Don’t Dwell on Past Mistakes

Don't Dwell on Past Mistakes 3/8/15 from SokukoJi on Vimeo.

Sokuzan uses the sixth grave precept “No dwelling on past mistakes” as a support to awareness practice in training responsibility rather than blame.

Wednesday 03-18-2015

Be Genuine

Be Genuine 3/22/15 from SokukoJi on Vimeo.

The whole of the teachings can be summed up in two words: be genuine. What does it mean for you to be genuine? Find out!

Register Now for the Traverse City Michigan Retreat

There is still room to register for the Traverse City, Michigan meditation retreat “What Should I Do? Sokuzan Talks about Consensus Reality” Friday April 17th-Saturday April 18th.  See the announcement/registration page for details. If you are interested, please contact Kozan.  (April 18th is Sokuzan’s birthday so please come and help us celebrate!)

Also Sokuzan will be giving a public talk on Monday April 20th 7:00pm to 9:00pm: “Meditation: Mundane or Spiritual?” at Kirkbride Hall in The Village at Grand Traverse Commons in Traverse City. This is also known as “The Chapel” in the renovated historic state hospital buildings.   Suggested donation is $10.00.

The Three Natures 7/16/14

The Three Natures 7/16/14 from SokukoJi on Vimeo.

Sokuzan talks about the teaching of The Three Natures: the imaginary nature, the dependently arisen nature, and the perfected nature as three ways of seeing one situation to help us live in a genuine way.

Activism Without a Reference Point

Activism Without a Reference Point 3/15/15 from SokukoJi on Vimeo.

This Dharma talk arose out of Q and A during Sokuzan’s visit to Traverse City, Michigan in March 2015. Many of the questions that came up were about social activism. Sokuzan encourages us to use the practice of meditation to help us see that taking action does not necessarily require taking a position. (Our camera battery died out before the end of the talk but most of it is here! )

Sokuzan will visit Traverse City again to lead us in the meditation retreat April 17th and 18th: “What Should I Do?” Sokuzan Talks about Consensus Reality. For more information, refer to the announcement/registration page