Reverend Kaufmann makes reference to his experiences in the Vietnam War as he shares his path to Jodo Shinshu.
Rev. Kaufmann begins with a reflection on the Buddhist Study Center’s Summer Session with Rev. Sonam Bhutia, a Tibetan monk who came to head a Jodo Shinshu temple in Nepal.
Rev. Kauffman speaks about sutras and chants.
Rev. Kauffman’s talk centers around the question of how we come to the Jodo Shinshu teachings.
Rev. Kauffman explores several terms and their applicability (or not) in a Jodo Shinshu Buddhist context.
Rev. Kauffman gives a talk on the theme “Entrusting” in Jodo Shinshu.
Rev. Kauffman reflects on mothers and Mother’s Day.
Rev. Kauffman continues on the theme of attachments, focusing on material attachments. He begins by talking about the post World War II boom years in housing, appliances, and cars and the advertising that went with it.