Video Dharma talks
- Wednesday, May 10, 2017 – “Xenophobia: Fear of the Unknown” – by Sokuzan
Xenophobia is fear of the unknown. Sometimes we add a story about something or someone to cover up that fear. You can’t conceptualize yourself out of the depths of your fears, that’s why we sit down and look more deeply into what we are covering up. Fear can be overwhelming, so have some respect for those who are suffering with xenophobia.
- Sunday, May 7, 2017 – “Labels” – by Sokuzan
When you put a label on something, call it depression or anxiety, for example, you may be covering up the very thing you need to look at. Sokuzan says you don’t have to stop the labeling. Then how do you see what it is covering up? Here Sokuzan answers questions about how to work with body and mind during the practice of meditation.
- 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.