Video Dharma talks
- Wednesday, August 9, 2017 – “More Space, Less Space” – by Sokuzan
Practice observing the space in which things arise. Look at how space shows up in your life. What is the actual interval between apparent singularities?
- 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.
- Wednesday, August 2, 2017 – “Upaya” – by Sokuzan
To practice upaya or skillful means, look at the perception of self and the perception of other. Look for the beating hearts and emphasize what is basically good. You have to first stretch your awareness and see the separation to see that fundamentally nothing is separate. When you are functioning out of wisdom, you can’t actually do skillful means, you are skillful means.
- Sunday, July 30, 2017 – “What Is Moving?” – by Sokuzan
If you sit down, hold very still and ask “what is moving?” with the motivation to see the truth for yourself and a willingness to not know, then anything that arises is exactly what you need to see.
- Saturday, July 29, 2017 – “Anger, Belief-Disbelief” – by Sokuzan
We are conditioned to think some things are true and some are false, but your ideas about what is arising are ALWAYS a projection. When anger starts to arise, if you add any kind of story at all, you perpetuate the negativity. If you believe something is true you validate it. If you disbelieve it, you are trying to get rid of what is arising. You don’t have to believe or disbelieve anything. This path is about being genuine.