Links to YouTube Lectures

Jukai-E 2022 at Zenshuji Temple

Posted by on Dec 4, 2021 in YouTube | 0 comments

Jukai-E 2022 at Zenshuji Temple

Reverend Shinshu Roberts discusses an upcoming 2022 Jukai-E ceremony to be held at Zenshuji Temple in Los Angeles, to commemorate its 100th anniversary. Founded on November 20,1922, it is the first Soto Zen temple in North America, and one of 200+ temples now in the United States.  https://youtu.be/0tSbJq8M5qI

Thanks Giving and the Spirit of Ōn

Posted by on Nov 27, 2021 in YouTube | 0 comments

Thanks Giving and the Spirit of Ōn

Recently back from Zenshuji Temple in LA, Rev Daijaku Kinst talks about giving thanks and the spirit of Ōn, that generosity and gratitude are a state of embracing what is.  https://youtu.be/Z0vI8zPXKUQ

The Wind in the Pines

Posted by on Nov 14, 2021 in YouTube | 0 comments

The Wind in the Pines

Reading from Shundo Aoyama Roshi’s “Zen Seeds”, Rev. Daijaku Kinst encourages us to consider how we practice and what we turn to when we find life demanding

https://youtu.be/EmNR-PRWZTg

Seeking the Elephant

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

Seeking the Elephant

Rev. Shinshu Roberts discusses a familiar Buddhist teaching of the group of blind men and the elephant, reminding us that building a story based on subjective experiences is often the root of our suffering.https://youtu.be/lNC9lNURUME

Hungry Ghosts

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

Hungry Ghosts

On the day of the annual Segaki Ceremony, Rev. Shinshu Roberts discusses the Hungry Ghosts and how “every flicker and blaze” provides us an opportunity to awaken.

https://youtu.be/JeiHqOio4zo

Ritual: Willingness and Intention

Posted by on Oct 23, 2021 in YouTube | 0 comments

Ritual: Willingness and Intention

Following her recent participation in the Mountain Seat Ceremony at Buddha Eye Temple, Rev Daijaku Kinst discusses the willingness and intention of ritual.

https://youtu.be/ThKtrULWals

The Path of the Postulant

Posted by on Oct 11, 2021 in YouTube | 0 comments

The Path of the Postulant

Rev. Shinshu Roberts discusses the path of the postulant as a sangha member today has a ceremony marking his entry into a period of priesthood discernment.

https://youtu.be/6CzFOuZ-g1s

The Practice of Personal Reflection

Posted by on Oct 4, 2021 in YouTube | 0 comments

The Practice of Personal Reflection

Rev. Daijaku Kinst discusses 5 steps to undertaking the practice of personal reflection; though not a traditional Soto Zen practice, and not at odds with the tradition either, it may help us to see where our delusions are most vivid and what enhances enacting that which is our deepest intention.https://youtu.be/gxRmV1nG_aE

Practicing with the Earth

Posted by on Sep 27, 2021 in YouTube | 0 comments

Practicing with the Earth

Reverend Jaku Kinst, in this outdoor Half-Day sitting, talks about how we accord ourselves with this place and as not separate from the earth (and the crows!)https://youtu.be/7ANi-HKHhgA

The Ten Precepts of the Bodhisattva Ceremony number 10

Posted by on Sep 23, 2021 in YouTube | 0 comments

The Ten Precepts of the Bodhisattva Ceremony number 10

Continuing a series of lectures on the meaning of the Bodhisattva Precepts as presented in the Bodhisattva Ceremony, I vow not to disparage the Three Treasures Here is the YouTube line to the lecture: https://youtu.be/6HaEADacSes

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