Grand Rapids Buddhist Temple and Zen Center Dharma Talks
Summary: Weekly Talks given by the Venerable Deokwun Sunim and others at the Grand Rapids Buddhist Temple and Zen Center.
The Venerable Deok Wun concludes the series "A lIved Life" with a talk on karma.
As a follow-up to his ordination as a Dharma Teacher, The Rev Ahm Kwang Su discusses why he made the decision to ordain and what it means to be a Dharma Teacher.
Here, the Ven Hung Su Sampson discusses the Bodhisattva Khshitigarbha and what he has to teach us about a Lived Life. No written transcript is available.
Here, the Ven Deok Wun examines the element of joy as perfected by the Bodhisattva Samantabhadra.
The Ven Deok Wun present Manjushri, Boddisattva, as a model for understanding as an aspect of a Lived Life.
In this talk the Ven Deok Wun begins a five part sub-set of talks based on the practice theme of a Lived Life. In this talk he begins an examination of five specific attribute represented by Five Bodhisattvas. In this first talk, he discusses the attribute of Compassion as represented by the Bodhisattva of Great Compassion: Avalokitesavara, Kuan Yin.
In this talk the Ven Hung Su Sampson gives an overview of why the Bodhisattvas are models for our behavior as we consider what it means to engage a Lived Life.
Who ARE we? What is "self"? In this talk Venerable Deok Wun discusses the Buddha's teaching of the Five Skandhas (The Five Aggregates) that are the mental process that leads to the concept of "self".
This is the second talk in the series A Lived Life. In this talk the Venerable Deok Wun discusses the love affair we have with our own mind, how it is a dangerous love affair, and why it is important to atone for the stress and suffering we have caused. This talk was delivered as part of the Temple's annual atonement ritual. There is a guided meditation at the end of the talk that comes from the Temple's monthly Lojong Meditation practice.
Guiding Teacher, Venerable Deok Wun, begins the winter practice period with the first of a series of talks on what it means to Live Life from a Buddhist point of view.
Senior Student Ahm Kwang delivers the annual New Year's Dharma Talk.
Guiding Teacher, Ven Deok Wun, shares a meditation on why Rejoicing is a hallmark of the Bodhisattva's practice.
Ven Hung Su offers his insights on why our practice is an active one.
In this fourth installment of the series The Venerable Deok Wun briefly describes the importance of the Bodhisattva Path as part of the temple's foundational teachings. At the end of the talk there is a guided meditation entitled "Invoking the Names of the Bodhisattvas". The meditation is included in this recording, but is not included in the printed version.
In this talk Venerable Deok Wun explains why Hua Yin Buddhism is at the root of our temple beliefs and practices.