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Jan 15, 2018

 

This Dharma talk was given by the Reverend Jay Rinsen Weik at the Great Heartland Buddhist Temple of Toledo. In this talk, Rinsen Sensei relates the story of the Buddha on Bodhi Day.

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Jan 8, 2018

This is a Dharma talk given by the Reverend Jay Rinsen Weik Sensei of the Buddhist Temple of Toledo.   In this talk Rinsen Sensei explores the question of how we can use the difficult aspects (or people) in our lives to practice compassion and patience.  

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Jan 1, 2018

This is a Dharma talk given by the Reverend Jay Rinsen Weik Sensei of The Buddhist Temple of Toledo. In this talk Rinsen Sensei explores Peace, Solitude and Silence, Zen-ness, if you will. By reviewing the Blue Cliff Record case number 4 we understand that honoring stillness is of value to who we are.

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Dec 25, 2017

This Dharma Talk was given by Jay Rinsen Weik Sensei at the Buddhist Temple of Toledo.  In this talk, Rinsen Sensei turns to the Dhammapada to examine a teaching on blame and anger that points us towards the lineage of enlightened women and men who have uncovered the Dharma that covers every moment of our lives.

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Dec 11, 2017

This is a Dharma Talk given by the Reverend Jay Rinsen Weik Sensei at the Buddhist Temple of Toledo.  In this talk Rinsen Sensei explores the spiritual side of our practice and the importance of encountering this aspect in our own lives.

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Dec 7, 2017

Starting on Monday, December 11, BTT Podcasts will be published once a week.  

Through the support of listeners like you, we are able to continue to bring you Dharma talks from the Buddhist Temple of Toledo.  The Temple podcasts are free to everyone, and we would especially like to thank those of you who are able to help support this effort financially; we wouldn’t be able to do this without you! Thank you all for your support, whether you are simply listening to the talks, telling others about them and/or through your generous financial support.

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Thank you for listening!

Nov 30, 2017

This Dharma Talk was given by Jay Rinsen Weik Sensei at the Buddhist Temple of Toledo.

In this talk, Reverend Rinsen continues to explore the ango subject of simplicity and explores how Master Dogen talks about desire in his teachings and how that compares to the Eight Awakenings of Great Beings, said to be The Buddha's final teaching.

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Nov 27, 2017

This Dharma Talk was given by Jay Rinsen Weik Sensei at the Buddhist Temple of Toledo.

In this talk, Reverend Rinsen explores the second awakening of Master Dogen's The Eight Awakenings of Great Beings.  This awakening challenges us to be aware of how much we actually need in any given moment or situation.  

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Nov 13, 2017

This is a Dharma Talk given by the Reverend Jay Rinsen Weik Sensei at the Buddhist Temple of Toledo.  In this talk Rinsen Sensei explores the growth you experience when you truly see and work with your own life.

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Nov 9, 2017

This Dharma talk was given by the Reverend Jay Rinsen Weik Sensei at the Buddhist Temple of Toledo. In this episode, Rinsen Sensei explores Wumen's or (Mumon) postscript to the Gateless Gate written at the end of the summer teachings in 1228. The Gateless Gate is a central study of Zen Buddhist. 

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Oct 26, 2017

This is a Dharma Talk given by the Reverend Jay Rinsen Weik Sensei at the Buddhist Temple of Toledo.  In this talk Rinsen Sensei explores becoming the Way, the importance of showing up knowing that you don't know, and letting go of the need to know.

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Oct 19, 2017

Hunger for the Great Way is essential if you are to complete Zen training.  However, it is not a sprint.  It is the effort of a lifetime.  So how do you pace yourself?

In this Dharma Talk given by Rinsen Sensei at the Buddhist Temple of Toledo, he explores the role that Ango plays in the annual training cycle, and why it is important to intensify and relax at the correct times.

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Oct 12, 2017

This is a Dharma talk given by the Reverend Jay Rinsen Weik Sensei at the Buddhist Temple of Toledo. In this talk, Rinsen Sensei explores Illness, Old Age, and Death with the Passing of Buddha and his final teaching from his Death Bed.

 

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Oct 5, 2017

This is a Dharma Talk given by the Reverend Jay Rinsen Weik Sensei at the Buddhist Temple of Toledo.  In this talk Rinsen Sensei explores how taking Refuge in the Buddha and the teachings is the opening step to practice of the Way.

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Oct 2, 2017

This talk was given by the Reverend Jay Rinsen Weik Sensei at the Buddhist Temple of Toledo. Sensei explores the 

Sep 28, 2017

This talk was given by the Reverend Jay Rinsen Weik Sensei at the Buddhist Temple of Toledo.  In this talk, Rinsen uses case 97 from the Book of Serenity.  Rinsen uses this ancient case to explore how we meet the reality of each moment in a world of ever changing and unexpected circumstances.

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Sep 25, 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 talks about practicing within the community and the importance of Sesshin.

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Sep 18, 2017

This Dharma talk was given by the Reverend Jay Rinsen Weik Sensei at the Buddhist Temple of Toledo. In this talk, Rinsen Sensei explores case 32 of the Mumonkan, “The Buddha Responds to an Outsider"

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Sep 7, 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 talks about the story of the Buddha and Bodhi Day.

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Aug 31, 2017

This Dharma talk and discussion was given by the Reverend Jay Rinsen Weik Sensei at the Buddhist Temple of Toledo.  In this talk, Rinsen Sensei explores case 37 of the Gateless Gate, (Joshu’s Oak Tree).  Rinsen explores the nature of koan practice and how it can be used to help us unhook from the words that describe a moment, and plug directly into that moment.

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Aug 28, 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 discusses the kind of intelligence that goes beyond boundaries.

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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 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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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 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”.

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