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Jundo
12-18-2011, 05:08 AM
I am in China today, where Youtube is banned ... so I am not sure if I can post today's sitting or not ....

But I would like to wish each and all members of Treeleaf, and our "Sit-a-Long" family, a Peaceful Rohatsu, Merry Christmas and Happy Chanukah ...

.... as well as All the Happy Holidays of Peace and Goodwill, whenever and whatever they are ...

... and a Very Tranquil and Content 'Just This Very Moment' too, ever new and changing ...


This also leads to a related topic ...

Heading home to see family and friends always presents a few special "opportunities for Practice" at this time of year ...

Meeting family and old friends ... how do you explain to them about "being a Buddhist"?

You may even start to feel a little guilty for not being part of the religion you were raised in.

How should we celebrate the holidays with friends and family?

My answer: Sing all the songs, be with the ones we love ... Celebrate Peace & Joy!

Today’s Sit-A-Long video follows at this link. Remember: recording ends soon after the beginning bells; a sitting time of 15 to 35 minutes is recommended

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTXKHMmzyLo

andyZ
12-19-2011, 12:02 PM
Thank you Jundo, your Buddhist jingles made me smile :)
Wish you and all Sangha a happy holiday season!

Shokai
12-19-2011, 12:48 PM
Thank you Jundo;

Thank you for the holiday wisdom :lol:
Wishing you a happy China experience and Holiday happiness to all of Tree Leaf

_/_ :D

Nindo
12-19-2011, 06:36 PM
And happy Solstice to all !!!!
8)

Myoku
12-20-2011, 08:14 AM
Thank you, a timely reminder
_()_
Peter

Ray
12-20-2011, 09:29 AM
Thank you Jundo,

After listening to your talk, am going to feel less of an alien when I get dragged to the Sikh temple every week!

May all at treeleaf have a joyous and peaceful Christmas and new year.

Gassho

Ray

Rimon
12-20-2011, 11:23 AM
You are great Jundo! Thanks for sharing.

I love the idea of turning the rohatsu into a family event. Keep us posted about that.

This Xmas I'm going to work on a koan: how do you silently sing "Silent Night"? :lol:

Gasho-ho-ho

Rimon

Dokan
12-20-2011, 01:56 PM
Thank you Jundo.

Enjoy your time with your new one.

G

s

PS - Published to podcast! As an aside...you mention the challenge of viewing YouTube in China, but apparently you can hear the podcast! Here's a shot of the Treeleaf podcast listeners:



Also, visitors who have read about the podcast (or bots):



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ScottM
12-20-2011, 04:57 PM
Thank you Jundo.

Gassho,
Dosho

Kyonin
12-20-2011, 05:29 PM
You really made me smile with this talk and for that I thank you, Jundo San.

I totally agree. Sometimes we forget that our own mental blocks get in the way of enjoying the holidays.

And now I will perform for you Silent Night....











:)

Ekai
12-22-2011, 12:56 AM
Happy Holidays to you and your even bigger family.

I, too, like the idea of making the Buddhist holidays more family-friendly.

Thanks,
Jodi

Onshin
12-22-2011, 09:31 PM
Thank you and merry humbug one and all


Ho Ho Ho mani padme hum :lol:

BrianW
12-23-2011, 04:37 AM
Thank you Jundo ... happy holidays! And happy holidays to everyone at Treeleaf! 2011 one heck of year for me and the fam, but we're still a fam!

Gassho,
Jisen/BrianW

Hoyu
12-26-2011, 03:23 AM
How fun :lol:
Totally in favor of making more family friendly Buddhist holidays as well!

Gassho,
John

Kaishin
01-10-2012, 06:42 PM
:lol:

As always, thank you for your wisdom and humor.