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    Myozan's book of sonnets

    Myozan has just released a truly outstanding book, three rock sonnets, composed of 108 sonnets, these are Dharma poems expressing the most subtle understanding of the path, breathtaking, carved with skill but fed with simplicity itslef.

    They are a gift for all of us

    http://www.amazon.fr/Three-Rock-Sonn...e+Rock+Sonnets

    Gassho and happppppppppppppppppy ROHATSU!

    Taigu

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    Looking forward to reading this Myozan,

    Gassho

    Willow

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    ... and ordered - can't wait to read this, Myozan!
    Thanks for the recommendation, and happy Rohatsu from me, too!

    Gassho,

    Timo
    no thing needs to be added

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    Congratulations, Myozan!

    Looking forward to read your book soon

    Gassho,

    Kyonin
    Please remember I am only a priest in training. I could be wrong in everything I say. Slap me if needed.

    The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few, or the one. Mr. Spock

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    Wonderful! Congratulations Myozan!

    Looking forward to reading this.

    Gassho
    Matt

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    Comhghairdeas leat, a Myozan!

    Gassho, Jundo
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

    #SAT TODAY!

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    Wonderful! Looking forward to reading them!

    Gassho,
    Dosho
    Ordained Priest -In-Training
    Please take what I say with a grain of salt,
    especially in matters of the Dharma!

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    Very cool! I'm going to pick that up.

    Gassho,

    Risho

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    Taigu,
    Thanks for the unexpected plug! And thank you all for your good will.

    If you like the book, do leave a positive review on Amazon. And if you don't like the book, well, there is the honoured position of silence in our tradition...

    ... only joking.

    Deep bows,
    Myozan

    PS: Might have a book launch on Google+. I'll be signing books via email (just cut and paste!)

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    AUTHOR!!! AUTHOR!!!

    Congratulations.


    Gassho,
    Edward
    "Recognize suffering, remove suffering." - Shakyamuni Buddha when asked, "Uhm . . .what?"

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    Oh I just went ahead and created a Goodreads page for the book.

    If you are there, review it!

    https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/...e-rock-sonnets

    Gassho,

    Kyonin
    Please remember I am only a priest in training. I could be wrong in everything I say. Slap me if needed.

    The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few, or the one. Mr. Spock

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kyonin View Post
    Oh I just went ahead and created a Goodreads page for the book.

    If you are there, review it!

    https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/...e-rock-sonnets

    Gassho,

    Kyonin
    Thank you Kyonin ... I have added my review of these beautiful expressions. I have just started reading ... but the words our brother has shared are magical! =)

    Deep bows
    Shingen
    倫道 真現

    As a trainee priest, please take any commentary by me on matters of the Dharma with a pinch of salt.

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    Heyho,

    just bought it and will read it carefully (together with a pile of other books) throughout the festive season.

    Gassho and a big thumbs up for your poetic imagination,

    Hans Chudo Mongen

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    Well done, Myozan! I have bought and downloaded - looking forward to reading.

    Gassho
    Andy

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    Wow, wonderful stuff Myozan and yes, look forward to reading them. =)

    Gassho
    Shingen
    倫道 真現

    As a trainee priest, please take any commentary by me on matters of the Dharma with a pinch of salt.

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    I just got it... now how do I get a signed copy???

    I guess you can't do that on ebooks.

    Oh well.

    I'll start reading soon.

    Gassho,

    Kyonin
    Please remember I am only a priest in training. I could be wrong in everything I say. Slap me if needed.

    The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few, or the one. Mr. Spock

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    Very cool! Can this be downloaded to PC? I have no idea how Kindle works.
    Gassho,
    Nindo

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nindo View Post
    Very cool! Can this be downloaded to PC? I have no idea how Kindle works.
    Gassho,
    Nindo
    Hi Nindo!

    Yes, you can read Kindle books on your PC and on the web in any browser. Take a look:

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html?docId=1000426311

    Gassho,

    Kyonin
    Please remember I am only a priest in training. I could be wrong in everything I say. Slap me if needed.

    The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few, or the one. Mr. Spock

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    Thanks Kyonin!

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    Amazing, Just took a peek on amazon, Well done!

    Deep bows
    Shohei

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    I too would like to read this, thank you Myozan!!

    Gassho,
    Treena

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    As all of us, I would like to read that book.

    I hope to understand a high level of english zen poetry.

    Congratulations Myozan

    Gassho

    Myoshin
    Myoshin 妙 心
    "A person who receives the Buddhist Precepts enters the state of Buddha at once. They stand at the same level as Gautama Buddha. We can say they are a child of the Buddha." Jundo

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    Thank you for sharing this bit of your practice with all of us.

    I've also sneaked a look on Amazon and it's really beautiful. Can't wait to read it's entirety.

    Deep-bows,
    Seimyo

    明 Seimyō (Christhatischris)

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    Deep bows and thanks guys. You have such a kind heart, Kyonin.
    Myozan

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    Wonderful Myozan! I'm downloading today and will read over the holidays. I can't wait!


    Kelly/Jinmei

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    It's ordered, I've received the book.

    Delicious to read as the moonlight, be quiet and find peace and hope.

    Inspiring, subtle with simplicity.


