Upaya Zen Center in Santa Fe - A model of contemplative community
Upaya Zen Center

Upaya Zen Center in Santa Fe – A model of contemplative community

During a pilgrimage to the in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Richard Warner sought respite from the demands of managing a community organization and nurturing a new relationship with .

Immersed in the Winter Practice Period, Richard encountered a vibrant community dedicated to self-exploration, led by Roshi Joan and Wendy Lau.

While the retreat structure felt familiar, Upaya’s unique character was evident in its emphasis on mindful practice and attention to .

The ’s serene setting and engaged residents provided a supportive environment for introspection and growth.

As Richard reflected on the experience, he recognized Upaya as a beacon of compassionate service and a model of contemplative community, inspiration for the integration of practice into daily life.

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