Koshin Paley Ellison, MFA, LMSW, DMIN, is an author, Zen teacher, Jungian psychotherapist, and Certified Chaplaincy Educator. After many years as a chaplain and psychotherapist, Koshin co-founded the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care, which offers contemplative approaches to care through education, personal caregiving, and Zen practice. Koshin is a world renowned thought leader in contemplative care. He is the author of “Untangled: Walking the Eightfold Path to Clarity, Courage, and Compassion” and several other books. He is currently on the faculty of the University of Arizona Medical School’s Center for Integrative Medicine’s Integrative Medicine Fellowship.

Chodo Robert Campbell, is a dynamic, grounded and visionary leader and teacher and co-founder of the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care. 

Together Koshin and Chodo have created a center whose methodologies rooted in the teachings of Zen and Buddhist practices, are internationally recognized and have touched the lives of tens of thousands of individuals. 

In this episode you will learn:

  • What is a Zen monk and how they are human just like us.

  • What it means to be "tangled" and the eightfold path to become "untangled."

  • How the practices in Koshin's new book “Untangled: Walking the Eightfold Path to Clarity, Courage, and Compassion,” will allow you to find more joy, pleasure, and connection with others. 

  • The difference between a Zen practice and a meditation practice, and how to incorporate more Zen moments throughout the day.  
  • How to be still in the midst of fear and why it’s important to face fear and feel the discomfort in order to grow.  

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Purchase Koshin's book:  "Untangled: Walking the Eightfold Path to Clarity, Courage, and Compassion” 

FB: @koshinpaley

IG: @koshinpaleyellison; @chodorobertcampbell 


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