Sunday, April 9, 2017 – “Feelings Are Not Proof” – by Sokuzan

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When the knot in your heart starts to twist up, just look at it instead of blaming yourself or someone else for how you feel. All proof is partial.

Saturday, April 8, 2017 – “When Consciousness Does Not See” – by Sokuzan in Traverse City, MI

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Sokuzan’s talk is inspired from verse 26 of the Trimsatika (Thirty Verses) of Vasubandhu on the “Consciousness Only” teachings of the Yogacara:
“As long as consciousness does not see that subject-object distinctions are simply forms of consciousness, attachment to twofold grasping will never cease”

Saturday, April 8, 2017 – “Don’t Believe Your Thoughts” – by Sokuzan in Traverse City, MI

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Don’t believe your thoughts. If you believe what you’re thinking and act on that, you enable that to keep going…and if you disbelieve your thoughts by pushing away or rejecting, that is a negative form of activity. So what do we do? Start by sitting down and witnessing the way in which you believe.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 – “Things Come Forth and Experience Themselves” – by Sokuzan

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Sokuzan talks about a line from Dogen’s Genjokoan: “To carry the self forward and illuminate myriad things is delusion. That myriad things come forth and illuminate the self is awakening.”

Sunday, April 2, 2017 – “As Long As Consciousness Does Not See . . . .” – by Sokuzan

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Sokuzan’s dharma talk is inspired by several lines from Trimsatika (Thirty Verses) of Vasubandhu. From one translation:

“As long as consciousness does not see
That subject-object distinctions are simply forms of consciousness
Attachment to twofold grasping will never cease”