368: Koshin Paley Ellison on Becoming Wholehearted
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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