The Four Reminders

The Four Reminders from SokukoJi on Vimeo.

Sokuzan discusses the Four Reminders and how he suggests using them in practice. November 17, 2013

Seeing Things as They Are

Seeing Things as They Are from SokukoJi on Vimeo.

Sokuzan uses a poem by Zen Master Dogen to preface a talk on viewing the world as it is.
Saturday October 26, 2013

“Do not ask me where I am going in this limitless world
Where every step I take is my home.”

— Dogen Zenji

Why are We Here?

Why are We Here? from SokukoJi on Vimeo.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013. Sokuzan discusses the purpose of practice, why do we bother to meditate

Basic shikantaza instruction

Sokuzan gives meditation instruction on observing without judgment using the vow, “To be with all things.”

October 14, 2013
Audio (00:07:06)

Don’t Hold on to Scorpions

“Don’t Hold onto Scorpions” from SokukoJi on Vimeo.

Sunday, October 6, 2013.
Sokuzan gives a talk after giving refuge vows to a new monk. He discusses identity and naming in context with how one relates to the world.