This question and answer period was lead by the Reverend Jay Rinsen Weik Sensei at the Buddhist Temple of Toledo. Rinsen departs from the usual talk format and takes questions from the Sangha.
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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?
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.