KNKB Radio Schedule 8/27 to 9/02

Upaya Zen Center is a Zen Buddhist practice, service, and training center. Our vision focuses on the integration of practice and social action, bringing together wisdom and compassion.

Our mission is to provide a context for community practice, education in Buddhism and social service in the areas of death and dying, prison work, the environment, women’s rights, and peace work. It endeavors to fulfill the vision of the Five Buddha Family Mandala, by understanding the integration of all of its functions.

The Five Buddha Family Mandala is based on the Five Meditation Buddhas of traditional Buddhism from India. It is a vision of Buddhism that is integrated, interconnected, and process oriented and is based on the integration of our spirituality, education, livelihood, service, and community into a whole cloth.

Roshi Joan Halifax, Ph.D., is a Buddhist teacher, Zen priest, anthropologist, and pioneer in the field of end-of-life care. She is Founder, Abbot, and Head Teacher of Upaya Institute and Zen Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico community into a whole cloth. Visitors to Upaya’s  Retreat, Residency, and Chaplaincy programs come from many different countries including Canada, Japan, the Netherlands, Australia, Germany, France, the United Kingdom, and Switzerland.

LOVE AND DEATH: Opening the Great Gifts
Frank Ostaseski and Roshi Joan Halifax, PhD
August 27 – 29, 2021

Meditation 7:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. MDT
Online and Free, Donation Appreciated

Friday August 27

5:30-7:00am: Lam-rim, Path of the Buddha: #30: Ripening of karma in to happy or unhappiness Dr. Alexander Berzin

7:00-8:00am: ContemplationBhagawad Geeta-The Gospel of Timeless Wisdom: Prabha Duneja

9:00-10:00am: Philosophy Talk:  Envy   Stanford University Philosophers dive deep into the society and question everything except your intelligence

3:00-4:00pm:  Ralph Nader Radio Hour   Ralph Nader shares in depth research of current issues to help increase public awareness. He is an American political activist, author, lecturer, and attorney noted for his involvement in consumer protection, environmentalism, and government reform causes. The son of Lebanese immigrants to the United States, Nader attended Princeton University and Harvard Law School and has spent his life protecting consumers, including seat belts, airbags, safer lighters, to name a few.

9:00-10:00pm:  Understanding Depression in the US Dr. Robert Sapolsky a world-renowned expert on stress and how it impacts health. A professor at Stanford and author of the critically acclaimed and popular book, Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers, he is a brilliant man with impeccable academic credentials. He has a very straightforward, easy, humble manner of explaining things. Robert Morris Sapolsky (born April 6, 1957) is an American neuroendocrinology researcher and author.... He is currently a professor of biology, and professor of neurology and neurological sciences and, by courtesy, neurosurgery, at Stanford University.

1:00-2:00am: Inner View: Philosophy Talk:  Envy

3:00-4:00am: Seed: Understanding Depression in the US Dr. Robert Sapolsky

Saturday August 28

5:30-7:00am: Lam-rim, Path of the Buddha: #31 Ripening karma into happy or unhappiness Dr. Alexander Berzin

7:00-8:00am: Bhagawad Geeta-The Gospel of Timeless Wisdom: Prabha Duneja

8:00-10:00am: Buddha at the Gas Pump: Peter Russell M.A., D.C.S.: Matter& Consciousness: Shifting the Metaparadigm……attended Cambridge University (UK), he studied mathematics and theoretical physics. He became increasingly fascinated by the mysteries of the human mind he changed to experimental psychology. Pursuing this interest, he traveled to India to study meditation and eastern philosophy, and on his return took up the first research post ever offered in Britain on the psychology of meditation.

3:00-330pm: Big Brains Podcast The Secret Nazi Past and Billionaire Future of U.S. Space Innovation with Jordan Bimm. Most people think they know humanity’s history of space exploration, from Sputnik to NASA to our recent shift toward privatized space travel. But what if there was a lost history of our origins with space science that would make us rethink the whole narrative. Jordan Bimm is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Chicago the Stevanovich Institute on the Formation of Knowledge and a space historian. Bimm’s uncovered a forgotten chapter of space history that paints a much more militaristic picture of our relationship to space, and he sees a direct through line to our present moment. He says we can’t conceive a brighter future for space exploration until we reckon with its darker past.

