Reflections from the Previous Shuso
Buddhist Temple of Toledo Blog
by Jenna Hirschman
11M ago
On the eve of Rev. Kaishin’s Shuso process culminating in the Shuso Hossen Ceremony, Rev. Zuisei asked Rev. Shokai to share reflects on her memories of the process, her experience with the sangha since, and words of encouragement for Rev. Kaishin.   Rev. Shokai gives Dharma Talk about the Shuso role and process at Sesshin. Zuisei: Looking back on your Shuso experience 4 years later, what stands out most in your memory? Shokai: I remember Do’on’s response when asked how the experience would be different for a home grown Shuso, and for our particular Sangha, when she said that I would have ..read more
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Shokai’s Shuso Letter and Interview
Buddhist Temple of Toledo Blog
by Jenna Hirschman
11M ago
Leading up to our second Shuso Hossen Ceremony on May 21, 2023 we are republishing a series of blog posts from Autumn 2019 that were created in honor of Rev. Shokai’s Shuso process. This post includes Rev. Shokai’s Letter from the Shuso, as well as an interview where novice Zuisei sat down for a chat to learn about Chief Disciple Shokai’s perspective on the Fall Ango topic The Bodhisattva's Perfections: 10 Practices to Transform Your Life and to find out what upcoming autumn practice opportunities Shokai is most excited about. Read the interview below.   Shokai makes the enso, opening Fa ..read more
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May This Be The First of Many Mazel Tovs
Buddhist Temple of Toledo Blog
by Jenna Hirschman
11M ago
Leading up to our second Shuso Hossen Ceremony on May 21, 2023 we are republishing a series of blog posts from Autumn 2019 that were created in honor of Rev. Shokai’s Shuso process. This text is based on interview on Sunday, October 20 where novice Zuisei and Revs. Jay Rinsen Weik and Karen Do’on Weik Osho chatted about their experiences with Shuso students, and becoming Shuso students, as well as their work guiding Shokai through the Shuso preparation process this Ango, and what it will be like for BTT to have an acknowledged Shuso student after the ceremony.   ..read more
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What Happens to the Shuso after the Ceremony?
Buddhist Temple of Toledo Blog
by Jenna Hirschman
11M ago
Leading up to our second Shuso Hossen Ceremony on May 21, 2023 we are republishing a series of blog posts from Autumn 2019 that were created in honor of Rev. Shokai’s Shuso process. This text is based on interview on Sunday, October 20 where novice Zuisei and Revs. Jay Rinsen Weik and Karen Do’on Weik Osho chatted about their experiences with Shuso students, and becoming Shuso students, as well as their work guiding Shokai through the Shuso preparation process this Ango, and what it will be like for BTT to have an acknowledged Shuso student after the ceremony.   ..read more
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The Sangha Transmission: Your Role in the Shuso Hossen Ceremony
Buddhist Temple of Toledo Blog
by Jenna Hirschman
11M ago
Leading up to our second Shuso Hossen Ceremony on May 21, 2023 we are republishing a series of blog posts from Autumn 2019 that were created in honor of Rev. Shokai’s Shuso process. This text is based on interview on Sunday, October 20 where novice Zuisei and Revs. Jay Rinsen Weik and Karen Do’on Weik Osho chatted about their experiences with Shuso students, and becoming Shuso students, as well as their work guiding Shokai through the Shuso preparation process this Ango, and what it will be like for BTT to have an acknowledged Shuso student after the ceremony.   ..read more
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Shokai’s Experinece Preparing for Shuso Hossen
Buddhist Temple of Toledo Blog
by Jenna Hirschman
11M ago
Leading up to our second Shuso Hossen Ceremony on May 21, 2023 we are republishing a series of blog posts from Autumn 2019 that were created in honor of Rev. Shokai’s Shuso process. This text is based on interview on Sunday, October 20 where novice Zuisei and Revs. Jay Rinsen Weik and Karen Do’on Weik Osho chatted about their experiences with Shuso students, and becoming Shuso students, as well as their work guiding Shokai through the Shuso preparation process this Ango, and what it will be like for BTT to have an acknowledged Shuso student after the ceremony.   ..read more
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Rinsen and Do'on's Experiences as Shuso Candidates
Buddhist Temple of Toledo Blog
by Jenna Hirschman
11M ago
Leading up to our second Shuso Hossen Ceremony on May 21, 2023 we are republishing a series of blog posts from Autumn 2019 that were created in honor of Rev. Shokai’s Shuso process. This text is based on interview on Sunday, October 20 where novice Zuisei and Revs. Jay Rinsen Weik and Karen Do’on Weik Osho chatted about their experiences with Shuso students, and becoming Shuso students, as well as their work guiding Shokai through the Shuso preparation process this Ango, and what it will be like for BTT to have an acknowledged Shuso student after the ceremony.   ..read more
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Memories of Shuso Hossen Ceremonies
Buddhist Temple of Toledo Blog
by Jenna Hirschman
11M ago
Leading up to our second Shuso Hossen Ceremony on May 21, 2023 we are republishing a series of blog posts from Autumn 2019 that were created in honor of Rev. Shokai’s Shuso process. This text is based on interview on Sunday, October 20 where novice Zuisei and Revs. Jay Rinsen Weik and Karen Do’on Weik Osho chatted about their experiences with Shuso students, and becoming Shuso students, as well as their work guiding Shokai through the Shuso preparation process this Ango, and what it will be like for BTT to have an acknowledged Shuso student after the ceremony.   ..read more
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Spring Ango 2022: Authentic Teachers and Householder Zen Practice
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by Jenna Hirschman
1y ago
March 26 - May 21 This Ango we continue our deep dive on the Daily Liturgy with the Heart Sutra, and introduce Dōgen’s guidance for householders on finding a true teacher. We also introduce our new shuso (Chief Disciple) for this Ango, Rev. Kaishin. Kaishin will lead the Ango from the first seat and will engage in Dharma Combat with the sangha at the Ango closing Shuso Hossen Ceremony. Through the Ango, Rev. Kaishin will offer a weekly blog post (Mondays), and a weekly series of short videos (Thursdays) regarding practice and Temple life. What more fitting way to begin this Ango than with Rev ..read more
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Major News: New Abbacy, Residential Training Program, New Staff and Volunteer Roles
Buddhist Temple of Toledo Blog
by Jenna Hirschman
1y ago
The Missing Piece As Rinsen and Hoshi mentioned in a recent Abbot’s Address – we have some exciting news to share about the coming year. Before we get into news and what it means for you, we need to share a little history so it all makes sense. Abbot’s Address, December 31, 2022 Several years ago, our generous donors and friends, Rena and Hoshi, gave the sangha the gift of land and funds toward building the new Temple building. The Temple land was originally part of a larger wooded plot that included the a home on Estateway. The original owner, who became our neighbor, sold a large part of th ..read more
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