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    Back to the fold

    Hello Treeleaf!

    It's been a few months since I've been around. I'm not sure why I took a bit of a break. I've been very busy with some activities and most of them wholesome, lol :evil:

    But I'd like to come back to the Sangha here and experience the encouragement and sense of community again.

    My sitting practice has not been very steady of late and I'm going to recommit to it tonight.

    I think the Treeleaf Saturday Zazenkai w/ Jundo might be a good place to start.

    take care,

    Gregor

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    Re: Back to the fold

    Oh, were you away? 8)

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    Re: Back to the fold

    Hi Gregor,

    Great to see you back.

    --Charles

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    Re: Back to the fold

    Gregor wrote:
    It's been a few months since I've been around. I'm not sure why I took a bit of a break.
    It's all part of your practice . . . no need to explain.


    Glad you are back, Gregor.


    Gassho,
    Bill

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    Re: Back to the fold

    Hi Greg,

    Nice to hear from you.

    Gassho
    Ken

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    Re: Back to the fold

    Hey Jundo, Charles, Bill, & Kenneth :

    Good to hear from you all! Glad to see your all still knocking around in here. I'm looking forward to continuing our conversations and supporting each other in our practice.

    gassho,

    Greg

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    Re: Back to the fold

    Gregor, good to have you back. Kent

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    Hey Gregor,

    Good to have you back! 8)

    Gassho,

    Irina

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    Re: Back to the fold

    welcome back

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    Re: Back to the fold

    welllll howdy!
    & welcome back Kott-er Gregor!

    I too, am back, after some time of being tied up with home life. I hadn't been sitting regularly and it took the time away to realize just how important this place was to my practice (not that i had doubts). Any who ill stop hogging in on your post!

    Gassho
    Dirk

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    Re: Back to the fold

    Hello Greg,

    Funny, I was "away" too!

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    Re: Back to the fold

    Greg,
    Welcome Back - I have missed your insight, and am looking forward to practicing with you.

    Gassho,
    Alex

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    Re: Back to the fold

    Gosh! Thanks everyone for the warm welcome.

    This place and group of people truly is so important to my practice -- it's wonderful to feel so welcomed and encouraged by everyone.


    I've returned to competitive fencing and have been putting in a whole lot of time training for that; not so much on the cushion. Hopefully, I can find some balance -- no reason the two cannot compliment each other.

    Gonna start off slow w/ just one sit a day, right before bed.

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    Re: Back to the fold

    Quote Originally Posted by Gregor
    I've returned to competitive fencing and have been putting in a whole lot of time training for that; not so much on the cushion. Hopefully, I can find some balance -- no reason the two cannot compliment each other.
    A book you may want to read, although it has been 25 years since I looked at it. Probably a bit more Rinzai in flavor (they had the bigger connection to the Samurai in centuries past than did the "farmer" Soto).

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/reader/0870118 ... eader-link

    Gassho, Jundo ... Zen & the Art of Bowling

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    Re: Back to the fold

    Quote Originally Posted by agata
    Hello Greg,

    Funny, I was "away" too!
    Glad you are back, Agata

    --Bill

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    Re: Back to the fold

    Heya, Greg!

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