Wednesday, February 8, 2017- “Forget The Self” – by Sokuzan

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Sokuzan talks about several lines in Genjokoan (Actualizing the Fundamental Point) from Dogen’s Shobogenzo: “To study the way of enlightenment is to study the self. To study the self is to forget the self. To forget the self is to be actualized by myriad things. When actualized by myriad things, your body and mind as well as the bodies and minds of others drop away. No trace of enlightenment remains, and this no trace continues endlessly. “ (Translation edited by Kazuaki Tanahashi)

Wednesday, December 7, 2016 – “When Buddhas Are Truly Buddhas” – by Sokuzan

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Sokuzan teaches from a line in Genjokoan from Dogen’s Shobogenzo: “When buddhas are truly buddhas they don’t need to perceive that they are buddhas, however, they are enlightened buddhas and they continue actualizing buddhas.” (translation by Shokaku Okumura)

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 – “The Firekeeper and The Hearth”

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Unyo reads “Bendowa” from Dogan’s book Shobogenzo. Sokuzan explains further and answers questions.

Dogen: The Mark of Realization

Sokuzan speaks on questions that arose during daily book study of Dogen’s Shobogenzo.

Everything Is Preaching The Dharma

Inspired by Dogen’s “Shobogenzo”, Sokuzan speaks on the difficulty of teaching and understanding both relative and absolute truth.