Sunday, July 24, 2016 – “Mistaken Apologies” – by Sokuzan

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Apologies are valuable if you accidentally hurt someone or make a mistake. It’s a simple transaction. But if you are looking for some sort of payback, this is suspicious. Look very closely at the intention around apologies. This needs to come from the awareness process, not the thinking process.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016 – “Open Interviews” – by Sokuzan

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Sokuzan has an open interview with members of the Sangha.

Sunday, July 17, 2016 – “Retract The Blame” – by Sokuzan

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When the feeling of blame comes up… back up a little bit. See what that is. The minute you point the finger at someone or even at yourself, you reinforce duality. Don’t try to get rid of the blame. Just see it. How? By sitting down and looking at your mind. Do a lot of it.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016 – “Questions From Sangha” – by Sokuzan

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Sokuzan encourages students to ask questions of a Dharma teacher. The most powerful talks often arise from question and response.

 

Sunday, July 10, 2016 – “The 16 Precepts” – by Sokuzan

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Sokuzan teaches that precepts are not rules to be followed blindly but are to be observed with intelligence.