Koshin Paley Ellison: Making All of Life a Place of Practice (#125)
The Wisdom Podcast
This episode of the Wisdom Podcast, recorded live as a Wisdom Dharma Chat, features a conversation with Sensei Koshin Paley Ellison. Koshin is an author, Zen teacher, Jungian psychotherapist, and certified chaplaincy educator. Koshin and host Daniel Aitken discuss the Commit-to-Sit: 90-Day Commitment to Practice he ran earlier this year; his most recent book, Wholehearted; his wisdom for making all of life a place of practice, from the bedsides of the dying, to intimate relationships, and to the heart of New York City and beyond. Remember to subscribe to the Wisdom Podcast for more great conversations on Buddhism, meditation, and mindfulness. And please give us a 5-star rating in Apple Podcasts if you enjoy our show—it’s a great support to us and it helps other people find the podcast. Thank you! The post Koshin Paley Ellison: Making All of Life a Place of Practice (#125) appeared first on The Wisdom Experience.
For Zazen, A Quiet Room is Best | Koshin Paley Ellison
“Zazen has nothing whatsoever to do with whether you’re sitting upright or lying down.” Examining one of this year’s Commit to Sit practice texts, Koshin Paley Ellison reflects on the teachings of the Zen ancestor, Eihei Dogen, and how they relate to the meaning of zazen, the strength of community and legacy, and “giving up deluding relationships”. ZenTalk Notes: Sensei Koshin Paley Ellison, MFA, LMSW, DMIN, is an author, Zen teacher, Jungian psychotherapist, and Certified Chaplaincy Educator. Koshin co-founded the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care. —Instagram —Facebook —Twitter —Donate Sit for Scholarship 2021! Support the Zen Center’s sangha by joining our student-led Sit for Scholarship fundraiser on July 24th, 2021! We will be sitting together to raise scholarship money for the Zen Center’s many programs. The day will include timed meditation periods and Dharma Talks from the Zen Center’s guiding teachers. To sign up as a sitter or to donate, click here. Music: Heart Sutra by Kanho Yakushiji – Buddhist priest and musician of the Rinzai sect and Imaji temple in Imabari, Japan. In 2003, he formed “KISSAQUO”, a songwriting duo based in Kyoto. New York Zen Center Publications: Get your copy of Wholehearted: Slow Down, Help Out, Wake Up here: https://amzn.to/2JTKF1t Get your copy of Awake At The Bedside here: https://amzn.to/3aijXdL The post For Zazen, A Quiet Room is Best | Koshin Paley Ellison appeared first on New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care.
The Acupuncture Needle of Zazen | Koshin Paley Ellison
“All people throughout the world are, without a doubt, equally imprinted with Buddha nature.”—Eihei Dogen As the Zen Center begins to slowly open its doors for in-person sits, Koshin Paley Ellison addresses the different ways in which we defile or disparage the Three Treasures (Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha) and what to do when you realize you are disparaging them. He then recites verses from Hongzhi’s poem “The Acupuncture Needle of Zazen” which examines a life without a discriminating mind. ZenTalk Notes: Sensei Koshin Paley Ellison, MFA, LMSW, DMIN, is an author, Zen teacher, Jungian psychotherapist, and Certified Chaplaincy Educator. Koshin co-founded the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care. —Instagram —Facebook —Twitter —Donate Launching this year! The Contemplative Medicine Fellowship is a twelve-month training for physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants who want to lead change in the culture of care. The fellowship is designed to immerse participants in the true experience of the alleviation of suffering in their personal and professional lives. Music: Heart Sutra by Kanho Yakushiji – Buddhist priest and musician of the Rinzai sect and Imaji temple in Imabari, Japan. In 2003, he formed “KISSAQUO”, a songwriting duo based in Kyoto. New York Zen Center Publications: Get your copy of Wholehearted: Slow Down, Help Out, Wake Up here: https://amzn.to/2JTKF1t Get your copy of Awake At The Bedside here: https://amzn.to/3aijXdL The post The Acupuncture Needle of Zazen | Koshin Paley Ellison appeared first on New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care.
“How can my actions today foster and nourish other people’s spiritual lives?” Drawing upon Case 33 of The Book of Equanimity, Koshin details the interaction between Sanshô and Seppô, in which the younger monk addresses his senior with contempt. This story illuminates the need for skillful means, but what is skillful means? Does the […] The post What is Skillful Means? | Koshin Paley Ellison appeared first on New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care.
Honored to bring Koshin Paley Ellison into The Anxiety Lab. Koshin is an author (most recently, Wholehearted: Slow Down, Help Out, Wake Up), Zen teacher, psychotherapist, chaplain, and co-founder of New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care (zencare.org). We discuss our addiction to our phones, the regrets of the dying, the importance of real relationships, the usefulness in mining one’s history when it comes to anxiety, and lots of other things. As always, feel free to get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Instagram @sagarbot. Music by Niall Connolly. Also, here’s MERCH: https://teespring.com/stores/anxiety-lab.
