Yearly Archives: 2008

2008.12.31 Rev. Siebuhr


Sensei Siebuhr conducts our yearly New Year’s Eve service. We introduce the service with the ringing of the Temple’s bell. This is followed by chanting the San Butsuge (http://www.shindhar […]

December 31st, 2008|

2008.12.28 Rev. Siebuhr


Life is suffering – The first noble truth … Shakyamuni Buddha Sensei Siebuhr delivers this week’s dharma talk. Sensei discusses in depth what is meant by “life is suffering”. We are all […]

December 28th, 2008|

2008.12.14 Rev. Siebuhr


Today is Bodhi Day, the day that Shakyamuni Buddha obtained enlightenment. Unlike Buddhist teachings of Shakyamuni’s time, Shinran Shonin taught that you can attain enlightenment without t […]

December 14th, 2008|

2008.12.07 Rev. Siebuhr


Sorry for missing last week’s upload. I think I’ve ironed out all the bugs and we should be back on schedule. This week Sensei starts his talk with the Amida sutra or the longer chant. He […]

December 7th, 2008|

2008.11.23 Rev. Siebuhr


We’re back on the air. Sorry for the hiatus. The podcast recorder was down due to a hardware failure. Sensei Siebuhr talks about what’s mistakenly called ojuzu beads. In shin-bu […]

November 23rd, 2008|

2008-09-21 Rev. Siebuhr


Sensei talks about many things today. The common thread of his talk is of lifes impermanence, all beings will die. Just as each person must live their life alone, so must we experience dea […]

September 21st, 2008|

2008-09-14 Rev. Siebuhr


This service talks about the fall ohigan. Shin Buddhists observe ohigan twice a year at the fall and spring equinoxes where the day and night are of equal duration. Symbolically this insta […]

September 14th, 2008|

2008-09-07 Rev. Siebuhr


Sensei finds some old papers which causes him to reflect upon change and how that change affects the Temple. Sensei talks about the change and the future of the Midwest Buddhist Temple.

September 7th, 2008|