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…

Opening the Eye Mind: A Dharmic Approach to Art

The Shambhala Meditation Center in New York City will be hosting Sokuzan in teaching
Opening the Eye Mind: A Dharmic Approach to Art March 21 – 23.
This will include awareness practice with the support of art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC.

From the Shambhala Meditation Center website:

When we come into a museum or gallery space we are often not really open to what is there. When our preconceptions and opinions get in the way of direct perception our world is compromised and we miss the incredible power and delicacy of this visual dimension that is arising in front of us moment by moment.

Through group practice, open interviews with the teacher, and rousing exercises that ask us to investigate our conceptual compartmentalization of our sense-consciousnesses, we can cut through our tendency to pre-judge what is right under our noses and see, even participate in, the creation itself.

This program is ideal for artists who feel stuck, unstuck artists who wonder what’s next, and for “non-artists” who yearn to express themselves creatively. Participants are also heartily encouraged to share their work with the group whatever the medium or discipline.

For further details, please contact the Shambhala Meditation Center.