Feeding the Hungry Ghosts 2018

With Head Student Myobun Freinkel 

Traditional Buddhist cosmology features a class of beings known as hungry ghosts, or gaki in Japanese.  Beset by insatiable hunger and thirst, they are unable to receive nourishment because their throats are extremely thin, and whenever food or drink enters their mouths, it turns to pus, blood, or fire. During our annual Segaki ceremony (to be held on Sunday, November 4th this year)  we make offerings to the hungry ghosts, both without and within, unlocking their inability to receive nourishment, as well as nourishing ourselves. 

In this weeks Dharma Talk, Myobun will discuss the transformative power of this ancient tradition and how it applies to all of practice.