The Upaya Dharma Podcast features Wednesday evening Dharma Talks and recordings from Upaya’s diverse array of programs. Our podcasts exemplify Upaya’s focus on socially engaged Buddhism, including prison work, end-of-life care, serving the homeless, training in socially engaged practices, peace & nonviolence, compassionate care training, and delivering healthcare in the Himalayas.
Seigen Chuck Overley discusses his journey through Zen Buddhist practice and emphasizes the importance of “just showing up” to whatever he’s engaged in. Chuck talks about how some of the large themes in his practice—his time in the military, his family, his career as an art teacher, his spiritual teacher, and cooking for the homeless—have enriched his life. Cooking for the homeless taught him a simple but profound lesson: “how to be with homelessness without being above, below, or sideways—just being with it.”
Seigen Chuck Overley
Seigen Chuck Overley received the precepts from Katherine Thanas, in the lineage of Suzuki Roshi, in 2008...