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    Metta Request for Peter Muryo Matthiessen Roshi

    Dear All,

    A special metta request from my mentor (and an inspiration for Treeleaf's founding), Mitch Doshin Cantor of the White Plum. Doshin's teacher is Muryo Roshi, Peter Matthiessen, the naturalist-explorer who also happens to be one of the great American writers of the past century. Doshin writes ...

    Jundo--Muryo is in the last transition. We are hoping his vitals will get to a point where he can have hospice at home. The attached article was released today.I hope you will find it of value and perhaps share it where you are comfortable.

    Hopefully, he will get to see the reviews in the coming week or so.

    Love,Mitch
    Doshin is referring to this article today on Muryo Roshi that is in the New York Times. The man seems to be leaving this world with as much grace and energy as he has lived in it.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/06/ma...oing.html?_r=2

    An amazing life story, and such amazing books (I recommend "The Snow Leopard" and "Nine Headed Dragon River" to folks is you have never read any of his stuff) ...

    http://www.shambhala.com/nine-headed-dragon-river.html

    Let us sit for Muryo Roshi, who brought so much into this world.

    Nine Bows, J

    Last edited by Jundo; 04-04-2014 at 05:10 PM.
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    Much metta to Muryo Roshi. As I young man, I was greatly influenced by his book "The Snow Leopard." I often quote him in my yoga classes when I am trying to stress the importance of breath to my students. "In this very breath that we now take lies the secret that all great teachers try to tell us."

    Gassho,
    Juki
    "First you have to give up." Tyler Durden

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    Much metta to Muryo Roshi, his family, and all who love him. Deep bows.

    Gassho,
    Dosho

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    Deep bows for Muryo Roshi and all the theachers, known and unknown, who show us the Path. Metta

    Gassho
    Thank you for your practice

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    Eishuu
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    I will sit for him and send much metta...The Snow Leopard is probably my favourite book and touched me deeply as I know it has so many others. I am very sad to hear he is leaving this world and I hope that he is able to have hospice at home.

    Gassho
    Lucy

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    Mp
    Guest
    Much metta to Muryo Roshi and his family. Thank you for being a bright jewel - will dedicate tonights zazenkai.

    Deep bows
    Shingen

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    Much metta to Muryo Roshi and his family and friends. I have The Snow Leopard but never read it. Will do so now.

    I hope he can get to be at home in his final days.

    Gassho
    Andy

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    Metta to all.


    Gassho,
    Myosha
    "Recognize suffering, remove suffering." - Shakyamuni Buddha when asked, "Uhm . . .what?"

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    Treeleaf Unsui Shugen's Avatar
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    Thank you for the update. I very much enjoyed his writing.

    With Metta,


    Shugen
    Meido Shugen
    明道 修眼

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    Much metta.

    Gassho,

    Risho

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    Metta Muryo Roshi
    with gratitude
    Gary
    Drinking tea and eating rice.

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    Will dedicate my sit to Muryo Roshi. I wish for him he can stay at home.

    Gassho,

    Daitetsu
    no thing needs to be added

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    Much metta, and I will sit tonight for him.

    Gassho,
    Tim
    "The moment has priority". ~ Bon Haeng

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    Nindo
    Guest
    Oh wow ... he's been such an inspiration for me.
    Many bows.

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    Metta for Muryo Roshi,

    'The Snow Leopard' is a wonderful book.

    Gassho.

    Willow

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    Metta to Muryo Roshi, his family, and friends.

    Gassho,
    Heishu


    “Blessed are the flexible, for they never get bent out of shape." Author Unknown

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    Much metta, will sit for Muryo Roshi and all teachers said and unsaid.
    Gassho
    Clark

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    Shocking news. We had just ordered his newly released book. Such a gifted vital man.
    i do hope his passing is gentle and peace imbued. I will miss him and his inspired writings.

    bowing to Muryo Roshi in gratitude and deep respect!

    Anne

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    Nindo
    Guest
    the weathered face of muryo always gave me comfort
    maybe it was that he shared how he secretly drafted sentences during zazen
    or the way I heard him say Pay Attention! on a tape I played
    over and over in my car


    thus leave us these old pillars of zen
    not by falling like trees
    but by becoming lighter and lighter until
    they take off in a heron's flight
    in fall or spring


    zen is a way to lead you to your long lost home
    may you arrive
    oh muryo may your flight go well


    I will never forget how you spoke about cranes

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    Treeleaf Engineer Seimyo's Avatar
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    Metta for Muryo Roshi.

    Gassho
    Seimyo

    明 Seimyō (Christhatischris)

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    With the rest, gassho.
    求道芸化 Kyūdō Geika
    I am just a priest-in-training, please do not take anything I say as a teaching.

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    Sitting and sending metta for Muryo Roshi.

    Deep bows,

    Kyonin
    Hondō Kyōnin
    奔道 協忍

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    I have sat for Murdo rosh I and will do so again.
    gassho, Shokai

    gassho, Jindo Shokai, an itinerant monk emeritus still learning the way and knowing nothing.
    合掌 仁道 生開 - gassho, Jindo Shokai "Open to life in a benevolent way"
    日々是好日 【nichi nichi korego nichi】Every Day is a Good Day!!

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    Much metta to Muryo Roshi.

    Gassho, Entai

    泰 Entai (Bill)
    "this is not a dress rehearsal"

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    The NYTimes has reported on Muryo Roshi's death today.

    /\
    Anne

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    Thank you for letting us know, Anne. Metta for him and his family, and everyone. Gassho
    求道芸化 Kyūdō Geika
    I am just a priest-in-training, please do not take anything I say as a teaching.

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    May the Path he showed us, be our Path

    Deep Gassho
    Thank you for your practice

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    Yugen
    Guest
    There is an excellent piece on Matthiessen, his life, writing, and Zen practice in the New York Times. What I found particularly significant was the story of his travel to Auschwitz with Bernie Glassman. They sat zazen on the train platforms where the arriving prisoners were selected for death. Their reflections of that place and Glassman's remarks on human nature are very sobering.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/06/ma...mid=tw-nytimes

    Deep bows
    Yugen

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    Mp
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yugen View Post
    There is an excellent piece on Matthiessen, his life, writing, and Zen practice in the New York Times. What I found particularly significant was the story of his travel to Auschwitz with Bernie Glassman. They sat zazen on the train platforms where the arriving prisoners were selected for death. Their reflections of that place and Glassman's remarks on human nature are very sobering.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/06/ma...mid=tw-nytimes

    Deep bows
    Yugen
    Thank you Yugen, I too also read this article by the NYTimes this morning http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/06/bo...ead-at-86.html. Very beautiful and touching.

    Gassho
    Shingen

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    warmest thoughts.
    Diligently attain nothing. Sort of. Best not to over-think it.
    http://www.janxter.com/

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    I had come across the article on Facebook, thanks, Yugen.
    求道芸化 Kyūdō Geika
    I am just a priest-in-training, please do not take anything I say as a teaching.

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