How Do We Make the New Future

Stephen Batchelor is one of my favorite Buddhist teachers. I like the way he presents “Buddhism without Beliefs.” I think he is now teaching at the Upaya Zen Center near Santa Fe, New Mexico. This quote is definitely in line with his stand on being a Buddhist atheist! He answers the question, how do we […]

The Freshness of Life

These words of wisdom about the freshness of life by Uchiyama Kosho Roshi come to us from the Upaya Zen Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico. My friend, Roshi Joan Halifax is the founder of Upaya and its abbess. I look forward to her emails weekly. Uchiyama Kosho Roshi lived between 1912 and 1988. He […]

A Quote From Father John Dear

These words of wisdom came to me from Roshi Joan Halifax. As you know by now, I am a great admirer of her and the work she is doing at the Upaya Zen Center in New Mexico. She and Father John Dear are holding a retreat between February 28 and March 2, 2014 on LOTUS […]

The World Needs You!

In celebration of the 71st continuation day of Roshi Joan Halifax, I offer this quote from her. I received this in an email today and was touched by its simplicity. Roshi Joan Halifax is a Zen Master and founder of the Upaya Zen Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico. I first met her at a […]

Unarmed Truth And Unconditional Love

This quote came to me from the Upaya Zen Center run by Roshi Joan Halifax. Dr. Martin Luther King nominated Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1967. I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright […]

True Giving

I received this quote from Roshi Joan Halifax. She is the abbot of the Upaya Zen Center in Santa Fe, NM. She sent this to me as part of her holiday greetings. True giving is not an economic exchange; it is a generative act. It does not subtract from what we have; it multiples the […]

Practicing Right Speech – Roshi Joan Halifax

The article that contains the source material for this post about practicing right speech comes from the Upaya Institute and Zen Center blog. Roshi Joan Halifax is the founder and leader of Upaya. She is also a dharma teacher in the tradition of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, so you can expect to see a […]

Reformed Buddhists

This cartoon about reformed Buddhists was posted to my Facebook wall by Roshi Joan Halifax. I met her at a retreat with Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh in 1997. I’ve been in touch with her ever since and subscribe to her weekly email news letter. Reformed Buddhists These reformed Buddhists are protesting about having to […]