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Upaya Zen Center


Bridging the Divide


This program explores several levels of divides – being at war with ourselves, creating separation in our personal relationships and the societal divides. These two friends and teachers will reflect on how we can evolve consciousness from the instinctual habit of Fight, Flight, Freeze to the wholeness and belonging that arises with “Tend and Befriend.

The Spirit of Service


We will explore the value, practice of service and challenges of service in our activism, professional and relational lives. The session will include he skillful means to address the inevitably roadblocks we will encounter and ways to renew and deepen our commitment to make a difference.

Awakening in the Midst


We will explore charnel ground practice and what it means to awaken in the midst of great difficulties for the benefit others.