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This is a story about life. This is a story about light. This is a story of how some men are the product of their lives, and some are the prisoners of the choices they have made. This is a story about sin. Joseph Leighton is on the cusp of adulthood, his university days stretching before him with the luxury of rose-tinted foresight. David Leighton is Joseph's father, a grumpy, vicious sour man. Or is he a snake-hipped guitar god, with a shot at the big time? John Leighton is Joseph's grandfa ...
 
This collection of articles in early 20th Century American philosophy focuses on the topics of realism, experience, and ideas, with particular attention to the pragmatic naturalism of John Dewey. In tracks 1-5, Dewey responds to critics of his famous article “The Postulate of Immediate Empiricism” (available in Short Nonfiction Collection Vol.034). Tracks 6-12 constitute a series of pointed debates between Dewey and E. B. McGilvary on the topics of time, ideas, and reality. Tracks 13-16 incl ...
 
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Joan Halifax | Zen Buddhist Teacher Upaya Abbot

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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.
 
Although Tim can just remember Radio Caroline's arrival in 1964 it was the later album format that had the biggest influence on his music taste. In 1989 he was able to give practical help to the station after hearing about the Dutch raid, and felt he could offer his services a Production Engineer who had access to much surplus equipment. He is still supplying the ship with goods and services today! His first on-air experience was for Pirate BBC Essex on the LV 18 as a co-presenter. It was he ...
 
Built to Sell Radio is a weekly podcast for business owners interested in selling a business. Each week, we ask an entrepreneur who has recently sold a business why they decided to sell their business, what they did right and what mistakes they made through the process of exiting their business. Built to Sell Radio is the ultimate insider's guide to approaching the most important financial transaction of your life.
 
The World Is Listening To DAVE RABBIT Are You? ”Dave Rabbit”, the “Godfather Of Pirate Radio”, welcomes you to "The Rabbit Zone". So Fasten Your Seat Belts, bring your seats and tray tables to their Fully Upright Position, then bend over and Kiss Your Ass Goodbye, because the “Dave Rabbit” & “Radio First Termer” Pirate Radio Experience is an Extremely Dangerous & Bumpy Ride! Everything Here Is FREE To Enjoy & Share! DAVE RABBIT LOVES JESSICA RABBIT Military EntertainmentNetwork In 2006, Dave ...
 
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Korin Charlie Pokorny introduces us to three intertwining aspects of how to care for the dharma of suchness: embodied practice realization, inquiry, and communal relational practice. He invites us to care for the dharma of suchness rather than efforting to attain anything. He asks us to allow it to “bring us to practice and to help us through pract…
 
Day 2 Afternoon Session: Further exploration of the practice of Lojong and how to use it practically to support your life as a life informed by the dharma. Knowing that “I” am not a story, once we are free from the story, then we don’t have to behave in accord with that story, now we have the option to change it . To access the resources page for t…
 
In this Day 2 Morning Session, Roshi Joan Halifax introduces the slogan “Drive all blames into one.” John Dunne asks us to work on what we most need to work on, to uncover our deepest issues to work on and to use the aphorisms of Lojong to support our practice. To access the resources page for this program, please sign up by clicking here. John Dun…
 
In this Day 1 Afternoon Session, John Dunne and Roshi Joan Halifax further explore the Lojong. In this session we come to understand the two different kinds of bodhichitta, the aspirational and the actual. To access the resources page for this program, please sign up by clicking here. John Dunne, PhD John Dunne (PhD 1999, Harvard University) is now…
 
In this dharma talk, Taigen Dan Leighton explains the history and context of Song of the Jewel Mirror Samadhi. He goes over the five main themes of this poem and asks us to recognize that the nature of reality itself is awakening. He ends this dharma talk with the invitation to sit and come to know the dharma of suchness, to care for it, and to pre…
 
In this Day 1 Morning Session, John Dunne introduces us to the preliminaries of Tibetan “mind training” or the Lojong tradition in this morning session. Roshi Joan Halifax ends the morning with the preliminary practice of the four thoughts that turn the mind. To access the resources page for this program, please sign up by clicking here. John Dunne…
 
