The Midwest Buddhist Temple - Chicago

Midwest Buddhist Temple Dharma Talks Podcast

Weekly talks about living the dharma
Midwest Buddhist Temple Dharma Talks Podcast

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Episodes

Special Memorial for Lady Takeko Kujo

Feb 16, 2020 18:03

Description:

Rev. Miyamura conducts a special memorial service honoring Lady Takeko Kujō – a humanitarian and founder of the Buddhist Women’s Association.

Nirvana Day Service - Rev. Ron Miyamura

Feb 9, 2020 16:16

Description:

Rev. Ron Miyamura gives his Dharma Message for the annual Nirvana Day (memorial service of the Shakyamuni Buddha) service. 

February Memorial Service

Feb 2, 2020 13:09

Description:

Rev. Ron Miyamura shares his Dharma Message for the February Monthly Memorial Service. 

Shinnen-Enkai (New Year Celebration) Service

Jan 26, 2020 11:15

Description:

Rev. Ron Miyamura shares his Dharma message for Family Service and MBT’s Shinnen-Enkai (New Year) celebration.

Family Service - Cynthia Mee

Jan 19, 2020 22:06

Description:

Minister's Assistant Cynthia Mee shares her Dharma message for Family Service. 

Ho-Onko (Shinran Memorial) Service - Rev. Patti Nakai

Jan 12, 2020 14:33

Description:

Rev. Patti Nakai of the Buddhist Temple of Chicago shares her Dharma message for the Ho-Onko Service.

January Memorial Service - Rev. Ron Miyamura

Jan 5, 2020 14:33

Description:

Rev. Ron Miyamura conducts the January Monthly Memorial Service. 

Family Service - Rev. Ron Miyamura

Dec 29, 2019 17:44

Description:

Rev. Ron Miyamura shares his Dharma Message for Family Service. 

Family Service - Rev. Ron Miyamura

Dec 22, 2019 17:25

Description:

Rev. Ron Miyamura shares his Dharma Message for Family Service. 

Family Service - Rev. Ron Miyamura

Dec 16, 2019 13:40

Description:

Rev. Ron Miyamura shares his Dharma Message for Family Service. 

Bodhi Day Service

Dec 8, 2019 14:08

Description:

Minister's Assistant Terry Cichocki shares her Dharma Message for Bodhi Day Service. 

December Memorial Service

Dec 1, 2019 17:21

Description:

Rev. Ron Miyamura conducts the December Monthly Memorial Service. 

Family Service - Rev. Ron Miyamura

Nov 24, 2019 17:03

Description:

Rev. Ron Miyamrua shares his Dharma Message for Family Service.

Family Service - Cynthia Mee

Nov 17, 2019 16:00

Description:

Minister's Assistant Cynthia Mee shares her Dharma message for Family Service. 

Family Service - Rev. Don Castro

Nov 11, 2019 12:59

Description:

Guest speaker, Rev. Don Castro shares his Dharma message for Sunday Family Service. Rev. Ron Miyamura introduces Rev. Castro. 

MBT 75th Anniversary - Rev. Ron Miyamura

Nov 3, 2019 19:15

Description:

Rev. Ron Miyamura shares his thoughts about MBT's 75th Anniversary.

Guest Speaker - Antonio Terrone

Oct 28, 2019 20:31

Description:

Guest speaker Antonio Terrone shares his Dharma Message for Family Service. Mr. Terrone is an independent scholar specializing in Asian studies with a focus on religion, politics, and ethnic policies in East Asia, especially China (Tibet and Xinjiang).

Family Service - Rev. Ron Miyamura

Oct 21, 2019 17:30

Description:

Rev. Ron Miyamura shares his Dharma Message for Family Service. 

October Memorial Service - Rev. Ron Miyamura

Oct 6, 2019 12:58

Description:

Rev. Ron Miyamura conducts the October Monthly Memorial Service. 

Family Service - Dan Peterson

Oct 1, 2019 21:12

Description:

Minister's Assistant Dan Peterson shares his Dharma Message for Family Service. 

Fall Ohigan Service

Oct 1, 2019 10:09

Description:

Rev. Ron Miyamura shares his Dharma Message for the Fall Ohigan Service.

Family Service - Cynthia Mee

Sep 15, 2019 17:31

Description:

Minister's Assistant Cynthia Mee shares her Dharma Message for Family Service.

September Memorial Service - Rev. Ron Miyamura

Sep 8, 2019 14:40

Description:

Rev. Ron Miyamura shares his Dharma Message for the September Memorial Service Service.

Family Service, Rev. Ron Miyamura

Aug 25, 2019 21:01

Description:

Rev. Ron Miyamura shares his Dharma Message for Family Service. 

Family Service + Q&A - Rev. Ron Miyamura

Aug 18, 2019 30:57

Description:

Rev. Ron Miyamura shares his Dharma Message and answers questions during Family Service. 

August Memorial Service

Aug 4, 2019 19:04

Description:

Rev. Ron Miyamura shares his Dharma Message for the August Memorial Service. 

Family Service - Roger Suekama

Jul 29, 2019 05:35

Description:

Minister's Assistant Roger Suekama shares his Dharma Message for Family Service. 

Family Service - Melissa Maslanka

Jul 21, 2019 13:14

Description:

Minister's Assistant Melissa Maslanka shares her Dharma Message for Family Service.

Obon Service

Jul 15, 2019 19:16

Description:

Rev. Ron Miyamura conducts the annual Obon Service for 2019. 

July Memorial Service

Jul 7, 2019 13:36

Description:

Rev. Ron Miyamura conducts the July Monthly Memorial Service. 

Family Service - Rev. Ron Miyamura

Jun 30, 2019 17:45

Description:

Rev. Ron Miyamura shares his Dharma Message for Family Service. 

Family Service - Cynthia Mee

Jun 23, 2019 23:30

Description:

Minister's Assistant Cynthia Mee shares her Dharma Message for Family Service.

Family Service - Rev. Ron Miyamura

Jun 16, 2019 17:34

Description:

Rev Ron Miyamura shares his Dharma message for Family Service and Father's Day.

Family Service - Rev. Ron Miyamura

Jun 9, 2019 12:03

Description:

Rev. Ron Miyamura shares his Dharma Message for Family Service. 

June Memorial Service - Eli Brown

Jun 2, 2019 22:44

Description:

Today's Dharma Message is delivered by Eli Brown.

Family Service - Rev. Ron Miyamura

May 29, 2019 14:07

Description:

Rev. Ron Miyamura shares his Dharma Message for Family Service. 

Family Service - Guest Speaker Howard Ruan

May 19, 2019 15:41

Description:

Today's Dharma Message is given by Howard Ruan, student at the Divinity School of the University of Chicago. 

Parent's Day, Rev. Ron Miyamura

May 12, 2019 14:11

Description:

Rev. Ron Miyamura shares his Dharma message for Parent's Day service. 

May Memorial Service

May 5, 2019 19:23

Description:

Rev. Ron Miyamura shares his Dharma message for the May Monthly Memorial Service. 

Family Service - Rev. Ron Miyamura

Apr 29, 2019 15:58

Description:

Rev. Ron Miyamura delivers his Dharma Talk for Family Service.

Family Service - Dan Peterson

Apr 21, 2019 19:39

Description:

Minister's Assistant Dan Peterson shares his Dharma Message for Family Service. 

Hanamatsuri - Rev. Ron Miyamura

Apr 14, 2019 13:58

Description:

Hanamatsuri 2019 - Rev. Ron Miyamrua shares his Hanamatsuri Dharma message. 

April Memorial Service

Apr 8, 2019 23:43

Description:

Rev. Ron Miyamura shares his Dharma Message for the April Monthly Memorial Service. 

Family Service - Rev. Ron Miyamura

Apr 1, 2019 13:57

Description:

Rev. Ron Miyamura shares his Dharma Message for Sunday Family Service. 

Minister's Assistant Cynthia Mee

Mar 24, 2019 23:18

Description:

Minister's Assistant Cynthia Mee shares her Dharma Message for Family Service. 

Ohigan Service

Mar 17, 2019 10:34

Description:

Rev. Ron Miyamura shares his Dharma Talk for Ohigan Service - Spring Equinox. 

Minister's Assistant Joy Zavala

Mar 10, 2019 12:17

Description:

Minister's Assistant Joy Zavala shares her Dharma message and the Sangha joins the MBT Band in singing "The Long and Winding Road".

Duncan Ryūken Williams

Mar 3, 2019 34:44

Description:

Duncan Ryūken Williams, USC Dean of Religious Life and author of AMERICAN SUTRA A Story of Faith and Freedom in the Second World War, shares his Dharma message. Rev. Ron Miyamura introduces Dr. Williams. 

Memorial Service: Lady Takeko Kujo

Feb 24, 2019 17:23

Description:

Rev. Miyamura conducts a special memorial service honoring Lady Takeko Kujō - a humanitarian and founder of the Buddhist Women's Association.

Family Service - Jesse Zavala

Feb 17, 2019 15:03

Description:

Minister's Assistant Jesse Zavala shares his Dharma message for Family Service. 

Nirvana Day - Rev. Ron Miyamura

Feb 10, 2019 22:01

Description:

Rev. Ron shares his Dharma message for Family Service and Nirvana Day. 

February Memorial Service - Rev. Ron Miyamura

Feb 3, 2019 14:28

Description:

Rev. Ron Miyamura shares his Dharma message for the February Memorial Service.

Family Service - Rev. Ron Miyamura

Jan 28, 2019 05:46

Description:

Rev. Ron Miyamura shares his Dharma message for Family Service. 

Family Service - Rev. Ron Miyamura

Jan 20, 2019 15:43

Description:

Rev. Ron Miyamura shares his Dharma Message for Family Service. 

Ho-Onko - Shinran Memorial Service

Jan 13, 2019 14:40

Description:

Reverend Patt Nakai of the Buddhist Temple of Chicago shares her Dharma Message for Ho Onko (Shinran Memorial Service).

Monthly Memorial - Rev. Ron Miyamura

Jan 6, 2019 12:42

Description:

Rev. Ron Miyamura shares his Dharma message for the first Family Service and Memorial Service of 2019.

2018 Year End Reflections

Dec 30, 2018 13:53

Description:

Rev. Ron Miyamura shares his Dharma message and reflects on 2018 for Family Service. 

Family Service, Rev. Ron Miyamura

Dec 23, 2018 11:28

Description:

Rev. Ron Miyamura shares his Dharma message and holiday greetings for Family Service. 

Rev. Kono Memorial Service

Dec 16, 2018 20:40

Description:

Rev. Ron Miyamura shares his Dharma message about the founding minister of Midwest Buddhist Temple Rev. Gyodo Kono.

Bodhi Day - Rev. Ron Miyamura

Dec 9, 2018 07:17

Description:

Rev. Ron Miyamura shares his Dharma Message for Bodhi Day service. 

December Memorial Service

Dec 2, 2018 17:20

Description:

Minister's Assistant Terry Cichocki shares her Dharma Message for the Monthly Memorial Service. 

Thanksgiving

Nov 25, 2018 10:46

Description:

Rev. Ron Miyamura shares his thoughts about Thanksgiving. 

Minister's Assistant Cynthia Mee

Nov 18, 2018 25:26

Description:

Minister's Assistant Cynthia Mee shares her Dharma Message for Sunday Family Service.

Family Service - Rev. Miyamura

Nov 11, 2018 12:54

Description:

Rev. Ron Miyamura shares his Dharma Message for Sunday Family Service.

Parliament of World Religions

Nov 4, 2018 13:47

Description:

Rev. Ron Miyamura, for this Monthly Memorial Service, shares his thoughts about his recent attendance at the Parliament of World Religions held in Toronto.

Professor Sarah Jacoby

Oct 28, 2018 20:11

Description:

Sarah Jacoby, assistant professor in the department of Religious Studies at Northwestern University is the guest speaker for Family Service. 

What we can learn from our pets

Oct 22, 2018 11:41

Description:

Minister's Assistant Todd Tsuchiya of Minneapolis shares his Dharma Message for Sunday Family Service.

October Memorial Service

Oct 14, 2018 14:54

Description:

Rev. Ron Miyamura shares his Dharma Message for the October Monthly Memorial Service.

Rev. Miyamura - Dharma School Q&A

Sep 30, 2018 28:26

Description:

During Family Service, Rev. Ron Miyamura holds a Q&A session for Dharma School students. 

The Buddha

Sep 23, 2018 13:02

Description:

Minister's Assistant Jesse Zavala shares his Dharma Message for Family Service. 

Fall Ohigan

Sep 16, 2018 12:43

Description:

Minister's Assistant Melissa Maslanka shares her Dharma message for the Fall Ohigan Service.

Where is Amida Buddha

Sep 10, 2018 14:09

Description:

Rev. Ron Miyamura shares his Dharm Message "Where is Amida Buddha?" for the September Monthly Memorial Service. 

Rev. Candice Shibata

Sep 5, 2018 18:50

Description:

Guest speaker, Rev. Candice Shibata, shares her Dharma Message for Sunday Family Service. 

Family Service

Aug 20, 2018 13:35

Description:

Rev. Ron Miyamura shares his Dharma Message for Family Service. 

August Monthly Memorial Service

Aug 6, 2018 14:13

Description:

Rev. Ron Miyamura shares his Dharma message for the August Monthly Memorial Service.

Sunday Family Service - Jesse Zavala

Jul 29, 2018 13:10

Description:

Minister's Assistant Jesse Zavala shares his Dharma message for Sunday Family Service.

Rev. Ron Miyamura - Family Service

Jul 22, 2018 13:10

Description:

Rev. Ron Miyamura shares his Dharma message which includes a discussion of Dukkha, the Buddhist concept of suffering. 

Minister's Assistant Joy Zavala

Jul 15, 2018 08:22

Description:

Minister's Assistant Joy Zavala shares her Dharma Message for Sunday Family Service. 

Obon Service

Jul 8, 2018 15:45

Description:

Rev. Ron Miyamura shares his Dharma Message for our annual Obon Service. 

July Monthly Memorial Service

Jul 1, 2018 15:48

Description:

Rev. Ron Miyamura shares his Dharma Message for the July Monthly Memorial Service. 

Sunday Family Service

Jun 24, 2018 15:05

Description:

Rev. Ron Miyamura shares his Dharma Message for Sunday Family Service. 

Father's Day

Jun 17, 2018 09:08

Description:

Minister's Assistant Melissa Maslanka shares her Dharma Message for Sunday Family Service. 

A Path Forward

Jun 10, 2018 12:48

Description:

Rev. Ron Miyamura shares his Dharma Message for Sunday Family Service. 

June Memorial Service

Jun 3, 2018 15:08

Description:

Minister's Assistant Jesse Zavala shares his Dharma Message for the June Monthly Memorial Service.

Dharma Talk by Roger Suekama

May 27, 2018 04:59

Description:

Minister's Assistant Roger Suekama shares his Dharma Message for Family Service.

Memorial Day and MBT

May 23, 2018 13:48

Description:

Rev. Ron Miyamura shares his Dharma Message about the meaning of Memorial Day for the Midwest Buddhist Temple.

