Video Dharma talks
- Sunday, April 3, 2016 – “How Forms Release You and Confine You” – by Sokuzan
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Forms will either release or confine you. A metaphor for this is like a glass holding water. Without a solid form water cannot be held. The glass then either confines the water at the bottom or is released when drinking.
- Wednesday, March 30, 2016 – “Belief or Disbelief?” – by Sokuzan
We use belief and disbelief all day long. All evidence it partial and we do not have enough to take a position on anything. Throwing the evidence out is disbelief but that doesn’t mean we should grasp or cling to it because that is belief. Both are equally harming.
- Sunday, March 27, 2016 – “Compassion” – by Sokuzan
Karuna is Sankrit for compassion. While we often like to be a person that is compassionate we add that as part of our ego. Compassionate people feel along with the person suffering and are unaware of the emotion. Sokuzan expands further on the topic through questions from the Sangha.
- Saturday, March 26, 2016 – “Without An Essence” – by Sokuzan
The title is taken from the Thomas Cleary translation of the Sandhinirmochana Sutra. This ultimate teaching uses concepts to encourage us in our awareness practice to trust our own innate nature. Sokuzan expands and explains on the concepts.
- The Secret Tyranny of Belief
The ideal position is not believing nor disbelieving a thought. Never grasp nor reject thoughts for the rest of your life.