Dharma Talk: Vu Lan 2012

September 16, 2012: During our Celebration of Vu Lan / Ullambana, Thích Ân Giáo Roshi talks about how the Asian tradition of the Ghost Festival plays out in American Buddhism and in our lives.

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Dharma Talk: Maha Moggallana / Ullambana

September 9, 2012: Su Co tells the story of Kolita Mogallana (Sankrit: Maha Maudgalyayana, Vietnamese: Muc Kien Lien), one of the Buddha’s great Arahant Disciples, who provided the impetus for the Ullambana Ceremony we celebrate each year (Vietnamese: Vu Lan).

Note: Lovely traditional-style artwork above is a Vu Lan invitation from Dharma Flower Buddhist Temple in Tucson, AZ (http://www.dharmaflowertemple.com)

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3-part Dharma Talk: It’s Not About Enlightenment

In July and August 2012, Su Co Tâm Hu’o’ng gave three Dharma Talks related to Enlightenment/Nirvana and a question, “What did Dogen mean when he said, ‘You have to die in Zazen’?”

Part 1: It’s not about Enlightenment  (Unfortunately, the degraded memory card — now retired and little-mourned — affected the recording of the first of the three talks.

While we see if anything from that talk is save-able, see if #2 and #3 make any sense…)

Part 2: Dying in Zazen
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Part 3: Great Death
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Dharma Talk: Basic Buddhism – Impermanence

September 2, 2012: Thích Ân Giáo Roshi addresses one of the most often discussed, yet commonly misunderstood Buddhist teachings — Impermanence — in the context of his ever-changing, but ongoing health issues.  If you’ve ever wondered just what the Buddha and the old Masters had in mind when assigning bodily impurity or charnel ground meditations, this is the talk for you.

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