Wednesday October 25, 2017 – “Perceive The Perception” – by Sokuzan

Keep practicing. At some point you will look at the thought as an object and you will see if there is someone who sees that and see that what is arising and what thinks is arising is dissolved in perception only.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 – “Ancient Practice Rituals and Contemporary Forms” – by Sokuzan

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How can we work with the ancient practice rituals of Buddhism and plug them into modern society in a way that is meaningful?

Saturday, December 31, 2016 – “Retreat Practice” – by Sokuzan

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Set aside time for retreat practice. It could be a short block of time like four hours or for multiple days. It could be solitary or with a group. Whatever your meditation practice is, it is important to retreat from your everyday busy world and take some time to look at your mind. Receive whatever arises…and don’t evaluate. Whatever you can do, schedule it ahead of time and just do it.

Saturday, September 24, 2016 – “Ego Forms, Practice Forms” – by Sokuzan

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In this dharma talk, Sokuzan makes a distinction between “ego forms”, conventional social constructs that support self centered goals and “practice forms” which provide the structure to support awareness that sees through self centeredness.

“Replacing The Three Poisons”

Replacing The Three Poisons 11/18/15 from SokukoJi on Vimeo.

Sokuzan teaches the practice of transforming energies of The Three Poisons: passion, aggression and ignorance.