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11-22-2015, 05:59 PM
I encourage looking at these threads, topics and posts today ...

Preparations continue ... ATTENTION! Our "AT HOME" 2-DAY ROHATSU RETREAT - December 4th to 6th! BE READY! ...

As well, please sit our November 20th-21st Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai ...

Looking straight at a few dark moments in modern Zen history ... PRECEPTS VIII - To Refrain from Discussing Faults of Others ...

Unobstructed ... Grass Hut - 37 - "One Taste" ...

Give it a try ... Treeleaf App online for testing and commenting

From Jundo: Three Zen Book (Re-) Recommendations

A bit more ... How do you to get over the fear of death? ...

More gems from Curious Children ...

Some simple advise on Preparing for my first retreat ... take it easy, take it as it comes ...

A basic Kinhin Question ...

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


11-22-2015, 06:21 PM
Also, a short introduction and some photos from MIKE JIKEN DAIDO BARD ... Novice Priest-in-Training ... who recently came back to Treeleaf to join in the festivities ...


Also, my Dharma Brother (and Taigu's Teacher) Chodo Cross has made available his translation of the poems of Asvaghosa ... he worked on these day after day for several years ...


Tai Shi
12-08-2015, 02:20 AM
I sent $5.00 and will send more as I have it.

sat today