Family Service

May 13, 2018 10:27

Description:

Rev. Ron Miyamura shares his Dharma Message for Family Service - also celebrating Gotan-E and Parents Day.

May Memorial Service

May 7, 2018 14:26

Description:

Rev. Ron Miyamura shares his Dharma Message for the May Monthly Memorial Service.

What Gardens teach us

Apr 30, 2018 11:42

Description:

Rev. Ron Miyamura shares his Dharma message for Sunday Family Service. 

Family Service on Earth Day 2018

Apr 23, 2018 13:39

Description:

Rev. Ron Miyamura shares his Dharma Message about 'Change' for Family Service. 

Integrating Buddhism into everyday life

Apr 16, 2018 15:42

Description:

Minister's Assistant Dan Peterson shares his Dharma Message for Family Service. 

Hanamatsuri 2018

Apr 9, 2018 11:50

Description:

Rev. Ron Miyamura shares his Dharma Message for Hanamatsuri service.

April Memorial Service

Apr 2, 2018 14:27

Description:

Rev. Ron Miyamura shares his Dharma Message for the April Memorial Service. 

Ohigan - Part 2

Mar 26, 2018 09:36

Description:

Rev. Ron Miyamura's Dharma Talk provides more detail about the origin of Ohigan as a Shin Buddhist holiday. 

Ohigan Service

Mar 19, 2018 12:33

Description:

Minister's Assistant Joy Zavala shares her Dharma message for Ohigan (Spring Equinox). Dharma School Children chair the service and there is a live music gatha. 

The Golden Chain

Mar 12, 2018 08:55

Description:

Rev. Ron Miyamura shares his Dharma Talk about "The Golden Chain"  for Family Service.

March Memorial Service

Mar 5, 2018 11:57

Description:

Rev. Ron Miyamura shares his Dharma Message for the March Monthly Memorial Service. 

Shin Buddhist Sutras

Feb 26, 2018 11:17

Description:

Minister's Assistant Jesse Zavala shares his Dharma Message about the Sutras and Shin Buddhism. 

Special Memorial Service

Feb 19, 2018 13:31

Description:

Rev. Ron Miyamura shares his thoughts on current events of violence before he speaks about the annual memorial service for Lady Takeko Kujo (founder of the Buddhist Women's Association).

Nirvana Day Service

Feb 12, 2018 19:02

Description:

Rev. Ron Miyamura shares his Dharma message about Nirvana Day - the memorial service for Shakyamuni Buddha, the founder of Buddhism.

February Memorial Service

Feb 5, 2018 17:08

Description:

Rev. Ron Miyamura shares his Dharma message for the February Monthly Memorial Service. 

Gratitude and Kindness beyond words

Jan 29, 2018 05:07

Description:

Rev. Ron Miyamura shares his Dharma message for Family Service and MBT's Shinnen-Enkai (New Year) celebration.

Family Service

Jan 22, 2018 11:39

Description:

Rev. Ron Miyamura shares his Dharma message for Family Service. 

Ho-Onko: Shinran Memorial Service

Jan 15, 2018 14:18

Description:

Reverend Patt Nakai of the Buddhist Temple of Chicago shares her Dharma Message for Ho Onko (Shinran Memorial Service). 

Year End Service

Jan 1, 2018 10:32

Description:

Rev. Ron Miyamura shares his year end Dharma Talk. 

Family Service for December 24th

Dec 25, 2017 12:41

Description:

Rev. Ron Miyamrua shares this thoughts about the holiday season. 

Reverend Gyodo Kono Memorial

Dec 18, 2017 23:13

Description:

Rev. Ron Miyamura shares his thoughts and memories of Rev. Gyodo Kono, Founder of MBT. 

Bodhi Day Service

Dec 11, 2017 14:10

Description:

Rev. Ron Miyamura shares his Dharma message for Bodhi Day Service.

Memorial Service Traditions

Dec 4, 2017 11:45

Description:

Minister's Assistant Terry Cichocki shares her Dharma message about Buddhist traditions for memorial services.

Thanksgiving Dharma Talk

Nov 27, 2017 12:12

Description:

Rev. Ron Miyamura shares his Thanksgiving Dharma message. 

Live in the 'present'

Nov 20, 2017 16:40

Description:

Minister's Assistant Cynthia Mee shares her Dharma message for Family Service.

Shoshinge

Nov 13, 2017 07:28

Description:

Minister's Assistant Jesse Zavala speaks about the Shonshinge Sutra. 

Birth and Death

Nov 6, 2017 16:31

Description:

For the November Monthly Memorial Service Rev. Ron Miyamura shares the Buddhist view of Birth and Death. 

Professor Sarah Jacoby

Oct 30, 2017 30:46

Description:

Sarah Jacoby, Associate Professor of Religion at Northwester University, shares a message at our Sunday Family Service. Rev. Miyamura provides an introduction for Dr. Jacoby. 

Dharma Talk for Sunday Family Service

Oct 23, 2017 14:16

Description:

Rev. Ron Miyamura shares his Dharma Talk for Family Service. 

The importance of humility

Oct 16, 2017 29:38

Description:

Rev. Ron Miyamura shares his Dharma message about the importance of 'being humble'.

October Memorial Service

Oct 2, 2017 14:10

Description:

Rev. Ron Miyamura shares his Dharma Talk for the October Monthly Memorial service. 

Reverend Ogui

Sep 25, 2017 32:13

Description:

Rev. Ogui, who served as our resident minister for 12 years, visits MBT and shares his Dharma message for Family Service.

What makes Shin Buddhism unique

Sep 18, 2017 19:15

Description:

Rev. Ron Miyamura shares his Dharma Talk at Family Service. 

September Memorial Service

Sep 11, 2017 16:18

Description:

Rev. Ron Miyamura shares his Dharma Talk at the September Memorial Service. 

EBL 2017 Closing Service

Sep 5, 2017 22:44

Description:

Rev. Ron Miyamura conducts the closing service of the 2017 Eastern Buddhist League Conference.

North American Buddhism: A Path Forward

Sep 4, 2017 43:21

Description:

Rev. Kurt Rye of Placer Buddhist Church conducts the keynote seminar on "A Path Forward" for Buddhism in North America.

EBL Sunday Morning Service

Sep 4, 2017 19:28

Description:

Minister's Assistant Todd Tsuchiya of the Twin Cities Buddhist Association give the Dharma Talk for the EBL Sunday Morning Service.

EBL 2017 Opening Service Dharma Talk

Sep 3, 2017 24:09

Description:

Minister's Assistant Cheryl Ikemiya of the New York Buddhist Church delivers the Dharma Talk for the 2017 EBL Opening Service.

Understanding Buddhism in today's world

Sep 3, 2017 57:04

Description:

Rev. Kurt Rye of the Placer Buddhist Church delivers a message on understanding Buddhism in today's environment.

Shin Buddhism Parables

Aug 31, 2017 13:14

Description:

Rev. Ron Miyamura illustrates Shin Buddhism through traditional Buddhist parables. 

Post Ginza Thoughts

Aug 21, 2017 22:30

Description:

Rev. Ron Miyamura shares this thoughts about our 62nd annual Ginza Holiday Festival.

What Brought You Here

Aug 7, 2017 06:34

Description:

Minister's Assistant Roger Suekama shares his Dharma Message about the question "What Brought You Here Today?"

Ondokusan

Jul 31, 2017 08:16

Description:

Minister's Assistant Jesse Zavala shares his talk about the meaning of the famous Shin Buddhist Gatha - Ondokusan.

Rev. Sonam Wangdi Bhutia

Jul 24, 2017 43:24

Description:

Rev. Bhutia was raised from the age of 3 to be a Tibetan Buddhist monk but at the age of 28 he encountered Jodo Shinshu Buddhism. His path led to the founding of Nepal's first Hongwanji temple and a thriving new Buddhist community in Kathmandu. He shares stories of his dramatic personal journey.

Summer Reflection

Jul 17, 2017 12:07

Description:

Minister's Assistant Sandra Adams shares her Dharma Talk for Family Service. 

Obon Service

Jul 10, 2017 15:50

Description:

Rev. Ron Miyamura shares his Dharma Talk about the origin of Obon and our celebration of Bon Odori. 

July Memorial Service

Jul 3, 2017 15:41

Description:

Rev. Ron Miyamura shares his Dharma Message for the July Monthly Memorial Service. 

North American Buddhism: A Path Forward

Jun 26, 2017 13:31

Description:

Rev. Ron Miyamura speaks about the 2017 Eastern Buddhist League Conference hosted by MBT on Sept 1-3. 

Rev. M. Hamasaki

Jun 19, 2017 20:04

Description:

Guest minister, Rev. Matthew Hamasaki, of the BCA Central California District, shares his Dharma message. Rev. Miyamura provides an introduction for Rev. Hamasaki.

Amida's Primal Vow

Jun 12, 2017 08:12

Description:

Minister's Assistant Jesse Zavala shares his Dharma Talk for Sunday Family Service.

The Giving Tree & While My Guitar Gently Weeps

Jun 5, 2017 14:21

Description:

Minister's Assistant Joy Zavala discusses the lessons of two popular works of art - Shel Silverstein's "The Giving Tree" and George Harrison's "While My Guitar Gently Weeps". 

Memorial Day

May 29, 2017 12:24

Description:

Rev. Ron Miyamura speaks of the significance of Memorial Day from a Buddhist perspective. 

Saving Mes Aynak

May 22, 2017 14:14

Description:

Minister's Assistant Melissa Maslanka speaks about the documentary film Saving Mes Aynak which tells the story about heroic attempts to save a 5,000 year old archaeological site in Afghanistan. 

Gotan-E, Hatsumairi, Parents Day

May 15, 2017 12:31

Description:

Rev. Miyamura shares his thoughts about the meaning of Mother's Day & Parent's Day.

Teaching Buddhism

May 8, 2017 12:01

Description:

Rev. Ron Miyamura, for the May Monthly Memorial service, speaks about 'teaching Buddhism'. 

Intolerance

May 1, 2017 15:41

Description:

Guest speaker, Mike Intocia, shares his thoughts about intolerance drawing examples from the time of Jodo Shinshu's founding. 

Change

Apr 24, 2017 12:04

Description:

Rev. Ron Miyamura speaks about Change - one of the fundamental teachings of Buddhism. 

Gratitude

Apr 17, 2017 21:14

Description:

Minister's Assistant Cynthia Mee shares a very personal Dharma Talk about gratitude.

Hanamatsuri

Apr 10, 2017 12:07

Description:

Rev. Miyamura shares his Dharma Talk about the origin of Hanamatsuri.

The Disciplined Mind

Apr 3, 2017 14:28

Description:

Rev. Ron Miyamura shares his Dharma Talk at the April Memorial Service. 

Rev. Ron Miyamura

Mar 27, 2017 16:02

Description:

Rev. Ron Miyamura shares his Dharma Talk for our Family Service. 

Compassion

Mar 20, 2017 19:13

Description:

Minister's Assistant Dan Peterson focuses on Compassion as a guide to navigate difficult times.  

American Shin Buddhism

Mar 13, 2017 13:07

Description:

Rev. Ron Miyamura speaks about the origin and development of Shin Buddhism in America.

Rennyo Shonin

Mar 6, 2017 08:45

Description:

Minister's Assistant Jesse Zavala speaks of Rennyo Shonin, descendant of Shinran Shonin and Jodo Shinshu scholar credited with bringing the teachings of Shinran to the masses. 

Change

Feb 27, 2017 17:53

Description:

The theme of Rev. Miyamura's Dharma Talk is 'Change' - the concept of Change is a principle of Buddhism. 

Wintertime Memorial

Feb 20, 2017 14:55

Description:

Rev. Miyamura's Dharma Talk is about the "Wintertime Memorial" service which honors Lady Takeko Kujo who founded the Buddhist Women's Association (Fujinkai) in the early part of the 20th century.

Nihan-e - Nirvana Day Service

Feb 13, 2017 14:48

Description:

Rev. Miyamura's Dharma Talk is about Nihan-e - the memorial service for the Shakyamuni Buddha. 

Spiritual Offering

Feb 7, 2017 15:08

Description:

For the February Memorial Service Rev. Ron Miyamura shares this thoughts about Spiritual Offering.

Online Book Club - Living Dharma Center

Jan 30, 2017 07:38

Description:

Rev. Miyamura speaks about the Online Book Club sponsored by Jodo Shinshu Buddhist Temples of Canada - Living Dharma Center. 

Hear the Dharma

Jan 23, 2017 20:17

Description:

Minister's Assistant Todd Tsuchiya of Minneapolis references Rennyo Shonin in his Dharma Talk about hearing the Dharma. He begins his talk with a short message for the Dharma School classes. 

Ho-Onko - Shinran Memorial Service

Jan 16, 2017 15:59

Description:

Rev Patti Nakai of the Buddhist Temple of Chicago delivers the Dharma Talk for Ho-Onko, the memorial service for Shinran Shonin. 

January Monthly Memorial Service

Jan 9, 2017 21:14

Description:

Rev. Ron Miyamura conducts the January Monthly Memorial Service.

New Years 2017

Jan 2, 2017 13:33

Description:

Rev. Ron Miyamura shares his Dharma Talk about the traditions of New Years.

Holiday Message - the spirit of Dana

Dec 26, 2016 16:19

Description:

Rev. Ron Miyamura's Holiday Season message is about Dana, the spirit of 'giving'.

Rev. Kono Memorial Service

Dec 19, 2016 18:55

Description:

Rev. Miyamura's Dharma Talk is about Rev. Gyodo Kono, our temple's founding minister.

Bodhi Day Service

Dec 12, 2016 11:47

Description:

Rev. Ron Miyamura's Dharma Talk is about Bodhi Day - the commemoration of Siddhartha Gautama's enlightenment thus becoming Shakyamuni Buddha. 

Three Teachings

Dec 5, 2016 13:23

Description:

Minister's Assistant Terry Cichocki shares her Dharma Talk for the December Memorial Service. She shares three "teachings" that may help others cope with difficult situations. 

Thanksgiving

Nov 28, 2016 12:24

Description:

Rev. Ron Miyamura's Dharma Talk is about Shin Buddhism - the religion of "Thank you".

Minister's Assistant Chiemi Bly

Nov 21, 2016 28:00

Description:

Minister's Assistant, Chiemi Bly of the Twin Cities Buddhist Association, shares her Dharma Talk in both Japanese and English. 

Tolerance

Nov 14, 2016 15:18

Description:

Rev. Ron Miyamura speaks of "tolerance" in light of recent political events. 

Patience

Nov 7, 2016 12:34

Description:

Rev. Ron Miyamura delivers a Dharma Talk about one of the Six Paramitas, Kshanti - Patient Endurance. 

American Buddhism

Oct 31, 2016 21:23

Description:

Sarah Jacoby, Associate Professor of Religion at Northwestern University, speaks about the development of Buddhism in to "American Buddhism".  

Dharma Talk

Oct 24, 2016 16:39

Description:

Rev. Ron Miyamura delivers a formal Dharma Talk explaining a Shinran Shonin quote on the subject of cross-wise transcendence.

