Saturday, August 27, 2016 – “Reset Buttons” – by Sokuzan

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Sokuzan teaches the post meditation practice of using what he calls “Reset Buttons” like the phrase “Thank you very much, I have no complaints whatsoever!”, said aloud or to yourself, perhaps with a bow, as a way to interrupt the momentum of negativity and bring some awareness to a difficult situation.

 

 

 

Sunday, August 21, 2016 – “Awareness As Space” – by Sokuzan

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In the beginning, the practice of meditation introduces us to spaciousness. The knee-jerk reaction of ego is to doubt the space by trying to fill it up or control what appears in it. The continuing practice of meditation is training in trusting the space. This is awareness.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016 – “A Hair’s Breadth Deviation – by Sokuzan

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Sokuzan uses a line in the Song of the Jewel Mirror Samadhi, “A hair’s breadth deviation will fail to accord with the proper attunement”, as a way to talk about the nature of mind.

Sunday, August 14, 2016 – “Meditation” – by Sokuzan

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Sokuzan gives meditation instruction and answers questions about practice for the Traverse City Mindfulness Meditation Group, hosted at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation church.

Sunday, August 14, 2016 – “Elaborated Ignorance” – by Sokuzan

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In this Dharma talk Sokuzan contrasts the fundamental ignorance of not seeing no separation with the type of ignoring that is the elaboration added on to what appears to cover up the basic situation.