Chiezan is the ino (head of practice) at SokukoJi. While Sokuzan was teaching in NYC Shambhala Center, he asked Chiezan to give the Sunday talk on Temple forms.
Sokuzan comments: "We use forms to support our practice in Buddhism. They are not about belief or right or wrong. They are just structures to help us along the Buddhist path. We practice them as they are and sometimes we may change them depending on causes and conditions which we then practice in that new way. Forms are forms--not true, not false; not correct or incorrect."