Itadakimasu & Gochisousama

Oct 17, 2016 08:43

Description:

Rev. Ron Miyamura speaks to the Dharma School about "Itadakimasu and Gochisousama" - words of gratitude spoken before and after meals. 

October Monthly Memorial Service

Oct 3, 2016 17:10

Description:

Rev. Ron Miyamura conducts the October Monthly Memorial Service. During his Dharma Talks he shares some observations of the recent Ministerial Assistants seminar.

Sanbutsuge

Sep 27, 2016 10:04

Description:

Sanbustuge recorded September 25, 2016 during Family Service.

Ministerial Assistant Todd Tsuchia

Sep 27, 2016 20:24

Description:

Ministerial Assistant Todd Tsuchia, of Minneapolis, shares some of his background and connection to Jodo Shinshu Buddhism. 

Ohigan - Fall Equinox

Sep 19, 2016 09:43

Description:

Rev. Ron Miyamura conducts the Fall Ohigan (Equinox) Service and shares a story about the "Other Shore".

Monthly Memorial and 9/11 Memorial

Sep 12, 2016 16:03

Description:

Rev. Ron Miyamura's shares thoughts of the 15th Anniversary of 9/11. 

Eshinni and Kakushinni

Aug 29, 2016 22:04

Description:

Rev. Ron Miyamura shares a Dharma Talk about Eshinni and Kakushinni, the wife and daughter of the Shinran Shonin.  

Guest Minister, Rev. Diane Thompson

Aug 22, 2016 14:28

Description:

Rev. Diane Thompson of Denver, Colorado, is the guest speaker for Family Service. Rev. Ron Miyamura provides an introduction for Rev. Thompson.

Memorial Service

Aug 8, 2016 19:51

Description:

Rev. Ron Miyamura conducts the August Monthly Memorial Service and the Hiroshima/Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Memorial Service.

Who was Buddha and what does it mean to be Buddhist?

Aug 1, 2016 33:27

Description:

Minister's Assistant Cynthia Mee shares her Dharma Talk at today's Family Service. 

Is your teacup full?

Jul 25, 2016 07:51

Description:

Rev. Ron Miyamura shares his Dharma Talk which is about a Buddhist lesson in preparing one's mind to receive wisdom. 

What brought you here?

Jul 18, 2016 06:42

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Minister's Assistant Roger Suekama explores the reasons and lessons that brought him to Jodo Shinshu services. 

Obon and Hatsubon Service

Jul 11, 2016 15:46

Description:

For the Obon and Hatsubon (first Obon after the passing of a loved on) Rev. Ron Miyamura shares the story of Obon.

Interdependence Day

Jul 4, 2016 20:39

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Rev. Ron Miyamura, in recognition of the Monthly Memorial Service and July 4th Holiday, gives a message about Interdependence and finding the Dharma in everyday life.

Diversity

Jun 27, 2016 18:00

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At the Temple's Founder's Day service, Rev. Ron Miyamura shares his Dharma Talk on the subject of Diversity. 

Acceptance and Understanding

Jun 20, 2016 18:46

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Rev. Ron Miyamura delivers his Dharma message about acceptance and tolerance of people, groups or religions that may be different than us. 

Interconnectedness

Jun 15, 2016 17:50

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Rev. Ron Miyamura shares his Dharma Talk about Interconnectedness or how things are interdependent upon everything else. 

Buddha Nature

Jun 6, 2016 06:54

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Minister's Assistant Joy Zavala shares her June Memorial Service talk about the "Buddha Nature" present in all living beings. 

Memorial Day

May 30, 2016 20:04

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Rev. Ron Miyamura speaks about Memorial Day and its observance by MBT and the Chicago Japanese community. 

Lessons of Shinran

May 23, 2016 13:40

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Rev. Ron Miyamura shares his Dharma Talk for Family Service. His message is about the lessons of Shinran - the genius of his teachings in how they brought enlightenment to people of all walks of life. 

Letting Go of Frustrations

May 16, 2016 13:47

Description:

Minister's Assistant Dan Peterson shared his Dharma Talk at Family Service. He describes how Buddhism helped him overcome some frustrations in every-day life.

Gotan-E, Hatsumairi, and Parents Day

May 9, 2016 18:02

Description:

Rev. Miyamura shares his Dharma Talk on the occasion of Gotan-E (the birth of Shinran Shonin, Hatsumairi (the "first service" for new born children) and Parents Day in honor of both mothers and fathers together. 

May Memorial Services

May 2, 2016 19:07

Description:

Rev. Miyamura shares his Dharma Talk at the May Monthly Memorial Service. 

Roots and Wngs

Apr 25, 2016 25:23

Description:

Minister's Assistant Cynthia Mee shares her Dharma Talk entitled "Roots and Wings". Her message includes lessons about Gratitude and Gratefulness, Interconnectedness, and the Golden Chain.

Bits of Rubble Turned into Gold

Apr 18, 2016 19:57

Description:

Rev. Miyamura shares some lessons from "Bits of Rubble Turned into Gold" - a Shin Buddist book by Rev. Taitetsu Uno.

Hanamatsuri

Apr 11, 2016 11:20

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Rev. Miyamura shares his Dharma Talk about the story of Hanamatsuri. 

April Memorial Service

Apr 4, 2016 15:25

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Rev. Miyamura shares his Dharma message for the April Monthly Memorial Service. 

The Sincere Heart

Mar 28, 2016 16:55

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Rev. Miyamura shares his Dharma Talk. He begins his talk with a message about the "Sincere Heart". 

Ohigan - Spring Equinox

Mar 21, 2016 13:25

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Minister's Assistant Melissa Maslanka gives the Dharma Talk at our Spring Ohigan service. Her message is about Ohigan (crossing to the "other shore") and the Six Paramitas. 

Buddhist Holidays

Mar 14, 2016 13:14

Description:

Rev. Ron Miyamura shares his Dharma Talk about Buddhist Holidays. 

Amida's Presence

Mar 7, 2016 10:28

Description:

For the March Memorial Service, Minister's Assistant Jesse Zavala shares his Dharma Talk about Amida's presence in everything that surrounds us. 

The Golden Chain

Feb 29, 2016 10:04

Description:

Rev. Ron Miyamura speaks to the Dharma School and Adult Sangha joint service on the subject of the Golden Chain. 

Teachings

Feb 22, 2016 16:01

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Minister's Assistant Sandra Adams shares her Dharma Talk about the Teachings of the Buddha and Shinran Shonin. 

Nirvana Day Service

Feb 15, 2016 19:13

Description:

Rev. Miyamura shares his message about the Nirvana Day service which is the observance of the death of the Shakyamuni Buddha, the founder of Buddhism.  

Oneness

Feb 8, 2016 16:32

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Rev. Miyamura speaks of the "Oneness of all human life". 

The Empty Tea Cup

Feb 1, 2016 07:39

Description:

Rev. Miyamura shares a Zen story containing a lesson about being patient and open to learning. 

Come as you are!

Jan 26, 2016 16:17

Description:

Rev. Ron Miyamura shares his Dharma Talk about the openness of Shin Buddhism. 

Buddha, Nature and our Climate

Jan 18, 2016 16:18

Description:

Rev. Miyamura shares his thoughts about our climate, nature, and how they may be viewed by Buddhists. 

Ho-Onko (Shinran Shonin Memorial Service)

Jan 11, 2016 13:35

Description:

Rev. Patti Nakai, resident minister of the Buddhist Temple of Chicago, is the guest speaker our Ho-Onko service. Ho-Onko is the annual memorial service in honor of the founder of Shin Buddhism, of Shinran Shonin. 

Interdependence

Jan 4, 2016 14:48

Description:

During this January Monthly Memorial Service, Rev. Ron Miyamura introduces his Dharma Talks teaching theme for 2016 - the Buddhist concept of "Interdependence". 

Reflection

Dec 28, 2015 22:54

Description:

Rev. Miyamura shares his Dharma Talk on the last Sunday in 2015. He reflects on some of the events that affected him during this eventful year. 

Rev. Kono Memorial Service

Dec 21, 2015 20:29

Description:

Rev. Miyamura's Dharma Talk is about Rev. Gyodo Kono the founding minister of the Midwest Buddhist Temple. Each December the temple holds a special memorial service in Rev. Kono's honor. 

Holidays

Dec 7, 2015 08:23

Description:

Minister's Assistant Roger Suekama speaks at our December monthly Memorial Service. In this holiday season, his Dharma message is about the Buddhist holidays that Shin Buddhist observe.  

Being Humble

Nov 30, 2015 19:00

Description:

Rev. Miyamura shares his Dharma message about the importance of humility in seeking the Buddha's Teaching. 

Sangha in Nature

Nov 23, 2015 10:18

Description:

Minister's Assistant Melissa Maslanka shares her Dharma message about examples of Buddhism and even Sangha (community of Buddhists) that she observers in nature. 

Dharma Message in Japanese

Nov 23, 2015 30:09

Description:

Minister's Assistance Chimie Bly of the Twin Cities Buddhist Association, shares her Dharma message in Japanese about being a Minister's Assistant (she pauses to provide a translation of parts of her talk). 

Perpetual Memorial Service

Nov 16, 2015 12:33

Description:

Minister's Assistant Terry Cichocki speaks at the annual Perpetual Memorial service. In keeping with the theme of the Perpetual Memorial service, her Dharma message is about thinking of our ancestors. 

Rev. Ron Asks You

Nov 9, 2015 24:37

Description:

In his Dharma Talk, Rev. Ron Miyamura turns the tables and "Asks the Sangha", including the Dharma School children, about their knowledge of the Buddha's Teaching. 

The Three Treasures

Nov 2, 2015 20:31

Description:

Rev. Miyamura's Dharma Talk is about the most fundamental of Buddhist Teaching, the Three Treasures. He also shares some of his observations from his participation in the Parliament of World Religions. 

Buddhism in current times and culture

Oct 26, 2015 20:19

Description:

Professor Sarah Jacoby holds a PhD of Religious Studies, focusing on Buddhism, in Northwestern University's Department of Religious Studies. Her talk is about Buddhism in our current times and culture. 

Parliament of World Religions

Oct 5, 2015 22:13

Description:

Rev. Miyamura speaks at the monthly Memorial Service for October. His Dharma message is about the Parliament of World Religions - an organization founded in Chicago that fosters understanding between world religions. 

Coming to Jodo Shinshu

Sep 28, 2015 40:06

Description:

Rev. Fumiaki Usuki of the Buddhist Temple of West Los Angeles shares two messages during Family Service. First he speaks to the Dharma School class and then he shares his Dharma talk describing how he came to Shin Buddhism. 

Fall Ohigan

Sep 21, 2015 17:28

Description:

Rev. Miyamura delivers his message about Ohigan, the special service held at the time of the Spring and Fall equinox.  

The Sangha - "Fellow Travelers"

Sep 14, 2015 19:40

Description:

Rev. Miyamura speaks at the September Memorial Service. His message is about the Sangha and the recently concluded Eastern Buddhist League convention. 

Memorial Service for Eshinni and Kakushinni

Aug 31, 2015 24:11

Description:

Rev. Patti Oshita of the Sacremento Betsuin shares her dharma message as part of the memorial service for Eshinni and Kakushinni, the wife and daughter of Shinran Shoning. 

Come as you are!

Aug 24, 2015 20:09

Description:

At the MBT's back entrance is a sign that says "Midwest Buddhist Temple - All are welcome, come as you are!". Rev. Miyamura provides the background of that phrase in the context of Shin Buddhism.

Journey to the Nembutsu

Aug 3, 2015 31:34

Description:

Minister's Assistant Cheryl Ikemiya shares insights on her path to Shin Buddhism and the Nembutsu.

Happiness

Jul 27, 2015 09:53

Description:

Minister's Assistant Joy Zavala shares her Dharma Talk about happiness and how the simple practice of Dana (the act of giving) leads to the most fulfilling happiness.

Buddhist Concepts

Jul 20, 2015 23:41

Description:

Minister's Assistant Cynthia Mee shares her Dharma Talk at Sunday Family Service. Her message is about meaningful concepts she's learned as she became a Buddhist. 

The Meaning of Obon

Jul 13, 2015 18:17

Description:

Speaking at our annual Obon service and Hatsubon (first Obon after the passing of a loved one), Rev. Miyamura re-tells the story of the first Obon. 

Catholic-Buddhist Dialog in Rome

Jul 6, 2015 29:21

Description:

Rev. Miyamura speaks at the July Monthly Memorial Service. Rev. Miyamura has just returned from Rome where he participated in a conference hosted by the Vatican. He shares some of his thoughts, impressions, and gratitude for this unique opportunity.  

Gratitude

Jun 29, 2015 17:04

Description:

Mike Intocia shares his Dharma Talk about Gratitude in the Buddhist sence. 

Buddhist - Catholic Dialog

Jun 22, 2015 20:02

Description:

Rev. Miyamura is among a group of American clergy invited by the Vatican to participate in a Buddhist-Catholic dialog. During his Dharma Talk Rev. Ron shared some of his thoughts about this special journey.   

A Healthy Attitude toward Death

Jun 15, 2015 06:32

Description:

Minister's Assistant Jesse Zavala shares a story of Zen Master Sengai to illustrate a Buddhist teaching about our own attitude towards death. 

Thoughts of my mother

Jun 1, 2015 17:26

Description:

Rev. Miyamura shares some personal stories about his mother who recently passed away in California.

The Naijin - Looking in to the Pureland

May 25, 2015 32:43

Description:

Minister's Assistant Cynthia Mee speaks about the Naijin and the meaning of the many artifacts found on the Naijin. Also, in this season of family holidays, her message includes thoughts about Shinran Shonin's family. 

Karma

May 18, 2015 16:12

Description:

Ellen Dunleavy speaks of Karma as she shares her story of her journey to Shin Buddhism and to the Midwest Buddhist Temple.

Go-tan-e, the birth of Shinran Shonin

May 11, 2015 26:52

Description:

Rev. Kurt Rye of the Ekoji Buddhist Temple in Washington DC gives two Dharma Talks, one to the Dharma School class, on this occasion of Go-tan-e; the birth of Shinran Shonin. In his second talk Rev. Rye recounts the story of Shinran's life as a monk leading to his teachings of Buddhism. 

Thankfulness

May 4, 2015 15:09

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Rev. Miyamura speaks to the Shanga at the May Monthly Memorial service. His talk is about interconnectedness - how "thankfulness" completes the act of receiving a gift.

Insights from the book "Buddhism of the Heart"

Apr 27, 2015 16:02

Description:

Rev. Miyamura begins his Dharma Talk with some words about the recent earthquake in Nepal. His Dharma message is about insights he gained by reading "Buddhism of the Heart" by Professor Jeff Wilson. 

Zen Shin Meditation

Apr 20, 2015 29:12

Description:

Minister's Assistant Susan Gilkey provides an introduction to Zen Shin meditation services. As part of her talk she conducts a brief Zen Shin service to illustrate the sounds and methods practiced during a typical service.  