This special weekend with Buddhist scholar Dr. John Dunne and Upaya’s Abbot Roshi Joan Halifax was a deep dive into the practices of the Tibetan “mind training” or Lojong tradition. Inspired by Indian masters such as Śāntideva, Lojong practice radiates out of the rich, pithy slogans, composed as early as the 11th century, that are powerful pointers…
 
Q&A with listeners to the Cultish Podcast’s 2nd episode I did with them on the Hebrew Roots movement. Ministry website: https://www.beginningwisdom.org Sign up for Email updates for a free Ebook: The Biblical Trinity Subscribe to the Podcast! https://open.spotify.com/show/3mNKSwceVHOEyZeHe1Zeco?si=G--nJZghRF2C9jeQCQ8-bQ Subscribe Here YouTube: http…
 
In this Dharma Talk, Natalie Goldberg reflects on loss, loneliness, and suffering. She invites us to practice with the three marks of existence to be in our lives fully. For our lives to bloom, she asks us to “sit with our own lives, our own pain and the pain we see around us.” Natalie Goldberg Natalie Goldberg is the author of fifteen books, inclu…
 
Live aftershow answering questions based on my interview on Cultish. Catch Cultish Episode here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vTDVdHgnBGw&t=11s Ministry website: https://www.beginningwisdom.org Sign up for Email updates for a free Ebook: The Biblical Trinity Subscribe to the Podcast! https://open.spotify.com/show/3mNKSwceVHOEyZeHe1Zeco?si=G--nJZ…
 
In this conversation between two veteran Zen practitioners and old friends. The master cook, Deborah Madison, and the master gardener, Wendy Johnson speak about their time practicing together over the years, the lessons they still take with them today, and the projects which still enthuse their lives. Join us for this warm conversation. Deborah Mad…
 
Can the Dharma really flourish in our own lands if it does not become native? This is the guiding question to Alcio Braz’s Wednesday night Dharma talk. By discussing his rich ancestry, spiritual practice, and life, he emphasizes the importance of not allowing ‘… another layer of colonization …’ into a practice of liberation. The joyful, loving prac…
 
Hoshi Kigaku Noah Rossetter Roen takes us on a journey of studying the role of silence in the sutra of Vimalakirti, in various texts by Dogen, and in stories of the Tatagatha. He claims that silence is the only way to uphold non-duality, and thus is the answer and the truth. He invites us to […]By Joan Halifax | Zen Buddhist Teacher Upaya Abbot
 
Hoshi Matthew Kozan Palevsky invites us to see our vows and liturgical chants as a key and compass to the map of our life. pointing us to the territory of our immediate experience. He asks us not to add anything to the numberless creations, allowing things to be as they are. He reminds us that […]By Joan Halifax | Zen Buddhist Teacher Upaya Abbot
 
Monshin Nannette Overley invites us to view sickness and medicine beyond duality. She asks us to consider that the whole world can be viewed as medicine if we are able to cultivate equanimity of perspective. In this dharma talk, we are called to drop our assumptions about sickness and lean into bearing witness and not […]…
 
Reigetsu Susan Moon introduces us to the concept of Upaya, the creative or artistic expression of compassion. She shares the myriad of ways that upaya can be found in the Vimalakirti’s sutra and also in our own lives. She reminds us that sesshin is an opportunity to not turn away from our own broken heartedness […]…
 
Sensei Shinzan Palma welcomes us to the first day of sesshin. He reminds us that we are building our own container and to show up to practice for ourselves, coming back to the moment over and over again. Shinzan reframes a pivotal question in chapter 6 of the sutra of Vimalakirti by inviting us to ask […]…
 
Roshi Joan Halifax unpacks the three doors of liberation, Vimalakirti’s gift to us: emptiness, signless, and aimlessness. She reminds us that “liberation isn’t just about freeing your body or mind from suffering, liberation is actually about being free from all preferences, [it’s about] being radically open to what is.” She calls us to practice bey…
 
