View Full Version : January 20th Recommended Threads

01-22-2016, 05:49 AM
(Looks like I missed this last week, so more fun this time) :)

I encourage looking at these threads, topics and posts today ...

Please sit along with our January 15th-16th Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai ...

... and don't stop there! ... January 22nd-23rd Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai ...

For folks rockin' their Rakusu ... some good instruction on handline ... The Rakusu How-to's ...

Uchiyama Roshi rolls on ... Opening the Hand of Thought - Chapter 3 ... (another Chapter coming this weekend) ...

Joy and Celebrations! ... ANNOUNCEMENT: Our 2016 TREELEAF Home-Leaving ORDINATIONS ... (to happen in March) ...

Party on' ... Treeleaf "Tea Party" is now the Treeleaf "Coffee House" ...

One of our period Sangha reflections on who we are as a Sangha ... Do we need to practice at real Zendo? ...

ZZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz ... Zazen while sleep deprived ...

One of those times when a philosophical question get a "back to the cushion, find our for your 'self'" ... Prajna Paramita ...

.... and a "pay em' no nevermind" here ... Sense...smell, hearing....etc ...

What to think (and not think) about a passing bad experience during Zazen ... Feelings of Entrapment ...

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

01-23-2016, 03:45 PM
I would also like to put the spotlight on a few threads concerning Treeleaf's ENGAGED & CHARITABLE PROJECTS CENTER ...


and ...

Alone (http://www.treeleaf.org/forums/showthread.php?14158-Alone)

Need Some Help (http://www.treeleaf.org/forums/showthread.php?14129-Need-Some-Help)

Blanket/Coat Drive (http://www.treeleaf.org/forums/showthread.php?14050-Blanket-Coat-Drive)

The is for all of us! gassho2