Hanamatsuri Service

Apr 13, 2015 19:04

Description:

On the occasion of Hanamatsuri Rev. Ron Miyamura gives two Dharma talks (first to the Dharma School class and then to the Sangha) about the birth of Shakyamuni Buddha. 

Ask Rev. Ron - Dharma School Edition

Mar 30, 2015 21:47

Description:

For his Dharma Talk Rev. Miyamura answers questions from Dharma School students as well as others in attendance at Family Service. 

Echos from the other shore

Mar 23, 2015 14:08

Description:

Isabelle Bernard is a Ministers Assistant from the New York Buddhist Church. She recently completed her Buddhist training in Japan. Her talk is about the Buddhist meaning of Ohigan or "other shore". 

Buddhism to Everyday Life

Mar 16, 2015 22:35

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Ministers Assistant Dan Peterson provides the Dharma Talk at Family Service. His message is about applying Buddhist lessons to the many thoughts and judgements we each have in everyday life. 

Cornerstone Community Outreach for the Homeless

Mar 9, 2015 19:47

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Jeremy Nicholls, Outreach Worker for Conerstone Community Outreach (CCO), addressed the Sangha to provide an insight to the work of his organization. CCO operates a Homeless Shelter in Uptown which houses between 400 and 500 individuals each night. CCO has also partnered with New Life for Old Bags (MBT's Buddhist Womens organication participates in NLOB) to provide sleeping mats to individuals as a part of their aid. 

Shinran Shonin's gift of his many writings

Mar 2, 2015 11:55

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Ministers Assistant Sandra Adams speaks at the March Monthly Memorial Service. Her message is about gaining a better understand of Shakyamuni Buddha's teaching through the many writings of Shinran Shonin.

Overcoming Ego

Feb 23, 2015 16:18

Description:

Rev. Ron Miyamura speaks of how ego is the obstacle to understanding and accepting the change around us. He speaks of Shinran Shonin's experience of overcoming his ego to attain enlightenment.

My Journey to Buddhism

Feb 16, 2015 05:56

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Ministers Assistant Roger Suekama speaks about his life-long journey to realizing the significance of Buddhism in his life.

The Significance of Nirvana Day

Feb 9, 2015 16:49

Description:

Rev. Miyamura speaks about Nirvana Day which, in Buddhist tradition, is the day commemorating the death of the historical Shakamuni Buddha. In his Dharma Talk, Rev. Miyamura shares one of the stories of the Buddha's final days and the teaching he conveyed even in his death. 

Ohsoko - Spiritual Offering

Feb 2, 2015 13:31

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Rev. Miyamura speaks at the combined February Family Service and Monthly Memorial Service. His message is about Oshoko (offering of incense) and the expression of Gassho (placing palms together and reciting the Nembutsu).

Examples of Good Dharma Friends

Jan 26, 2015 11:23

Description:

Rev. Miyamura speaks at the Family Service and the temple's annual Shinnen-Enkai, or new year celebration. In his message he provides more examples of Zen Chi Shiki, "good Dharma friend", who have provided him with lessons of Buddhism. 

Shinran Shonin

Jan 19, 2015 21:27

Description:

Guest minister, Rev. Patti Nakai speaks at the annual Hoonko Service (Shinran's Memorial). The first part of her talk is addressed to the Dharma School children in attendance. Then, on this occasion of Hoonko, Rev. Nakai talks about Shinran Shonin's life, concentrating on his later years when he created many of his writings which are still studied today. 

How the Buddha Taught

Jan 12, 2015 19:10

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Rev. Miyamura speaks of how the historical Buddha passed on his wisdom of enlightenment. As a doctor prescribes treatment unique to a patient, the Buddha (called by some the "good doctor"), delivered his teaching in a way that was unique and meaningful to each individual. 

"Zen Chi Shiki" - Good Dharma Friend

Jan 5, 2015 20:30

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Rev Miyamura speaks at Family Service and the January Monthly Memorial Service. His message is about Zen Chi Shiki or "a good dharma friend" who by their actions or words communicates teachings of the Buddha. 

Amida Buddha - Immeasurable Buddha

Dec 29, 2014 15:36

Description:

Rev. Miyamura speaks at the last Family Service of 2014. He speask of Amida Buddha, the Immeasurable Buddha, as he asks the Sangha to reflect on their accomplishments of the past year. 

Decisions

Dec 8, 2014 12:37

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Rev. Miyamura speaks at Family Service and the December Monthly Memorial Service. In his message Rev. Miyamura speaks of the many decisions, some routine - some profound, that we face in our lives.

Rashamon

Dec 1, 2014 15:54

Description:

Rev. Miyamura draws inspiration from Rashamon, the classic film of Akira Kurosawa, to illustrate his lesson on "imperfection". 

The Buddhist Lessons of my Wife's Father

Nov 24, 2014 08:37

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Lay speaker Michael Harada shares what he learned about Buddhism through his relationship with his father in law.

What is Pure Land

Nov 17, 2014 16:02

Description:

Rev. Kodo Umezu, Bishop of the Buddhist Churches of America, makes his first visit to the Midwest Buddhist Temple. In his Dharma Talk, Rev. Umezu shares his view on the meaning of Pure Land.

My Journey to Discovering Buddhism

Nov 10, 2014 07:41

Description:

Ministers Assistant Roger Suekama shares a Dharma Talk that he first delivered at the Ministers Assistants seminar in New York. He speaks of growing up in a Buddhist family and personally discovering the Buddha Dharma.  

Begin Your Day as an Emply Teacup

Nov 3, 2014 17:00

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Rev. Miyamura speaks at the November Family Service and Monthly Memorial Service. His message is about "beginning". Through a Buddhist parable he explains that we should always be ready to receive the Dharma, Buddha's teaching.

Trick or Treat - A lesson in Karma

Oct 27, 2014 10:54

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Rev. Miyamura speaks of the traditions of Halloween and points to some Buddhist lessons in the process.

The Sutras and the 18th Vow

Oct 20, 2014 12:59

Description:

Ministers Assistant Kay Schroeter shares her thoughts about the Sutras on which the Jodo Shinshu sect is founded.

How to Receive the Dharma

Oct 6, 2014 11:43

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Rev. Miyamura speaks and the October 5 Family Service and Monthly Memorial Service. His Dharma Talk focuses on the many different ways in which Shin Buddhists receive the Dharma - the teaching of the Buddha.

Row Your Boat

Sep 22, 2014 32:26

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Rev. Ogui, former MBT Resident Minister and Bishop of the Buddhist Churches of America, visits our temple and speaks at Family Service. Rev. Ogui, as the title of his talk suggests, provides his unique and thoughtful insight of life through the lens of Buddhist teachings. 

Buddhist Lessons in Nature

Sep 15, 2014 12:56

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Lay Speaker Melissa Maslanka shares her observations of nature and how they parallel the path and journey of those seeking enlightenment. 

Fellow Travelers

Sep 8, 2014 20:01

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Rev. Miyamura speaks at the September Monthly Memorial service. His message is about the journey to enlightenment among Shin Buddhists - Fellow Travelers. 

Our Ministers Assistants

Aug 25, 2014 16:48

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Rev. Miyamura speaks about the Ministers Assistants program and its importance to Shin Buddhist temples in America. 

The Buddha's Teaching - It is all Around Us

Aug 18, 2014 16:10

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Rev. Miyamura expresses his thoughts about the temple's annual Ginza Holiday. His Dharma message is about the Buddha's Teaching. 

The Path and the Journey are the Goal

Aug 4, 2014 13:18

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Rev. Miyamura speaks at the August Monthly Memorial service recalling a lesson about Enlightenment: the Path and the Journey are both the goal of Enlightenment.

My Comparison of Christianity and Buddhism

Jul 28, 2014 14:17

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Mike Intocia grew up in the Christian faith and came to Buddhism later as an adult. In his talk Mike shares his view of the similarities and differences between Christianity and Buddhism.

Buddhism in popular culture, if you know where to look

Jul 21, 2014 09:10

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Joy Zavala delivers her message on examples of Buddhism found in every day popular culture. She sites lessons from old television programs and more recent expressions of Buddhism found in films and even television commercials.

The tradition of Hatsubon – first Obon Service

Jul 14, 2014 15:19

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Rev. Miyamura speaks of the tradition of Hatsubon at our annual Obon service. Hatsubon is the first Obon service following the passing of a loved one and has special meaning in Jodo Shinshu tradition.

Jodo Shinshu Buddhism: “Come as you are!”

Jul 7, 2014 21:12

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Rev. Ron Miyamura speaks at our Monthly Memorial service. His message is about the openness and accessibility of Jodo Shinshu Buddhism to people of all walks of life.

WHAT'S YOUR RELIGION? The Essence of Shin Buddhism

Jun 30, 2014 08:39

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Jesse Zavala speaks on Shin Buddhism and its many interpretations.

Midwest Buddhist Temple’s 70th Anniversary

Jun 23, 2014 23:12

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Rev. Gyosho Kono, the nephew of our founding minister Rev. Gyodo Kono, speaks in honor of MBT’s 70th anniversary with Rev. Ron Miyamura translating.

The Significance of our temple’s Legacy Garden

Jun 9, 2014 12:56

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Rev. Ron Miyamura talks about the completion of the Legacy Garden and its physical and symbolic significance to our temple. 

Anger: “Just let it go”

May 5, 2014 12:52

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Rev. Miyamura speaks at our Monthly Memorial service about anger, grudges and attachments and how we should just “let go of them”.

What are you standing on?

Apr 28, 2014 17:17

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Dr. Gilkey speaks on the words “Saranam Gatami” and what they truly mean.

Impermanence, we are always in a state of change

Apr 21, 2014 12:55

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Ellen Dunleavy speaks on giving up—and trying again.

The story of Hanamatsrui (the birth of the Buddha)

Apr 14, 2014 14:04

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Rev. Ron Miyamura tells “his version” of the Hanamatsuri story/legend.

2014-04-06 Rev. Miyamura

Apr 7, 2014 14:08

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Rev. Ron Miyamura speaks about gratitude and spiritual offerings on this occasion.

2014-03-30 Rev. Miyamura on Change.

Mar 31, 2014 20:53

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Rev. Ron Miyamura talks about change within and outside of the temple.

2014-03-23 Rev. Miyamura

Mar 24, 2014 14:38

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Rev. Ron Miyamura talks about the founding of Mahayana Buddhism

2014-03-16 Rev. Miyamura

Mar 17, 2014 16:49

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Rev. Ron Miyamura talks about the history of Ohigan.

2014-03-09 Rev. Miyamura

Mar 10, 2014 14:00

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Rev. Ron Miyamura speaks about seniority and honor.

2014-03-02 Adams

Mar 3, 2014 08:31

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Sandra Adams speaks on the importance of the words “Namu Amida Butsu.”

2014-02-23 Cichocki

Feb 24, 2014 14:23

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Terry Cichoki speaks about self-compassion.

2014-02-16 Suekama

Feb 17, 2014 09:17

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Roger Suekama talks about holidays, particularly at the Midwest Buddhist Temple.

2014-02-09 Rev. Miyamura

Feb 10, 2014 20:10

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Rev. Ron Miyamura pays tribute to a member of the temple, then speaks about Nirvana Day.

2014-02-02 Rev. Miyamura

Feb 3, 2014 15:31

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Rev. Ron Miyamura speaks about spiritual offerings and what they could be.

2014-01-26 Rev. Miyamura

Jan 27, 2014 06:44

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Rev. Ron Miyamura tells the story of the “full teacup.”

2014-01-19 Rev. Miyamura

Jan 20, 2014 18:36

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Rev. Ron Miyamura defines and talks about Bodhisvattvas.

2014-01-12 Rev. Patti Nakai

Jan 13, 2014 12:40

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Rev. Patti Nakai, resident minister of The Buddhist Temple of Chicago, speaks about Shinran Shonin—and his initial “stinky feet” religion.

2014-01-05 Rev. Miyamura

Jan 6, 2014 12:31

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Rev. Ron Miyamura talks about looking forward to 2014.

2013-12-29 Rev. Miyamura

Dec 30, 2013 15:42

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Rev. Ron Miyamura talks about holidays and measuring time.

2013-12-22 Rev. Miyamura

Dec 23, 2013 22:06

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Rev. Ron Miyamura pays tribute to Rev. Kono.

2013-12-15 Rev. Miyamura

Dec 16, 2013 15:52

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Rev. Ron Miyamura speaks about winter and its constant reminder of change.

2013-12-08 Terry Cichocki

Dec 9, 2013 13:53

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Terry Cichocki reviews the history of the Buddha and Bodhi Day.

2013-12-01 Rev. Miyamura

Dec 2, 2013 17:35

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Rev. Ron Miyamura discusses expressing gratitude to loved ones and wishes a temple member a happy 101st birthday!

2013-11-24 Rev. Miyamura

Nov 25, 2013 14:20

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Rev. Ron Miyamura talks about women in Buddhism, particularly Shinran Shonin's wife and daughter.

2013-11-17 Terry Cichocki

Nov 18, 2013 11:44

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Terry Cichocki talks about what is important to leave for “a better tomorrow.

2013-11-10 Dr. Gilkey

Nov 11, 2013 12:34

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Susan Gilkey talks about the importance of having a home.

2013-11-03 Rev. Miyamura

Nov 4, 2013 14:31

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Rev. Ron Miyamura speaks on the importance of honoring ancestors.

2013-10-27 Prof. Joacoby

Oct 28, 2013 16:31

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Professor Sarah Joacoby talks about what drew her to Buddhism, both academically and personally.

2013-10-20 Rev. Miyamura

Oct 21, 2013 11:24

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Rev. Ron Miyamura admits to his stage fright when it comes to Dharma talks, but then discusses how to overcome any kind of fright.

2013-10-06 Rev. Miyamura

Oct 7, 2013 12:46

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Rev. Ron Miyamura talks about the history of Buddhist memorial services and expressing gratitude to those that have passed on.

2013-09-29 Suekama

Sep 30, 2013 14:16

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Roger Suekama discusses Buddhist ritualistic objects for laypeople.

2013-09-22 Rev. Kubose

Sep 23, 2013 32:53

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Rev. Koyo Kubose talks about “OK-ness” in Buddhism and in everyday life. (Technical error at about 9 and a half minutes in.)

2013-09-15- Cynthia Mee

Sep 16, 2013 14:56

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Cynthia Mee discusses Broadway songs and the way she connects them to Buddhism

2013-09-08 Rev. Suehira

Sep 9, 2013 21:07

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Rev. Kojun Suehira discusses old age in a Buddhist context.

2013-08-25 Terry Cichocki

Aug 26, 2013 14:55

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Terry Cichocki talks about working with nature.

2013-08-18 Rev. Miyamura

Aug 19, 2013 16:53

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Rev. Ron Miyamura talks about coming back after the Ginza holiday.

2013-08-04 Rev. Miyamura

Aug 5, 2013 21:31

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Rev. Ron Miyamura describes the many ways one can express gratitude for those that have passed away.

2013-07-28 Jason Matsumoto

Jul 29, 2013 16:45

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Jason Matsumoto talks about the basics of Buddhism and how difficult they can be to understand.

