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Jundo
04-26-2016, 02:34 PM
I encourage looking at these threads, topics and posts today ...

Join in the Celebration of Our Shukke Tokudo Homeleaving Ordination of Sekishi & Daizan ... welcome to the crew ...
http://www.treeleaf.org/forums/showthread.php?14390-BIG-EVENT-Our-Shukke-Tokudo-Homeleaving-Ordination-of-Sekishi-Daizan-SATURDAY%21

Some photos of the festivities ...
http://www.treeleaf.org/forums/showthread.php?14401-Ordination-Photos

Come sit our recent Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai ... available any time, wherever you are ...
http://www.treeleaf.org/forums/showthread.php?14374-April-15th-16th-Treeleaf-Weekly-Zazenkai

Kokuu has made some lovely audio recordings lately, such as this of Master Seng-Ts'an's ancient Xin Xin Ming ... Trust in Mind ...
http://www.treeleaf.org/forums/showthread.php?14405-Hsin-Hsin-Ming

... and you may also sit with an old series Talks by me on the Xin Xin Ming ... bringing it home for all the ups and downs in life ...
http://www.treeleaf.org/forums/showthread.php?14406-Xin-Xin-Ming-Sit-a-Longs-with-Jundo

Also by Kokuu ... some audio readings from Shobogenzo ...
http://www.treeleaf.org/forums/showthread.php?14355-For-Lee-and-anyone-else-readings-from-Shobogenzo

Practicing Zen when also a busy parent ... don't even say something interferes with Practice, for all of it is our Practice ...
http://www.treeleaf.org/forums/showthread.php?14356-Practicing-Zen-when-also-a-busy-parent

Some reflections on violence, defense, Karma, and what's worth defending ... Threatened ...
http://www.treeleaf.org/forums/showthread.php?14376-Threatened

Creative activities continue in the Treeleaf Art Circle ... please look in if you haven't already ...
http://www.treeleaf.org/forums/forumdisplay.php?118-TREELEAF-ART-CIRCLE

Shoka's diary on Attending a Beginnerís Sesshin at Yokoji ...
http://www.treeleaf.org/forums/showthread.php?14396-Attending-a-Beginner%C2%92s-Sesshin

A lot of our folks are sitting together with Insight Timer ... some details here ...
Question From Jundo: How to Better Intergrate "Insight Timer"

... 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.



A Re-MINDer on SIMPLICITY:

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):

http://www.treeleaf.org/forums/showthread.php?12995-Signing-SatToday-Please-Sat-before-Forum-Chat

Gassho, Jundo

Marita Renee Rain
04-27-2016, 03:52 PM
Thanks, there is a lot here to look at. I appreciate it.
Sat Today

Tai Shi
05-07-2016, 08:25 PM
Thank you ALL for thinking of me--knee fine--neck needs much work, we all have something!

Tai Shi
Calm Poetry
sat today
Gassho