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    Chinese writing

    Hi,

    I'm curious, what do the Chinese characters on the Treeleaf page mean?

    Thanks,
    Lora

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    Re: Chinese writing

    Yeah, now that you mention it, I've been wondering that, too.

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    Re: Chinese writing

    I asked Jundo this a while back,and think the answer was
    Tree leaf

    Gassho
    Dirk

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    Re: Chinese writing

    Thanks, Dirk, that seems obvious now!

    Many Blessings, Lora

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    Re: Chinese writing

    Hi,

    That is Nishijima Roshi's writing ... Konoha Zendo (Treeleaf Zendo).

    Those characters will also soon be carved into a wood panel over the door of our small sitting hall at Treeleaf Tsukuba.

    Gassho, Jundo

    PS- Chinese/Japanese characters are just one of the cultural "decorations" of Zen we were talking about on another thread ... although the practice of just writing them is quite great.

    I think many of you have seen this video of Nishijima Roshi engaged in his writing ... but please have a look if not ...

    http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid ... 1989726504

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    Re: Chinese writing

    Thanks, Jundo.

    Many Blessings,
    Lora

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    Re: Chinese writing

    Hi,

    Watched the video. Images of penmanship, tea, Master at work. Very peaceful.

    Thanks.

    Lora

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