2013-07-21 Melissa Maslanka

Jul 22, 2013 11:35

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Melissa Maslanka talks about how she writes her Dharma talks—and how this process applies to a Buddhist life.

2013.07.07 Rev. Miyamura

Jul 8, 2013 19:58

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2013.07.03 - Rev. Miyamura

Jul 4, 2013 19:43

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2013.06.30 - Shirleen Kajiwara

Jul 1, 2013 11:56

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2013.6.23 Rev. Miyamura

Jun 24, 2013 14:51

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6/23/13

2013.06.16 - Donna Kobayashi

Jun 17, 2013 33:01

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2013.06.02 - Dan Peterson

Jun 3, 2013 12:44

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2013.05.26 - Joy Zavala

May 27, 2013 08:10

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2013.05.19 - Susan Gilkey

May 20, 2013 15:50

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2013.05.12 - Rev Miyamura

May 13, 2013 16:46

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2013.5.05 - Rev Miyamura

May 6, 2013 14:47

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Late Night Dharma Talk Radio

May 2, 2013 54:57

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Late Night Dharma Talk Radio 54:57 Sandra Adams Midwest Buddhist Temple dharma talk of the week Religious

2013.4.28 - Sandra Adams

Apr 29, 2013 11:42

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2013.04.21 - Susan Gilkey

Apr 22, 2013 00

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2013.04.14 - Rev Miyamura

Apr 15, 2013 15:41

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2013.4.07 - Rev Miyamura

Apr 8, 2013 11:11

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2013.3.17 - Ken Tanaka

Mar 18, 2013 27:07

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2013.2.24 - Ellen Dunleavy

Feb 25, 2013 12:39

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2013.2.10 - Rev Miyamura

Feb 11, 2013 17:40

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2013.2.3 - Rev Miyamura

Feb 4, 2013 15:34

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2013.1.27 - Rev Miyamura

Jan 28, 2013 08:07

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2013.1.20 - Jesse Zavala

Jan 21, 2013 06:49

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2013.01.13 - Rev. Patti Nakai

Jan 14, 2013 21:29

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2012.12.30 - Rev Miyamura

Dec 31, 2012 11:46

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2012.12.23 - Rev Miyamura

Dec 24, 2012 25:15

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2012.12.16 - Susan Gilkey

Dec 17, 2012 06:59

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2012.12.9 - Rev Miyamura

Dec 10, 2012 10:55

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2012.12.2 - Roger Suekama

Dec 3, 2012 07:26

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2012.11.25 - Rev Miyamura

Nov 26, 2012 20:55

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2012.09.30 - Patricia Usuki

Oct 1, 2012 31:14

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Please consider donating to the Temple to offset the cost of producing the weekly dharam talk podcast. A modest $5.00 a month donation would be greatly appreciated. Refer to the Temple's website http://midwestbuddhisttemple.org for information.

2012.09.23 - Joy Zavala

Sep 24, 2012 07:46

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Please consider donating to the Temple to offset the cost of producing the weekly dharam talk podcast. A modest $5.00 a month donation would be greatly appreciated. Refer to the Temple's website http://midwestbuddhisttemple.org for information.

2012.09.16 - Rev Kubose

Sep 17, 2012 01:13:36

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Please consider donating to the Temple to offset the cost of producing the weekly dharam talk podcast. A modest $5.00 a month donation would be greatly appreciated. Refer to the Temple's website http://midwestbuddhisttemple.org for information.

2012.09.09 - Rev Miyamura

Sep 10, 2012 22:31

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2012.09.09 - Rev Miyamura

Sep 10, 2012 22:23

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Please consider donating to the Temple to offset the cost of producing the weekly dharam talk podcast. A modest $5.00 a month donation would be greatly appreciated. Refer to the Temple's website http://midwestbuddhisttemple.org for information.

2012.08.05 - Rev Miyamura

Aug 6, 2012 19:37

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2012.07.29 - Rev Miyamura

Jul 30, 2012 11:25

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Please consider donating to the Temple to offset the cost of producing the weekly dharam talk podcast. A modest $5.00 a month donation would be greatly appreciated. Refer to the Temple's website http://midwestbuddhisttemple.org for information.

2012.07.22 - Jason Matsumoto

Jul 23, 2012 11:53

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Please consider donating to the Temple to offset the cost of producing the weekly dharam talk podcast. A modest $5.00 a month donation would be greatly appreciated. Refer to the Temple's website http://midwestbuddhisttemple.org for information.

2012.07.08 - Rev Miyamura

Jul 9, 2012 16:28

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Please consider donating to the Temple to offset the cost of producing the weekly dharam talk podcast. A modest $5.00 a month donation would be greatly appreciated. Refer to the Temple's website http://midwestbuddhisttemple.org for information.

2012.07.01 - Rev Miyamura

Jul 2, 2012 17:14

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Please consider donating to the Temple to offset the cost of producing the weekly dharam talk podcast. A modest $5.00 a month donation would be greatly appreciated. Refer to the Temple's website http://midwestbuddhisttemple.org for information.

Dharma Talk 6/24/12

Jun 25, 2012 12:46

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2012.06.24 - Tom Corbett

Jun 25, 2012 12:58

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2012.06.17 - Kay Schroeter

Jun 18, 2012 14:39

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Dharma Talk 6/17/12

Jun 18, 2012 14:19

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2012.06.10 - Rev Miyamura

Jun 11, 2012 21:19

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2012.06.03 - Dr. Susan Gilkey

Jun 4, 2012 09:43

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2012.05.13 - Rev Miyamura

May 14, 2012 16:06

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Please consider donating to the Temple to offset the cost of producing the weekly dharam talk podcast. A modest $5.00 a month donation would be greatly appreciated. Refer to the Temple's website http://midwestbuddhisttemple.org for information.

Dharma Talk 5/13/12

May 14, 2012 22:40

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2012.05.06 - Rev Miyamura

May 7, 2012 14:06

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Please consider donating to the Temple to offset the cost of producing the weekly dharam talk podcast. A modest $5.00 a month donation would be greatly appreciated. Refer to the Temple's website http://midwestbuddhisttemple.org for information.

2012.04.29 - Rev Miyamura

Apr 30, 2012 17:49

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Please consider donating to the Temple to offset the cost of producing the weekly dharam talk podcast. A modest $5.00 a month donation would be greatly appreciated. Refer to the Temple's website http://midwestbuddhisttemple.org for information.

2012.04.22 -Sandra Adams

Apr 23, 2012 09:35

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Please consider donating to the Temple to offset the cost of producing the weekly dharam talk podcast. A modest $5.00 a month donation would be greatly appreciated. Refer to the Temple's website http://midwestbuddhisttemple.org for information.

2012.04.15 - Jesse Zavala

Apr 16, 2012 09:47

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Please consider donating to the Temple to offset the cost of producing the weekly dharam talk podcast. A modest $5.00 a month donation would be greatly appreciated. Refer to the Temple's website http://midwestbuddhisttemple.org for information.

2012.04.08 - Rev Miyamura

Apr 9, 2012 13:41

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Please consider donating to the Temple to offset the cost of producing the weekly dharam talk podcast. A modest $5.00 a month donation would be greatly appreciated. Refer to the Temple's website http://midwestbuddhisttemple.org for information.

2012.04.01 - Rev Miyamura

Apr 2, 2012 16:34

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Please consider donating to the Temple to offset the cost of producing the weekly dharam talk podcast. A modest $5.00 a month donation would be greatly appreciated. Refer to the Temple's website http://midwestbuddhisttemple.org for information.

2012.03.25 - Terry Cichocki

Mar 26, 2012 12:37

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Please consider donating to the Temple to offset the cost of producing the weekly dharam talk podcast. A modest $5.00 a month donation would be greatly appreciated. Refer to the Temple's website http://midwestbuddhisttemple.org for information.

2012.03.18 - Dr. Susan Gilkey

Mar 19, 2012 09:19

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Please consider donating to the Temple to offset the cost of producing the weekly dharam talk podcast. A modest $5.00 a month donation would be greatly appreciated. Refer to the Temple's website http://midwestbuddhisttemple.org for information.

2012.03.11 - Socho Koshin Ogui

Mar 12, 2012 21:08

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Please consider donating to the Temple to offset the cost of producing the weekly dharam talk podcast. A modest $5.00 a month donation would be greatly appreciated. Refer to the Temple's website http://midwestbuddhisttemple.org for information.

 

2012.03.04 - Rev Miyamura

Mar 5, 2012 23:27

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2012.02.26 - Kay Schroeter

Feb 27, 2012 12:37

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2012.02.19 - Dr. Susan Gilkey

Feb 20, 2012 05:16

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Please consider donating to the Temple to offset the cost of producing the weekly dharam talk podcast. A modest $5.00 a month donation would be greatly appreciated. Refer to the Temple's website http://midwestbuddhisttemple.org for information.

 

2012.02.12 - Rev Miyamura

Feb 13, 2012 19:40

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Please consider donating to the Temple to offset the cost of producing the weekly dharam talk podcast. A modest $5.00 a month donation would be greatly appreciated. Refer to the Temple's website http://midwestbuddhisttemple.org for information.

 

2012.02.05 - Rev Miyamura

Feb 6, 2012 14:30

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Please consider donating to the Temple to offset the cost of producing the weekly dharam talk podcast. A modest $5.00 a month donation would be greatly appreciated. Refer to the Temple's website http://midwestbuddhisttemple.org for information.

 

2012.01.29 - Rev Miyamura

Jan 30, 2012 05:16

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Please consider donating to the Temple to offset the cost of producing the weekly dharam talk podcast. A modest $5.00 a month donation would be greatly appreciated. Refer to the Temple's website http://midwestbuddhisttemple.org for information.

 

2012.01.22 - Rev Miyamura

Jan 23, 2012 17:57

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Please consider donating to the Temple to offset the cost of producing the weekly dharam talk podcast. A modest $5.00 a month donation would be greatly appreciated. Refer to the Temple's website http://midwestbuddhisttemple.org for information.

 

2012.01.15 - Rev Nagai

Jan 16, 2012 26:32

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2012.01.08 - Rev Miyamura

Jan 9, 2012 16:07

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2012.01.01 - Rev Miyamura

Jan 2, 2012 16:31

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2011.12.25 - Rev Miyamura

Dec 26, 2011 16:35

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2011.12.18 - Rev Miyamura

Dec 19, 2011 21:30

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2011.12.11 - Rev Miyamura

Dec 12, 2011 13:38

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Bodhi day

2011.12.04 - Rev Miyamura

Dec 5, 2011 17:38

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2011.11.27 - Rev Miyamura

Nov 28, 2011 18:27

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2011.11.20 - Dan Peterson

Nov 21, 2011 21:35

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2011.11.13 - Rev Miyamura (40th anniversary of the Temple)

Nov 14, 2011 20:11

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This is a celebration of the 40th year since the Temple was constructed as part of the urban renewal program. The neighborhood where the Temple is situated was once a neighborhood in decline. The urban renewal government program transformed a civic problem into one of the most desired neighborhood in Chicago to reside in.

2011.11.06 - Rev Miyamura

Nov 7, 2011 16:31

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2011.10.30 - Sarah Jacoby

Oct 31, 2011 22:02

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2011.10.23 - Dr. Susan Gilkey

Oct 24, 2011 10:38

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2011.10.16 - Terry Cichocki

Oct 17, 2011 13:13

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2011.10.02 - Rev Miyamura

Oct 3, 2011 17:54

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2011.09.25 - Rev Dennis Fujimoto

Sep 26, 2011 20:56

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2011.09.18 - Roger Suekama

Sep 19, 2011 06:33

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2011.09.11 - Rev Ron Miyamura

Sep 12, 2011 16:39

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2011.08.07 - Rev Ron Miyamura

Aug 8, 2011 16:32

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2011.07.31 - Terry Cichocki

Aug 1, 2011 12:12

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2011.07.24 - Roger Suekama

Jul 25, 2011 10:50

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2011.07.17 - Socho Ogui

Jul 18, 2011 23:33

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Socho Ogui visited the Midwest Buddhist Temple and gave the day's dharma talk.

2011.07.10 - Rev Ron Miyamura

Jul 11, 2011 15:34

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2011.07.03 - Rev Ron Miyamura

Jul 4, 2011 12:38

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2011.06.26 - Kay Schroeter

Jun 27, 2011 19:31

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2011.06.19 - Tom Corbett

Jun 20, 2011 18:39

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Tom hosts a weekly Buddhism discussion group in the Temple after Sunday services. All are welcome.

2011.06.12 - Rev Ron Miyamura

Jun 13, 2011 13:28

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2011.06.05 - Rev Ron Miyamura

Jun 6, 2011 18:50

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2011.05.29 - Rev Ron Miyamura

May 30, 2011 17:42

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2011.05.22 - Sandra Adams

May 23, 2011 11:39

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2011.05.08 - Rev Ron Miyamura

May 9, 2011 14:10

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2011.04.24 - Dr Susan Gilkey

May 4, 2011 18:50

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2011.05.01 - Rev Ron Miyamura

May 2, 2011 14:06

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2011.04.17 - Terry Cichocki

Apr 18, 2011 12:36

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2011.04.10 - Rev Ron Miyamura

Apr 11, 2011 11:14

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2011.04.03 - Rev Ron Miyamura

Apr 4, 2011 18:15

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2011.03.27 - Terry Cichocki

Mar 28, 2011 13:15

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2011.03.20 - Rev Ron Miyamura

Mar 21, 2011 15:31

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2011.03.13 - Roger Suekama

Mar 14, 2011 06:34

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2011.03.06 - Rev Ron Miyamura

Mar 7, 2011 11:42

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2011.02.27 - Terry Cichocki

Feb 28, 2011 15:30

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2011.02.20 - Rev Ron Miyamura

Feb 21, 2011 15:00

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2011.02.13 - Rev Ron Miyamura

Feb 14, 2011 13:46

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2011.02.06 - Rev Ron Miyamura

Feb 7, 2011 15:43

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2011.01.30 - Rev Ron Miyamura

Jan 31, 2011 06:41

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2011.01.23 - Rev Ron Miyamura

Jan 24, 2011 20:02

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2011.01.16 - Kay Schroeter

Jan 17, 2011 12:10

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2011.01.09 - Rev Patti Nagai

Jan 10, 2011 32:28

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2011.01.02 - Rev Ron Miyamura

Jan 3, 2011 11:48

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2010.12.19 - Terry Cichocki

Dec 20, 2010 16:11

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2010.12.12 - Rev Ron Miyamura

Dec 13, 2010 14:43

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2010.12.05 - Rev Ron Miyamura

Dec 6, 2010 11:06

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2010.11.21 - Roger Suekama

Nov 22, 2010 07:11

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2010.11.14 - Sandra Adams

Nov 15, 2010 10:34

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2010.11.07 - Rev Ron Miyamura

Nov 8, 2010 14:55

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2010.10.31 Kay Schroeter

Nov 1, 2010 14:02

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2010.10.24 Terry Cichoki

Oct 25, 2010 18:02

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2010.10.17 Dr. Susan Gilkey

Oct 18, 2010 07:40

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2010.10.10 No dharma talk today - Chicago Marathon

Oct 11, 2010

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There is no dharma talk today due to the Chicago Marathon. A number of streets local to the Temple are closed for the Marathon making it very difficult for people to attend service. In light of this occasion we have decided to cancel Sunday service.

