Sunday, March 5, 2017- “Other Teachers” – by Sokuzan

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Wednesday, March 1, 2017- “Two Projections” – by Sokuzan

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The first projection is that instead of seeing what is in front of us, we project our ideas, feelings, opinions and beliefs so we are looking at what we think is there instead of what is really there. The second projection is that we do the same thing when looking inward. How do we know if what we’re seeing is actually there or something we are making up?

Sunday, September 18, 2016 – “Sangha” – by Sokuzan

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Sokuzan talks about the great importance of sangha, the community of people who study and practice together. By reflecting self centeredness and resonating with clarity, sangha supports your awakening.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016 – “Dogen: To Forget The Self” – by Sokuzan

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Sokuzan talks about several lines in Dogen’s Genjokoan: To study the self is to forget the self. To forget the self is to be actualized by the myriad things. When actualized by myriad things, your body and mind as well as bodies and minds of others drop away.

Mountains and Rivers

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Mountains and rivers (Sansuikyo in Japanese) was written by Dogen in the 13th century and can be found in the Shobogenzo. Sokuzan discusses this and his process.