- Esoteric and Non Esoteric Teachings 8/10/14
In this Dharma talk, Sokuzan uses lines from the Jewel Mirror Samadhi to distinguish esoteric and non esoteric teachings and answers questions to show how both are helpful on the path of Awakening.
- The Issue of Believing Thoughts
In this Dharma talk, Sokuzan uses the concept of The Three Natures as a support in working with mind as it jumps to conclusions in the form of beliefs.
- “Meet Them in the Valley” by Sokuzan on Weds Aug 6th, 2014
In this Dharma talk, Sokuzan encourages “meeting people where they are at” by strengthening awareness rather than preconceptions.
- Upaya or Skillful Means
Sokuzan talks about how wisdom and skillful means work together using various images. He emphasizes the sitting practice of meditation or shikantanza and encourages people to not miss their life and be with whatever arises including negativity. He also talks about different ways of working with negativity sometimes personified as demons using the example of Milarepa and his upaya with his own demons.
- Concepts and Beyond Concepts