Video Dharma talks
- Wednesday, May 3, 2017 – “Ancient Practice Rituals and Contemporary Forms” – by Sokuzan
How can we work with the ancient practice rituals of Buddhism and plug them into modern society in a way that is meaningful?
- Sunday, April 30, 2017 – “Hope and Fear” – by Sokuzan
There’s a metaphor in Buddhism that hope and fear are like bandits. Hope and fear, because of its polarity, it pulls you into a frame of mind that abandons your wisdom mind.
- Saturday, April 29, 2017 – “Blame and Forgiveness” – by Sokuzan
Don’t forgive, just stop blaming. How? See the way you blame and do nothing with that. Expand your awareness. Forgiveness is usually more about your getting out of feeling badly.
- Wednesday, April 26, 2017 – “Theism and Non-Theism” – by Sokuzan
Theism is belief in some kind of creator diety. Buddhism is a non-theistic spiritual path, meaning that there is neither belief nor disbelief in a creator being.
- Sunday, April 23, 2017 – “Everything Is An Emergency” – by Sokuzan
Everything is an emergency is like the saying “practice like your hair is on fire”. It is to help you see the urgency of bringing your mind into every moment emerging through the practice of meditation. You might find yourself saying that you are too busy today and you’ll practice tomorrow. Don’t take your life for granted.