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.

Love and Longing

Love and Longing by Sokuzan Wed., Apr 16, 2014 from SokukoJi on Vimeo.

Sokuzan comments on different understandings of the word and concept of love. He talks also about how necessary it is to be fundamentally intimate with all things, even the most severe or difficult. He also comments on how the word longing arises and that it is not really wanting things to be different.…

How We Relate To Death

How We Relate To Death by Sokuzan, Sun., Apr. 13, 2014 from SokukoJi on Vimeo.

The next frontier each of us will be facing is our death. When we sit down on the cushion and look at the wall, we are facing our interior jungle. If attached to this body/mind, it may be difficult because ego wants to know. We use the model of the Three Realms–Desire, Form, Formless–as a structure…

How Do I Get Control of This?

How Do I Get Control Of This? by Sokuzan Wed. April 9, 2014 from SokukoJi on Vimeo.