Ep 14: The Healing Power of Facing Death and Suffering Directly with Sensei Koshin Paley Ellison
Truth Wisdom Freedom Conversations
Tune in to another episode of Truth Wisdom Freedom Conversations with Sensei Koshin Paley Ellsion on The Healing Power of Facing Death & Suffering Directly. Sensei Koshin Paley Ellison, MFA, LMSW, DMIN, is an author, Zen teacher, Jungian psychotherapist, and Certified Chaplaincy Educator. After many years as a chaplain and psychotherapist, Koshin co-founded the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care, which offers contemplative approaches to care through education, personal caregiving, and Zen practice. Today, New York Zen Center’s methodologies are internationally recognized—and have touched the lives of tens of thousands of individuals. Koshin is a world renowned thought leader in contemplative care. He is the author of Wholehearted: Slow Down, Help Out, Wake Up (Wisdom Publications, 2019). And the co-editor of Awake at the Bedside: Contemplative Teachings on Palliative and End of Life Care (Wisdom Publications, 2016). His work has been featured in the New York Times, PBS, CBS Sunday Morning, Tricycle among other publications. In this episode we will talk about… - The main reasons why human beings create disconnection within themselves and with each other. - Why we must as a society confront our pain, suffering and mortality directly without running away from it. - Applying zen philosophies into modern day living to cope with high stress and anxiety during the volatility around the world and in our own lives. - Important insights from death and the power of grieving. - How to embrace the disorientation of the self and our position in the world as the new orientation on the path ahead.
Koshin Paley Ellison - Living Mindfully in Times of Upheaval - #1 in the SOS Election Series
Koshin is a zen teacher, monk, author, and the founder of the Zen Center for Contemplative Care in NY. He's also a favorite teacher on Muse and Meditation Studio.Koshin helps us deal with stressful reactions, especially those triggered by the US election and the many other events we’re all experiencing. He shares some tools, practices, and inner resources that he's tapping into right now. At the end of the interview, he asks...how do you want to live today? how are you going to nourish your life? How are you going to leave sorrow behind so you can be of service to yourself and to the world?
Grief and Gratitude with Koshin Paley Ellison and Robert Chodo Campbell
The Lion’s Roar Podcast
Koshin Paley Ellison and Robert Chodo Campbell are Zen monks who live in New York city where the death toll is reported to have risen to more than 10,000. They're the founders of the New York Zen Centre for Contemplative Care which helps caregivers, family, patients and clinicians cope with illness and death by using meditation and mindfulness as a foundation. Editorial assistant and podcast host Sandra Hannebohm asked how they've adapted to the new reality of coronavirus and quarantine, and what they’ve learned about grief and gratitude in the process. We start with a grounding meditation to open the interview, and end with a healing “pat of butter” meditation.
Just Begin Again, Conversation with Sensei Koshin Paley Ellison
Kristel Bauer, founder of Live Greatly, talks with Sensei Koshin Paley Ellison, Zen teacher, Jungian psychotherapist, cofounder of the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care and author of Wholehearted: Slow Down, Help Out, Wake Up. They discuss how to find peace with all of the fear and stress of Covid-19 and how to form meaningful connections even with social distancing or as Koshin prefers, "physical distancing." They also discuss being comfortable with being uncomfortable and how this can benefit you. You can learn more about Koshin and the New York Zen Center for Contemplative care at https://zencare.org and here is a link to get Koshin's new book! https://www.amazon.com/Wholehearted-Slow-Down-Help-Wake-ebook/dp/B07M5VBNYG/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=wholehearted+slow+down%2C+help+out%2C+wake+up&qid=1585576441&sr=8-2 Kristel Bauer PA-C, founder of Live Greatly, is a speaker on multiple wellness topics including optimizing mental health, managing stress, and building resilience. She is a lecturer at the University level, and is an adjunct PBL facilitator for Northwestern’s Physician Assistant Program. She is a fellow in the Andrew Weil Integrative Medicine Fellowship through the University of Arizona. Kristel is a Physician Assistant with a history of working in Integrative Psychiatry and Functional Medicine. She is also a Reiki Master with a very strong interest in spirituality, and how it affects your overall well-being. You can follow Live Greatly on Instagram at livegreatly_co and on facebook @livegreatly.co. Kristel is available for speaking events, webinars, and more so please reach out if she can be of help to you or your business. You also can learn more about Live Greatly at www.livegreatly.co Sponsorships: off for this episode --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/kristel-bauer/support
Koshin Paley Ellison - Being More Emotionally Vulnerable and Intimate to Build Stronger Connections
Koshin is the co-founder of the NY Zen Center for Contemplative Care, a Jungian Psychotherapist and a visionary thought leader and teacher in the world of the end of life care. He's also the author of a relatively new book called, "Wholehearted: Slow Down, Help Out, Wake Up". In this conversation, he shares why it is so important that we connect with one another with honesty and vulnerability. He shares how often we put artificial barriers between us and others -- and builds a strong case for being more emotionally intimate in all of our interactions and relationships. He suggests that more connection with each other will help us to live our lives to the fullest.