Audio Dharma Talks
In this short audio clip, Sokuzan gives instruction on Shikantaza, or basic sitting meditation.
November 25, 2012
- The Three Poisons
Sokuzan gives an energetic Dharma talk about The Three Poisons that give rise to suffering: passion, aggression and ignorance. He encourages meditation as a way to practice awareness and see through our tendencies to go to war with ourselves.
October 28, 2012
- Holding a Grudge
In a Dharma talk after Sunday service, Sokuzan invites us to take a close look at our stories when we hold a grudge and what we presume when we “forgive.”
February 26, 2012
- Refuge vows and five precepts
This interview with Sokuzan on taking refuge vows and the five precepts was conducted and transcribed for a group of Buddhist inmates as a study aid to help them prepare for their refuge vow ceremony with Sokuzan in a Michigan prison.
- Trust yourself
“Trust yourself” is often heard in Sokuzan’s teachings. In this Dharma talk, Sokuzan encourages us to trust ourselves by not separating ourselves from slip-ups, self deception and fear.
January 28, 2012