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Jundo
04-01-2011, 09:43 AM
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http://lh6.ggpht.com/_wfMvlD4dCGA/RzxqZoPbpGI/AAAAAAAAByo/HeSy1zMLK_s/genpo1.jpghttp://wapedia.mobi/thumb/3ad1500/en/fixed/225/199/Dennis_Genpo_Merzel.jpg?format=jpghttp://zen.viabloga.com/images/harley.jpg
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I have a BIG BIG BIG BIG BIG BIG announcement to make:


Let's extend a warm welcome to ...

DENNIS 'GENPO' MERZEL ROSHI

as our

NEW ABBOT OF TREELEAF SANGHA!!!


(and GOODBYE TAIGU!! You broke Jundo's heart ... :cry: )

NOTICE: NEW SANGHA FEES EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BotpeCr38Ss
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chessie
04-01-2011, 10:33 AM
PFFFFFFTT! (Giggle!) Ann

Shokai
04-01-2011, 11:12 AM
Just hate to be the one to tell Ya BUT, the Potato Famine in Ireland was a hoax; they were all just hung over and couldn't remember where they had planted the stupid potatoes.

And, Donald Trump has just been proclaimed President of the U.S.of A. by acclamation and declares Obama to be a Muslim.

Seriously, I have no doubt that Dennis could "use" a new Sanga right about now and the bike will fit perfectly into the zen travel thread
viewtopic.php?f=9&t=3585 (http://http://www.treeleaf.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=3585)

Happy April to y'all, eh !!

Myozan Kodo
04-01-2011, 11:15 AM
Poisson d'avril!

Myoku
04-01-2011, 12:36 PM
phew ... please no jokes about Taigu leaving anymore ( adding Genpo wasn't such a shock )... ;)
Peter

JohnsonCM
04-01-2011, 12:37 PM
Hey Jundo,

I've got a great property for you to look at here in the US for one of your homes. It's beach front, so you can wear your treeleaf surfing clothes and use your officially licensed treeleaf surfboard (not intended for actual use, treeleaf is not responsible for injuries sustained from falling off of the board or explosions), and just because it's you, you can have the whole place, including the golden gate at the foot of the drive, for $500,000.00 USD, now that's friend price- so don't tell anyone else, ok?

Seiryu
04-01-2011, 12:45 PM
HEHEHE I loved IT!!!!!!!!



Gassho

Seiryu

Kyonin
04-01-2011, 01:14 PM
I want to personally welcome Genpo Roshi and make my own private island in the Caribbean available for the Treeleaf.

Also I want to say that it's such a relief that the precepts are optional.

Thanks Jundo!

Yugen
04-01-2011, 02:20 PM
Can we also have a dispensation for parking in front of fire hydrants? It makes my walk into the donut shop that much shorter...

Gassho,
Yugen

ScottM
04-01-2011, 03:14 PM
Jundo,

I'd be careful about bringing Brad into the fold so soon after your breakup with Taigu. I just knew all that back and forth you had with Brad was sexual tension! ;)

Gassho,
Dosho

Nindo
04-01-2011, 03:45 PM
Love your poker face, Jundo, and how it cracks at 2:20
:D

murasaki
04-01-2011, 03:53 PM
Hold on a second...if I'm going to be in your hotel room for the weekend, *you're* gonna be paying *me* the $15k. :D :D :D :P

Shohei
04-01-2011, 04:09 PM
lol i didnt even have to click this link to know... the truth!!

Good by dear teacher, and thank you!! Hello Gempo-sensei thank you for the many many lesson and lessons to come

Gassho
Shohei

Hogo
04-01-2011, 05:23 PM
Wow.
Almost brought tears to my eyes from laughing.
Great acting BTW. LOL
Gassho ~D.

Risho
04-01-2011, 05:38 PM
hahhah that was awesome :)

Onshin
04-01-2011, 06:30 PM
I look forward to April 1 every year, this one matches last years. (rats, no smileys again - please imagine a lol face here).

Seruoisly, though, when can I get my Treeleaf bikini?

Ekai
04-02-2011, 01:24 AM
This was the only Aprils Fools joke I got today! Good job!

Jodi

Hoyu
04-02-2011, 03:11 AM
Hahaha. I laughed my arse the whole time! This years beats Master Tin Tin in a Rakusu!