Roshis Joan Halifax & Enkyo O’Hara orient us to the beginning of Rohatsu, a ceremony marking the enlightenment of the Buddha. Pat Enkyo O’Hara invites us into remembering the medicine of sitting in fellowship with others. She also introduces us to Dogen’s Mountains and Rivers Sutra, the text that we will be studying for this year’s sesshin. Roshi J…
 
Prantik Mazumdar and his business partner Rachit Dayal built Happy Marketer, a digital marketing agency, to more than $10 million in annual revenue before they decided to sell to Dentsu Aegis Network. Mazumdar and Dayal agreed to sell for around 7 times EBITDA, 40% of which was paid up front with the remainder available in a four-year earn-out tied…
 
In the last part of this 4 part series daylong with Roshi Norman Fischer, he begins to talk about engagement or spiritual activism. For Roshi Norman spirituality itself is active and it intertwines itself with every aspect of our lives. ‘When we sit in zazen, we’re not escaping from the world,… we’re not leaving a world behind…but […]…
 
In the second part of the morning session, Roshi Norman asks us to speak with a partner about our sense-experience of time. For this shorter session, there is a discussion with the audience. For Program/Series description and to access the entire series, please click on the link below: Upaya Podcast Series: When You Greet Me […]…
 
When you Greet Me I Bow, Roshi Norman Fischer’s latest book came about differently from his past writing endeavors. For Norman, and his editor, the past four decades of writing can be condensed into four main themes: A) Relationships; B) Buddhist Emptiness teachings; C) Culture & its Shapings, and D) Engagement. Continuing from his Wednesday […]…
 
Ruth Ozeki introduces us to her new novel, The Book of Form and Emptiness” based on the question and her own investigation “Do insentient beings speak the Dharma?” She reads to us from the beginning of her novel and invites us into her writing process as a writer and a zen practitioner.By Joan Halifax | Zen Buddhist Teacher Upaya Abbot
 
Josh Delaney started FAB CBD, a CBD e-tailer, in 2017. Delaney's Mom was his first customer, but his sales quickly went beyond family members. By 2020, through a combination of savvy marketing and good fortune, FAB CBD had risen to more than $10 million in annual sales. In early 2021, Delaney caught the attention of High Tide, a Calgary-based canna…
 
Renowned professor of law and mindfulness teacher, Rhonda Magee, speaks to our task today to heal all separations. ‘The separation from our body to this planet, the separation from each other, elitism, borders, fascism, etc.’ We need to heal ourselves so that we can hold ourselves accountable. ‘The courts are not going to save us.’ By bringing inte…
 
In this powerful talk, Sensei and Climate Scientist Kritee Kanko begins by underscoring the importance of addressing trauma for activism. To hear each other we need to be in our comfort zones. ‘Our communities need to have the skills to face and compost trauma… for communities of color, the climate crisis is another layer of […]…
 
In the second talk of the morning session, Dekila Chungyalpa, Director of the Loka Initiative at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, differentiates between eco-anxiety, and solastalgia. She speaks about her work in the Loka Initiative, empowering faith leaders from around the world to take environmental action. She ends her talk by encouraging us …
 
The first talk of the Social & Environmental Justice day long at Upaya, ‘recovering politician’ Heather Mcteer Toney, points to the critical role of identity in climate solutions. Because of this nation’s history, Communities’ of Color’s mistrust has left them out of participating in local and national climate solutions. In response, she recommends…
 
Ben Kellie got his start in the aerospace industry, helping Elon Musk figure out how to get his rockets to land on a floating barge without blowing up. In 2015, Kellie left SpaceX to start The Launch Company, where they supply hardware parts and consulting to a growing list of new aerospace companies like SpaceX. Less than five years after starting…
 
Self-hate is a particularly modern, western phenomenon. Buddhist literature up until the 21st century lacks any notion of self-compassion. Why is that? Compassion garners a large role with the advent of the Mahayana movement, in its capacity to liberate us from the second veil of ignorance, the distinction between self and other, self and world. Go…
 
Kevin Waldron built Olympic Restoration, a disaster recovery business, to $24 million in annual sales before he decided to sell. Helping homeowners clean up from a fire or a flood was a good business, but after 17 years, Waldron was tired of fighting with insurance companies over claims.
 
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