    Gassho Myozan

    Myoshin
    Myoshin 妙 心
    "A person who receives the Buddhist Precepts enters the state of Buddha at once. They stand at the same level as Gautama Buddha. We can say they are a child of the Buddha." Jundo

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    Just finished reading these 108 songs and the treasure chest is wide and wild open. Journey with its moments, faces from yesterday and closer, rags chewed by time and light, panels of the boundless robe.
    Thank you, brother.

    Improvised song for Myozan

    Truly wonderful mountain.
    When I gave you this name
    I could catch a glimpse
    Of this selfless poor majesty
    Whispering with birds and brooks
    Cloaked in clouds, mists and insect racket
    I could see the treasure in the pebble
    The staff in the twig
    The robe in the green foliage
    The first time we met
    I knew the taste of mountain
    Beyond doubt and time and space
    A whole embracing body
    Being sat
    And
    Welcoming
    All things.
    The sharp edge of its rocks
    Shimmering in Kannon' s light
    Living poems thrown in the wind
    A place rustling with poets of old
    Faces and places crossed and freed
    I could see the suffering of your child
    Your suffering in Mara' s dance
    When you first disappeared
    I could follow your footsteps in the blind night
    Mountain walking
    Mountain sitting
    Mountain singing
    Just-being-Mountain


    Nine bows

    Priest Taigu
    Last edited by Taigu; 12-12-2013 at 03:04 AM.

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    Brother Myozan,
    You are a treasure. Thank you for sharing your practice with us. It's great to have a "big brother" in the Sangha.

    Deep bows
    Yugen
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    Please take all my comments with a grain of salt - I am a novice priest and anything I say is to be taken with a good dose of skepticism - Shodo Yugen

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    Taigu,

    What a lovely song and attention to our priest

    Deep bows for you two

    Gassho

    Myoshin
    Myoshin 妙 心
    "A person who receives the Buddhist Precepts enters the state of Buddha at once. They stand at the same level as Gautama Buddha. We can say they are a child of the Buddha." Jundo

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    Thank you Taiga, you convey my thoughts exactly as I felt upon my first (and all) encounters with this jewel that resides in our Sang ha.
    Gassho, Shokai

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    仁道 生開 - Jindo Shokai "Open to life in a benevolent way"
    Just another itinerant monk going nowhere; try somewhere else to listen to someone who really knows.

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    Guys, in the name of Buddha ... stop it! This is getting embarressing. Really. I am no jewel. You should see my cranky ass trying to get the kids to school some mornings. Not much shining there. I just hope you like some of my poetic efforts, scribbles ... whatever you want to call them.

    Thank you all for your kindness and teachings. Now ... lay off the jewel thing, you jewels!

    Myozan

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    Quote Originally Posted by Myozan Kodo View Post
    ... lay off the jewel thing, you jewels!
    Ok gem, no more of the jewel thing. Sorry, couldn't resist! =)

    Gassho
    Shingen
    倫道 真現

    As a trainee priest, please take any commentary by me on matters of the Dharma with a pinch of salt.

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    Looking forward to reading this. Gassho, Matt J

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    Hi,

    I just finished reading (can such ever be finished?) Myozan's book of poems, and I wanted to give a little bump. Lovely, and much of the imagery is stirring. I am no poet like Myozan and Taigu, but the book made we wish that I was. Lovely.

    Myozan captures life, the terrain of Ireland, Zen Practice and 10,000 things in ways that sometimes made my heart skip a beat. I recommend the book to all, especially our poetry fans at Treeleaf.

    Gassho, Jundo
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

    #SAT TODAY!

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    Jundo,
    Thank you for your kindness and deep bows of thanks for your teachings,
    Myozan

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    FYI Upon searching multiple ways it appears, at least at the moment that your title is missing from Amazon. None of the links here or through a Google search seem to be working. Maybe a temporary glitch but thought I would mention it so others can verify.
    ~ Hogo.
    The more I learn, The less I know.

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    Hogo,
    You got here before me! I've just taken it down temporarily to clear up some formatting issues.

    Will report back soon...
    Gassho
    Myozan

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    I missed the thread announcing this, and I see it's no longer available. Myozan, you took it down in January; have you not put it back up for sale?

    Gassho,

    Kirk

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    Hi Kirk,
    Thanks for your interest.

    There's a US publisher considering publishing it; so, I've taken it down until that's a yes or no.

    Will update you here as soon as I know.

    Thanks.

    Gassho
    Myozan


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    Quote Originally Posted by Myozan Kodo View Post
    Hi Kirk,
    Thanks for your interest.

    There's a US publisher considering publishing it; so, I've taken it down until that's a yes or no.

    Will update you here as soon as I know.

    Thanks.

    Gassho
    Myozan


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    Fingers and toes crossed Myozan

    Gassho

    Willow

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    Myozan,

    Thanks.

    Gassho,

    Kirk

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    Hey Myozan,

    I'll cross my fingers for the most "right" thing to happen regarding your wonderfully authentic writings.

    Gassho,

    Hans Chudo Mongen

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    Look forward to reading. Congratulations.
    Gassho
    C

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    Thanks for the update. I had it on trial for some time, but then the link had expired when I wanted to purchase it.

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    Myozan,

    That's wonderful. Best of luck to you!

    Gassho,
    Dosho
    Ordained Priest -In-Training
    Please take what I say with a grain of salt,
    especially in matters of the Dharma!

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    The printed book is available now:

    http://www.amazon.com/Three-Rock-Son...9781455&sr=1-1

    Gassho,
    Nindo

    sattoday
    Use all that you have to serve all that you meet.

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