Region: Southwest USA

Calligraphy: Breakthrough with the Brush

July 25, 2014toJuly 27, 2014

Kaz painting (150x113)Upaya Zen Center
Santa Fe, New Mexico

Working with the brush, you will experience slowing down and transformation of understanding of life and creativity. Read More »

Summer Zen Circle

July 25, 2014toAugust 3, 2014

Zen CircleUpaya Zen Center

The Zen Circle Retreat Series 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. Read More »

Dogen Symposium

August 1, 2014toAugust 3, 2014

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Santa Fe, New Mexico

Renowned Dogen translator Kazuaki Tanahashi, through his passion for poetry, practice, painting, and interpretations, Read More »

Retreat on Contemplative Practice and Rituals in Service to the Dying

August 7, 2014toAugust 10, 2014

candles (150x101)Upaya Zen Center

Frank Ostaseski and Roshi Joan Halifax are pioneers in the End-of-Life care field. This unique program is an intensive plunge into core contemplative practices and is especially suited Read More »

Transforming Suffering: A Five-Energies Approach to Service and Social Change

August 15, 2014toAugust 17, 2014

Fleet Maull 2013 -2 (100x150)Upaya Zen Center

Acharya Fleet Maull, M.A., explores the practice of transforming the disturbing emotions of attachment, anger or aggression, ignorance or bewilderment, pride, and envy that arise on our own path. He reveals how the five Buddha families can be used as tools for social organizing principles for engaged work. Read More »

Engaged Buddhism, Radical Chaplaincy: Bearing Witness in the Streets, Serving in the Field

August 22, 2014toAugust 24, 2014

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Instructors: Roshi Bernie Glassman, Roshi Joan Halifax, PhD, Sensei Hozan Alan Senauke

In this workshop, Bernie traces his evolution from the dharma hall to blighted urban streets. He shares the practices and Read More »

Social Resilience Model: Level 1

August 29, 2014toAugust 31, 2014

HandsUpaya Zen Center

Laurie Leitch, PhD, and Loree Sutton, MD, present this neurobiologically oriented course, which incorporates didactic learning modules (attention, arousal, and attachment, Read More »

Fundraising from the Heart, with Lynne Twist

September 5, 2014toSeptember 7, 2014

Lynne Twist (2) (150x143)Upaya Zen Center

A Workshop to Transform Your Relationship With Money and the Life of Your Nonprofit

What if you could turn what may seem like “the necessary evil” of fundraising into the most exciting and fulfilling Read More »

Finding Calm, Clarity, and Compassion in the Storm of Illness

September 12, 2014toSeptember 14, 2014

buddha lotus (150x112)Upaya Zen Center

Transforming pain, fear, and loss, Susan Bauer-Wu, PhD, RN, and  Mary Taylor present this unique retreat for people living with illness, along with their loved ones. It’s a time to reconnect with your essential self, your inner wisdom, your tender Read More »

Zazenkai Weekend

September 26, 2014toSeptember 28, 2014

Buddha hands (150x121)Upaya Zen Center

This silent meditation retreat, led by Sensei Do-On Robert Thomas and  Shinzan Palma, provides the experience of deep periods of uninterrupted meditation. It includes sitting and walking Read More »

Fall Zen Circle

September 26, 2014toOctober 5, 2014

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The Zen Circle Retreat Series — led by Sensei Do-On Robert Thomas and Shinzan Palma, Dharma Holder — gives practitioners the opportunity to enter into a time of retreat, learning, Read More »

Sesshin: Living and Practicing in Vow

September 30, 2014toOctober 5, 2014

Zazen in Upayas Circle of the Way Temple (112x150)Upaya Zen Center

Sesshîn literary means “gathering the heart/mind.” This sesshin, led by Sensei Do-On Robert Thomas and  Shinzan Palma, is an intensive zen meditation retreat that allows us to really drop down and engage in our practice. We will observe Noble Silence together. We will do sitting (zazen) and walking (kinhin) meditation, liturgy, oryoki Read More »

Naropa University hosts Radical Compassion Symposium, with Joanna Macy, Dan Siegel, Vandana Shiva, Bernie Glassman, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, Lama Tsultrim Allione, Noah Levine, Melvin McLeod, and more

October 16, 2014toOctober 19, 2014

Boulder, Colorado

Join Joanna Macy, Dan Siegel, Vandana Shiva, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, Lama Tsultrim Allione, Noah Levine, Shambhala Sun Editor-in-Chief Melvin McLeod, and other international activists, contemplatives, and scientists for this gathering focused on one of the most dynamic and critical topics of our time: compassion Read More »