9:00-10:00pm:  Dreaming with Robert Moss at Esalen Part 1 & 2:        Robert Moss is the creator of Active Dreaming, an original method of dreamwork and healing through the imagination. Born in Australia, he survived three near-death experiences in childhood. He leads popular seminars all over the world, including a three-year training for teachers of Active Dreaming and a lively online dream school. A former lecturer in ancient history at the Australian National University, he is a bestselling novelist, journalist, and independent scholar. His nine books on dreaming, shamanism and imagination include Conscious DreamingDreamways of the IroquoisThe Three “Only” ThingsThe Secret History of Dreaming, and Dreamgates: Exploring the Worlds of Soul, Imagination, and Life Beyond Death

1:00-2:00am: Inner View Buddha at the Gas Pump: Peter Russel: Matter& Consciousness: Shifting the Metaparadigm (description above)

3:00-4:00am Seed: Dreaming with Robert Moss at Esalen 

Sunday August 29

5:30-7:00am: Lam-rim, Path of the Buddha: LAM RIM #32: Law of Karma Dr. Alexander Berzin

7:00-8:00am: Contemplation Bhagawad Geeta-The Gospel of Timeless Wisdom: Prabha Duneja

9:00-10:00am: New Dimensions Radio Awakening The Power of Our Social Potential with Barbara Marx Hubbard, Ph.D.   The illusion of separation is dying, and a new social synergy is being born. There is an emerging self-actualizing society of which we are all a part. Barbara Marx Hubbard has been studying social evolution for over 40 years, and she tells us how important it is to realize our potential, independently, and. “Social evolution happens when we join rather than separate,” she says. This thing she calls “social synergy” happens when we each create and share our gifts with the world, realizing that no one can succeed without all others. To become part of the emerging cosmic birth we must co-create. We are building a new species, and we have a responsibility to do so in a way that helps us evolve, innovate, and become a whole, better being. She encourages us to engage in a synergistic way that goes beyond cooperating and collaborating, emphasizing “connecting what’s working…We’re either going to devolution and destruction of our environment and life support system, or we’re going to evolution toward a future equal to our potential.” (Hosted by Justine Willis Toms)

3:00-330pm:  TUC Radio Nuclear Weapons in Space and Ground Stations for War in Space Radio based on films produced by Will Griffin for the Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space. In May and June 2021 Will Griffin released two short films on the recent expansion of nuclear power into Space and on the secrecy surrounding the upgrade of a US radar installation on Norwegian soil. These two shorts are posted on the website of the Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space. That’s an international organization founded in 1992 with an unbroken record of education and activism on a rarely covered topic, the Weaponization of Space. May 6, 2021, Will Griffin write in his summary: The Pentagon and multinational corporations are privatizing outer space … Laws are being implemented to benefit billionaires, compromising decades-long international treaties that say space cannot be owned. American capitalism is colonizing Mars, privatizing asteroids, and other celestial bodies

8:00-9:00pm: Sunday Evening Dharma Podcasts from Upaya Zen CenterSara Jisho Seibert; Living Buddhist Practice in Social Change Sensei Sara Jisho Siebert shares her journey as a Zen practitioner and the ways she has learned from the experiences in her life to stay with the unpleasant feelings and suffering that can arise to expand our capacity for empathy. She shares that the practice of being with our own suffering can lead us to hold space for others which will lead us to the path of liberation for all beings   Jisho Sara Siebert is a Zen priest living in Ames, Iowa with her husband Daishin McCabe and their son, Malcolm. She ordained in 2005 with Rev. Gengo Akiba, receiving dharma transmission in 2016. For the past twenty years, an integral part of her practice has been looking at the structural suffering of the world through her work to prevent sexual and domestic violence worldwide. Before returning to Iowa, her work took her back and forth between several countries in West and East Africa and Papua New Guinea; then she spent five years working in in Haiti. Upaya Zen Center: Roshi Joan Halifax.

9:00-11:00pm: Coleman Barks: An Evening with Rumi      Jalāl ad-Dīn Mohammad Rūmī, born in Balkh, Afghanistan sept 30,1207 also known as Jalāl ad-Dīn Mohammad Balkhī, Mevlânâ/Mowlānā, Mevlevî/Mawlawī, and more popularly simply as Rumi, was a 13th-century Persian poet, Hanafi faqih, Islamic scholar, Maturidi theologian, and Sufi mystic originally from Greater Khorasan in Greater Iran. Died December 17, 1273, Konya, Turkey. Coleman Barks is a renowned poet and the author of nearly twenty books of translations of the Persian mystical poet Rumi and other Near Eastern poets. Alongside the international phenomenon of Barks'  translations of Rumi's 13th-century poetry, are the numerous awards Barks has received for his own poetry, in which "considerable whimsy occurs alongside a tendency toward the meditative, an appreciation of the natural world, and an interest in people and relationships."1Barks has lived and worked in Athens, Georgia, since 1967, when he arrived to teach English literature and creative writing at the University of Georgia.

1:00-2:00am: Awakening the Power of Our Social Potential with Barbara Marx Hubbard, Ph.D. (Description above)

3:00-4:00am: Dharma Podcasts from Upaya Zen Center:  Sara Jisho Seibert; Living  Jisho Sara Siebert: Living Buddhist Practice in Social Change Upaya Zen Center: Roshi Joan Halifax.

