Links to YouTube Lectures

The Three Bodies of Buddha

Posted by on Sep 24, 2022 in YouTube | 0 comments

The Three Bodies of Buddha

Rev. Shinshu Roberts teaches on the Three Bodies of the Buddha, referencing the koan of Dongshan’s Dharma Bodies from Dogen’s 300 Koans; also found as Case 98 “Dongshan’s ‘Always Close'” in the Book Of Serenity.

https://youtu.be/jmxoUos5wJ8

OHiGon (Equinox) and the Paramitas

Posted by on Sep 19, 2022 in YouTube | 0 comments

OHiGon (Equinox) and the Paramitas

In this talk, Rev. Daijaku Kinst talks about Japanese Ohigon and the time of the fall equinox as an opportunity to consider how we want to enter the season of darkness, suggesting the Paramitas as a path of practice.

https://youtu.be/7oMcFpIKsVQ

“Immo” (Suchness)

Posted by on Sep 3, 2022 in YouTube | 0 comments

“Immo” (Suchness)

Rev. Shinshu Roberts discusses Dōgen’s fascicle “Immo” (Suchness) encouraging us to fully engage with each moment of our lives, including our suffering… reality as it is (Nyoze).

https://youtu.be/uWCmdh0Oc9U

Tokudo (Novice Priest) Ordination

Posted by on Jul 31, 2022 in YouTube | 0 comments

Tokudo (Novice Priest) Ordination

Rev. Daijaku Kinst discusses the ordination path for a Soto Zen Priest.

https://youtu.be/hpkakd5AWkk

Dogen’s Zuimonki

Posted by on Jul 24, 2022 in YouTube | 0 comments

Dogen’s Zuimonki

Rev. Daijaku Kinst speaks about the passage from Dogen’s ShoboGenzo Zuimonki that the sangha studied this past week, emphasizing the teaching that our behavior tells us who we are.

https://youtu.be/v5zZZQaII8w

The Four Noble Truths

Posted by on Jul 17, 2022 in YouTube | 0 comments

The Four Noble Truths

In this talk about the Four Noble Truths, the foundational teaching of the Buddha, Rev. Shinshu Roberts encourages us to look closely at our minds, our suffering and how we practice with both.

https://youtu.be/CXLX7lIJ2xI

Landslide

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

Landslide

Listening with the sangha and discussing the lyrics of Stevie Nick’s evocative 1974 song, “Landslide”, Rev Shinshu Roberts weaves in teachings from Dogen in this reflection about how we engage with transitions and transform our lives.

https://youtu.be/d007N2kAaGo

 

Old Age, Sickness and Death

Posted by on Jun 19, 2022 in YouTube | 0 comments

Rev. Shinshu Roberts discusses the teachings and the practice of being ill – addressing the suffering of old age, sickness and death.

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What is the Zendo?

Posted by on May 30, 2022 in YouTube | 0 comments

What is the Zendo?

Rev. Daijaku Kinst discusses two of Eihei Dogen’s Dharma Hall Discourses (from the Eihei Koroku) to highlight that entering the zendo is an environment that supports realization, a place where our grasping self can come undone.

https://youtu.be/qSYCSMQz7xw

Dōgen’s Zuimonki

Posted by on May 22, 2022 in YouTube | 0 comments

Dōgen’s Zuimonki

Rev. Shinshu Roberts discusses Dōgen’s Zuimonki 1-13. In this Soto Zen teaching, Dōgen encourages us to go beyond our discriminative thinking and Shinshu expresses how this practice helps cultivate gratitude for that which we don’t understand.

https://youtu.be/qXOrN5PFClU

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