Wednesday, July 5, 2017 – “First Clarify Inward” – by Sokuzan

Before you start going out accusing, crediting and blaming, first clarify inward. If you don’t, you’ll mistake your own unclarified confusion: passion aggression and ignorance for what you’re seeing “out there”. When I say clarify, I don’t mean get rid of. I mean see your confusion. Find out who you are.

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017 – “The Four Delusions Of Self” – by Sokuzan

In the Yogacara tradition of Mahayana Buddhism the teaching of “the four delusions of self”: self-love, self-delusion, self-pride, and self-reference is intended to bring awareness to the passion, aggression and ignorance of seventh consciousness (klistamanasvijnana) or to that area of the mind that tends to take anything that arises and relate with it in terms of “me” and “my stuff”.

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“Buddhist Rituals and Vows”

Buddhist Rituals And Vows 11-4-2015 from SokukoJi on Vimeo.

A talk about Buddhist vows and rituals, the way they are part of our practice, and the misconceptions that people have about them.

“Awareness is not an object”

Awareness Is Not An Object 10-28-2015 from SokukoJi on Vimeo.

A talk on the way awareness functions in relation to the 6 senses, and finding deeply what awareness is.