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Are you in? – The Drinking Gourd Podcast

Posted by on Jun 11, 2013 in Audio & Video, Everything Practice, Featured, The Drinking Gourd Podcast, Weekly Words | 0 comments

Are you in? – The Drinking Gourd Podcast

On May 19th 2013, we listened to the following recording at Underdog Zendo, ending with a group discussion. This Dharma Talk by Rev. Jay Rinsen Weik was recorded live at The Buddhist Temple of Toledo, Feb 2013. – Case 11 – Mumonkan The Gateless Gate – Joshu sees the True-Nature of 2 Hermits Joshu came to a hermit & asked, “Are you in? Are you in?” The hermit held up his fist; “The water is to shallow to anchor a vessel here”, said Joshu & went away. Then he came to another hermits, & he called out the same way; “Are you in? Are you in?” This hermit also held up...

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Beyond Pure & Impure – The Drinking Gourd Podcast

Posted by on Apr 28, 2013 in Audio & Video, Everything Practice, Featured, The Drinking Gourd Podcast, Weekly Words | 0 comments

Beyond Pure & Impure – The Drinking Gourd Podcast

On April 21st 2013, this months Drinking Gourd Practice Period, we listened to the following recording at Underdog Zendo, ending with a group discussion. “Beyond Pure and Impure.”  A Dharma Talk by Rev. Jay Rinsen Weik recorded live at the Buddhist Temple of Toledo on Feb 13th, 2013. This Dharma Talk discusses Denkoroku – Case 50  (Transmission of the Lamp) koan & other related goodies.     Case 50 – From The Transmission of the Lamp The Ancestor asked him, how will you purify what is not impure from the beginning? The Master worked on the koan for more...

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EQUANIMITY – The Drinking Gourd Podcast

Posted by on Mar 23, 2013 in Audio & Video, Everything Practice, Featured, Notes from Practice, The Drinking Gourd Podcast, Weekly Words | 0 comments

EQUANIMITY – The Drinking Gourd Podcast

On march 21st 2013, we listened to a wonderful Podcast together on the subject of EQUANIMITY. In this Recording, Jay Rinsen Chikyo Weik gives a talk and leads discussion at the Toledo Zen Center on June 11, 2008 on the subject of EQUANIMITY. Equanimity or Upekkha (in Pali) is a mind in balance, free of discrimination, above distinction, and rooted in insight. This balance is not indifference, but active mindfulness. Because it is rooted in insight of anatta (not-self), it is not unbalanced by the passions of attraction and aversion and is free of the extremes of joy or sorrow. (Alternate...

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All Evil Karma – Video Dharma Talk from Rev. Jay Rinsen Weik

Posted by on Feb 21, 2013 in Audio & Video, Everything Practice, Featured, Notes from Practice, The Drinking Gourd Podcast, Weekly Words | 0 comments

All Evil Karma – Video Dharma Talk from Rev. Jay Rinsen Weik

On Feb 17th 2013 for our Drinking Gourd Practice Period, we watched a video from our Senior Dharma Teacher; Rev. Jay Rinsen Weik at The Buddhist Temple of Toledo called; ALL EVIL KARMA on the subject of one of our zen chants, the “Gatha of Atonement”. Check out the video!

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No Buddha Outside Mind – Drinking Gourd Video From Rev. Rinsen

Posted by on Oct 27, 2012 in Audio & Video, Everything Practice, Featured, The Drinking Gourd Podcast, Weekly Words | 0 comments

No Buddha Outside Mind – Drinking Gourd Video From Rev. Rinsen

 On October  21st 2012 at Underdog Zendo, we watched the following Dharma Talk recorded October 2012 from our Senior Dharma Teacher Rev. Risen Weik of Buddhist Temple of Toledo &  Drinking Gourd Institute. This Taisho is on the Subject of our Ango Text; an excerpt from Korean Zen Master Chinul’s; Secrets on Cultivating Mind* Enjoy the Video! Excerpt from; Secrets on Cultivating Mind By Zen Master Chinul Consequently, you should know that outside this mind there is no buddhahood which can be attained. All the buddhas of the past were merely persons who understood their minds. All...

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Secrets on Cultivating Mind ➀

Posted by on Sep 19, 2012 in Audio & Video, Everything Practice, Featured, Notes from Practice, The Drinking Gourd Podcast, Weekly Words | 0 comments

Secrets on Cultivating Mind ➀

We have now entered Ango “Peaceful Dwelling” of Fall 2012 – a 3 month period devoted to deepening practice. During this time, we are studying the following Text by Korean Zen Master Chinul; “Secrets of Cultivating Mind” from the book Tracing Back the Radiance & the following Dharma Talks have been recorded from Rev. Rinsen Weik during our Ango training Period. Secrets on Cultivating Mind  – by Chinul, Tracing Back the Radiance Section 1...

