Here is the Tea Party Report for Sunday, June 30th:
Back to Bachelorhood...until the weekend!
Challenges With Families & Acceptance
Everybody Learn Chinese!
Zombie vs. Alien Apocalypses
Retreats in August
Jumping Out of Airplanes: Pro or Con?
I don't know!
The secretary report from 14/7
In the Gautama Buddha's Days
Sounds fabulous! I need to join you sometime soon.
21 July Tea Party
Trail clearing – Global service
Parents as practice
Vegetarianism and Buddhism
Sacrifice and renunciation
Facing failure without guilt and not judging others
Four vows – impossibility
Saving all beings
Shopping as the bodhisattva way
Language – how words affect our reality
I must sit/I want to sit/I have the opportunity to sit
Klingon as E-Prime
Bendowa – using different translations
Be kind – rewind.
That's All Folks!
Join us next week for more dharma and science fiction.
Teaparty report 4/8
New cat on the block
Treeleaf didn't do anything for me
Sent to therapist
Dosho in a canoe
fear of water
11 Aug Tea Party
Fugen, Andy Grace and Louis sitting.
How's your practice?
Jundo's old online video with Leon at the McDonald play area.
Back from a tough year.
How about a retreat in the UK?
Grace on her new porch, its hot with a chance of chocolate.
Back from a long hiatus at the Teaparty I am pleased to have visited with my old friends, and treeleaf brothers.
This weeks report- In attendance: Hogo, Dosho, Fugen, Nengyo, Yugen, and of course all of you with us in spirit and practice.
Topics discussed today: (as always a pleasant mix of the serious and the silly)
Dosho lost his glasses - probably Fugens fault.
Ease of transitioning from online practice to face to face during recent retreat.
Value of practicing together in person if possible
Next summers retreat with Taigu.
Study and cadavers
How Zen makes you a weeping seal Lover
Confusing others with kindness and patience
Spouses and Zen practice
Goats as presents...... (you had to be there)
Tradition of giving trees as gift when visiting another Zendo.
Sewing for Ango / Kesa colors and different schools of Zen.
Ranks and Non-ranks, hierarchy in Zen.
a lovely poetry reading by Yugen: The art of disappearing by Naomi Shihab Nye
The Art of Disappearing
When they say Don't I know you?
When they invite you to the party
remember what parties are like
Someone telling you in a loud voice
they once wrote a poem.
Greasy sausage balls on a paper plate.
If they say We should get together
It's not that you don't love them anymore.
You're trying to remember something
too important to forget.
Trees. The monastery bell at twilight.
Tell them you have a new project.
It will never be finished.
When someone recognizes you in a grocery store
nod briefly and become a cabbage.
When someone you haven't seen in ten years
appears at the door,
don't start singing him all your new songs.
You will never catch up.
Walk around feeling like a leaf.
Know you could tumble any second.
Then decide what to do with your time.
Naomi Shihab Nye
sounds like a great time, I really need to get a g+ account so I can join you!!
I really like the poem. (and Dave, good to see you back)
btw, the g+ account is free, it's the Sunday afternoons I can't manage :D
Secretary report 25/8
Hot tea & candy
Lobster with glasses
Treeleaf really works!
Computer systems and keeping notes
Doctors and nurses
Its all good practice
Money and passing the hat
Goat committee? [morehappy]
Well, you had/have to be there... ;)
Sorry for a stupid question but the Tea Party is Skype only not Google+? I am new here and I think some Sundays @ 3 would work well for me, to at least chat with som eof you live.
It is on G+ now...that way we can all see each other. Hope to see you there!
Here is the Tea Party Report for Sunday, September 1st:
Sitting: How Often & How Long?
Pink Panther Movies
Here is the Tea Party Report for Sunday, September 8th:
Donald Duck's Pants
Here is the Tea Party Report for Sunday, September 22nd:
Renewing Precepts w/ The Full Moon
Ango: Are You Crazy?
Secretary report 29/9
obamacare vs applecare
New name same thing...
walk of life
Talking to people
Holy books & Holy people!
Star wars & Star trekyoung & stupid
Opening Pandoras box
Secretary report of 13/10
Troubles with Google+
Treeleaf forum and beginners mind
Samadhi and not dropping weights on feet
Jundoing and the priests of Treeleaf
Switching things of life
More to life than money
Tea and teaparties
Here is the Tea Party Report for Sunday, October 20th:
G+ Constant Beta
Bert & Ernie
H.H. the Dalai Lama
Thich Nhat Hanh
Thanks everyone, very interesting tea party :)
Here is the Tea Party Report for Sunday, October 27th:
Daylight Savings Time
You May Have Won $1,000,000.00
Your Karma Ran Over My Dogma
Cooking With Yugen
Ok ... you got me. :)
Originally Posted by Dosho
I was there, but I'm not sure I could do the subject justice. You had to be there... [morehappy]
Originally Posted by Shingen
I left early, sounds like I missed a lot!!!
Let's just say that Snowy enables Captain Haddock's drinking habit. Watch the Adventures of Tintin to find out....
Originally Posted by catfish
Here is the Tea Party Report for Sunday, November 3rd:
Star Trek Sickbay
Michael and Roger Moore
Cold Weather and Snow
Adding Instead of Taking
Cooking with Yugen
Kensho or Flatulence?
Secretary report of 10/11
Ango & Angocomittments
Taigu's retreat & Jundo
Getting in to the USA...
Treeleaf top gear episode
Treeleaf reality show
Google+ or -...
