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Now displaying: July, 2017
Jul 31, 2017

This dharma talk given by Rinsen Sensei, Abbot of the Buddhist Temple of Toledo.

Rinsen Sensei draws on Case 24 of the Mumonkon, Fuketsu’s “Equality and Differentiation”

The living Dharma is not a matter of knowing the correct philosophical assertions.  When pressed to respond by the imperative of this life, how will we show up?

Jul 29, 2017

This dharma talk was given by Rinsen Sensei on Wednesday, July 26, 2017.  Working with Case 23 of the Gateless Gate, Rinsen Sensei explores the story and meaning of the transmission of the Buddha’s Robe.  The talk was given as the 2017 Jukai initiates each sewed their rakusu in preparation for their Jukai ceremony, continuing the transmission.

Jul 27, 2017

The Buddhist Temple of Toledo presents a talk and discussion lead by the Reverend Jay Rinsen Weik during a Jukai Sesshin in August of 2016.

Reverend Rinsen begins with Case 23 of the Gateless Gate, "Huineng's Neither Good Nor Evil", and expands on the story of the 6th ancestor in the Zen lineage.  

Huineng's transmission was not well received by his fellow monks.  A monk named Ming chased the 6th Ancestor across the countryside, leading to a famous encounter that points towards the nature of attachment and the relationship between the Dharma and the Robe of the Buddha.  What is most important in this practice?

Jul 24, 2017

The Reverend Jay Rinsen Weik gives a dharma talk at the Buddhist Temple of Toledo.

How does the an awakened mind encounter the daily activities of this world? Is it any different than everyday mind?

In this talk, Rinsen explores this question, beginning with a reading from the Dogen’s fascicle called “Kajo” meaning “Everyday Activity”.

Jul 20, 2017

This is a Dharma Talk given by the Reverend Jay Rinsen Weik at the Buddhist Temple of Toledo in 2016.  In this talk, Rinsen explores the importance of working with a teacher, especially as one tries to practice in the face of difficult times.  

In seeking the path of compassion we a pointed back to our cushion and the practice of zazen.  Zazen is the place where we can loosen our attachments to wrong views about suffering.  How do we do this?  By embracing the spiritual "not knowing" of the moment and bearing witness to what comes up in our mind-stream.

Jul 17, 2017

In this Dharma Talk, the Reverend Jay Rinsen Weik uses a famous story about the family of Laymen Pang to explore how our striving can obscure how we manifest the Dharma.  Is this moment difficult?  Is this moment easy?  What does it mean to move beyond difficulty and ease?  To explore this, Rinsen calls on us to sit down in the middle of agitation and elation and practice in there.

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Jul 14, 2017

In this teisho, or dharma talk, Rinsen Sensei discusses koan 46 from the Gateless Gate collection.  How do you step from the top of the 100 foot pole? 

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Jul 13, 2017

In this talk and discussion led by the Reverend Jay Rinsen Weik,  he explores the fundamental role of zazen in our spiritual practice.  Through the zazen (seated meditation) we can develop a presence and awareness that is not dependent on the nature of our external or internal circumstance.

Jul 10, 2017

Drawing from the teachings of T'aego (14th Century Korean Zen Master) Reverend Jay Rinsen Weik offers a Dharma Talk on precious nature of this very moment.

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Jul 6, 2017

What is the meaning of the compassionate spirit of love growing within us? How do we genuinely embrace ourselves as we actually are?  A Dharma Talk with Jay Rinsen Weik Sensei, Abbot of the Great Heartland Buddhist Temple of Toledo.

Jul 3, 2017

A Dharma Talk with Jay Rinsen Weik Sensei, Abbot of the Great Heartland Buddhist Temple of Toledo.  Rinsen's talk revolves around case 28 of the Mumonkan.

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