Shikantaza

In this short audio clip, Sokuzan gives instruction on Shikantaza, or basic sitting meditation.

November 25, 2012
Audio (00:06:47)

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
Audio (00:51:42)

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
Audio (00:47:37)

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.

Audio (00:20:33)

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
Audio (00:58:52)