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Now displaying: August, 2017
Aug 21, 2017

This Dharma talk was given by the Reverend Jay Rinsen Weik at the Great Heartland Buddhist Temple of Toledo. In this talk, Rinsen Sensei explores Case 39 of the Gateless Gate, Yunmen's "You Have Misspoken".

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Aug 17, 2017

This talk Dharma talk was given by Rinsen Sensei at the Buddhist Temple of Toledo during Spring Ango of 2017.  Rinsen explores the nature of fundamental perfection and how it runs counter to the stories we tend to tell about ourselves.  

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Aug 14, 2017

In this Dharma talk, Rinsen Sensei uses Tosotsu’s Three Barriers (Gateless Gate case #47) as a tool to examine the way we navigate our Buddhist practice.  Rinsen emphasizes that we don’t have to have a logical understanding of the entire process for it to do its work.  

Often, we interrupt our own practice by insisting that we have more mental candy.  In the Dharma we are invited to let go of the mental candy.  Learn to sit and trust the sitting.  Allow for time to digest and integrate.

Aug 10, 2017

This Dharma talk was given by Rinsen Sensei at the Buddhist Temple of Toledo in 2016

Everything that we do depends in the state of our heart and mind.  Our own actions, however good can be tainted if our heart is not centred in wisdom and equanimity.  The ability to respond fully and freely to the troubles of the world depends not being attached to our vision of the desired outcome.  For this reason, in the practice of Zen, if you want to save the world, you start with Zazen.

Aug 7, 2017

How do you respond when neither words nor silence will do?  Rinsen Sensei explores the imperative to answer this moment in this dharma talk.

Aug 3, 2017

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

In this talk, Rinsen Sensei returns to the teachings of the 14th Century Korean Zen Master, T’aego Bowu.  Rinsen explores the balance of bravery and compassion that we must have with ourselves as we train the wild horses that are our own mind.

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