Video Dharma talks
- 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.
- Wednesday, February 24, 2016 – “Willpower?”
People use the word willpower in conversation as something needed for accomplishing a task. It isn’t that one shouldn’t have something to accomplish, but instead, approaching the task through awareness. This talk focuses on how to work with awareness instead of relying on willpower.
- Student – Teacher Relationship
Chiezan discusses the student teacher relationship. The talk is incomplete due to technical problems.