Saturday, December 30, 2017 – “Svabhava” – By Sokuzan

“Svabhava” is a Sanskrit work that means “own-being” or “self”. “Nisvabhava” mean there is no self, no self in the skandhas of form, feeling perception, memory and consciousness. Don’t lock down on one way or the other, and at the same time, don’t look away. Examine this feeling of a self. What is this?

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 – “Within Enlightenment” – By Sokuzan

Sokuzan reads and teaches from a line in “The Precious Treasury of The Basic Space of Phenomena” by Longchen Rabjam, a fourteenth century teacher of Dzogchen: Within enlightenment, awareness without transition or change, the universe of appearances and possibilities, whether of samsara or nirvana, arises with nothing to renounce or attain. In the experience of yogins who do not perceive things dualistically, the fact that things manifest without truly existing is so amazing that they burst into laughter.