2010.10.03 - Rev Ron Miyamura

Oct 4, 2010 13:34

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2010.09.26 - Roger Suekama

Sep 27, 2010 08:31

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2010.09.19 - Rev Ron Miyamura

Sep 20, 2010 14:27

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2010.09.12 - Rev Ron Miyamura

Sep 13, 2010 13:39

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2010.08.01 - Rev Ron Miyamura

Aug 2, 2010 14:29

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Today's service is our monthly memorial service in remembrance of those who passed away during the month of August. Sunday's service is also remembering those who died in the only use of the atomic bomb in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. 

2010.07.25 - Dr. Susan Gilkey

Jul 26, 2010 04:50

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2010.07.18 - Roger Suekama - Obon

Jul 19, 2010 05:00

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2010.07.11 - Rev Ron Miyamura - Obon

Jul 12, 2010 17:02

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Reverend Ron explains the significance of Obon.

2010.07.04 - Rev Ron Miyamura

Jul 5, 2010 15:21

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2010.06.27 - Rev Siebuhr's Farewell Dharma Talk

Jun 28, 2010 16:04

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This is Sensei Siebuhr's last dharma talk at the Midwest Buddhist Temple. After many years of teaching the dharma, Sensei has decided to leave the full time ministry and resume a career in the private sector.

Listen to Sensei Siebuhr's last dharma talk.

2010.06.13 - Rev Siebuhr

Jun 14, 2010 23:20

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2010.05.30 - Rev Siebuhr

May 31, 2010 18:56

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2010.05.23 - Rev Siebuhr

May 24, 2010 23:26

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2010.05.16 - Rev Siebuhr

May 17, 2010 25:41

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Today marks the celebration of the birth of Shinran Shonin, the founder of Jodo Shinshu. Sensei talks about Shinran and how unlikely a person he was to have started our sect, one of the predominant Buddhist sects in Japan.

2010.05.09 - Rev Siebuhr

May 10, 2010 16:14

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2010.05.02 - Rev Siebuhr

May 3, 2010 28:51

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The meaning of Buddhism. If you've ever wondered what is the core tenant of Buddhism listen to this podcast.

2010.04.25 - Rev Siebuhr

Apr 26, 2010 17:41

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2010.04.18 - Rev Siebuhr

Apr 19, 2010 15:50

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2010.04.11 - Rev Siebuhr

Apr 12, 2010 23:02

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Today is Hanamatsuri, Buddha's birthday according to the Japanese calendar. Listen to Sensei's dharma talk on this special day.

2010.04.04 - Rev Siebuhr

Apr 5, 2010 26:21

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What peace of mind has Buddhism brought to you? Sensei reflects upon his life and Shinran Shonin's struggles. He talks of the difference between Buddhism and the other major religions of the world.

2010.03.28 - Rev Siebuhr

Mar 29, 2010 23:15

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What is karma? What is true and real?

2010.03.21 - Roger Suekama

Mar 22, 2010 04:48

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Spring Ohigan. A reflection on the spring equinox.

2010.03.14 - Rev Siebuhr

Mar 15, 2010 33:39

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2010.03.07 - Rev Siebuhr

Mar 8, 2010 18:38

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2010.02.28 - Rev Siebuhr - Sorry, but all I have is ochazuke

Mar 1, 2010 19:01

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Sensei talks about the masks we wear and how what we say is really not what we're thinking. Buddhism comes from lifelong learning and not in a moment of enlightenment.

2010.02.21 - Rev Siebuhr

Feb 22, 2010 16:40

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2010.02.14 - Rev Siebuhr

Feb 15, 2010 23:41

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2010.02.07 - Rev Siebuhr

Feb 8, 2010 32:58

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2010.01.31 - NO PODCAST Technical problems

Feb 1, 2010

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There is no podcast for the week of January 31, 2010 due to technical difficulties. I apologize for missing this week. The problem has been addressed and the podcasts will resume the week of February 7, 2010.

 

2010.01.24 - Rev Siebuhr

Jan 25, 2010 35:51

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Sensei Siebuhr reflects upon recent deaths and how those tragic events remind us all of impermance.

2010.01.17 - Rev Siebuhr

Jan 18, 2010 14:06

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2010.01.10 - Rev Ashikaga

Jan 11, 2010 29:15

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This Sunday is the Ho-Onko service. Ho-Onko, meaning a gathering to express our indebtedness and thankfulness, is a memorial service in honor of Shinran Shonin. It is also an occasion to express our gratitude to Amida Buddha for having awakened us to life’s supreme meaning. Ho-Onko is the most important Jodo Shinshu ceremony. Our guest speaker is Reverend Ashikaga.

2010.01.03 - Rev Siebuhr

Jan 4, 2010 14:10

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2009.12.27 - Rev Siebuhr

Dec 28, 2009 16:01

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2009.12.20 - Rev Miyamura

Dec 21, 2009 16:25

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2009.12.13 - Rev Siebuhr

Dec 14, 2009 12:43

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2009.12.06 - Rev Siebuhr

Dec 7, 2009 12:31

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2009.11.29 - Rev Siebuhr

Nov 30, 2009 13:56

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2009.11.22 - Rev Siebuhr

Nov 23, 2009 11:12

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2009.11.15 - Rev Siebuhr

Nov 16, 2009 13:22

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2009.11.08 - Rev Siebuhr

Nov 9, 2009 15:47

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2009.11.01 - Rev Siebuhr

Nov 2, 2009 09:03

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2009.10.25 - Rev Siebuhr

Oct 26, 2009 10:06

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2009.10.18 - Guest Speaker Barry Wallach

Oct 19, 2009 20:22

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2009.10.11 - Rev Siebuhr

Oct 12, 2009 14:46

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2009.09.27 - Guest Speaker Dr. Michael Harada

Sep 28, 2009 10:56

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2009.09.20 - Rev Siebuhr - Fall OHigan

Sep 21, 2009 24:19

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This is the Buddhist Ohigan service conducted during the fall and spring equinoxes, the date when the length of daylight and night are equal. This symbolizes a midpoint or a point of no return where the distance returning to your origin is equal to the distance completing your journey. Listen to today's dharmtalk as Sensei explains the meaning of Ohigan to the Buddhist community.

2009.09.13 - Rev Siebuhr

Sep 14, 2009 24:15

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2009.08.02 - Rev Siebuhr

Aug 3, 2009 09:17

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This is the last dharma talk of the summer. We will be on hiatus until September 13, 2009. Today's service is in remembrance of those victims of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombings.

2009.07.26 - Rev Siebuhr

Jul 27, 2009 22:44

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2009.07.19 - Socho Koshin Ogui

Jul 20, 2009 12:51

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2009.07.18 - Socho Koshin Ogui talks about Shin Buddhism

Jul 19, 2009 50:04

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Socho Koshin Ogui sets the direction of the Buddhist Churches of America (BCA), headquartered in Berkeley, CA. The position of Socho is equivalent to a Bishop. Socho Ogui was the sensei at the Midwest Buddhist Temple for over 10 years before his promotion to Socho. During his visit to Chicago, Ogui-san was part of the panel at the Mind and Body seminar conducted at the Midwest Buddhist Temple. This talk was part of the all day workshop.

2009.07.12 - Rev Siebuhr

Jul 13, 2009 14:59

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2009.07.05 - Rev Siebuhr

Jul 6, 2009 17:23

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2009.06.28 - Guest Speaker Dr. Mary Elsbernd

Jun 29, 2009 19:32

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Dr. Mary Elsbernd is the current Graduate Program Director of the M.A. in Social Justice deree, and former Director of the Institute of Pastoral Studies at Loyola University.

2009.06.21 - Rev Siebuhr

Jun 22, 2009 16:10

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2009.06.14 - Roger Suekama

Jun 15, 2009 13:15

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This week's speaker is Roger Suekama, board member and a longtime member of the sangha.

2009.06.07 - Rev Siebuhr

Jun 8, 2009 19:18

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2009.05.31 - Guest Speaker Jason Matsumoto

Jun 1, 2009 16:18

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Jason is a dharma lay leader at the Midwest Buddhist Temple.

