Dharma Talks

Living with Amida

Presented by: 
Ed Parker

Amida is
light in our darkness.
What am I?
This mystery?
This I,
this lie
This story of me
to stop, to answer?
Where there is no stopping?
And the answer is changed by
the question
And vanishes
It’s all about the question,
What am I?
And finding light in the darkness

Dharma talk by Ed Parker

Presented by: 
Ed Parker

After pondering: May the wisdom of the All-Compassionate One so shine within our hearts and minds, that the mists of error and the foolish vanity of self be dispelled. So shall we understand the changing nature of existence and reach spiritual peace, (page 17 of Shin Buddhist Service book). And remembering a story shared by Reverend Castro about a tragic accident that left three people dead.

Spiritual Overhaul for a Western Mind

Presented by: 
Paul Vielle

When our car’s engine looses power, we know its time for an overhaul. The mechanic replaces worn-out parts, readjusts the settings and power is restored.

A practical approach to disappearing into the Pure Land

Presented by: 
Ed Parker

A note of introduction:

The Questioning Way

Presented by: 
Ed Parker

Dharma Talk - 2/1/04

Presented by: 
Bonell McLeish

What beautiful sunshine
The super thing about it
Is that it is always there
The sun does not decide not to shine; nonetheless,
Even with all its warmth, it is detached
It is a part of the universe
It is its nature to shine
It always has that essence
What a great
And comforting
thought
It is always there. 

When we cannot see it
It is because it is obscured by clouds, pollution
Or other necessary kinds of weather.

Searching for No Self

Presented by: 
Ed Parker

Buddhist Deep Ecology

Presented by: 
Reverend Don Castro

Deep ecology is based on Buddhist principles. It calls for a holistic strategy, what can the earth sustain for the long term? Where will our natural resources come from even in a thousand years. Who are we really? The page below touches and elaborates with some additional description on the points made by Rev. Castro from the Seattle Betsuin in the video clip, this page is a process and it will continue to evolve.

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