- How to Deepen Your Practice 11/30/14
Sokuzan gives the first dharma talk to retreat participants at SokukoJi Buddhist Community’s annual eight day sesshin November 30 to December 8, this year titled “How to Deepen Your Practice: The Sevenfold Mahayana Puja”. He talks about various practice forms like bowing, prostrations and chanting that serve to support awareness beyond intellectual understanding of the forms.
- Zen and Tantra
In this Dharma talk, Sokuzan contrasts the practices of Zen and Tantra as ways of approaching the teachings of the Buddha.
- 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.