About Dr. Brenda Shoshanna
Brenda Eshin Shoshanna is a psychologist, author, speaker and long term Zen practitioner. Her work is dedicated to sharing Zen practice with those of all backgrounds, and integrating the practice with our everyday lives.
Along with teaching at various universities and presenting talks and workshops, Brenda offered a monthly program on Zen and Psychology at the Zen Studies Society, NYC, for eight years.
Brenda presently offers a workshop entitled Zen Play (Bringing The Koans Alive Today). In this lively workshop we act out the different koans. Each person plays one role after another, experiencing the koan intimately from all points of view. Discussion follows.
Brenda is the author of Zen and the Art of Falling in Love, Zen Play, (Instructions On Becoming Fully Alive, )Zen Miracles (Finding Peace In An Insane World), Just Grab The Dust Rag, (Confessions of A Deluded Zen Student Who Never Learned A Thing), and many other books.
Presently, Brenda offers on going talks and encouragement for Morningstar Zendo, - Inisfada Zen, founded and led by Father Kennedy Roshi.
Welcome to The Podcast
Each week l take a new look at daily issues and problems we encounter. When looked at from the Zen point of view, problems turn into Koans and we find an entirely new way to approach them. This approach puts an end to the usual struggle, conflict and frustration. It opens new doors, offers unique, life giving ways of interacting with people and situations.
As problems turn into koans, they turn into a form of play. Not only do we find unexpected solutions and guidance, but we become able to enjoy whatever comes our way. Rather than view life as one struggle after another to be conquered, it becomes a wonderful adventure to be relished. And, as we realize that "Everyday Is A Good Day", we become able to appreciate all of it, thoroughly.
The podcast offers discussion, along with practical guidelines and exercises so we can apply the material directly to our everyday lives.