View Full Version : April 29th Recommended Threads

04-30-2015, 02:38 AM
I encourage looking at these threads, topics and posts today ...

A ReMINDer from Jundo on Zazen ... "In the Zoneless Zone" ... being free amid and as the confines of life ...

Please sit with our April 24th-25th Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai (NEW START TIME!) ...

People Choose Electric Shocks Over Sitting Quietly for 15 Minutes ... folks don't know how just to sit still ...

More of Me and my posture variations during Zazen...help needed... because Buddha and Dogen and everyone else can't sit for you ...

Advice (and no advice) on migraine and any chronic pain ... For those with Migraine; advice? ...

Reflections continue in our bookless book club ... Grass Hut - 8 - Who Is This Person ...

... and several other wonderful threads of recent days ... many here ...



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.

Oh, and we do ask folks to note that they have SAT ZAZEN THE PREVIOUS DAY BEFORE POSTING IN THE FORUM (please read about that here):


Gassho, Jundo