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    Our 'Shukke Tokudo' Homeleaving Ordination of Kyonin, Yugen & Shokai - THIS SUNDAY!

    This Sunday June 9th (Sunday 10 AM Eastern Time, 7AM Pacific Time in North America, 3pm London Time and 4pm Paris Time), our Sangha will welcome new novice priests through the ritual of 'Shukke Tokudo' Homeleaving Ordination.

    As is typical of our Sangha, the ceremony will be conducted simultaneously in four places around the world ... dropping all thought of here and there, now and then ... with the Preceptor (Jundo) in Japan, and our Ordainees, Kyonin Barros in Mexico, Shokai Maxwell in Canada and Yugen Kemos in the United States.

    If you would like to witness the ceremony, and join in our celebration, the netcast will be seen at this link ...

    The ceremony will be about an hour or so. So far, Shingen (Michael) has agreed to join us on Google+ "as a witness, and we have room for 3 additional folks who have webcams and know how to join a Google+ Hangout. If you can commit to being there, and are already familiar with Google+, please post below. While everyone else will watch "one way" at the link above, Shingen and the others will be representing the warm hearts of everyone witnessing the ceremony from home.

    If you cannot join us live, FEAR NOT, as the entire event will be recorded and shared with everyone at the above link for all to witness later.

    Thank you to all in our Sangha for joining us in this time of celebration.

    If you would like to read a bit more about the meaning of Shukke Tokudo Homeleaving as a Novice-Priest here at Treeleaf, please look here ...

    Gassho, Jundo
    Last edited by Jundo; 06-09-2013 at 01:54 PM.

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    This is wonderful! Deep bows and much respect for Kyonin, Shokai and Yugen.

    If there is a free space I would be honored to act as a witness. If not I will be there at the back.
    Deep bows,

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    Wonderful! Wonderful!

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    Oh, and if I may ask for witnesses to dress a bit for the event ... button down and jacket for the gents, no t-shirts please.

    Please wear your Rakusu if you have too.
    Last edited by Jundo; 06-06-2013 at 05:50 PM.

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    Yes, Matt. Thank you.

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    I am humbled and feel gratitude to the point of tears for your support and presence. It was a beautiful ceremony - usually I have no problem finding words but today, not so easy. I have never such a deep emotional commitment to a path - while marriage and fatherhood are my life's vows, the ones I have taken and reaffirmed today guide me in my life as a father, husband, sangha member, and human being. It is so encompassing it is almost overwhelming. I could not have come this far without you - and the path forward is not to be traveled alone either. Thanks to sangha mates old and new - I look forward to many years of practice and celebrating life with you. I will do my very best to live my vows and practice thoroughly with you.

    Deep bows
    Shodo Yugen
    Last edited by Yugen; 06-09-2013 at 10:02 PM.

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    Much respect and bows to you all.

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    My deep respect and congratulations to the homeleavers. May they walk the way with joy and love.

    I can be there and act and would be honoured to acts as a witness if suitable.


    Last edited by Taikyo; 06-06-2013 at 06:19 PM.

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    Kyonin, Shokai and Yugen, congratulations!

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    Hello David,

    You are welcome to join us at Google+. I will add your name.

    Gassho, J

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    Kyonin, Shokai and Yugen - congratulations, will look forward to watching the recorded netcast.

    You have all been such a solid presence at Tree Leaf for me.

    Thank you for your practice



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    Thank you all.

    It is a very special time for us. I hope you all can make it.


    Please remember I am only a priest in training. I could be wrong in everything I say. Slap me if needed.

    The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few, or the one. Mr. Spock

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    I'll be there in whatever capacity is needed.

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    I'll be there to see my brothers leave home.


    明 Seimyō (Christhatischris)

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    Great news. Much respect with deep bows.
    平 息

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    Since we seem to have (at least to my count), three witnesses, I'm willing to be held in reserve in case of the unexpected. Congratulations, guys - well deserved


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    My Brother Kyonin is right. This is a very special time for us - I am nothing but the recipient of the grace, and opportunity, that you all have created by practicing here. This opportunity is something to be cherished, nourished, and recognized for its renewal, day by day. I shall do my very best to be worthy of your practice.

    We celebrate what you all have created here.

    Thank you.

    Deep bows
    Last edited by Yugen; 06-06-2013 at 11:15 PM.

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    Will join "one way"... congratulations

    Kōshin / Leo

    P.S. Yup, I know, my English sucks

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    Yes, this is a wonderful time and would be honored to be there live to witness.

    倫道 真現

    As a trainee priest, please take any commentary by me on matters of the Dharma with a pinch of salt.

