A teacher may help a student access deeper levels of consciousness by facilitating regression to another time and place. Exploring in this way, without believing, disbelieving, or shutting down on whatever arises in mind can be a way to work with intense difficulty and ease suffering. Here Sokuzan gives an example of working with deeper consciousness during a meditation interview.
Sokuzan has been invited to teach during several events for the Northern Michigan College Mindfulness Initiative, facilitated by Kristy McDonald who is a student of Sokuzan’s. See the schedule of events here.
During the visit, Sokuzan will give the Wednesday Evening Dharma talk on October 12 and Sunday Morning Dharma talk on October 16 Dharma from Traverse City. If you are interested in attending the talk, contact Kozan, or you can see them as a live stream on SokukoJi’s Youtube channel.
On Saturday October 15 2016, SokukoJi Buddhist Community-Traverse City will host an adult meditation retreat from 9:00am to 3:00pm at Pathways Preschool. Sokuzan will give meditation instruction and a Dharma talk. Lunch is provided. Fee is $40.00. To register contact Jigme Dan Fuller firstname.lastname@example.org, or ph/text to 414-469-7304. At 4:00pm Kristy McDonald will have her jukai ceremony (receiving the refuge vows and sixteen precepts). You are welcome to attend