Video Dharma talks
- Wednesday, July 27, 2016 – “Dogen: To Forget The Self” – by Sokuzan
Sokuzan talks about several lines in Dogen’s Genjokoan: To study the self is to forget the self. To forget the self is to be actualized by the myriad things. When actualized by myriad things, your body and mind as well as bodies and minds of others drop away.
- Sunday, July 24, 2016 – “Mistaken Apologies” – by Sokuzan
Apologies are valuable if you accidentally hurt someone or make a mistake. It’s a simple transaction. But if you are looking for some sort of payback, this is suspicious. Look very closely at the intention around apologies. This needs to come from the awareness process, not the thinking process.
- Wednesday, July 20, 2016 – “Open Interviews” – by Sokuzan
Sokuzan has an open interview with members of the Sangha.
- Sunday, July 17, 2016 – “Retract The Blame” – by Sokuzan
When the feeling of blame comes up… back up a little bit. See what that is. The minute you point the finger at someone or even at yourself, you reinforce duality. Don’t try to get rid of the blame. Just see it. How? By sitting down and looking at your mind. Do a lot of it.
- Wednesday, July 13, 2016 – “Questions From Sangha” – by Sokuzan
Sokuzan encourages students to ask questions of a Dharma teacher. The most powerful talks often arise from question and response.