways. #givingtuesday

I would like to speak of gratitude as a labor undertaken by the soul in order to effect the transformation after the gift has been received. Between the time a gift comes to us and the time we pass it along, we suffer gratitude. Moreover, with gifts that are agents of change, it is only when a gift has worked in us, only when we come up to its level that we can give it away again. Passing the gift along is the act of gratitude that finishes the labor.
—Lewis Hyde___

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2014-12-02 22:58:01 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Congratulations to Upaya priest Genzan on his Shuso ceremony.  A beautiful and joyful celebration.

Congratulations to Upaya priest Genzan on his Shuso ceremony.  A beautiful and joyful celebration.___

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2014-11-30 04:30:27 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Please join us tomorrow, Sunday, November 30 at 11:00 a.m. for the Shuso Hossenshiki ceremony of Genzan Q Quennell 
in which Genzan is recognized as Head Trainee. A joyful occasion!

Please join us tomorrow, Sunday, November 30 at 11:00 a.m. for the Shuso Hossenshiki ceremony of Genzan Q Quennell 
in which Genzan is recognized as Head Trainee. A joyful occasion!___

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2014-11-26 15:36:23 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Join us this evening for the monks from Drepung Loseling monastery chanting for peace.  5:30 p.m. in the zendo.  

Join us this evening for the monks from Drepung Loseling monastery chanting for peace.  5:30 p.m. in the zendo.  ___

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2014-11-26 14:13:36 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Interbeing: Precepts and Practices of an Applied Ecology

In the Spring of 1991, after Thich Nhat Hanh had dedicated another quarter of a century of his life to teaching and engaged Buddhism on behalf of peace and compassion throughout the world, the United States bombed Iran in yet another attempt to halt injustice with violence. Thich Nhat Hanh struggled then with a decision to follow through on a scheduled teaching tour in the United States. He saw us, the people of the United States, as directly responsible for the actions of our political leaders, our oil industries, our military strategists, our pilots and servicemen.
The will to help us see, even as we aggravated strife in yet another foreign country, did not come easily. 

Read: http://goo.gl/on4MPr

Interbeing: Precepts and Practices of an Applied Ecology

In the Spring of 1991, after Thich Nhat Hanh had dedicated another quarter of a century of his life to teaching and engaged Buddhism on behalf of peace and compassion throughout the world, the United States bombed Iran in yet another attempt to halt injustice with violence. Thich Nhat Hanh struggled then with a decision to follow through on a scheduled teaching tour in the United States. He saw us, the people of the United States, as directly responsible for the actions of our political leaders, our oil industries, our military strategists, our pilots and servicemen.
The will to help us see, even as we aggravated strife in yet another foreign country, did not come easily. 

Read: http://goo.gl/on4MPr___

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2014-11-26 03:59:02 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Some Thoughts About Engaged Buddhism
by Roshi Joan Halifax

The Buddha, some 2500 years ago, was involved in social revolution, from ordaining untouchables, a serial killer, and women to flattening out the social system by not re-creating the caste system in the monastic body.

He washed the wounds of a monk, dealt with complex sangha organizational politics, was advisor to kings, and taught the poor. He was also a monastic who had been married, had a son, and chose to leave a backwater village to engage in a mental experiment that led to insights about how the human mind is structured and can be trained to transform suffering, both personal and social, into compassion and wisdom. He also taught human kindness, even as he faced the winds of war.

Continue Reading: http://goo.gl/2aomFA

Some Thoughts About Engaged Buddhism
by Roshi Joan Halifax

The Buddha, some 2500 years ago, was involved in social revolution, from ordaining untouchables, a serial killer, and women to flattening out the social system by not re-creating the caste system in the monastic body.

He washed the wounds of a monk, dealt with complex sangha organizational politics, was advisor to kings, and taught the poor. He was also a monastic who had been married, had a son, and chose to leave a backwater village to engage in a mental experiment that led to insights about how the human mind is structured and can be trained to transform suffering, both personal and social, into compassion and wisdom. He also taught human kindness, even as he faced the winds of war.

Continue Reading: http://goo.gl/2aomFA___

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2014-11-25 13:35:29 (1 comments, 3 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

"Good friends and excellent teachers - Stick close to them! Wealth and power are fleeting dreams but wise words perfume the world for ages.”

