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05-24-2015, 03:05 PM
I encourage looking at these threads, topics and posts today ...

Dispelling delusions ... SIT-A-LONG with Jundo: Why Zen Folks FAIL!! (I) - A New Video & Podcast Series ...

Please sit with our May 22nd-23rd Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai ...

Love, love, love ... in the "Beyond Words" Book Club, Grass Hut - 12 - "What Do You Mean ... 'Love'"? ...

Lovely sentiments from our Joyo, resonating of the Verse of Atonement ... A Buddhist prayer of forgiveness ...

Happy Birthday ... What should I do for the Vesak? (Buddha's Birthday) ...

Did you know you are the center of the universe (and everything else too)? ... part of The Wall ...

From Yugen ... Notes from the Field: the glacial moraine and mountains walking ...


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