View Full Version : June 20th Recommended Threads

06-20-2015, 03:49 PM
I encourage looking at these threads, topics and posts today ...

Please sit our June 19th-20th Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai ...

Don't "fail" to sit with SIT-A-LONG with Jundo: Why Zen Folks FAIL!! (3) - CHASING ... available in podcast too ...

Yugen will have a Sunday Zazekai to better serve Europe and others who can't make our Friday/Saturday sitting ... New Zazenkai Time Slot? ... suggest a time ...

A talk by Fugen: Fugen doing the dishes ... (lovely talk, made me chuckle) ...

In the Grass Hut - 16 - "Don't Judge" ...

A "way beyond words and letters" ... Four (really Seven!) Book Recommendations - by Jundo ...

Some reflections on generosity ... Giving while poor ...

A Feeling of emptiness is not the same as feeling empty ...

The future of Treeleaf ... Virtual Reality (Ain't It Always?) Zen Project ...

And if we want a future, a warning beyond religion and politics ... The Pope, Climate Change, and Our Shared Humanity ...


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


06-21-2015, 05:03 PM
Another recommendation ...

Mr. Kominamidate, our sitter at the Treeleaf Friday Zazenkai now at Antaiji, found a film in English from the Japanese TV on life at Antaiji. Very interesting interviews with Abbot Muho.


Gassho, J