~Ryokan

"Good friends and excellent teachers - Stick close to them! Wealth and power are fleeting dreams but wise words perfume the world for ages.”

~Ryokan___

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2014-11-23 13:56:52 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

The GRACE compassion training, March 6-8, at Upaya Zen Center, is an exceptional program taught by Roshi Joan Halifax and clinicians, Tony Anthony Back and Cynda Rushton, for all who are involved in serving others, from clinicians to people in immigration reform, human services, civil and human rights, environmental reform, medicine, education, and others. Early registration is advised.

The GRACE compassion training, March 6-8, at Upaya Zen Center, is an exceptional program taught by Roshi Joan Halifax and clinicians, Tony Anthony Back and Cynda Rushton, for all who are involved in serving others, from clinicians to people in immigration reform, human services, civil and human rights, environmental reform, medicine, education, and others. Early registration is advised.___

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2014-11-23 00:37:43 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Honoring Thich Nhat Hanh: Wendy Johnson

Join Wendy Johnson and Roshi Joan Halifax
May 28— May 31, 2015 for
MOUNTAIN, VILLAGE, VALLEY:
Practicing in the Wild and Cultivated World

"It is a deep privilege to keep the watch through the night and in the next few days, and to feel how deeply our lives intertwine, in every way. And how grateful I am to have heard clearly and very calmly from Roshi Joan about Thich Nhat Hanh. So for those of us who had the privilege of practicing with this wonderful teacher in the early years—the floating sangha, we called ourselves—it is with a huge amount of gratitude that I am here tonight with you…"

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

Honoring Thich Nhat Hanh: Wendy Johnson

Join Wendy Johnson and Roshi Joan Halifax
May 28— May 31, 2015 for
MOUNTAIN, VILLAGE, VALLEY:
Practicing in the Wild and Cultivated World

"It is a deep privilege to keep the watch through the night and in the next few days, and to feel how deeply our lives intertwine, in every way. And how grateful I am to have heard clearly and very calmly from Roshi Joan about Thich Nhat Hanh. So for those of us who had the privilege of practicing with this wonderful teacher in the early years—the floating sangha, we called ourselves—it is with a huge amount of gratitude that I am here tonight with you…"

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

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2014-11-21 02:23:22 (2 comments, 4 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

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2014-11-20 21:34:57 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Just in time for the first snow of the season in Santa Fe, Upaya’s bookstore is now stocked with beautiful long-sleeved shirts featuring the original enso of Master Calligrapher Sensei Kazuaki Tanahashi.

Just in time for the first snow of the season in Santa Fe, Upaya’s bookstore is now stocked with beautiful long-sleeved shirts featuring the original enso of Master Calligrapher Sensei Kazuaki Tanahashi.___

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2014-11-20 12:40:43 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Interbeing: Precepts and Practices of an Applied Ecology-Marty Peale & Roshi Joan Halifax

In 1966, in the wake of a violent war that had raged for a quarter century, a war that left 1,500,000 countrymen dead and forests defoliated across his tropical homeland, Vietnamese Buddhist monk and renowned peace activist, Thich Nhat Hanh, founded a new Order. He called it the Tiep Hien Order, the Order of Interbeing. Thich Nhat Hanh’s teachings reveal the depth of the suffering he had witnessed and felt throughout his adult life—and the depth of his compassion. The Order of Interbeing is dedicated to alleviating suffering, fostering peace, raising awareness of non-duality, and raising awareness of the interpenetration of all beings. These are exemplified in the Order’s emphasis on engagement in the world and social transformation.

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

Interbeing: Precepts and Practices of an Applied Ecology-Marty Peale & Roshi Joan Halifax

In 1966, in the wake of a violent war that had raged for a quarter century, a war that left 1,500,000 countrymen dead and forests defoliated across his tropical homeland, Vietnamese Buddhist monk and renowned peace activist, Thich Nhat Hanh, founded a new Order. He called it the Tiep Hien Order, the Order of Interbeing. Thich Nhat Hanh’s teachings reveal the depth of the suffering he had witnessed and felt throughout his adult life—and the depth of his compassion. The Order of Interbeing is dedicated to alleviating suffering, fostering peace, raising awareness of non-duality, and raising awareness of the interpenetration of all beings. These are exemplified in the Order’s emphasis on engagement in the world and social transformation.

