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Kukai Myoe
12-01-2007, 03:50 AM
Hello everyone.(Never been good at introductions. :roll: ) My name is Kukai* & I am just another e-sangha refugee. :lol: I just joined after learning of Treeleaf Zendo due to the Sutra thumping melodrama.

My own background is based in several paths. Hinduism, Sufi, Unitarianism, & Buddhism. Primarily though, my training was in the Sufi tradition with my teachers, Shaykh Nur al-Jerrahi (Lex Hixon) & Shaykha Fariha of the Ashki-Jerrahi Sufi Order. Shaykh Nur practiced several faiths including Buddhism. So, my interest in Dharma really sprang from his writings & inspiration. My practice has been primarily Shingon-shu, but I am eager to learn more of Soto-shu. Looking forward to meeting everyone, & beginning the daily practice here. Gassho.

-Kukai

*My birth name is James. So you can call either James, Kukai, Myoe or hey you. I'm flexible. :lol:

Shohei
12-01-2007, 04:08 AM
Hi and Welcome!

Gassho
Dirk

will
12-01-2007, 04:26 AM
Hey you. Welcome. :)

Gassho Will

Ten
12-01-2007, 06:22 AM
Hey Kukai!

Welcome to TZF. I'm new here myself.

Best wishes! :)

Undo
12-01-2007, 07:13 AM
Hola :D

KvonNJ
12-01-2007, 12:06 PM
Hi! Have some tea!

Tony-KY
12-01-2007, 12:22 PM
Hi Kukai,


I'm also a new member.


Gassho,

Tony

Eika
12-01-2007, 12:29 PM
Hi and welcome!

Bill

Bansho
12-01-2007, 01:58 PM
Hi,

Welcome aboard. :)

Gassho
Ken

Kukai Myoe
12-01-2007, 04:06 PM
Thanks to everyone for the welcome. :D Gassho.

Rev R
12-01-2007, 05:42 PM
Hey Kukai,

What part of Louisiana are you from? I grew up in Livingston Parish (Walker to be exact).

R

Fuken
12-01-2007, 07:30 PM
Welcome aboard!

Gassho,
Jordan

Dainin
12-01-2007, 09:52 PM
Hey Kukai,

Welcome to Treeleaf!

Gassho,
Keith

Kukai Myoe
12-02-2007, 11:45 AM
Thanks. I really like the community & approach here.

Rev. R,

I live in Lafayette right by the University. Livingston Parish isn't far from here at all. :D Now the real irony is that you live in Baltimore. I used to live in the DC area myself. Specifically, Fairfax, Va. and Silver Spring, Md. for about 20 years.

Life just gets stranger the older I get. lol

-Kukai

Rev R
12-02-2007, 04:53 PM
I know a few people located around "The Flat"

I've been in Baltimore for about 5 years now. I kinda like having four seasons instead of two. :)

Lynn
12-02-2007, 10:00 PM
Hello, Kukai, and welcome!

Hey, did y'all get any rain down there (in the South) yet???

Gassho~

*Lynn