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04-07-2016, 01:20 PM
I encourage looking at these threads, topics and posts today ...

All the sitting continues for ZENATHON this week ... marking Buddha's Birthday as well as Treeleaf's 10th Anniversary. Various ZENATHON threads including for each days' sitting can be found in our Zazen forum ...


A Message from Taigu for Treeleaf's Tenth ...

I (Jundo) will be sitting through the day tomorrow for Buddha's Birthday, if you wish to drop in ...

Marking this week, we have officially opened the TREELEAF ART CIRCLE ... come and express yourself (and non-self!) ...

Please sit our OUR APRIL MONTHLY 4-hour ZAZENKAI, including a talk (available on podcast) of Master Dogen's 'ONE BRIGHT PEARL' ...

A review by me and others and recommendation of Brad Warner's new book 'Bradicizing' Dogen ... DON'T BE A JERK ...

A message from Fugen, bringing his new son home after a hard few weeks ... A talk by Fugen: Kids and Kesas ...

One of our long time members is in hospice, still teaching us ... Goodbye ...

What about moving and "disturbing" folks during Zazen ... the how's and why's ... Live sitting half-time stretch etiquette ...

Any good Teaching can sometimes be turned to bad uses ... Buddhist Fund for Burma's Rohingyas ...

A questions that comes up sometimes on mixing Buddhism & Other Religions ...

... and more good threads ..

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

04-11-2016, 02:38 AM
To further Celebrate Buddha's Birthday, held April 8th in Japan, a couple of old talks ...


SIT-A-LONG with Jundo: The Stories of the Buddha's Birth