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

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2014-11-19 22:53:11 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Join us tomorrow for the Santa Fe Screening of Dying to Know, a new documentary about Ram Dass & Timothy Leary tomorrow at the Lensic! Tickets via the Lensic: http://www.lensic.org/content/tickets_santa_fe

Join us tomorrow for the Santa Fe Screening of Dying to Know, a new documentary about Ram Dass & Timothy Leary tomorrow at the Lensic! Tickets via the Lensic: http://www.lensic.org/content/tickets_santa_fe___

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2014-11-19 13:05:59 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Rohatsu: Wisdom Beyond Wisdom

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 Kazuaki Tanahashi explore the enlightenment of the Buddha, the story and its meaning in our lives today, during this powerful annual retreat.

Continue Reading: http://goo.gl/2NuUih

Rohatsu: Wisdom Beyond Wisdom

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 Kazuaki Tanahashi explore the enlightenment of the Buddha, the story and its meaning in our lives today, during this powerful annual retreat.

Continue Reading: http://goo.gl/2NuUih___

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2014-11-18 21:46:22 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Join us tomorrow for a dharma talk by Upaya priest and dharma holder, Ray Olson, "Who Do You Think You Are, Anyway?" Wednesday, November 19, 5:30 p.m. in the Circle of the Way Temple.

Join us tomorrow for a dharma talk by Upaya priest and dharma holder, Ray Olson, "Who Do You Think You Are, Anyway?" Wednesday, November 19, 5:30 p.m. in the Circle of the Way Temple.___

2014-11-18 11:44:54 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Winter snow, blue sky, bright sun, the practice in the zendo turns the heart toward the world while in its great quiet and stillness.

Winter snow, blue sky, bright sun, the practice in the zendo turns the heart toward the world while in its great quiet and stillness.___

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2014-11-17 14:16:56 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

The Ease and Joy of Mornings
with Shinzan Palma

Upaya is pleased to offer (donation only) a half-day of meditation practice for the community: dwelling, contemplating and relaxing into silence.  For those new to meditation, this day will be a perfect  introduction, and for those already established in their practice you will have the opportunity to nourish it further.   - See more at: http://www.upaya.org/programs/event.php?id=1200#sthash.Tut6kHP1.dpuf

Continue Reading: http://goo.gl/sq1zDE

The Ease and Joy of Mornings
with Shinzan Palma

Upaya is pleased to offer (donation only) a half-day of meditation practice for the community: dwelling, contemplating and relaxing into silence.  For those new to meditation, this day will be a perfect  introduction, and for those already established in their practice you will have the opportunity to nourish it further.   - See more at: http://www.upaya.org/programs/event.php?id=1200#sthash.Tut6kHP1.dpuf

Continue Reading: http://goo.gl/sq1zDE___

2014-11-16 13:46:48 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Upaya held a large healing service for Thich Nhat Hanh Nov. 15, led by Roshi Joan Halifax and Wendy Johnson. The latest news regarding Thich Nhat Hanh. 

Nov 16: Thầy is now in a hospital with a highly reputable neurologist monitoring his progress. He is in the right place with the best possible care and attention. New tests have been done. Doctors report that Thầy is showing good progress in terms of remaining stable and not having major changes in his condition during this critical part of his recovery. The area of hemorrhage has not grown and his vital signs are normal.

In the early morning, Saturday, November 15, Thầy opened his eyes for the first time since his cerebral hemorrhage, to look at his attendants for a brief moment. He was very conscious and attentive to what was happening around him, lifting his left hand to touch the attendant next to him. Since then, he hasalso o... more »

Upaya held a large healing service for Thich Nhat Hanh Nov. 15, led by Roshi Joan Halifax and Wendy Johnson. The latest news regarding Thich Nhat Hanh. 

Nov 16: Thầy is now in a hospital with a highly reputable neurologist monitoring his progress. He is in the right place with the best possible care and attention. New tests have been done. Doctors report that Thầy is showing good progress in terms of remaining stable and not having major changes in his condition during this critical part of his recovery. The area of hemorrhage has not grown and his vital signs are normal.