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    Kyonin,Yugen and Shokai, congratulations and thank you for continuing to give our Sangha your support and practice.


    (Jack K.)

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    Deep bows to all of you, and to each of you. Gassho, Ann/Josho

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    Gassho guys


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    Just wanted to drop by to tell you how happy I am for you guys!
    Will follow the ceremony live (w/out webcam) if I feel well again...

    All the best,


    no thing needs to be added

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    I will be there with bells on! Congratulations again!


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    Do we have to put our names onto a list to be part of the live ceremony?

    倫道 真現

    As a trainee priest, please take any commentary by me on matters of the Dharma with a pinch of salt.

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    I'm not sure about this either?

    Live, one way or recorded. I'll be there in my Sunday best but minus the rakusu.


    Quote Originally Posted by Shingen View Post
    Do we have to put our names onto a list to be part of the live ceremony?


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    I will do my best to participate but due to some work responsibilities, I am not certain that I can watch it live.

    Congratulations again Yugen, Kyonin and Shokai.

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    Congrats to all. Especially to the old guy who looks so young -)

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    All life is change, and that has certainly been so here at Treeleaf. This is the first post I saw upon checking in after a regrettably long hiatus. I am pleased to see and congratulate some familiar old friends on this wonderful occasion.
    Excellent. and hello to all again.

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    Good to see you again Hogo.
    平 息

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    Congrats to all!

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    Congratulations to Kyonin, Yugen, and Shokai! I will be there "one way".


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    Congratulations to all on this next (non)step!



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    Best wishes to all three of you. You are shining examples of the Treeleaf community. I will be there to witness your homeleaving.

    Congratulations on the commitment you are about to make.

    Deep bows

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    Thank you Shokai, Yugen, Kyonin,
    wonderful ceremony, wonderful commitment. Congratulation!

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    Congratulations Yugen, Kyonin, and Shokai!

    A beautiful love and gratitude to all my brothers and sisters in the dharma.

    Deep bows.

    If I am posting, I have sat today.

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    Thank you, guys & congratulations. I'm glad I was able to view the ceremony. Have a wonderful Sunday


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    Congratulations! Very nice ceremony. I'm glad I was able to watch it live for a change. Enjoy your day!

    As a priest in training, please take everything I say with a pinch of salt

    Meido Shugen
    明道 修眼

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    Congratulations Kyonin, Yugen, and Shokai! What a beautiful ceremony ... thank you for your practice and commitment.

    Deep Bows
    倫道 真現

    As a trainee priest, please take any commentary by me on matters of the Dharma with a pinch of salt.

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    Excellent ceremony. Congratulations guys.
    ~Hogo / Dave.

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    Congrats to all of you - I wish you all the very, very best!


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    Congratulations to Kyonin, Yugen, and Shokai! A really great ceremony. Very moving. Thanks to all involved. Beautiful. Beautiful!

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    Go and have a nice rest.

    beautiful ceremony and a wonderful beginless time.



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    Beautiful and moving ceremony. Thank you for your practice and commitment.

    Deep bows,

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    Congratulations to our new unsui (sorry I cannot remember all your new names), it was a very moving ceremony. Gassho, Gassho, Gassho.
    平 息

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    "All things are fresh and New"... How Beautiful.. The sincerity of Kyonin, Shokai, and Yugen was very clear. I have witnessed ordinations under the late Daido Loori Roshi before, and there is no difference in the emotions the ceremony elicits, be it in a physical monastery or here in this space-less space that Reverends Jundo and Taigu have been kind and wise enough to offer us. I am deeply moved.

    Congratulations again to Kyonin, Shokai, and Yugen; may you carry this great way forward with pure and humble hearts. From what I have seen of you all in my short time here I have no reason to doubt that you will. I look forward to continuing along the way with you all in your new roles as Treeleaf Unsui.

    Endlessly on the path with you,

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    Deep bows the new Unsui!! Brilliant ceremony and agreed - very moving and honoured to witness it!


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    Congratulations are in order! Thank you all for your commitment!


    Hans Chudo Mongen

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    Congratulations Yugen, Kyonin and Shokai... what a great day, beautiful ceremony, all together as one

    Deep Bows

    Kōshin / Leo

    P.S. Yup, I know, my English sucks

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    Congratulations Kyonin, Yugen and Shokai and thank you for your commitment to the Dharma.
    Gassho, Jakudo.
    Gassho, Shawn Jakudo Hinton
    It all begins when we say, I. Everything that follows is illusion.
    "Even to speak the word Buddha is dragging in the mud soaking wet; Even to say the word Zen is a total embarrassment."

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