• About Treeleaf Zendo

    Treeleaf Zendo is a Zen Buddhist Sangha in the Soto lineage of Masters Eihei Dogen, Gudo Wafu Nishijima and Rempo Niwa, former Abbot of Eiheiji. The teacher is Jundo Cohen.

    We practice 'just sitting' Shikantaza Zazen.

    This Zendo is dedicated to students of Zen Buddhist who cannot travel to a Zen Center, or who otherwise wish personal contact with a Zen teacher. By this page, please feel free to ask any question, sit Zazen online with other members, arrange a Dokusan face-to-face meeting with a teacher by video link, join us for live Zazenkai and Sesshin broadcasts, and have access to dozens of talks and writings. We also have "Sit-a-Long" Zazen netcasts and this "Community Forum" for discussions of this and that.

    There is no being 'distant,' no 'near' or 'far,' and all are welcome...

    Treeleaf Sangha is a multicultural Zen Buddhist Community in which people of all socio-economic classes, nationalities, races, ages, creeds, genders, sexual orientation and identification, and physical abilities discover shared humanity by direct experience of one anothers' lives. We are open to all. We commit ourselves to cultivating a practice in diversity and multiculturalism by incorporating into our practice the dissolving of all barriers that perpetuate the suffering of separation, prejudice, and discrimination. We intend to expand and develop our awareness of the ways we are conditioned to separate ourselves by socioeconomic class, nationality, race, age, creed, gender, sexual orientation, physical ability and other forms of identity.
  • Recent Forum Posts


    Ryaku Fusatsu

    A quick search of some commentaries (not definitive history) shows that the early Buddhists wished to space the ceremonies a bit, perhaps because it included

    Jundo Today, 04:42 AM Go to last post

    Ryaku Fusatsu

    Thank you Kokuu. I used to observe Uposatha / Ryaku Fusatsu. A few years ago life got in the way and I fell out of the habit. It is a good one though.

    Sekishi Today, 03:23 AM Go to last post

    Ryaku Fusatsu

    What is the significance of doing this on the full moon? Or is that Jundo's point?

    Thanks to all in advance for their insights.

    Kate Today, 03:14 AM Go to last post


    For non-sci-fi geeks, "Grok" was coined by Robert Heinlein for one of his sci-fi novels from the early 1960s. The original intent is fascinating,

    Ryushi Yesterday, 09:46 PM Go to last post

    Chant at ring big bell

    Beautiful, Kakunen! Thank you for sharing with us.


    Kokuu Yesterday, 08:25 PM Go to last post