Video Dharma talks
- Saturday, April 8, 2017 – “Don’t Believe Your Thoughts” – by Sokuzan in Traverse City, MI
Don’t believe your thoughts. If you believe what you’re thinking and act on that, you enable that to keep going…and if you disbelieve your thoughts by pushing away or rejecting, that is a negative form of activity. So what do we do? Start by sitting down and witnessing the way in which you believe.
- Wednesday, April 5, 2017 – “Things Come Forth and Experience Themselves” – by Sokuzan
Sokuzan talks about a line from Dogen’s Genjokoan: “To carry the self forward and illuminate myriad things is delusion. That myriad things come forth and illuminate the self is awakening.”
- Sunday, April 2, 2017 – “As Long As Consciousness Does Not See . . . .” – by Sokuzan
Sokuzan’s dharma talk is inspired by several lines from Trimsatika (Thirty Verses) of Vasubandhu. From one translation:
“As long as consciousness does not see
That subject-object distinctions are simply forms of consciousness
Attachment to twofold grasping will never cease”
- Wednesday, March 29, 2017- “Flipping Emotions” – by Sokuzan
Something comes at us like in the form of negativity and rather than just receiving emotions, we tend to “flip it” into something else and look instead at all of the reasons it should or shouldn’t be happening. We miss the opportunity to see reality.
- Sunday, March 26, 2017- “Jukai for Taiun Shoshi (Kevin Masse)” – by Sokuzan
Jukai for Taiun Shoshi (Kevin Masse)