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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”.

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 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.

Nov 6, 2016

A Dharma Talk with Jay Rinsen Weik Sensei, Abbot of the Great Heartland Buddhist Temple of Toledo.

Rinsen discusses the current political state of our country and how to disengage from the divisiveness and see ourselves and those with political differences as one.

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Mar 30, 2016

A Dharma Talk with Jay Rinsen Weik Sensei, Abbot of the Great Heartland Buddhist Temple of Toledo.

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