These words posted by Jinho ...
... and her being away for several weeks due to losing her computer, brought up something I have thought about for awhile.What one gets at Treeleaf ... is also a mutual tremendous caring and support which is absent at many sanghas.
From time to time, one of us may be in hospital, have a personal emergency (or move on from this life). The rest of us would have little way to know. So, please consider leaving instructions with a close loved one who might, when they have a moment and things settle, let us know.
Many of us would want to send our love and support, a kind word ... flowers!
... and, if suitable, perhaps add a thought for you to our weekly dedication for health and peace, or in our recital of Metta.
These events of life are just what they are, coming and going, no place to go ... but it's nice to have people to care when we're not here.
PS - Oh, and if anyone has a friend or close family member whose name or memory they would like to request to be added to our weekly dedication or Metta by the whole community ... just write or post, and I or others in the Sangha would be happy to do so.
PPS- JohnH also made a very good suggestion ...
Please feel free to do that here or, when looking for someone, always feel free to start a new thread such as "Hey, has anyone seen Jack? Please PM me if in touch with him"Some kind of "buddy" system could work. If members know each other well enough, they could swap contact details. You could start a thread that lists members and their buddy, for example: Chet and Stephanie. If one "goes missing" you can contact the other.