METTA HOUR PODCAST • Episode 201 • Koshin Paley Ellison

Koshin Paley Ellison joins Sharon for Episode 201 of the Metta Hour speaking about his new book, Untangled: Walking the Eightfold Path to Clarity, Courage, and Compassion. Koshin is an author, Zen teacher, Jungian psychotherapist, and ACPE Certified Chaplaincy Educator. After more than a decade as a chaplain and psychotherapist, Koshin co-founded the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care. Koshin is a renowned thought leader in contemplative care and he is the author of several books. In this conversation, Sharon and Koshin speak about:

• What drew Koshin to write on the 8-Fold Path
• The importance of the four noble truths outside Buddhism
• The definition of suffering in Buddhism
• Being with suffering in a loving way
• Writing as a form of gratitude
• The 8-Fold Path as approach to practice
• Shame versus embarrassment
• Right Effort and Right Speech
• Healing Toxic Masculinity
• What does it mean to be a diverse person
• The Pandemic of Loneliness

The episode closes with Koshin leading a guided meditation practice “Opening the Cage” from his book. To learn more about Koshin’s work, you can visit

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