Monday AUGUST 30

5:30-7:00am: Lam-rim, Path of the Buddha: #33 Third Law of Karma Dr. Alexander Berzin

7:00-8:00am: Contemplation Bhagawad Geeta-The Gospel of Timeless Wisdom: Prabha Duneja

9:00-10:00am: Inner View Vandana Shiva: The Future of Food   Vandana Shiva is an Indian scholar, environmental activist, food sovereignty advocate, ecofeminist, and anti-globalization author. Based in Delhi, Shiva has written more than 20 books. She is often referred as "Gandhi of grain" for her activism associated with anti-GMO

3:00-330pm: Journey to Venus (NASA)

9:00-10:00pm: Michael Murphy Human Potential Michael Murphy is the co-founder of the Esalen Institute, a key figure in the Human Potential Movement and author of The Future of the Body and other books on topics related to extraordinary human potential

1:00-2:00am: Inner View: Vandana Shiva: The Future of Food

3:00-4:00am Seed: Michael Murphy Human Potential

Tuesday August 31

5:30-7:00am: Lam-rim, Path of the Buddha: #34 Fourth Law of Karma Dr. Alexander Berzin

7:00-8:00am: Contemplation Bhagawad Geeta-The Gospel of Timeless Wisdom: Prabha Duneja

9:00-10:00am: INNER VIEWWashington Gov Jay Inslee Carbon and the Environment (full interview)

3:00-330pm: GAIA: Fighting Wildfires

9:00-10:00pm: SeedInterview with Marlene Roeder and Jo Anne Baughan (Assistants to Ram Dass for 25 years) Ganga (Marlene Roeder,87 ) and Yamuna (Jo Anne Baughan, 86 ) met in 1955 as undergraduates at the University of Chicago.  After college and graduate school, they held an improbable sequence of jobs ranging from college teachers to psychiatric caseworkers, to Executive Directors of the Louisiana ACLU.  An LSD trip in 1968 rearranged their understanding of reality, and they turned to studying Eastern religious teachings, which led them to Ram Dass.  They assisted in his work for over twenty decades in a variety of roles, from organizing his programs to transcribing his lectures to duplicating his recordings to editing his books (co-editor of Still Here and editor of Paths to God).  From 2006 to 2018 they were graced to spend much of their time in India, blessed by the darshan of Sri Siddhi Ma.  They are currently retired and living in Fort Bragg, California.

Wednesday Sept 01

5:30-7:00am: Lam-rim, Path of the Buddha: LAM RIM#35 Why Believe Buddha Dr. Alexander Berzin

7:00-8:00am: Contemplation Bhagawad Geeta-The Gospel of Timeless WisdomPrabha Duneja

9:00-10:00am: Inner View Sadhguru on Developing a peaceful Family, raising Teenagers, loving your children.

3:00-330pm: GAIA: If Women counted Marilyn Waring

9:00-10:00pm: SeedPracticing in a Stressful Environment   Thich Nhat Hanh

1:00-2:00am: Inner View Sadhguru on Developing a peaceful Family, raising Teenagers, loving your children.

3:00-4:00a Practicing in a Stressful Environment Thich Nhat Hanh

Thursday Sept 2

5:30-7:00amLam-rim, Path of the Buddha: #36 Thinking About Ethical Rules Dr. Alexander Berzin

7:00-8:00am: Contemplation Bhagawad Geeta-The Gospel of Timeless Wisdom: Prabha Duneja

9:00-10:00am: Inner View Eckhart Tolle: Present Moment

3:00-330pm: GAIASafety of Generic Drugs Katherine Eban

9:00-10:00pm: SeedLama Glenn Mullin - Choose Your Yidam   interview with Tibetologist, author, and Tantric Buddhist Lama Glenn

To define the concept of the Yidam is to approach the essence of Tibetan Buddhism. The Yidam is a special deity one works with in meditation as a means towards recognizing one’s own awakened nature. The word is said to be a contraction of yid kyi dam tshig, which essentially means to bind one’s mind (yid) by oath to a deity who embodies enlightened mind. In Tibetan Buddhism there are innumerable kinds of deities, but the Yidam is defined by the very distinctive role it plays in meditation. Yidam may be sambhogkaya buddhas, tantric deities, bodhisattvas, dharma protectors or historical figures. In all cases, the yidam is the very manifestation of enlightenment, and every aspect of it is ultimately meaningful. The Yidam is one of the so-called Three Roots that are the objects of refuge in vajrayana: the guru, the yidams, and the protectors and dakinis.

1:00-2:00am: Inner View Eckhart Tolle Present Moment

3:00-4:00am Seed: Lama Glenn Mullin - Choose Your Yidam