Description of Organization
Upaya Zen Center is a residential Buddhist community located in Santa Fe, NM. As a Zen center, they offer daily meditation which is open to the public, a weekly public Dharma talk which often highlights Buddhist teachings, a residential Path of Service program, and weekly retreats and workshops focusing on practices related to engaged Buddhism, how to live in our world responsibly, with affection, kindness and wisdom.
Upaya Zen Center also offers a two-year Certificated Buddhist Chaplaincy Training Program in the areas of Prison, End of Life Care, Peacemaking, Women’s, Youth and Environmental Ministries and a Professional Training Program in Contemplative End of Life Care.
In 2010, The Foundation renewed the grant for an additional $10,000.
In 2009, The Lenz Foundation donated $10,000 to Upaya’s “Project on Being with Dying.” This includes the professional training program in contemplative end-of-life care; the Metta Refuge Program, supporting those who have catastrophic illness; Compassionate Friends, who serve those who are dying; and the training of local and national professional and family caregivers, including training health care professionals as educators in Upaya’s methods. The programs include service and training for clinicians and training in various medical settings.