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Jundo
03-31-2012, 04:31 PM
http://www.treeleaf.org/forum/download/file.php?id=691 It is the first day of April here in Japan, the start of Spring, and that is a time to think of endings and beginnings ...

SO, I AM VERY SAD TO ANNOUNCE THE END OF TREELEAF SANGHA as it has been until now ...

... and the BIRTH OF A NEW AND IMPROVED TREELEAF ...

We are just trying to make BUDDHISM SEXIER!

We asked for your suggestions, and we listened ... to all of them! Even the really really dumb ones!

In fact, this may be THE END OF BUDDHISM AND ZEN!

There is no Zazen sitting to accompany today's talk ... as we have done away with the sitting too. To be honest, I never really got much out of it.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I__xc3h9k1Q&list=UUg6u7WavLmwMKe4vFfXStzQ&index=1&feature=plcp

ghop
03-31-2012, 04:51 PM
This talk deserves an Oscar :!:

The Saturday Night Live version of Treeleaf :lol: :lol:

My wife says, if you want to make Treeleaf more appealing, make Sada the sensei. Well, really she just said, "Awwww," which I took to mean, "If you really want to make Treeleaf more appealing show more of the baby."

Thanks for adding some fun to my morning.

Gassho
Greg

Myozan Kodo
03-31-2012, 05:06 PM
Great stuff. A fantastic talk. Just one problem. Since I have copyrighted and now own the name "Treeleaf" you gotta pay me ten dollars every time you (or anyone else) uses it. I'm sick of this sitting still baloney. Time to make some money.
:evil:
Gassho
Midas Myozan
:wink:

Marek
03-31-2012, 05:07 PM
,,How to become a Zen Buddhist Celebrity in 7 days"

:D :lol: :lol: :D

Thank you Jundo, you definitely made my day (first day of spring). :D

Myoshin
03-31-2012, 05:13 PM
Jundo

You made ma scared when I wrote the end of Trééleaf Sangha lol

Gassho to you and your family and Taigu too

Yang Hsin

Nenka
03-31-2012, 05:35 PM
You need some more 06:59.

:twisted: :lol: :twisted:

Gassho

Jen

Gary
03-31-2012, 06:19 PM
So funny Jundo, finally my 7 year old son is interested in Buddhism, must have been the Lego. :D
Gassho
Gary

Jiken
03-31-2012, 06:48 PM
Wow that shoji screen really does make a difference. I totally took you seriously this time. hahaha!

Was a lot fun,

Daido

KellyRok
03-31-2012, 07:06 PM
This was an "epic" performance! I think your down with the young peeps now. :lol:

Loved your message...You know, I'm kind of partial to Treeleaf the way it is....and who doesn't love seeing cute babies. :wink:

bows,
Kelly/Jinmei

Jinyo
03-31-2012, 07:46 PM
Excellent! :lol: :lol:

Willow

Shinko
03-31-2012, 08:58 PM
Priceless!!

Hoyu
03-31-2012, 09:22 PM
What an epic uber wicked talk!


Nenka wrote:
You need some more 06:59.
:lol:

Owndrum
03-31-2012, 09:31 PM
Jundo,
Please put me down for a share in "The Buddha Palace" Las Vegas.
What are your expected returns on the investment?
Would it be at least a free pass to Nirvana?

Gassho
Owndrum
LOL

pinoybuddhist
03-31-2012, 09:34 PM
This talk was an epic win! Please keep the hair and the tat! :lol: I'm gonna be chillaxing with the recorded zazenkai in about half an hour. _/|_

pinoybuddhist
03-31-2012, 09:37 PM
About the Buddha Palace: Don't forget to put in the Zen Salon and Spa, where you can get Annutara Samyak Sambodhi while getting a full-body shiatsu and swedish massage or having your nails done! :mrgreen:

Risho
03-31-2012, 09:40 PM
Awesome!!!!! hahahahah

Risho

Jinyu
03-31-2012, 10:22 PM
That was excellent! :mrgreen:
You should have heard YangHsin flipping out on the phone... he was sure Treeleaf was over! :lol:
He told me something very nice, he said: "I was just getting comfortable in this Sangha, I was starting to feel at home in that Sangha... Why is it over?"... Very cute but also very funny 'cause I knew Jundo was a prank specialist! :twisted:

Have a very nice day everyone!
deep gassho,
Jinyu

Dokan
04-01-2012, 04:56 AM
You're insane Jundo. :-) Although I did really dig the fauxhawk!

Gassho

Dokan

PS - Up on podcast

Sent from my GT-P1000 using Tapatalk

Myoku
04-01-2012, 10:02 AM
Thank you Jundo, though funny it has quite some important core teaching in it, I think. I just feel it also has a bit of taste like "We're doing it right, while TNH and HHDL are not the real buddhism", which I think is not the case, they are just a different flavour. But probably I'm just over sensitive here.
Gassho
Myoku

Rich
04-01-2012, 01:25 PM
Thank you Jundo, though funny it has quite some important core teaching in it, I think. I just feel it also has a bit of taste like "We're doing it right, while TNH and HHDL are not the real buddhism", which I think is not the case, they are just a different flavour. But probably I'm just over sensitive here.
Gassho
Myoku

I think TNH and HHDL would laugh along with us and I'll tell you why. Even though they are great teachers (TNH's Walking in the Footsteps of the Buddha is one of my alltime favorites) they are ordinary human beings who practice accepting reality and the pain and suffering that appears and what to do with it. Viewing themselves as such (not as famous teachers) how could one not laugh at and with Jundo :) in his end of treeleaf performance. You are right - they are a different flavor but ice cream is ice cream and I didn't get the feeling that we are right and they are wrong.

