Wednesday, April 19, 2017 – “ASAP: The Alternating Sense Awareness Practice” – by Sokuzan

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Alternating sense awareness practice (ASAP) is taking the six sense fields: the sense of seeing, hearing, smelling tasting, feeling, and thinking and alternating awareness between them. Sokuzan gives various examples in this talk.
If you practice ASAP a little on the cushion, you could take it into your everyday situation. And when you get into a struggle and want to blame or if there is a knot of pain, you could go into that a little then go into another sense, back and forth. The present moment awareness of the first five sense consciousnesses tends to bring the thinking mind into the present. It is a way of not fueling the warfare and not running away either.

Saturday, April 8, 2017 – “Don’t Believe Your Thoughts” – by Sokuzan in Traverse City, MI

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Don’t believe your thoughts. If you believe what you’re thinking and act on that, you enable that to keep going…and if you disbelieve your thoughts by pushing away or rejecting, that is a negative form of activity. So what do we do? Start by sitting down and witnessing the way in which you believe.

“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.

The Three Poisons

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SokukoJi Practice Not Performance by Sokuzan Sun., Dec 1, 2013

Practice Not Performance by Sokuzan Sun., Dec 1, 2013 from SokukoJi on Vimeo.

As the annual Ango (practice) retreat begins, Sokuzan reminds us that this is a practice to strengthen our awareness and not a performance to strengthen how we appear to ourselves and others, always returning to this simple awareness situation in the present.