Links to YouTube Lectures

Family Recipes

Posted by on May 15, 2022 in YouTube | 0 comments

Family Recipes

Rev. Daijaku Kinst uses the analogy of “family recipes” to help us consider how our practice nourishes and sustains us.

https://youtu.be/Qqdx2-WX6fM

Rev. Gyokei Yokoyama

Posted by on May 15, 2022 in YouTube | 0 comments

Rev. Gyokei Yokoyama

Please join Rev. Gyokei Yokoyama. Secretary of Soto Zen Buddhist North America as he addresses Ocean Gate Zen Center while he gives a series of talks at various Zen Centers to recognize the 100th Anniversary of Soto Zen Buddhism in North America. These talks are an opportunity for all of us to strengthen our connections and friendship between the Japanese Soto school and Soto Zen in the United States. Rev. Yokoyama will share his perspective gained from his duties as a former abbot of a rural community temple in Japan, a minister of a Japanese-American Buddhist Church in Los Angeles, as well as his board positions with the Association of Zen Buddhists and the Soto Zen Buddhist Association. From this unique position of having been a Soto Zen minister and teacher in both Japan and the United States he will discuss and explore with us religious pluralist within Soto Zen traditions.

https://youtu.be/FE0c0l0hqs0

Gyoji

Posted by on May 9, 2022 in YouTube | 0 comments

Gyoji

In this lecture, Rev. Shinshu Roberts discusses Dōgen’s fascicle, Gyōji (Sustained Practice), in which he teaches that unsurpassed sustained practice is the way, encouraging us to respond to the totality of what surrounds us.

https://youtu.be/I-sJGv-7DBA

Faith

Posted by on May 1, 2022 in YouTube | 0 comments

Faith

In this lecture on faith, Rev. Daijaku Kinst discusses belief, trust and doubt –encouraging us that faith (shin) is where gladness and deep hunger meet.

https://youtu.be/ki_HUcTpSQY

What is Soto Zen Practice?

Posted by on Apr 25, 2022 in YouTube | 0 comments

What is Soto Zen Practice?

Rev. Shinshu Roberts gives a talk about what our “practice” is as students of Soto Zen Buddhism.

https://youtu.be/QLcYwhH4lA0

Discernment and Our Path of Practice

Posted by on Apr 18, 2022 in YouTube | 0 comments

Discernment and Our Path of Practice

Suggesting three clarifying questions we might ask ourselves, Rev. Daijaku Kinst discusses discernment and how we can flourish in our lives of practice.

https://youtu.be/o-52ubEAP6s

Spring and Gathas

Posted by on Mar 27, 2022 in YouTube | 0 comments

Spring and Gathas

Rev. Daijaku Kinst uses the arrival of Spring to talk about Gathas (Sanskrit for “verses”) which when used to punctuate our day, recall us to an awareness of interconnectedness and enable us to cut through what deludes us.

https://youtu.be/4ZejH-Z0jzo

Passage

Posted by on Mar 12, 2022 in YouTube | 0 comments

Passage

Discussing the Covid pandemic and the war in Ukraine, Rev. Shinshu Roberts shares teachings from Dogen to help us reflect on how to live each moment as if there is no past or future, grounding ourselves in our current experience, even though it may be quite complicated.

https://youtu.be/Y1ALWOPmbeY

Change Makes Life Happen

Posted by on Feb 20, 2022 in YouTube | 0 comments

Change Makes Life Happen

Rev. Shinshu Roberts gives a talk about change, reminding us that there is no aspect of life that is not dependent on impermanence.

https://youtu.be/QoJUqojK5uo

Zazen and Failure

Posted by on Feb 13, 2022 in YouTube | 0 comments

Zazen and Failure

Posing the question, “Are we willing to sit down and engage with our lives as they are?”, Rev. Daijaku Kinst discusses zazen and failure – the willingness to have what we think we know challenged.

https://youtu.be/lqGFuQ8nja0

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