2009.05.24 - Rev Siebuhr

May 25, 2009 18:31

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Buddhist Chant - Shoshinge

May 22, 2009 20:15

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Shoshinge "The Hymn of True Faith" A crucial component of the Buddhist faith is chanting. The practice of chanting is much akin to the Christian hymns. Much like the past practice of the Catholic churches tradition of chanting in Latin, one does not need to know Japanese in order to be absorbed by the melodic rhythm of foreign sounds. This podcast is a recording of Shoshinge, one of the many Jodo Shinshu chants. Here's some background on this important chant. About Shoshige The following introduction is from Shinshū Seiten, Jōdo Shin Buddhist Teaching, published by the Buddhist Churches of America. The English translation of the gāthā is from The True Teaching, Practice and Realization of the Pure Land Way, Vol. I., Shin Buddhist Translation Series, Hongwanji International Center, Kyoto, Japan. The full title of this gāthā, Shoshin Nembutsu Ge, means ‘Gāthā on the Right (or True) Faith in the Nembutsu.’ The title consists of three terms: Shōshin, lit. ‘Right Faith’ refers to Shinjin, or Faith. Nembutsu, lit. ‘thinking of the Buddha,’ refers to the practice of uttering Amida’s Name. Ge, or ‘gāthā’ in Skt. Means ‘verse,’ or ‘hymn.’ Faith and Nembutsu are very important ideas constituting the central concepts of Shin Buddhism. In the passage which introduces the Shoshin Ge, Shinran notes; Relying upon the true words of the Great Sage and reading the commentaries of the great masters, I have realized the profound grace of the Buddha. Hence I here compose the Gāthā of True Faith in the Nembutsu. This shows that he composed this gatha out of his gratitude to Amida Buddha on the basis of the Teachings of Śākyamuni and the commentaries of the Seven Patriarchs. ‘The words of the Great Sage’ directly refers to the Dai Muryōju Kyō (The Larger Sutra), in which Shinran Shonin found the true religion by which a sinful and helpless man can be saved. He trusted in the Teachings of this Sutra singleheartedly, and conceived of all the other Teachings of the Buddha as being expedients to Pure Land Buddhism. It is also important to note that Shinran approached the Teachings of Amida’s Salvation through seven predecessors, namely, Nāgārjuna and Vasubandhu from India; Doran, Dōshaku and Zendō in China; Genshin and Genkū in Japan. In the Kyō Gyō Shin Shō he abundantly quotes from their discourse, and in the Shōshin Ge he gives their essentials. The whole gāthā is an exposition of the Pure Land Teaching which may be divided into two parts: 1) based on the Sutra and 2) based on the commentaries. The contents of the gāthā with minor divisions are as follows: I. Exposition based on the Sutra 1. Homage to Amida 2. Adoration, in particular, to a. Amida Buddha b. Śākyamuni Buddha 3. Exhortation II. Exposition based on the commentaries 1. General statement 2. Exposition, in particular, to a. Nāgārjuna [2nd or 3rd cen. A.D.] b. Vasubandhu [4th cen. A.D.] c. Donran [T’an Luan, 476-542 A.D.] d. Dōshaku [Tao-ch’o, 562-645 A.D.] e. Zendō [Shan Tao, 613-681 A.D.] f. Genshin [942-1017 A.D.] g. Genkū [Honen, 1133-1212 A.D.] 3. Exhortation Ki myo mu ryo ju nyo rai Na mu fu ka shi gi ko Ho zo bo satsu in ni ji Zai se ji sai o bus-sho To ken sho butsu jo do in Koku do nin den shi zen maku Kon ryu mu jo shu sho gan Cho hotsu ke u dai gu zei Go ko shi yui shi sho ju Ju sei myo sho mon jip-po Fu ho mu ryo mu hen ko Mu ge mu tai ko en no Sho jo kan gi chi e ko Fu dan nan ji mu sho ko Cho nichi gak-ko sho jin setsu Is-sai gun jo mu ko sho Hon gan myo go sho jo go Shin shin shin gyo gan ni in Jo to gaku sho dai ne han His-shi metsu do gan jo ju Nyo rai sho i ko shus-se Yui setsu mi da hon gan kai Go joku aku ji gun jo kai O shin nyo rai nyo jitsu gon No hotsu ichi nen ki ai shin Fu dan bon no toku ne han Bon jo gyaku ho sai e nyu Nyo shu shi nyu kai ichi mi Ses-shu shin ko jo sho go I no sui ha mu myo an Ton nai shin zo shi un mu Jo fu shin jitsu shin jin ten Hi nyo nik-ko fu un mu Un mu shi ge myo mu an Gyaku shin ken kyo dai kyo ki Soku o cho zetsu go aku shu Is-sai zen maku bon bu nin Mon shin nyo rai gu zei gan Butsu gon ko dai sho ge sha Ze nin myo fun da ri ke- fi Mi da butsu hon gan nen butsu Ja ken kyo man naku shu jo Shin gyo ju ji jin ni nan Nan chu shi nan mu ka shi In do sai ten shi ron ge Chu ka jichi iki shi ko so Ken dai sho ko se sho i Myo nyo rai hon ze o ki Sha ka nyo rai ryo ga sen I shu go myo nan ten jiku Ryu ju dai ji shut-to se Shitsu no zai ha u mu ken Sen zetsu dai jo mu jo ho Sho kan gi ji sho an raku Ken ji nan gyo roku ro ku Shin gyo i gyo shi do raku Oku nen mi da butsu hon gan Ji nen soku ji nyu hitsu jo Yui no jo sho nyo rai go O ho dai hi gu zei on Ten jin bo Satsu zo ron setsu Ki myo mu ge ko nyo rai E Shu ta ra ken shin jitsu Ko sen o cho dai sei gan Ko-yu hon gan riki e ko I do gun jo sho is-shin Ki nyu ku doku dai ho kai Hitsu gyaku nyu dai e shu shu Toku shi ren ge zo se kai Soku sho shin nyo hos-sho jin Yu bon no rin gen jin zu Nyu sho ji on ji o ge Hon shi don ran ryo ten shi Jo ko ran sho bo satsu rai San zo ru shi ju jo kyo Bon jo sen gyo ki raku ho Ten jin bo satsu ron chu ge Ho do in ga ken sei gan O gen ne ko yu ta riki Sho jo shi in yui shin jin Waku zen bon bu shin jin potsu Sho-chi sho-ji soku ne hon His-shi mu ryo ko myo do Sho-u shu jo kai fu ke Do shaku kes-sho do nan sho Yui myo jo do ka tsu nyu Man zen ji riki hen gon shu En man toku go kan sen sho San-pu san shin ke on gon Zo matsu ho metsu do-hi in Is-sho zo aku chi gu zei Shi an nyo gai sho myo ka Zen do doku myo bus-sho I Ko ai jo san yo gyaku aku Ko myo myo go ken in nen Kai-nyu hon gan dai-chi kai Gyo-ja sho-ju kon go shin Kyo-ki ichi nen so o go Yo-I dai to gyaku san nin Soku sho hos-sho shi jo raku Gen shin ko kai ichi dai kyo Hen ki an nyo kan is-sai Sen zo shu shin han sen jin Ho ke ni do sho ben ryu Goku ju aku nin yui sho butsu Ga yaku zai-hi ses-shu chu Bon no sho gen sui fu ken Dai-hi mu ken jo sho ga Hon shi gen ku myo buk-kyo Ren min zen maku bon bu nin Shin shu kyo sho ko hen shu Sen jaku hon gan gu aku se Gen rai sho-ji rin den ge Ket-chi gi jo I sho shi Soku nyu jaku jo mu I raku Hit-chi shin jin I no nyu Gu kyo dai ji shu shi tou Jo sai mu hen goku joku aku Do zoku ji shu gu do shin Yu-I ka shin shi ko so se-tsu Shoshinge Translation I take refuge in the Tathāgata of Immeasurable Life! I entrust myself to the Buddha of Inconceivable Light! Bodhisattva Dharmākara, in his causal stage, Under the guidance of Lokeśvararāja Buddha. Searched into the origins of the Buddhas’ pure land, And the qualities of those lands and their men and devas; He then established the supreme, incomparable Vow; He made the great Vow rare and all-encompassing. In five kalpas of profound thought, he embraced this Vow, Then resolved again that his Name be heard throughout the ten quarters. Everywhere he casts light immeasurable, boundless, Unhindered, unequaled, light-lord of all brilliance, Pure light, joyful light, the light of wisdom, Light constant, inconceivable, light beyond speaking, Light excelling sun and moon he sends forth, illumining countless worlds; The multitudes of beings all receive the radiance. The Name embodying the Primal Vow is the act of true settlement, The Vow of entrusting with sincere mind is the cause of birth; We realize the equal of enlightenment and supreme nirvāņa Through the fulfillment of the Vow of attaining nirvāņa without fail. Śākyamuni Tathāgata appeared in this world Solely to teach the ocean-like Primal Vow of Amida; We, an ocean of beings in an evil age of five defilements, Should entrust ourselves to the Tathagata’s words of truth. When the one thought-moment of joy arises, Nirvāņa is attained without severing blind passions; When ignorant and wise, even grave offenders and slanders of the dharma, all alike turn and enter shinjin, They are like waters that, on entering the ocean, become one in taste with it. The light of compassion that grasps us illumines and protects us always; The darkness of our ignorance is already broken through; Still the clouds and mists of greed and desire, anger and hatred, Cover as always the sky of true and real shinjin. But though light of the sun is veiled by clouds and mists, Beneath the clouds and mists there is brightness, not dark. When one realizes shinjin, seeing and revering and attaining great joy, One immediately leaps crosswise, closing off the five evil courses. All foolish beings, whether good or evil, When they hear and entrust to Amida’s universal Vow, Are praised by the Buddha as people of vast and excellent understanding; Such a person is called a pure white lotus. For evil sentient beings of wrong views and arrogance, The nembutsu that embodies Amida’s Primal Vow Is hard to accept in shinjin; This most difficult of difficulties, nothing surpasses. The masters of India in the west, who explained the teachings in treaties, And the eminent monks of China and Japan, Clarified the Great Sage’s true intent in appearing in the world, And revealed that Amida’s Primal Vow accords with the nature of beings. Śākyamuni Tathāgata, on Mount Lankā, Prophesied to the multitudes that in south India The mahasattva Nāgārjuna would appear in this world To crush the views of being and non-being; Proclaiming the unexcelled Mahāyāna teaching, He would attain the stage of joy and be born in the land of happiness. Nāgārjuna clarifies the hardship on the overland path of difficult practice, And leads us to entrust to the pleasure on the waterway of easy practice. He teaches that the moment one thinks on Amida’s Primal Vow, One is naturally brought to enter the sage of the definitely settled; Solely saying the Tathāgata’s Name constantly, One should respond with gratitude to the universal Vow of great compassion. Bodhisattva Vasubandhu, composing a treatise, declares That he takes refuge in the Tathagata of unhindered light, And that relying on the sutras, he will reveal the true and real virtues, And make widely known the great Vow by which we leap crosswise beyond birth-and-death. He discloses the mind that is single so that all beings be saved By Amida’s directing of virtue through the power of the Primal Vow. When a person turns and enters the great treasure-ocean of virtue, Necessarily he joins Amida’s assembly; And when he reaches hat lotus-held world, He immediately realizes the body of suchness or dharma-nature. Then sporting in the forests of blind passions, he manifests transcendent powers; Entering the garden of birth-and-death, he assumes various forms to guide others. Turning toward the dwelling of Master T’an-laun, the Emperor of Liang Always paid homage to him as a bodhisattva. Bodhiruci, master of the Tripitaka, gave T’an-laun the Pure Land teachings, And T’an-laun, burning his Taoist scriptures, took refuge in the land of bliss. In his commentary on the treatise of Bodhisattva Vasubandhu, He shows that the cause and attainment of birth in the fulfilled land lie in the Vow. Our going and returning, directed to us by Amida, come about through Other Power; The truly decisive cause is shinjin. When a foolish being of delusion and defilement awakens to shinjin, He realizes that birth-and-death is itself nirvāna; Without fail he reaches the land of immeasurable light And universally guides sentient beings to enlightenment. Tao-ch’o determined how difficult it is to fulfill the Path of Sages, And reveals that only passage through the Pure Land gate is possible for us. He criticizes self-power endeavor in the myriad good practices, And encourages us solely to say the fulfilled Name embodying true virtue. With kind concern he teaches the three characteristics of entrusting and non entrusting, Compassionately guiding all identically, whether they live when the dharma survives as but form, when in its last stage, or when it has become extinct. Though a person has committed evil all his life, when he encounters the Primal Vow, He will reach the world of peace and realize the perfect fruit of enlightenment. Shan-tao alone in his time clarified the Buddha’s true intent; Sorrowing at the plight of meditative and non-meditative practicers and people of grave evil, He reveals that Amida’s Light and Name are the causes of birth. When the practicer enters the great ocean of wisdom, the Primal Vow, He receives the diamond-like mind And accords with the one thought-moment of joy; whereupon, Equally with Vaidehī, he acquires the threefold wisdom And is immediately brought to attain the eternal bliss of dharma-nature. Genshin, having broadly elucidated the teaching of Śākyamuni’s lifetime, Wholeheartedly took refuge in the land of peace and urges all to do so; Ascertaining that minds devoted to single practice are profound, to sundry practice, shallow, He sets forth truly the difference between the fulfilled land and the transformed land. The person burdened with extreme evil should simply say the Name: Although I too am within Amida’s grasp, Passions obstruct my eyes and I cannot see him; Nevertheless, great compassion is untiring and illumines me always. Master Genkū, well-versed in the Buddha’s teaching, Turned compassionately to foolish people, both good and evil; Establishing in this remote land the teaching and realization that are the true essence of the Pure Land way, He transmits the selected Primal Vow to us of the defiled world: Return to this house of transmigration, of birth-and-death, Is decidedly caused by doubt. Swift entrance into the city of tranquility, the uncreated, Is necessarily brought about by shinjin. The mahasattvas and masters who spread the sutras Save the countless beings of utter defilement and evil. With the same mind, all people of the present, whether monk or lay, Should rely wholly on the teachings of these venerable masters. Sutras: Juseige | Junirai | Sanbutsuge | Shoshinge Copyright © 2006 by Nishi Hongwanji L.A.

2009.05.17 - Rev Siebuhr

May 18, 2009 10:51

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2009.05.10 - Rev Siebuhr

May 11, 2009 17:50

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2009.05.03 - Rev Siebuhr

May 4, 2009 22:49

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2009.04.26 - Rev Siebuhr

Apr 27, 2009 19:54

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2009.04.19 - Guest speaker Sandra Adams

Apr 20, 2009 11:15

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2009.04.12 - Rev Siebuhr

Apr 13, 2009 21:19

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2009.04.05 - Rev Siebuhr

Apr 6, 2009 25:54

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2009.03.29 - Guest Speaker

Mar 30, 2009 49:19

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2009.03.22 - Dan Peterson

Mar 23, 2009 14:08

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2009.03.15 - Rev Siebuhr

Mar 16, 2009 27:06

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2009.03.08 - Rev Siebuhr

Mar 9, 2009 27:40

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2009.03.01 - Rev Ron Miyamura

Mar 2, 2009 15:49

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2009.02.22 - Guest speaker Erica Kegan

Feb 23, 2009 11:09

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2009.02.15 - Rev Siebuhr

Feb 16, 2009 28:14

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2009.02.08 - Rev Siebuhr

Feb 9, 2009 29:43

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2009.02.01 - Rev Siebuhr

Feb 7, 2009

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"Who is Amida Buddha and why is he central to Jodo Shinshu? This dharma talk addresses this and more. Notable and quotable from the talk, "Recognition that we alone are the sole objects of Amida's Wisdom and Compassion does not take place through calculative thinking, i.e meditative practice, rather through effortlessness for it is precisely when we lose confidence in nailing down reality and truth through our own efforts do we simultaneously come to appreciate the story of Amida Buddha." In Gassho, Rev. Bryan Siebuhr Priest, Midwest Buddhist Temple Jodo Shinshu Hongwanji-ha "The True Pure Land Teachings, Temple of the Primal Vow" "Even when we act upon our ignorance, if we revere the power of Amida Buddha's Primal Vow, all the more deeply, gentle-heartedness and forbearance will surely arise in us through great naturalness. With everything we do, as far as our becoming a Buddha after our physical body has been discarded, we should constantly and fervently call to mind Amida's immense benevolence without any thought of being wise. Then the Nembutsu, Namu-Amida-Butsu, will indeed emerge; this is great naturalness. It is itself Other-Power." Shinran Shonin From "Collected Works of Shinran"

2009.01.25 - Sensei Siebuhr

Jan 26, 2009 17:16

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The Six Word Novel - This week's dharma talk begins with Sensei talking about writing your own story. How story telling is an important device for learning. Sensei tells of the story of Ernest Hemmingway and how he was able to write a novel of six words. In Jodo Shinshu there is also a story told in six Kanji characters. Listen to this week's talk to discover the value of stories. You can also access an archive of several years of past talks from iTunes. Search for "Midwest Buddhist Temple" in iTunes and you should be able to locate our archive.

2009.01.18 - Roger Suekama

Jan 19, 2009 09:38

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Sensei Siebuhr is out of town conducting service for our sister temple in Cleveland. In his place, Roger Suekama, dharma lay leader will deliver today's talk.

Roger talks about Rennyo Shonin who is responsible for the flourishing of Jodo Shinshu in 15th century Japan. http://www.shin-ibs.edu/academics/ccsbs2.php

2009.01.11 - Sensei Ashikaga

Jan 12, 2009 21:24

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Hoonko is a holiday in the tradition of Japanese Jodo Shinshu Buddhism that observes the memorial of its founder, Shinran Shonin. Today is Hoonko. Delivering our dharma talk is Sensei Ashikaga. Sensei is the minister at the Buddhist Temple of Chicago located in the Uptown neighborhood of Chicago.

2009.01.04 - Guest speaker Sensei Adams

Jan 5, 2009 09:30

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Experiences of a Buddhist student - Sensei Adams talks about his journey to become a Jodo Shinshu minister. Henry comes from Buffalo, MN and received his academic training in the United States. He has several very interesting anecdotes about his ministerial training he received in Japan. If any of our listeners are curious about pursuing the dharma please contact the Buddhist Churches of America http://buddhistchurchesofamerica.org/home/. We offer all levels of study both graduate and distance learning.

2009.01.04 - Rev. Siebhur

Jan 5, 2009 20:54

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Reflections on the New Year - Sensei Siebuhr delivers the first dharma talk of the New Year reflecting upon the impermanance of life and the human condition of unhappiness. Henry Adams, a student of the Buddhist Churches of America, is visiting today. Sensei recalls the many funerals he has presided over the years of his ministry, funerals ranging from the very young to the very old. From this duty of his ministry he is reminded of the impermanence of life. Sensei also touches upon the human condition of unhappiness. You may have heard of the global survey of happiness. Here is a link to the website of the foundation that conducts this annual poll http://www.worldvaluessurvey.org/. The organization does quite an academic survey of the citizens of the world. You may find it interesting to examine the results in the survey PDF found on the website. Survey results can be found in the appendices.

2009.01.01 Shoshinge - The Hymn of True Faith

Jan 2, 2009 29:34

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Shoshinge - The Hymn of True Faith

For those of you are not able to attend one of our services I have recorded our Sensei chanting Shoshinge. This podcast episode consists of a short explanation of ShoShinge, a Buddhist chant. For a more in-depth explanation http://www.shindharmanet.com/writings/sanbutsuge.htm. Sensei ends the service with a short five minute talk.

2008.12.31 Rev. Siebuhr

Jan 1, 2009 22:19

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Sensei Siebuhr conducts our yearly New Year's Eve service. We introduce the service with the ringing of the Temple's bell. This is followed by chanting the San Butsuge (http://www.shindharmanet.com/writings/sanbutsuge.htm). This is followed by a short dharma talk where Sensei reflects upon the impermanance of life and how we should not take our existence for granted. Sensei then explains why it is a Japanese Buddhist tradition to ring in the New Year by ringing the bell 108 times. The number 108 is the 108 blind passions (http://www.michineko.de/culture/silvesteregl.htm) humans are subject to.

2008.12.28 Rev. Siebuhr

Dec 29, 2008 27:00

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Life is suffering - The first noble truth ... Shakyamuni Buddha Sensei Siebuhr delivers this week's dharma talk. Sensei discusses in depth what is meant by "life is suffering". We are all dying. Dwelling on the human situation would be very depressing but examined from a different philosophy it could lead to a constructive conclusion. What does it mean to be a human being not to suffer the torment about imminent death? Human suffering leads to enlightenment.

2008.12.21 Sensei Miyamura

Dec 22, 2008 17:23

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300 or 10, You never know who's listening. ... Sensei Kono

Service this week is in honor of the founder of the Midwest Buddhist Temple, Sensei Gyodo Kono. Sensei Kono came to Chicago directly from the relocation camps of World War II. A majority of Japanese-Americans resettled on the West Coast upon release from the camps. Chicago and the Midwest was a secondary destination.

Reverend Kono came to Chicago to serve the Japanese community and founded the Midwest Buddhist Temple 34 years ago. Reverend Kono also undertook the ambitious task of constructing what is now the home of the Midwest Buddhist Temple on 435 W. Menomonee dedicated in 1971.

Sensei Miyamura, having served under Sensei Kono, has many stories to tell about him. The way Reverend Kono learned English was especially insightful to his ability to overcome obstacles in creative ways.

