• About Jundo

    Jundo Cohen is a Sōtō Zen Priest, founder and teacher at Treeleaf Zendo, a Soto Zen Sangha. He lives in Tsukuba, Japan. He was ordained in 2002 and subsequently received Dharma Transmission from Master Gudo Wafu Nishijima, and is a member of the Soto Zen Buddhist Association and American Zen Teachers Association. He is a translator of Japanese and retired attorney, began Zen practice in 1980, and has lived in Japan for most of the last 25 years. Jundo is married to a lovely Japanese woman who is an Ai-ki-do practitioner, and is the father of two small children, and thus believes that the hard borders between ordained priest and householder have long been vanishing in Soto Zen. "Our practice, after all, is for living in the world." More information on Jundo and our other Priests at Treeleaf is available here.

  • Recent Blog Posts

    Shokai

    60/108 Gates of Dharma Illumination

    The Sixtieth Gate
    The faculty of mindfulness is a gate of Dharma illumination; for [with it] we thoroughly perform many kinds of work.

    Mindfulness :
    keeping aware; heedful: mindful...

    Shokai Yesterday 01:50 AM
    Shokai

    59/108 Gates of Dharma Illumination

    The Fifty-ninth Gate
    The faculty of effort is a gate of Dharma illumination; for [with it] we thoroughly attain many kinds of wisdom

    Effort :
    exertion of physical or mental power
    ...

    Shokai 02-18-2017 07:17 AM
    Shokai

    58/108 Gates of Dharma Illumination

    The Fifty-eighth Gate

    The faculty of belief is a gate of Dharma illumination; for [with it] we do not [blindly] follow the words of others.

    Belief :
    confidence in the truth or...

    Shokai 02-17-2017 12:23 AM
    Shokai

    57/108 Gates of Dharma Illumination

    The Fifty-seventh Gate

    The four bases of mystical power are a gate of Dharma illumintion; for [with them] the body-and-mind is light.

    The four bases of mystical power / acting at will :...

    Shokai 02-15-2017 03:32 AM
    Shokai

    56/108 Gates of Dharma Illumination

    The Fifty-sixth Gate
    The four right exertions are a gate of Dharma illumination; for they eliminate all evils and realize many kinds of good.

    The four right exertions :
    1) to...

    Shokai 02-14-2017 02:22 AM
  • Recent Forum Posts

    Jishin

    Zazen and earworms

    You are very very ill Rich.

    Gasho, Jishin, _/st\_

    Jishin Today, 12:06 AM Go to last post
    Rich

    Zazen and earworms

    I thought zen was my ocd 🤗

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    Rich Yesterday, 11:51 PM Go to last post
    Rich

    Random Photo Thread

    My bird friend

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    Rich Yesterday, 11:44 PM Go to last post
    Rich

    Random Photo Thread

    They can be rather aggressive -)
    Was intimidated by a larger one and paddled away quickly

    SAT today

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    Rich Yesterday, 11:42 PM Go to last post
    Jishin

    Random Photo Thread

    Nothing peaceful about that gator. Beautiful creature though. [emoji2]

    Jishin Yesterday, 11:35 PM Go to last post