Disections & Dogs
Kyosaku or tazer?
An American and a French guy walks into a bar...
Here is the Tea Party Report for Sunday, November 17th:
Tolerance of Brown Rakusus
No Bite, But a Win!
Attitudes of People Under 30: What's the Big Deal?
Using Internet Too Much?
What Weapons You Have In The Car
If You Could See Any Movie On The Big Screen...
Why Isn't Everyone a Zen Buddhist?
Secretaryreport of 24/11
Taigu's retreat 2014
Sunsets and rainbows
The effects of meditation
What to say when asked ”Why do you sit?”
Why worry so much about food?
How to measure...
Flying and guns
Star wars & Matrix & Star trek
Report from this evenings Tea Party gathering 12-01-13
Discussion on this upcoming 2 day retreat
Sitting on camera together
What is Fugen reading?
Movie discussion - "Troll Hunter"
Differences between trolls and elves
Reading books, and practice.
Practice and the holidays
The new Pope
Practice outside Treeleaf
Gassho ~ Hogo.
Just a note, there is no Treeleaf teaparty 8/ is due to the rohatsu retreat.
Thank you for your practice.
Tea Party Notes from 15 DEC 13 :
Rakusus and air mail
Rohatsu and oryoki
Snacking during retreat and the precepts
Dogen wasn't a dentist
Blood sugar and protein deficiency related headaches
Medical student disease
Macbeth or the Scottish play
Oreoki recipes (three bowls and enlighten in the kitchen)
Wasting food and Monastery eating
Storm troopers, darth vader, and charity
Time keeping for zazen
Oreoki related injuries
The zazen of dogs and dog behavior
Fitting the retreat into life
How to make a diagnosis and first aid treatment
Movie realism in various technical fields
Consciousness and brain workings
"Star Wars" and "Star Trek" seem to come up often. Good sign. :)
Oryoki related injuries? What, a chopstick up the nose? =)
Wish I could have joined in, sounds like a fun time!!!
I'll dish since that topic was my fault. I tripped while carrying a tray of rice and miso soup for first oryoki on the second day of the retreat. I was right next to the bed and directly over my zafu and zabuton. I really did not want to soak any of these nice padded surfaces with a quart of miso soup, so I fell to my knees to catch myself.
Originally Posted by Shingen
This maneuver "worked" in that I didn't spill a drop of soup. But my left knee took quite a beating. I sat most of the second day with an icepack on it, and ended up moving to a chair near the end of the retreat.
At least I had turned the camera off, so there was nothing to see but a pained look (presumably) when I joined oryoki ON TIME and with a FULL BOWL of soup! :cool:
Deep bows (while trying not to fall over),
Oh Eric, I sorry to hear about your knee that is no good - I hope it is on the mend. =) But good job on saving the miso and zafu ... wet butt zazen is not always so much fun. [scared] I remember a retreat I was at about 3 years ago and was walking with food and was so focused on not spilling it I walked right into the door jam - needless to say I smelled like tomato soup for a bit. [claps]
Originally Posted by Ctenny
Thanks Shingen, yes it is all better. The whole thing was more comical than anything.
I think your story contains some lesson about the difference between a concentrated single pointed mind (object of attention: soup) and an open expansive mind (which contains door jams). The teachings are EVERYWHERE...
Thank you for sharing!
Sent from my S4 via Tapatalk4
Secretary report 22/12
The importance of the Treeleaf teaparty
Practice partner excercises
What is dharma anyway?
Skiing and being outdoors
sorry for my interruption. did not mean to accept invite.
Originally Posted by zen_rook
Np, you're always welcome.
Secretary report 29/12
Attendance at the Treeleaf teaparties
Attendace at the Treeleaf forum
Different paths up the mountain
”When the finger points at the moon, the fool stares at the finger”
Separating things, ”that's a tiger and i should run...”
New year resolutions and Angocomittments
Getting rid of things and letting go of things
Books & records
Not getting enough to eat
Economics and good stuff
IT and Techstuff (don't speak the language...)
The significance and civility of Treeleaf and the Treeleaf Teaparty
The significance of real photos of avatars and signing off with Gassho
Rakusus and robes
How's Dosho doing?
Sick, but on the mend (I think!). Sorry I missed you guys today!
Originally Posted by Fugen
Hope you feel better soon!
Thanks for hosting the Teaparty.... I know during the holidays a lot of folks (myself included) are busy with family commitments. The fact that you faithfully show up and make yourself available is much appreciated. Deep bows to you.
Here is last week's Tea Party Report for Sunday, January 5th:
Blue Milk - Bantha?
"You will know."
The Wonders of G+
Google Community: Private or Public?
"Ceremony" for Myogen Stuckey
Funerals & Celebrations
Archive of Treeleaf
NSA & The Expectation of Privacy
Discussing the Dharma
Where's the Dharma on the Forum?
Spitting Up Your Life
Join us today at 8pm UTC!
Here's the secretary report 12/1
Sicknesses and diseases
Doctors and psychiatrists
Science of science
Ailments, the weather and sports
Roleplaying games & Games
Nerds vs Geeks
Star wars & Star Trek DS 9
Zombies and Dharma
Secretary report 19/1
League of legends vs Starcraft 2
Which Star warscharacter are you?
Messages from above
Retreats in sweden
Kesa and Rakusu
See you next sunday!
Where are you from?...
What do you say when asked about Treeleaf?
Fugen is a star!
Landing a man on the sun
Tips for sitting
Star trek & star wars
Why kenobi was ready to become a jedi