DiscoverThe One You Feed368: Koshin Paley Ellison on Becoming Wholehearted
368: Koshin Paley Ellison on Becoming Wholehearted

368: Koshin Paley Ellison on Becoming Wholehearted

Update: 2020-12-291


Sensei Koshin Paley Ellison is a Zen teacher and co-founder with his partner, Sensei Chodo Robert Campbell, of the New York Zen Center of Contemplative Care. He’s also an author, a Jungian psychotherapist, and a Certified Chaplaincy Educator. 

In this episode, Koshin Paley and Eric discuss his newest book, Wholehearted: Slow Down, Help Out, Wake Up, and how we can live in such a way that we integrate all of the parts of ourselves into a loving, wholehearted being.

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In This Interview, Koshin Paley and I discuss Becoming Wholehearted and…

  • His book, Wholehearted: Slow Down, Help Out, Wake Up
  • The comment from a stranger that helped shape his path
  • The problem with being a “lone wolf”
  • How to work with your preferences in a skillful way
  • The importance of being open to learning from whatever is happening
  • Learning to see your friends and enemies as equals
  • The bridge of compassion
  • His practice to cultivate unconditional love
  • Wholehearted as integrating oneself and one’s life
  • Life as a journey of endlessly unfolding
  • “Good enough” community and sangha
  • Learning to be at one with our own pain because it is the place of freedom

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If you enjoyed this conversation with Koshin Paley Ellison on Becoming Wholehearted, you might also enjoy these other episodes:

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368: Koshin Paley Ellison on Becoming Wholehearted

368: Koshin Paley Ellison on Becoming Wholehearted