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    JUKAI RETREAT QUESTIONS

    Hi,

    Some folks have written me with various questions and concerns about the 2 or 3 day (probably 2 day) "silent retreat" that will be part of our Jukai preparations, just prior to the ceremony itself. So, I did a little "sit-a-long" talk to explain it a bit, and answer some of those questions...

    Please have a watch ...

    http://treeleafzen.blogspot.com/2008/07 ... treat.html

    If I missed any point, or if you have any other questions, please post them here and I will try to address them.

    Gassho, Jundo

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    Re: JUKAI RETREAT QUESTIONS

    Thanks Jundo for your comprehensive blogcast.

    All sounds logical & doable - have a spare bedroom etc. Weekends would be my preference - Friday evening to Sunday evening.

    I assume this would be sometime in the autumn? Have you been working out a schedule & if so do you have some days in mind? If so, I can pencil this in early enough & I can plan my (and my families) around this. Forgive me for asking, but deadlines, timescales etc are my lot in the outside world.

    Kindest regards

    Jools

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    Re: JUKAI RETREAT QUESTIONS

    Quote Originally Posted by Jools
    Thanks Jundo for your comprehensive blogcast.

    All sounds logical & doable - have a spare bedroom etc. Weekends would be my preference - Friday evening to Sunday evening.

    I assume this would be sometime in the autumn? Have you been working out a schedule & if so do you have some days in mind? If so, I can pencil this in early enough & I can plan my (and my families) around this. Forgive me for asking, but deadlines, timescales etc are my lot in the outside world.

    Kindest regards

    Jools
    Have not set a date yet for the Retreat, or a date for the Jukai. I will try to set a date for one or both soon.

    Gassho, J

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    Re: JUKAI RETREAT QUESTIONS

    Thanks for today's talk on the retreat, Jundo. I'll also have to wait on the dates to see if I can do the online retreat, but I'll do my best.

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    Re: JUKAI RETREAT QUESTIONS

    Sounds doable. I'll definitely try to sit it, but depending upon the date may not be able to sit live. I'll be attenidng a good deal of fencing competitions this fall and may have a conflict. Overall, it might be easier for me to just schedule some time away from the house to do the retreat either at a Zen Center or holed up in a hotel room with my labtop . . . no distractions that way.

    We'll all have to play it by ear I suppose.

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    Re: JUKAI RETREAT QUESTIONS

    ill have a watch tomorrow morning before i start work (@ work) but for me if i can sit whenever over a weekend im good too go. I can get the time from work but do not have the means to do this with out work (my only access to a usable internet connection and my web cam etc etc.) No matter if i have to sit with a recording thats all good too no difference.

    Gassho
    Dirk

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    Re: JUKAI RETREAT QUESTIONS

    Thank you for today's sitting and the info about the silent retreat. Like a couple of the others I'd say doing it over a weekend would be best for me since my wife can watch our son, but I will do what I can to participate live no matter when it's scheduled. Although, as you've told me before, "here" or "there" and "now" or "then" are really all in my head anyway.

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