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.

The Three Jewels of Buddhism

The Three Jewels of Buddhism, Sokuzan teaches about the support of Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha in practice at retreat in Traverse City, MI on April 5th, 2014. from SokukoJi on Vimeo.

Three Jewels Retreat How We Go To War

THREE JEWELS How We Go To War by Sokuzan, Fri., Apr 4, 2014 from SokukoJi on Vimeo.

In Traverse City, Michigan, Sokuzan discusses the Buddhist teaching on the Three Jewels–Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha–and how they are used to support our awareness practice and see the ways in which we prevent ourselves from having clarity about the fundamental truth of what we are and what this world…

All Kinds Of Traditions

All Kinds Of Traditions by Sokuzan, Wed., Apr. 2, 2014 from SokukoJi on Vimeo.

Here Sokuzan talks about there not being any particular right form as opposed to wrong. What may work for one person as a spiritual path or structure for practice may not work for someone else, just as one teacher may be good for you and helpful to you and not to someone else. It seems to be important…