Gassho,
John

Dokan
04-02-2011, 04:49 AM
After hearing about your trist with Taigu, it explained a lot about Shohei's priest in training role. ;)

G,

s

Nenka
04-02-2011, 12:04 PM
Seriously, though? After a year or so of reading about Zen and inevitably coming across Genpo, Shimano, Baker, the apologists, the angry, the sex, the money, the books and confessions . . . it was pretty cool to see someone having a laugh with it all.

Gassho,

Jennifer

Hoyu
04-02-2011, 07:55 PM
I also loved the idea of franchising. Hummm, ZenDonalds has a nice ring to it! We can even have our own version of Ronald(named Donald McDonald in Japan. Only because they can't pronounce Rs) as pictured below.
http://www.tricycle.com/files/images/we ... Jeff_2.gif (http://http://www.tricycle.com/files/images/webexclusives/Bernie%26Jeff_2.gif)
Gassho,
John

Jundo
04-03-2011, 12:19 AM
I also loved the idea of franchising. Hummm, ZenDonalds has a nice ring to it! We can even have our own version of Ronald(named Donald McDonald in Japan. Only because they can't pronounce Rs) as pictured below.
http://www.tricycle.com/files/images/we ... Jeff_2.gif (http://http://www.tricycle.com/files/images/webexclusives/Bernie%26Jeff_2.gif)
Gassho,
John

http://www.geographyteachingtoday.org.uk/images/uploads/KS3_Paradise_WaiMcDonalds.jpg

(from Mc'ds in Thailand)

Kaishin
04-03-2011, 12:35 AM
Classic!

Hoyu
04-03-2011, 01:22 AM
Ok, hands down(or up in gassho, as in the case here) that is the coolest Ronald I've ever seen!

Gassho,
John

mikeyboy
04-03-2011, 06:27 AM
Oh Man, haven't been online in a day or so. I just joined and I live in Salt Lake City, site of the former Genpo Roshi's glory. For a moment, I nearly had a heart attack!

Just a sad mention...I understand Mr. Merzel is indeed teaching again already. It's even been announced on his former sangha's website. He is teaching up in the canyon behind my house. Apparently his pledge was not to teach anymore at the center in Salt Lake City, and his new facility is just outside city limits. And for a measly few thousand dollars you can become enlightened too! Unlike this sangha where you have to work at it for so long. As Genpo says, "The hard path is for those who can't afford the express lane!" The first bolt of enlightenment is of course...don't give this guy a nickel. A policy I'm happy to say I've had for a number of years here in this community.

Jundo, you nearly scared me to death...I was a full 40 seconds into the video announcement before I realized I was being had! Thanks for the laugh, damn you!

Here's to Big Mind (trademark) and other Big Ideas (copyright me, 2011),

Mike

Dojin
04-03-2011, 10:23 PM
Great idea!

lets add another branch in Israel!!! i am volunteering to lead this new branch. i really think that Israel could use another religion to fight over this country.

we will need all treeleaf members with military experience martial arts background to come to Israel as soon as possible.
the conquest of this land begins next week!

we will begin by taking over Tel-Aviv and using it as a port city and a base of operations. during the night its many bars and clubs could be used for R&R. after that we match on Jerusalem!

so to recap... first we take Tel-Aviv and then we take Jerusalem. or is it first we take Manhattan and than we take Berlin?

Gassho, Field Commander Dojin.

Stephanie
04-04-2011, 12:38 AM
This was great.

I've missed the New York sense of humor... you definitely have it, Jundo :)

Shugen
04-04-2011, 12:58 AM
Very Nice!!!

Ron

ScottM
04-04-2011, 03:28 AM
This was great.

I've missed the New York sense of humor... you definitely have it, Jundo :)


New York CITY...not, New York. ;)

Dojin
04-04-2011, 04:15 AM
New York CITY...not, New York. ;)

dont worry we will buy it too
:)

Shogen
04-04-2011, 09:23 AM
Earthquakes, Tsunami, devastation, radiation, and zen charlatans, yet still a sense of humor. Simply great! Gassho, Shogen

ghop
04-21-2011, 05:45 PM
Sign me up for BIG LIVER!!! (Trademark pending...)

Jundo, you're great!

gassho
Greg