In the early morning, Saturday, November 15, Thầy opened his eyes for the first time since his cerebral hemorrhage, to look at his attendants for a brief moment. He was very conscious and attentive to what was happening around him, lifting his left hand to touch the attendant next to him. Since then, he has also opened his eyes several times and his gestures of communication are clearer, nodding or shaking his head to respond. Thầy has been able to rest and sleep peacefully for several hours each day. The doctors are cautiously optimistic and remind us that Thầy’s condition is still in a critical stage and conditions can change at any moment.___

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2014-11-16 13:15:24 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Winter Practice Period at Upaya Zen Center - The Way of Zen

Practice Period (Ango or "peaceful dwelling") is a traditional intensive training period common to many schools of Buddhism. Ango traces its history to the time of Shakyamuni Buddha and the early sangha. Each year, as the monsoon rains began, the community would gather together. This enabled everyone to deepen their practice and polish their understanding through the indispensable teachings of the Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha.

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

Winter Practice Period at Upaya Zen Center - The Way of Zen

Practice Period (Ango or "peaceful dwelling") is a traditional intensive training period common to many schools of Buddhism. Ango traces its history to the time of Shakyamuni Buddha and the early sangha. Each year, as the monsoon rains began, the community would gather together. This enabled everyone to deepen their practice and polish their understanding through the indispensable teachings of the Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha.

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

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2014-11-16 07:01:53 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

“We believe that it takes a strong back and a soft front to face the world.”
—Roshi Joan Halifax

Join Roshi Joan Halifax and the faculty of the Being with Dying training for this extraordinary program in March!

“We believe that it takes a strong back and a soft front to face the world.”
—Roshi Joan Halifax

Join Roshi Joan Halifax and the faculty of the Being with Dying training for this extraordinary program in March!___

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2014-11-14 04:54:06 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Zazenkai: A Daylong Silent Meditation Retreat (January 10, 2015)

A daylong silent meditation retreat provides us with the experience of deep periods of uninterrupted meditation. We do sitting and walking meditation throughout the day, one hour of work practice, three informal meals, and a dharma talk by the teacher. A private interview with the teacher will be available. Meditation instruction is available for those new to practice.

This daylong meditation retreat is an opportunity to become familiar with zen-meditation and zen-forms. It will give you also a taste of a sesshin (week-long intensive meditation).

Details: http://goo.gl/O57mWV

Zazenkai: A Daylong Silent Meditation Retreat (January 10, 2015)

A daylong silent meditation retreat provides us with the experience of deep periods of uninterrupted meditation. We do sitting and walking meditation throughout the day, one hour of work practice, three informal meals, and a dharma talk by the teacher. A private interview with the teacher will be available. Meditation instruction is available for those new to practice.

This daylong meditation retreat is an opportunity to become familiar with zen-meditation and zen-forms. It will give you also a taste of a sesshin (week-long intensive meditation).

Details: http://goo.gl/O57mWV___

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2014-11-13 11:31:54 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Upaya Zen Center's free weekly newsletter a resource for all of us: http://www.upaya.org/newsletters/

Upaya Zen Center's free weekly newsletter a resource for all of us: http://www.upaya.org/newsletters/___

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2014-11-12 21:35:07 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Textures and smells of pieces of the natural world sparked liveliness and remembrance. Joy erupted and often became contagious among all participants and volunteers. From the project, moments of social engagement and connection, conversations and stories grew. The attitude of the residents “looking forward to” the next activity designed to reconnect with nature touched and inspired all of the volunteers and staff and served to demonstrate the reconnection of the residents with nature.

Textures and smells of pieces of the natural world sparked liveliness and remembrance. Joy erupted and often became contagious among all participants and volunteers. From the project, moments of social engagement and connection, conversations and stories grew. The attitude of the residents “looking forward to” the next activity designed to reconnect with nature touched and inspired all of the volunteers and staff and served to demonstrate the reconnection of the residents with nature.___

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2014-11-12 13:19:39 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

The Role of the Buddhist Chaplain in Global Health: David Addiss, M.D.

The emerging multidisciplinary field of global health is rooted in awareness that all life is interconnected and that people who live in poverty suffer a disproportionate share of the global disease burden. At its best, global health represents a compassionate, coordinated response to human suffering and a commitment to health equity through systemic change. Many, if not most, of those who enter the field of global health are motivated by spiritual values of compassion and service, but they frequently find it difficult to bring these values fully into their work.

Continue Reading: http://goo.gl/2pxtr9

The Role of the Buddhist Chaplain in Global Health: David Addiss, M.D.

