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    December 8th recommended threads

    I encourage looking at these threads, topics and posts today ...

    To all our Rakusu Sewers ... Timeless "LAST CALL" for Rakusu Mailing Addresses ! ...
    http://www.treeleaf.org/forums/showt...-Addresses-%21

    Please sit our TREELEAF SANGHA online 2-DAY ANGO-JUKAI-ROHATSU RETREAT -- 2013 -- ... held this past weekend, but available for sitting any place and all time ...
    http://www.treeleaf.org/forums/showt...U-RETREAT-2013

    Some talks in there by Taigu and Jundo rollin' with Dogen, by the way.

    A new collection from one of our Treeleaf bards ... Myozan's book of sonnets ...
    http://www.treeleaf.org/forums/showt...ook-of-sonnets

    Some very nice Thoughts of Jukai ...
    http://www.treeleaf.org/forums/showt...ughts-on-Jukai

    Some talks from Upaya Zen Center ... haven't yet had a listen, but they should be goodies ...
    http://www.treeleaf.org/forums/showt...ation-Podcasts

    Making sense and sensible ... How to Make Sense of the Vow to Save All Beings? ...
    http://www.treeleaf.org/forums/showt...ave-All-Beings

    A bunch of hype and hoohaa over Buddha may be 300 years older than thought (probably not) ... and anyway, the Buddha is timeless! ...
    http://www.treeleaf.org/forums/showt...r-than-thought



    A RE-MINDER on SIMPLICITY:

    In a Zen Monastery, SILENCE or A FEW WISE WORDS are cherished over MANY WORDS. Thus, I advise folks to restrain the need to speak unless the heart truly calls. If you find yourself posting many times each day, maybe consider what truly needs to be said ... and when it is best just to answer with silence and an inner Gassho.

    SILENCE OR A FEW HESITANT WORDS OF FRIENDSHIP AND SUPPORT OFTEN SPEAK MOST PROFOUNDLY. Post when it is truly important to you and needs to be spoken from the warm heart.

    (too much silence or shyness can also be excessive ... so take the Middle Way!)

    Also, to those who may get lost among the many threads and conversations in our Forum, please think of a monastery made of wood or brick, with 100 monks holding 10,000 conversations in the hallways, kitchen, Abbot's rooms and library (I assume no chatting in the Zendo where people sit Zazen).

    Would you need or want to hear or join in all or most conversations? Of course not! You would, at best, pick and choose the conversations relevant and helpful to you.

    So here too in our Sangha, NO NEED TO READ EVERY CONVERSATION: Try to note the ones that seem helpful to your Practice or interests, leave the rest. The above threads are a few suggestions.

    Gassho, Jundo
    Last edited by Jundo; 12-09-2013 at 11:48 PM.
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