Wednesday, April 5, 2017 – “Things Come Forth and Experience Themselves” – by Sokuzan

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Sokuzan talks about a line from Dogen’s Genjokoan: “To carry the self forward and illuminate myriad things is delusion. That myriad things come forth and illuminate the self is awakening.”

Sunday, April 2, 2017 – “As Long As Consciousness Does Not See . . . .” – by Sokuzan

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Sokuzan’s dharma talk is inspired by several lines from Trimsatika (Thirty Verses) of Vasubandhu. From one translation:

“As long as consciousness does not see
That subject-object distinctions are simply forms of consciousness
Attachment to twofold grasping will never cease”

Sunday, March 26, 2017- “Jukai for Taiun Shoshi (Kevin Masse)” – by Sokuzan

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Jukai for Taiun Shoshi (Kevin Masse)

Sunday, March 26, 2017- “Receiving Jukai, Observing Vows” – by Sokuzan

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017- “Nothing To Fix” – by Sokuzan

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Quite often we find ourselves in some sort of dilemma where we want to get rid of something, fix something, or change something. According to the basic teachings of the Buddha, wanting things to be different than they are causes more difficulty. If there is nothing to fix, then why meditate?