Wednesday, May 10, 2017 – “Xenophobia: Fear of the Unknown” – by Sokuzan

Xenophobia is fear of the unknown. Sometimes we add a story about something or someone to cover up that fear. You can’t conceptualize yourself out of the depths of your fears, that’s why we sit down and look more deeply into what we are covering up. Fear can be overwhelming, so have some respect for those who are suffering with xenophobia.

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Sunday, April 30, 2017 – “Hope and Fear” – by Sokuzan

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There’s a metaphor in Buddhism that hope and fear are like bandits. Hope and fear, because of its polarity, it pulls you into a frame of mind that abandons your wisdom mind.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 – “What Fuels Fear?” – by Sokuzan

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Fear manifests in a lot of different ways. It shows sometimes with another persona and we tend to go to extremes over this.  So, what fuels fear? Presumption is explained further.