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Jundo
12-08-2016, 05:47 AM
http://www.treeleaf.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=3857&d=1481125182 ...

... Nothing found or, better said, nothing found that is not right where we sit every day, right where you are now, all along.

I sat under the Bodhi Tree in Bodhgaya, where the Buddha awakened ... I sat on Vulture Peak, in Lumbini and Kushinagara, in the Deer Park and Jetta's Grove ...

... but we can awaken right here there and everywhere this Rohatsu ... for the ground where I sat is the same ground, and a moment of Zazen is a moment of Zazen.

Oh, I found sacred and wondrous places, filled with wisdom and special power ... but so is every step we take all through our day when our eyes are awake.

In India, I saw all the beauty and ugliness of Samsara (oh, so extreme there) ... yet the Buddha knew the Light which shines through all Samsara ... shining All Around.

I found priests and pilgrim's from many lands ... the ruins and relics of old temples and monasteries stretching back thousands of years ... but what are we all searching for that is hidden from us here and now? Where was Buddha born or enlightened but right where we sit?


http://karma.lk/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/41.jpg


As Master Dogen taught in Fukanzazengi ...


In general, in our world and others, in both India and China, all equally hold the buddha-seal. ...
Why leave behind the seat in your own home to wander in vain through the dusty realms of other lands?
If you make one misstep, you stumble past what is directly in front of you.

And if you do not have a Rohatsu Retreat to attend this week, or find that you cannot due to work, childcare and family needs, location and the like, consider to sit with our 'ALWAYS AT HOME' Two Day 'ALL ONLINE' ROHATSU RETREAT to be LIVE NETCAST for to you this upcoming weekend of Saturday & Sunday, December 10th and 11th, 2016. The retreat is designed to be sat in any time zone around the world, and one may still join the Retreat and sit-a-long at ANY AND ALL TIME after, by the real time recorded version (no different from the original!). The two days will include Zazen sitting, Kinhin, Chanting, Zazen sitting, Oryoki, Zazen sitting, Bowing, Talks, Zazen Sitting, 'Samu' Work Practice, and More Zazen Sitting, as in any Soto Zen Retreat, all in celebration of the Buddha's days of Zazen and Enlightenment under the Bodhi Tree.

Please have a look:


Our TREELEAF "AT HOME" 2-DAY ROHATSU RETREAT - LINK (http://www.treeleaf.org/forums/showthread.php?14952-ATTENTION%21-Our-AT-HOME-2-DAY-ROHATSU-RETREAT-This-Weekend%21-BE-READY%21)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IUuyu9vcjY8

Washin
12-08-2016, 06:53 AM
Thank you Jundo gassho2

Gassho
Washin
sat today

Sekishi
12-08-2016, 06:59 AM
Really lovely Jundo. Thank you for sharing the nothing that you found.

Deep bows,
Sekishi

#sattoday


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Kotei
12-08-2016, 07:20 AM
Here and now.
Thank you Jundo.

Gassho,
Kotei sattoday.

Taiyo
12-08-2016, 09:18 AM
Thank you, Jundo :)

Gassho,
Andoitz.

SatToday.

Kokuu
12-08-2016, 11:55 AM
Lovely! Good to have you back, Jundo.

Gassho
Kokuu
-sattoday-

Jishin
12-08-2016, 12:36 PM
I would never go on a trip like this unless I found Buddha himself singing this tune at the Bodhi tree:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJ5OFbJ6Nyc&sns=em

:)

Gasho, Jishin, _/st\_

Shingen
12-08-2016, 01:34 PM
This is beautiful Jundo, thank you for sharing, thank you for bringing us along. =)

Gassho
Shingen

s@today

Eishuu
12-08-2016, 04:06 PM
Thank you!

Gassho
Lucy
Sat today

Kyonin
12-08-2016, 05:47 PM
As I sit here in my desk I wonder the many ways the dharma flows through and through.

The Bodhi Tree is there. Here and nowhere.

Thank you Jundo.

Gassho,

Kyonin

Matt
12-08-2016, 05:57 PM
Thanks, Jundo. Glad you are back. :)

Gassho,
Matt
#SatToday

Onkai
12-08-2016, 06:01 PM
Thank you, Jundo.

Gassho,
Onkai
SatToday

Jyukatsu
12-08-2016, 07:28 PM
Thank you Jundo, I found this very inspiring, just what I needed !
Gassho
Marina
will sit soon [gassholook]

manheimer
12-08-2016, 08:01 PM
Good to see you again Jundo. You came back healthy.

Thank you for sharing your experiences.

Gassho

Floris

Sat today

Doshin
12-08-2016, 09:46 PM
gassho2

Thanks for sharing your pilgrimage.

Doshin
Sattoday

Ansan
12-09-2016, 01:56 AM
Thank you, Jundo,
Glad you are back
Gassho
Ansan

SatToday

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Deirdre
12-09-2016, 02:04 AM
Thank you, Jundo. gassho2

Gassho,
-Deirdre
sat2day

Kyotai
12-09-2016, 02:05 AM
Wonderful. Thank you Jundo.

Gassho, Kyotai
ST

Heisoku
12-09-2016, 05:52 AM
A lovely teaching. Gassho Heisoku. Sat today.

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Seido
12-09-2016, 03:40 PM
Welcome home,
Thanks for sharing what you found on your journey.

Gassho,
Seido
SatToday