The emerging multidisciplinary field of global health is rooted in awareness that all life is interconnected and that people who live in poverty suffer a disproportionate share of the global disease burden. At its best, global health represents a compassionate, coordinated response to human suffering and a commitment to health equity through systemic change. Many, if not most, of those who enter the field of global health are motivated by spiritual values of compassion and service, but they frequently find it difficult to bring these values fully into their work.

Continue Reading: http://goo.gl/2pxtr9___

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2014-11-11 23:19:39 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Join us for a dharma talk tomorrow with Wendy Johnson, "Writing at the Edge of the World." Wednesday, November 12, 5:30 p.m., in the Circle of the Way Temple.

Join us for a dharma talk tomorrow with Wendy Johnson, "Writing at the Edge of the World." Wednesday, November 12, 5:30 p.m., in the Circle of the Way Temple.___

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2014-11-11 13:31:16 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

A Glimpse into our Being With Dying: Contemplative End-of-Life Care Training Program

Watch: http://goo.gl/qh2rG9

A Glimpse into our Being With Dying: Contemplative End-of-Life Care Training Program

Watch: http://goo.gl/qh2rG9___

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2014-11-10 18:23:55 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Rohatsu: Wisdom Beyond Wisdom

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 Kazuaki Tanahashi explore the enlightenment of the Buddha, the story and its meaning in our lives today, during this powerful annual retreat.

Continue Reading: http://goo.gl/2NuUih

Rohatsu: Wisdom Beyond Wisdom

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 Kazuaki Tanahashi explore the enlightenment of the Buddha, the story and its meaning in our lives today, during this powerful annual retreat.

Continue Reading: http://goo.gl/2NuUih___

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2014-11-10 13:46:30 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Winter Practice Period: The Way of Zen

Practice Period (Ango or "peaceful dwelling") is a traditional intensive training period common to many schools of Buddhism. Ango traces its history to the time of Shakyamuni Buddha and the early sangha. Each year, as the monsoon rains began, the community would gather together. This enabled everyone to deepen their practice and polish their understanding through the indispensable teachings of the Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha.

During a Practice Period, Upaya residents intensify their daily practice by sitting Zazen more frequently, studying in classes, training in the temple, having private interviews with the teachers, engaging in council practice and weekly Zazenkais, and sitting a Sesshin (6 Full Days of intensive meditation retreat) at the end of Practice Period

Continue Reading: http://goo.gl/XnG5cu

Winter Practice Period: The Way of Zen

Practice Period (Ango or "peaceful dwelling") is a traditional intensive training period common to many schools of Buddhism. Ango traces its history to the time of Shakyamuni Buddha and the early sangha. Each year, as the monsoon rains began, the community would gather together. This enabled everyone to deepen their practice and polish their understanding through the indispensable teachings of the Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha.

During a Practice Period, Upaya residents intensify their daily practice by sitting Zazen more frequently, studying in classes, training in the temple, having private interviews with the teachers, engaging in council practice and weekly Zazenkais, and sitting a Sesshin (6 Full Days of intensive meditation retreat) at the end of Practice Period

Continue Reading: http://goo.gl/XnG5cu___

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2014-11-08 15:21:27 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

The GRACE compassion training, March 6-8, at Upaya Zen Center, is an exceptional program taught by Roshi Joan Halifax and clinicians, Tony Anthony Back and Cynda Rushton, for all who are involved in serving others, from clinicians to people in immigration reform, human services, civil and human rights, environmental reform, medicine, education, and others. Early registration is advised. 
http://www.upaya.org/programs/event.php?id=1301

The GRACE compassion training, March 6-8, at Upaya Zen Center, is an exceptional program taught by Roshi Joan Halifax and clinicians, Tony Anthony Back and Cynda Rushton, for all who are involved in serving others, from clinicians to people in immigration reform, human services, civil and human rights, environmental reform, medicine, education, and others. Early registration is advised. 
http://www.upaya.org/programs/event.php?id=1301___

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2014-11-08 15:05:41 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Rohatsu: Wisdom Beyond Wisdom

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 Kazuaki Tanahashi explore the enlightenment of the Buddha, the story and its meaning in our lives today, during this powerful annual retreat.

Continue Reading: http://goo.gl/2NuUih

Rohatsu: Wisdom Beyond Wisdom

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 Kazuaki Tanahashi explore the enlightenment of the Buddha, the story and its meaning in our lives today, during this powerful annual retreat.

Continue Reading: http://goo.gl/2NuUih___

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