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Soto Zen Buddhists in North America



The first one will show you the current stream of Soto Zen in North America, how the Zen is synchronizing in the daily life of the people who live there.
In the second one, almost 100 year-history in North America can be seen. Soto Zen Buddhism was originally begun for Japanese immigrants. But now, there are so many Zen centers for the practitioners in North America.

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Soto Zen Buddhism in Hawaii

This video introduces Soto Zen Buddhism in Hawaii. Originally brought in the spirit of supporting the pioneer Japanese immigrants but today it takes a big role in the community. It not only teaches Buddhism but also shares the Japanese culture and tradition to many people. Please sit back and enjoy the show!

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Soto Zen Buddhism

This video will introduce Soto Zen Buddhism. From its beginning to present day Japan, to Soto Zen all across the world.
This video will give you a glimpse into what Soto Zen Buddhism is.

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Soto Zen Buddhism, Daihonzan Eiheiji

Short Movie of daihonzan Eiheiji, this video is an introduction to one of the head temple of Soto zen buddhism.

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Soto Zen Buddhism, Daihonzan Sojiji

Short Movie of daihonzan Sojiji, this video is an introduction to one of the head temple of Soto zen buddhism.

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Life of Zen

In the movie, life in Eiheiji and Sojiji the two head temples of Sotoshu are shown as well as monks in zen training.

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Cooking in Buddhism

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The person in charge of cooking in a Zen temple is called the Tenzo. Dogen Zenji viewed meal taking, indispensible to our daily life, as an extremely important act.

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A Meal Given with Warm Consideration towards Others

A Meal Given with Warm Consideration towards Others

Preparing the monks' daily meals is an important practice of the tenzo (temple cook). Another role of the tenzo is to carefully prepare meals for guests.

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