• 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


    For Justice & Peace

    From what I'm reading, it looks like white nationalist groups are taking advantage of the situation to foment violence, with a serious goal of a second

    kirkmc Today, 08:29 AM Go to last post

    For Justice & Peace

    And this is where I part ways with Brad Warner. On Twitter, he said:

    "I do not support the #laprotest in any way shape or form."

    kirkmc Today, 08:28 AM Go to last post

    For Justice & Peace

    I disagree we canít determine what we will feel, we feel what we feel. I feel all sorts of things, not all of them pretty. Thatís where practice begins

    martyrob Today, 08:25 AM Go to last post

    For Justice & Peace

    I am very conflicted about what is going on, because the officer responsible was not arrested until things started burning, and if that is what it takes,

    Geika Today, 07:30 AM Go to last post

    For Justice & Peace

    Thank you Jundo for your teaching, and everyone else for participating in this discussion.

    Thanks especially to Onka, who is reflecting

    Kenny Today, 04:11 AM Go to last post