Links to YouTube Lectures

Gassho Part 3

Posted by on Feb 6, 2022 in YouTube | 0 comments

Gassho Part 3

Rev. Shinshu Roberts gives her third and final talk on Gassho, reflecting that in following Soto Zen forms, we make our best effort, as forms are an expression of our vow and our inmost request.

https://youtu.be/4St2Tcg5eEA

Gassho Part 2

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

Gassho Part 2

Rev. Shinshu Roberts gives her second talk on Gassho and form in Soto Zen practice, sharing Suzuki Roshi’s teaching that “the reasons why we observe such formal practice is to acquire absolute freedom.”

https://youtu.be/bVWshd4jpoE

Turning the Light Inward

Posted by on Jan 23, 2022 in YouTube | 0 comments

Turning the Light Inward

Rev. Daijaku Kinst discusses three aspects of tending to our awareness of self, reminding us that “who you are is not what you think”.

https://youtu.be/F990MC-sXKQ

Gassho, Part 1

Posted by on Jan 16, 2022 in YouTube | 0 comments

Gassho, Part 1

Rev Shinshu Roberts discusses the Zen form and practice of Gassho, bringing in Dogen’s teaching that our every encounter is an opportunity to express the dignified activity of a Buddha.

https://youtu.be/zJLOqXrtzn8

Ordination Reflections

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

Ordination Reflections

On the 34th anniversary of her ordination as a Soto Zen Priest, Rev. Daijaku Kinst notes that sharing the truth or our lives in community is liberative, and she reflects on the importance of finding a path of practice that meets us individually.

https://youtu.be/6o44FyIYTEI

New Years Day

Posted by on Jan 2, 2022 in YouTube | 0 comments

New Years Day

Reflecting on a 1968 lecture from Suzuki Roshi about New Years, Rev. Shinshu Roberts encourages us to meet every moment as new, to cultivate the mind of a new student, practicing with renewed feeling. https://youtu.be/FqIcVSDK-aw

Winter Solstice

Posted by on Dec 18, 2021 in YouTube | 0 comments

Winter Solstice

Rev. Shinshu Roberts discusses Winter Solstice as a time to find ourselves open to transition and change.

https://youtu.be/6murIraso4Q

Buddha’s Enlightenment

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

Buddha’s Enlightenment

Rev. Daijaku Kinst discusses Buddha’s enlightenment, which Soto Zen temples annually celebrate on December 8.

https://youtu.be/MeDSVWuKZp4

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

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