Sunday, October 16, 2016 – “Non-otherness” – by Sokuzan

 

Saturday, October 15, 2016 – “How To Meditate” – by Sokuzan

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At this all-day meditation retreat at SokukoJi Buddhist Community-Traverse City, Sokuzan talks about shikantaza–the Japanese word for “just precisely this”–and beginning a meditation practice.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 – “It Does Not Come Nor Go Nor Rise Nor Fall. . .” – by Sokuzan

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Sunday, October 9, 2016 – “Vulnerability and Compassion” – by Sokuzan

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Wednesday, October 5, 2016 – “Feeling Balloons” – by Sokuzan

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Sokuzan suggests an off the cushion practice: When intense feelings like negativity arise without a story, imagine wordless feeling balloons, go into the texture and stay with it before you give it a name like depression. When you call it something you look away from the basic situation.