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Craving – The Dhammapada | Text Reading 7/29/12

Posted by on Aug 7, 2012 in Audio & Video, Everything Practice, Featured, UZ Videos, Weekly Words | 0 comments

Craving – The Dhammapada | Text Reading 7/29/12

UZ Text Reading from July 29th 2012 Craving The Dhammapada Chapter 24 The craving of a person who lives carelessly grows like a creeping vine. He plunges from existence to existence, like a monkey seeking fruit in the forest. Whomever this miserable craving, this entanglement in the world, overcomes, his sorrows grow, like grass well rained upon. But whoever overcomes this miserable craving, in the world hard to overcome, sorrows fall away from him, like a drop of water from a lotus blossom. I speak to you this auspicious word, to tell all you assembled here: you must dig out the root of...

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It is You – Text reading 5/13/12

Posted by on Jun 4, 2012 in Audio & Video, Everything Practice, Featured, UZ Videos, Weekly Words | 0 comments

It is You – Text reading 5/13/12

Text reading from May 13th 2012 UZ Practice Period. Excerpt from Essential Zen One of the things that is realized when you see the nature of self is that what you do and what happens to you are the same thing. Realizing that you do not exist separately from everything else, you realize responsibility: you are responsible for everything you experience. You can no longer say, “He made me angry.” How could he make you angry?  Only you can make you angry. That understanding changes your way of relating to the world and your way of looking at stress. You see that stress is created in your mental...

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The Awakened – The Dhammapada | Text Reading 5/6/12

Posted by on May 16, 2012 in Audio & Video, Everything Practice, Weekly Words | 0 comments

The Awakened – The Dhammapada | Text Reading 5/6/12

Thus I have heard, The Historical Buddha said: Dhammapada Chapter 14 – [excerpt] The Awakened The Person whose victory is not diminished, whose victory no on in the world can touch, that one is awakened, of limitless sphere, trackless. By what path would you lead that one? The person whom there is no ensnaring, entangling craving, that one is awakened, of limitless sphere, trackless. By what path would you lead that one? They are wise who pursue meditation, delighting in the calm of renunciation. Even the radiant ones long for those who are fully awakened, the mindful. Difficult is the...

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Inner Peace Fest & 1st Beginners Practice – Notes from Practice May 5th & 6th 2012

Posted by on May 11, 2012 in Audio & Video, Events, Everything Practice, Featured, Notes from Practice, Past Events, UZ Videos | 0 comments

Inner Peace Fest & 1st Beginners Practice – Notes from Practice May 5th & 6th 2012

Last weekend was a great weekend of happenings for us at Underdog Zendo. Inner Peace Festival – May 5th 2012 Saturday some of us went to the  Chicago Inner Peace Festival to join MedMob Chicago in meditation. Our meditation time was during the Gong Meditation performed by Kenny Kolter, which was interesting for us because in zazen we do not try to create a blissful experience, rather we just calmly sit in bare-bones reality & as such we work to just take in all sense experience equally. So we hear the Gongs, we hear the planes passing over head, we hear the children &...

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All Dharmas in this Moment | Drinking Gourd Podcast

Posted by on Apr 26, 2012 in Audio & Video, Everything Practice, Featured, The Drinking Gourd Podcast, Weekly Words | 0 comments

All Dharmas in this Moment | Drinking Gourd Podcast

On EarthDay 2012, we listened to the Drinking Gourd dharma talk All Dharmas in this Moment which was recorded in Spring of 2011 from our Senior Dharma Teacher Rev. Jay Rinsen Weik of the Drinking Gourd Institute & The Buddhist Temple of Toledo. This dharma discussion refers to a teaching from the Innumerable Meanings Sutra on the subject of impermanence were the historical Buddha talks about how one should consider phenomenon. The text discusses in this recording is found below. Please follow the links below to listen to this Podcast.   Listen to this Podcast | The Drinking Gourd...

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Who is Your Enemy? | Drinking Gourd Dharma Talk with Rev. Rinsen | Notes from Practice 4/15/12

Posted by on Apr 21, 2012 in Audio & Video, Everything Practice, Featured, Notes from Practice, The Drinking Gourd Podcast, Weekly Words | 0 comments

Who is Your Enemy? | Drinking Gourd Dharma Talk with Rev. Rinsen | Notes from Practice 4/15/12

Last months Practice Period was another 1st* For the 1st time in our Sangha. we listened to a Drinking Gourd In Podcast; Dharma talk from our Senior Dharma Teacher Rev. Rinsen Weik from The Buddhist Temple of Toledo  & the Drinking Gourd Institute which was recorded in June 3rd, 2019. This Dharma Talk “Who is Your Enemy?” is about the nature of conflict & breaking down our perceptions which produce enemies. Inspired by a conversation Rev. Rinsen had with a military Veteran which ran into a series of hardships. During this time the BTT was working with text from...

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