2008.12.14 Rev. Siebuhr

Dec 15, 2008 33:50

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Today is Bodhi Day, the day that Shakyamuni Buddha obtained enlightenment. Unlike Buddhist teachings of Shakyamuni's time, Shinran Shonin taught that you can attain enlightenment without the discipline of lifelong meditation or being part of the privileged class. Sensei talks a little about the history of our tradition, the Pureland sect of Buddhism, and how we came to being. Sensei also tells about the historical relationship between the Midwest Buddhist Temple and the Buddhist Temple of Chicago. Another interesting fact is the historical relationship between Nichiren and Shin-Buddhists. This is a must listen for people who are curious about the history of Shin-Buddhism. You can also access an archive of several years of past talks from iTunes. Search for "Midwest Buddhist Temple" in iTunes and you should be able to locate our archive.

2008.12.07 Rev. Siebuhr

Dec 8, 2008 24:06

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Sorry for missing last week's upload. I think I've ironed out all the bugs and we should be back on schedule. This week Sensei starts his talk with the Amida sutra or the longer chant. He then explores the Buddhist position on striving or competition in modern life. He then closes with his thoughts on music in Buddhist practice and sings along to a J-pop song. I will try to find the lyrics for this song and post them to MidwestBuddhistTemple.org You can also access an archive of several years of past talks from iTunes. Search for "Midwest Buddhist Temple" in iTunes and you should be able to locate our archive.

2008.11.23 Rev. Siebuhr

Nov 24, 2008 17:18

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We're back on the air. Sorry for the hiatus. The podcast recorder was down due to a hardware failure.

Sensei Siebuhr talks about what's mistakenly called ojuzu beads. In shin-buddhism these beads are called o-nenju. Sensei also describes what buddhists are doing when they clasp their hands in what looks like prayer. Buddhists do not believe in petitionary prayers or requests to a superior being.

Sensei also talks about his conversation with someone who is seeks tranquility in his life.Sensei Siebuhr talks about

2008-09-28 Rev. Siebuhr

Sep 29, 2008 04:37

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Sensei talks about Buddhist views on animals and their relative stature to humans. He refers to the Jataka Tales during his talk.

2008-09-21 Rev. Siebuhr

Sep 22, 2008 11:18

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Sensei talks about many things today. The common thread of his talk is of lifes impermanence, all beings will die. Just as each person must live their life alone, so must we experience death alone.

With life being so short let us live everyday and try to be kind to all people. We must let go of wrongs done to us in the past and forgive those who have wronged us.

2008-09-14 Rev. Siebuhr

Sep 15, 2008 10:56

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This service talks about the fall ohigan. Shin Buddhists observe ohigan twice a year at the fall and spring equinoxes where the day and night are of equal duration. Symbolically this instance of equal day and night is represented by the painting "Two Rivers and White Path."

Sensei talks about the ideas represented by this famous Buddhist painting.

2008-09-07 Rev. Siebuhr

Sep 8, 2008 26:20

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Sensei finds some old papers which causes him to reflect upon change and how that change affects the Temple. Sensei talks about the change and the future of the Midwest Buddhist Temple.

http://www.midwestbuddhisttemple.org

2008-08-03 Rev. Siebuhr

Aug 4, 2008 30:50

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This week's dharma talk is given by Sensei Siebuhr. This week commemorates the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. This segment commences with an interview of a survivor of the Hiroshima devastation and ends with a short talk by Sensei.

For those listeners in the Chicagoland area, this weekend is the 53rd Annual Ginza Festival. Come down to the Temple for the BEST teriyaki chicken in Chicago. Visit our website for details.

2008-07-27 Rev. Siebuhr

Jul 28, 2008 54:27

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This week's dharma talk is given by Sensei Siebuhr. Sensei starts with an explanation of "What is the Buddhists' Bible?".

2008-07-20 Ellen Dunleavy

Jul 21, 2008 10:22

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This week's talk is given by Ellen Dunleavy, a lay dharma leader. Ellen tells a personal story which causes her to reflect on the fact that we're not the center of the universe except where infinite compassion is concerned.

2008-07-13 Rev. Sensei Siebuhr

Jul 14, 2008 18:49

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This weekend we celebrated Obon, a Japanese date honoring the dead. Part of the Obon tradition is a group dance or Bon Odori. Sensei briefly talks about the origins of Obon and then goes on to tell of the fable of the monkey and the Buddha.

July 6, 2008 Sensei Siebuhr Midwest Buddhist Temple dharma talk of the week

Jul 10, 2008

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Sensei talks about the Buddha's heart and his compassion for us living beings.

2008-06-29 Kay Schroeter

Jun 30, 2008 13:36

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This week's talk is given by Kay Schroeter, a lay dharma leader of the Midwest Buddhist Temple. Kay reflects upon the writings of Reverend Kono, the founding minister of the Midwest Buddhist Temple.

2008-06-22 Rev. Siebuhr

Jun 23, 2008 43:41

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This week Sensei is inspired by monuments in memory of senseless destruction and the story of one of the Buddha's followers to muse on human ignorance.

2008-06-15 Rev. Siebuhr

Jun 16, 2008 19:05

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What do fatherhood and Buddhism have in common? This Father's Day Sensei explores the connection.

2008-06-08 Rev. Siebuhr

Jun 9, 2008 25:40

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On the day which we remember Prince Shotoku's legacy, Sensei discusses his own short comings in light of the promise of the Nembutsu.

2008-05-25 Rev. Siebuhr

May 26, 2008 22:43

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Of rivers and reality. Sensei uses metaphor to graphically illustrate the dangers of delusion.

2008-05-18 Rev. Siebuhr

May 19, 2008 26:57

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In his portrait of Shinran Shonin, Sensei illustrates the strengths and weaknesses of the man who would guide us to the not so easy path to enlightenment.

2008-05-11 Jason Matsumoto

May 12, 2008 12:13

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This week Temple Member, Jason Matsumoto, asks the question: How can we reconcile our expectations of ourselves in our competitive society with the Buddha's Four Nobel Truths?

2008-05-04 Rev. Siebuhr

May 5, 2008 26:49

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This week Sensei relates what the Buddha knew 2500 years ago - the truth about human behavior.

2008-04-27 Rev. Siebuhr

Apr 28, 2008 31:17

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Sensei returns to tell us about attending the Pope's inter-faith meeting and muses on religious differences and common values.

2008-04-20 Roger Suekama

Apr 21, 2008 10:02

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Our Sensei is travelling this week, in his place Roger Suekama, a longtime member of the sangha, delivers this week's dharma talk. Roger reminds us to be mindful of our inter-connectedness, and to foster gratitude for all those who touch our lives.

2008-04-13 Rev Siebuhr

Apr 14, 2008 36:43

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On Buddha's birthday Sensei focuses not on the circumstances of his birth but explains rather what the Buddha awakened to; something to celebrate every day - infinite compassion.
 

2008-04-06 Rev Miyamura

Apr 7, 2008 13:29

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This week Rev. Ron Miyamura examines the surprisingly symbiotic relationship between our differences and our dependence on one another.
 

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2008-03-30 Rev. Siebuhr

Mar 31, 2008 25:14

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Is that spot legal?  Sensei observes the physical and moral complexities of parking in Chicago leading him to contemplate ignorance, delusion and compassion.
 

2008-03-23 Rev. Siebuhr

Mar 24, 2008 29:21

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Living on a speck of dust. This week Sensei discusses the nature of faith and gratitude in the contexts of the Nembutsu and the recently released movie Dr. Seuss' "Horton Hears A Who."

2008-03-16 Rev. Siebuhr

Mar 17, 2008 16:12

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There are many paths to enlightenment and various Buddhist practices toward that goal.  Sensei illustrates with a video on Japanese Zen Buddhism the differences between that extremely austere practice and Jodo Shinshu's Nembutsu path.

2008-03-09 Rev Siebuhr

Mar 10, 2008 15:34

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This week Sensei examines the connection between the Buddha's (famous) last words: Be a Lamp Unto Yourself and controlling one's ego.

2008-03-02 Rev. Siebuhr

Mar 3, 2008 18:10

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2008-02-24 Rev. Siebuhr

Feb 25, 2008 20:15

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2008-02-17 Rev. Siebuhr

Feb 18, 2008 27:35

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Jan 28, 2008 26:33

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2008-01-20 Rev. Miyamura

Jan 21, 2008 13:06

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2008-01-13 Sensei Ashikaga

Jan 14, 2008 31:33

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Sensei Ashikaga is the minister for the Buddhist Temple of Chicago (BTC) located in the uptown neighborhood of Chicago.

2008-01-06 Rev. Siebuhr

Jan 7, 2008 31:35

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Sensei Siebuhr uses the ice hes gathered from the Temple's parking as a prop for this week's dharma talk. He makes the comparison of the ice's frozen grip on the asphalt to the grip of your ego on your thoughts.

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Jan 2, 2008 16:11

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Dec 24, 2007 16:23

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2007-12-16 Rev. Miyamura

Dec 17, 2007 14:47

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2007-12-09 Rev. Siebuhr

Dec 10, 2007 22:08

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2007-12-02 Rev. Siebuhr

Dec 3, 2007 24:08

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2007-11-25 Rev. Siebuhr

Nov 26, 2007 23:54

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2007-11-18 Dunleavy

Nov 19, 2007 12:24

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2007-11-11 Rev. Siebuhr

Nov 12, 2007 26:59

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2007-11-04 Rev. Siebuhr

Nov 5, 2007 21:06

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2007-10-28 Rev. Siebuhr

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2007-10-21 Rev. Miyamura

Oct 22, 2007 11:25

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2007-10-14 Sensei Harada

Oct 15, 2007 04:56

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2007-10-14 Sensei Harada

Oct 15, 2007 22:58

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2007-10-07 Rev. Siebuhr

Oct 8, 2007 02:18

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2007-09-30 Q and A with Rev. Seibuhr

Oct 1, 2007 35:05

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2007-09-30 rev. Siebuhr

Oct 1, 2007 18:29

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2007-09-23 Rev. Siebuhr

Sep 24, 2007 10:43

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2007-09-16 Rev. Siebuhr

Sep 17, 2007 32:45

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2007-09-09 Rev. Siebuhr

Sep 10, 2007 27:29

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Our dharma talk this given is given by Sensei Siebuhr. Welcome to another year of dharma talks. Sensei starts this season with a recollection of his roadtrip to the South. As always, life and nature has something to teach us. Sensei relates what he learned during his trip.

2007-07-29 Rev. Siebuhr

Jul 30, 2007 23:28

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2007-07-22 Sensei Ogui

Jul 23, 2007 23:49

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2007-07-15 Rev. Miyamura

Jul 16, 2007 10:58

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2007-07-08 Rev. Siebuhr

Jul 9, 2007 18:23

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2007-07-01 Rev. Siebuhr

Jul 2, 2007 16:18

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2007-06-24 Sensei Schroeter

Jun 25, 2007 15:00

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2007-06-17 Rev. Siebuhr

Jun 18, 2007 32:49

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2007-06-10 Rev. Siebuhr

Jun 11, 2007 20:08

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Sensei Siebuhr talks about the life of Hisako Nakamura (visit the link to see some of Misako's dolls, dolls she sewed with her mouth), a woman so severely handicapped that she brought Helen Keller to tears. Hisako suffered severe frostbite as a child and had to have all her limbs amputated. In spite of Misako's own severe handicaps she met a couple who she felt had endured an even harder life than her own. These are some of Hisako's reflections: "I have been guided by my handicaps. It is my helpless body that has made what I am now and I feel I am saved or spiritually elevated. God gave me my life - I have lived it through with gratitude!"

2007-05-27 Rev. Siebuhr

May 28, 2007 19:52

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This week's dharma talk is given by Sensei Siebuhr. Sensei starts his talk describing the idiosyncracies of his food preferences in his younger days. Listen to how it unfolds into the teachings of the dharma. Along the way he describes what is meant by the Japanese phrase "itadakimasu" that is commonly said before eating a meal.

2007-05-20 Rev. Unno

May 21, 2007 17:13

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This week's dharma talk is given by guest speaker Reverend Unno. Sensei Unno has a humorous style of delivering the dharma. Unfortunately the service ran a little longer since we were celebrating Gotan-e and Hatsumairi and the pre-programmed recording software stopped recording before the end of Sensei Unno's talk. I editted that audio segment to stop at a logical break.

2007-05-13 Rev. Siebuhr

May 14, 2007 27:29

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2007-05-06 Rev. Siebuhr

May 7, 2007 19:33

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This week's dharma talk is given by Reverend Bryan Emyo Siebuhr. Sensei starts with his tale of buying his first house. He then talks about how some teachings in Buddhism seem contradictory and inconsistent. Concepts such as non-discriminatory thinking, oneness, universality and individuality often appear in conflict with another. Sensei uses the physical structure of the Temple and the design of the space shuttle as a lesson on interdependence.

2007-04-29 Rev. Siebuhr

Apr 30, 2007 28:41

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This week's dharma talk is given by Reverend Bryan Emyo Siebuhr. Sensei delves into the topic of trust and how we all have to trust one another in order to function in a civilized society.

2007-04-22 Rev. Siebuhr

Apr 23, 2007 31:26

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Sensei uses the lyrics from the Japanese song "A Flowers Heart" (Hana no Kokoro) to teach this week's dharma lesson.

2007-04-15 Rev. Miyamura

Apr 16, 2007 13:20

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2007-04-08 Rev. Siebuhr

Apr 9, 2007 30:57

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2007-04-01 Rev. Siebuhr

Apr 2, 2007 29:05

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2007-03-25 Rev. Siebuhr

Mar 26, 2007 34:30

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2007-03-18 Rev. Siebuhr

Mar 19, 2007 23:14

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2007-03-11 Rev. Miyamura

Mar 12, 2007 14:52

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2007-03-04 Rev. Siebuhr

Mar 5, 2007 24:13

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2007-02-25 Sensei Suekama

Feb 26, 2007 07:42

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2007-02-18 Rev. Siebuhr

Feb 19, 2007 23:33

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2007-02-11 Rev. Siebuhr

Feb 12, 2007 21:22

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2007-02-04 Rev. Siebuhr

Feb 5, 2007 27:30

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2007-01-28 Rev. Siebuhr

Jan 29, 2007 17:34

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2007-01-21 Rev. Miyamura

Jan 22, 2007 15:02

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2006-11-26 Sensei Taylor

Nov 27, 2006 16:21

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2006-11-19 Rev. Siebuhr

Nov 20, 2006 16:02

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2006-11-12 Rev. Siebuhr

Nov 13, 2006 22:51

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2006-11-05 Rev. Siebuhr

Nov 6, 2006 14:42

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2006-10-29 Rev. Siebuhr

Oct 30, 2006 18:58

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2006-10-22 Rev. Miyamura

Oct 23, 2006 10:25

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2006-10-08 Rev. Siebuhr

Oct 9, 2006 20:14

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2006-09-10 Rev. Siebuhr

Sep 11, 2006 22:12

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2006-08-06 Rev. Siebuhr

Aug 7, 2006 30:31

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2006-07-30 Rev. Siebuhr

Jul 31, 2006 21:08

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2006-07-23 Rev. Miyamura

Jul 24, 2006 09:40

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2006-07-16 Sensei Suekama

Jul 17, 2006 21:39

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2006-07-09 Rev. Siebuhr

Jul 10, 2006 15:46

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2006-07-02 Rev. Siebuhr

Jul 3, 2006 15:11

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