• About Treeleaf Zendo

    Treeleaf Zendo is a Zen Buddhist Sangha in the Soto lineage of Masters Eihei Dogen and Gudo Wafu Nishijima. Our teachers are Jundo Cohen and Taigu Turlur.

    We practice 'just sitting.'

    This Zendo is dedicated to students of Zen Buddhist who cannot travel to a Zen Center, or who otherwise wish personal contact with a Zen teacher. By this page, please feel free to ask any question, sit Zazen online with other members, arrange a Sanzen face-to-face meeting with a teacher by video link, join us for live Zazenkai and Sesshin broadcasts, and have access to dozens of talks and writings. We also have "Sit-a-Long" Zazen netcast blog and a "Community Forum" for discussions of this and that.

    There is no being 'distant,' no 'near' or 'far,' and all are welcome...
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    Genki

    SIT-A-LONG with Jundo: The Stories of the Buddha's Birth

    Thank you Jundo!
    Great talk.

    Gassho
    Genki


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    Genki 04-20-2014 01:08 PM
  • Recent Blog Posts

    Shokai

    And the wheel keeps turning

    Today is my 28,124th rotation on planet earth and the beginning of my 78th circuit around our sun. In celebration of that and completion of the preceding introduction to the 108 Gates of Dharma...

    Shokai 04-09-2014 12:30 AM
    Shokai

    And the wheel keeps turning

    Today is my 28,124th rotation on planet earth and the beginning of my 78th circuit around our sun. In celebration of that and completion of the preceding introduction to the 108 Gates of Dharma...

    Shokai 04-09-2014 12:29 AM
    Shokai

    109/108 Gates of Dharma Illumination

    April 8, 2014

    The One Hundred and ninth Gate
    The state in which water is sprinkled on the head is a gate of Dharma illumination; for [with it], following birth in a family, we are at last...

    Shokai 04-08-2014 02:08 AM
    Shokai

    108/108 Gates of Dharma Illumination

    April 7, 2014

    The One Hundred and eighth Gate
    The wisdom that leads us from one state to another state is a gate of Dharma illumination; for [with it], having water sprinkled on the head,...

    Shokai 04-07-2014 03:17 AM
    Shokai

    107/108 Gates of Dharma Illumination

    April 6, 2014

    The One Hundred and seventh Gate
    The state beyond regressing and straying is a gate of Dharma illumination; for it is replete with the Dharma of past buddhas..

    [B]The...

    Shokai 04-05-2014 10:20 PM
  • Recent Forum Posts

    Joyo

    Seeing your true nature ?

    awesome!!

    Gassho,
    Joyo

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    Joyo

    Seeing your true nature ?

    This is very good, Heion. I have nothing to add, already much good advice given.

    Gassho,
    Joyo

    Joyo Today, 04:12 PM Go to last post
    Joyo

    Street kesa, Buddha tree

    That is beautiful, Taigu, the colours are just amazing.

    Gassho,
    Joyo

    Joyo Today, 04:10 PM Go to last post
    Daizan

    Street kesa, Buddha tree

    Beautiful and inspiring. Thank you for sharing, Taigu.

    Gassho Daizan

    Daizan Today, 02:00 PM Go to last post
    Taigu

    Street kesa, Buddha tree

    A very old tradition, Myozan, as priests used to sit as birds perched in trees. An old tradition as forest monks used to hang kesa on trees to get them

    Taigu Today, 01:50 PM Go to last post