Sunday, August 6, 2017 – “Should I Teach?” – by Sokuzan

Before we start reaching out towards others to instruct them based on our own ideas, opinions and analysis of what’s happening it is a good idea to first get to know yourself, get to know your own negativities and how you buy into your thought processes.

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Sunday, June 7, 2017 – “Doubt About The Teacher” – by Sokuzan

You should really look at the teacher closely. Take all the time you need and don’t do anything unless you have to. Once you make a commitment, stay with it and give it the benefit of the doubt. Having doubt is part of the dynamic. It is space that you disagree with; a not knowing that you think shouldn’t be there. A little bit of doubt is valuable. It is certainty if you do nothing with it.

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Sunday, April 10, 2016 – “Do You Need A Teacher?” – by Sokuzan

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When establishing an awareness practice one can attempt this without a teacher. However, this often leads a person to a dead end or to what Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche calls a Spiritual Supermarket.  Sokuzan discusses  further in regards as to when you may need a teacher.