Links to YouTube Lectures

Buddha’s Birthday 2021

Posted by on Apr 12, 2021 in YouTube | 0 comments

Rev. Daijaku Kinst’s talk on Buddha’s Birthday. April 10th 2021

YouTube Link: https://youtu.be/3Ju4X4Jzw44

Taking the Three Refuges in the Bodhisattva Ceremony

Posted by on Apr 7, 2021 in YouTube | 0 comments

Taking the Three Refuges in the Bodhisattva Ceremony

This lecture by Rev. Shinshu Roberts continues her series of lectures on the meaning of the Bodhisattva Ceremony in Soto Zen. Here is the link to the lecture on YouTube: https://youtu.be/yXx-F2RlqW4

Spring Equinox 2021, case 24 of Mumonkan “Fuketsu’s Speech & Silence”

Posted by on Mar 21, 2021 in YouTube | 0 comments

This lecture is available on YouTube at https://youtu.be/U2KB4cKPoEE.March 20th was Spring Equinox. Shinshu links a Dogen Dharma Discourse from the Eihei koroku with case 24 “Fuketsu’s “Speech & Silence” from the Mumonkan. The topic is the liminal space between speech and silence that becomes appropriate action.

Full Moon Ceremony Talk 4: Four Bodhisattva Vows part 5

Posted by on Mar 17, 2021 in YouTube | 0 comments

Full Moon Ceremony Talk 4: Four Bodhisattva Vows part 5

https://youtu.be/5yfhJXxmKtc is a link to the continuing series of talks by Rev. Shinshu Roberts on the Bodhisattva Ceremony. This is the last talk on the Four Great Bodhisattva Vows: “Buddha’s Way is Unsurpassable, I vow to  become it.” In this talk, Shinshu Roberts, links the path of the Buddha’s Way with the structure of the Bodhisattva Ceremony.

Full Moon Ceremony Talk 4: Four Bodhisattva Vows part 4

Posted by on Feb 28, 2021 in YouTube | 0 comments

This talk is a continuation of Shinshu Roberts series of talks on the meaning of the Bodhisattva Ceremony. This talk is on the Bodhisattva Vow, “Dharma Gates are boundless, I vow to enter them.” You can see this talk on YouTube at: https://youtu.be/QE2uMy-p7oM

Full Moon Ceremony Talk 4: Four Bodhisattva Vows part 3

Posted by on Feb 22, 2021 in YouTube | 0 comments

Shinshu continues her discussion of the Four Great Bodhisattva Vows as chanted in the Bodhisattva Ceremony. This lecture is about “Delusions are Inexhaustible, I Vow to End Them.” The YouTube link is:

https://youtu.be/2Lmikk9hNxM

Full Moon Ceremony Talk 4: Four Bodhisattva Vows part 2

Posted by on Feb 8, 2021 in YouTube | 0 comments

Full Moon Ceremony Talk 4: Four Bodhisattva Vows part 2

This talk continues our investigation of the meaning of the various sections of the Bodhisattva Ceremony. In this lecture, Shinshu investigates the meaning of “Beings are numberless, I vow to save them.” What is the meaning of “beings,” “numberless,” and “save?” Just who is doing the saving and who is saved? She explains the meaning of the Japanese characters that are being translated in this verse.

https://youtu.be/VuyxHMbL8hI

 

Full Moon Ceremony Talk 3: Four Bodhisattva Vows part 1

Posted by on Jan 31, 2021 in YouTube | 0 comments

YouTube Link: https://youtu.be/iGYFH2-N1y8

Beings are numberless, I vow to carry them across.

Delusions are inexhaustible, I vow to end them.

Dharmagates are boundless, I vow to enter them.

Buddha’s Way is unsurpassable, I vow to become it. 

This third talk (part 1 of 2) continues the exploration of the meaning of the Full Moon Ceremony’s recitation of the Four Bodhisattva Vows. In this lecture Shinshu talks about the meaning of vow and the I that makes such a vow.

 

Understanding Enmei Jukku Kannon Gyo

Posted by on Jan 25, 2021 in YouTube | 0 comments

At Ocean Gate we have been chanting the Enmei Jukku Kannon Gyo as part of every service since the pandemic began. Last Saturday Rev. Daijaku Kinst gave a lecture on the meaning of this chant. You can listen to it on the website, or see it on YouTube: https://youtu.be/udaMHRe1sN0

Reading Dogen

Posted by on Jan 20, 2021 in YouTube | 0 comments

Shinshu’s lecture on Saturday January 16th 2021 was on how to read Dogen’s texts. This is part tips and part Dharma talk on the difficulty and pitfalls of how we approach studying Dogen Zenji’s Way. The audio is on this website under Dharma Talks and the YouTube link to the video is https://youtu.be/daeAz5j4JZo 

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