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10-26-2015, 04:08 PM
I encourage looking at these threads, topics and posts today ...

Please sit (& DANCE!) our weekly October 23rd-24th Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai ...

For Jukai, no further reading this week. However, for Ango, please "be aware" of Ango Practice Partner Exercise #4 on "being aware" ...

The kinda heresies that get me in hot water: The Secular Buddhist Podcast - Jundo - Religious-Secular Buddhism: The Best of All Worlds ...

... And in a similar vein, an old series: SIT-A-LONG with JUNDO: Knocking Down Monastery Walls ...

Karma chameleon ... Grass Hut - 33 - "Freedom from the Past / Karma" ...

Lovely when our folks meet besides meeting here ... Treeleaf Rhineland Meeting October 9-11 ...

A truly unique statue, and what it represents ... A Same Different Different Same Buddha ...

When is a stolen bell more than just a stolen bell ... How can you let go what is part of you ...

I am so glad if this place and the practice are benefiting you. If so, you might consider a DONATION to Treeleaf at this LINK (http://www.treeleaf.org/donations-to-treeleaf-sangha/), although there is absolutely no need or requirement to do so. Thank you.


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