6yx
04-01-2012, 03:49 PM
I really enjoyed this one. Thank you for making it.

Shohei
04-01-2012, 04:34 PM
AWESOMESAUCE! Count me in... i do believe this sums up my commitment to the New and improved treeleaf in just 6 words!

http://motivpic.com/users-data/pics/1/17/shut-up-and-take-my-money-1f46.jpg

Heisoku
04-01-2012, 06:15 PM
Dig the haircut...that at least you can keep!!

Thanks for the giggle :lol:

Seiryu
04-01-2012, 06:21 PM
the buddha said; don't be hatin';


that was one of many smiles

ScottM
04-01-2012, 08:34 PM
Jundo,

Based on what I've just seen I can no longer in good conscience continue on the path to shukke tokudo. I'm sorry but I just don't agree with this new direction for Treeleaf...

...unless I get a cut of the casino profits...then, I'm good. :twisted:

Gassho,
Dosho

P.S. I'll only agree if the actual casino is built with actual LEGOS...if not, no deal. ;)

Shugen
04-01-2012, 10:40 PM
I'm mildly concerned about the long term effects of this Zazen thing...:-D

Ron


Shugen

Shokai
04-02-2012, 12:37 PM
Thank you Jundo, I just love the look of wonder on Sa-chan's face when the zen master, stripped of his epic-uber-dude-i-ness rings the bell for the commencement of zazen. Fear not, Punch & Judy have nothing on TNH and HHDL !!!
http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/s320x320/525329_303804803024665_207716215966858_772332_3327 47744_n.jpg
Seriously tho, I was secretly hoping you'd let us all come back as goats!
oh heck; sheep, goats. What's the difference; shall we sit with that?? :D

Ekai
04-02-2012, 02:03 PM
Too funny! Loved it and the baby is so cute!

Gassho,
Ekai

Jigetsu
04-02-2012, 02:53 PM
Any time I listen to the Dalai Lama speak from here on, I'll hear it in Jundo's "Dalai Lama" voice. :D

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Jigetsu

Jigetsu
04-02-2012, 03:22 PM
Also, +1 to Jundo with a mohawk.

Ray
04-04-2012, 11:07 AM
Umm jundo stay off the drugs.

I was very happy at the end to hear that this was going to remain"boring ole treeleaf" because our minds are entertaining enough without all the extra stuff to sell za zen! Thanks very much for the talk.

Gassho

Kyonin
04-04-2012, 11:34 AM
Finally! A place where I can go burn money on a casino and then do some zazen to fight the guilt!

This is genius, Jundo! I'm in! :D

Thanks for the laughs.

Hogo
04-07-2012, 03:12 PM
:lol:

Shingen
04-18-2012, 02:40 PM
Fantastic performance Jundo ...

I loved the hat ... makes the whole image perfect. :D

Thanks for the great share.

Gassho

Thane
06-05-2012, 08:39 AM
Dear Jundo

Brilliant talk. Made me laugh out loud but you certainly made your point
Gassho

Thane

Jundo
06-05-2012, 10:42 AM
Dear Jundo

Brilliant talk. Made me laugh out loud but you certainly made your point
Gassho

Thane

I am glad, but just don't confuse this posting with the following!


http://www.treeleaf.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/treeleaf-logo-soto.png

Our TREELEAF SANGHA FORUM & WEBSITE WILL BE CLOSED and UNAVAILABLE from around JUNE 11th to allow for a software upgrade, data move and the installation of new features upon OUR REBIRTH A FEW DAYS (probably 3 to 5 days) LATER!

And there is a very good reason:

The work is intended to make our Sangha more "user-non-user friendly", improve accessibility, availability of resources, mutual communication and understanding for both new members and old hands. We hope that these select changes, additions and software upgrades will make all our Sangha folks feel even more at home in this community, and make Treeleaf an even more welcoming, simpler to navigate and effective place for Zen Practice. Some of the changes and additions will be available immediately or soon after we "come back on the air". Other additions and new features will be phased in over the days and weeks thereafter. We will introduce the new features as they "come online", but we are sure most of you will like them and will find them helpful, envigorating to your Zen Practice, and often just plain "COOL!" 8)

SO, LET'S CONSIDER THOSE FEW DAYS AWAY A KIND OF 'SILENT RETREAT' AROUND HERE! :wink:

Taigu and I wish to thank the people who have been working so hard for weeks and months on this ... tirelessly and selflessly through often long hours, donating their professional skills and expertise ... locating, mastering and installing the new software, designing and redesigning the user interfaces, solving 1001 technical problems that came up along the way, especially Chris (ChristhatisChris), Morelos (Kyonin/Choco), Dokan and Shohei. I would also like to thank the other folks who have been involved in several accompanying projects happening as part of these changes, especially Yugen who is involved in so many things, Willow and the rest of the members of the "Engaged and Charitable Projects Committee", the "TREELEAF 2.0 Committee" and "Sticky Committee", and our novice priests Mongen the film maker, Fugen, Shinkai, Myozan and Dosho who were involved all through providing input.

THANK YOU! LET'S CELEBRATE THE COMING OF ....

... our TREELEAF 2.0 ... a small step on the road to the 3-D Holographic Zen Hall that I expect we will someday soon be!

viewtopic.php?f=19&t=3343 (http://http://www.treeleaf.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=3343)

I will be reposting this notice several times in the coming days!

Gassho, Jundo (and Taigu too)