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This video showing the Japanese actress Mao Miyaji’s experience of zazen, also presents a unique dialogue between two Soto Zen priests, each of whom live away from their homelands.
The purpose of creating the video is to popularize the Soto Zen teachings and the practice of zazen, both in Japan and other countries in the world.
Cast: Mao Miyaji, Hojun Szpunar, Seigaku Higuchi
Narration: Mao Miyaji, Seigaku Higuchi
Camera: Masatomo Moriyama (http://ra-jin.com/)
Video editing: Moment Inc. (http://www.moment-design.com/)
Produced by Soto Zen Buddhism International Center
The first movie shows half a century's history of Soto Zen in Europe. The second one forms an introduction to the practice and activities of Soto Zen in European temples and in society at large. These films include impressive images and engaging interviews. We very much hope that you will get to see them and enjoy watching them.
This movie shows how the Soto Zen temples in South America, especially in Brasil keep their activity to spread the dharma. Additionally, you can see the beautiful nature of Brasil. We hope that you enjoy watching this film and take interest to Zen.
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.
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!
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.
Short Movie of daihonzan Eiheiji, this video is an introduction to one of the head temple of Soto zen buddhism.
Short Movie of daihonzan Sojiji, this video is an introduction to one of the head temple of Soto zen buddhism.
In the movie, life in Eiheiji and Sojiji the two head temples of Sotoshu are shown as well as monks in zen training.
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.
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.