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    September 5th Recommended Threads

    I encourage looking at these threads, topics and posts today ...

    Our September 6th-7th, 2014 MONTHLY 4-hour ZAZENKAI! ... commencing the start of ANGO! ...
    http://www.treeleaf.org/forums/showt...ASON-BEGINS%21

    More information on ANGO (90 Day Special Practice Season) ...
    http://www.treeleaf.org/forums/showt...0-Days%29-2014

    ... and JUKAI (Undertaking the Precepts) ... ALL ARE WELCOME TO JOIN IN! ...
    http://www.treeleaf.org/forums/showt...I-TIME-2014%21

    My and Bro. Brad's crazy-wise boring-thrilling take on Zen Practice, Enlightenment and tangerines ... The best Zazen is so boring ...
    http://www.treeleaf.org/forums/showt...n-is-so-boring

    A call for Any other military veterans here at Treeleaf? ... I know we have a few more combat vets than have responded ...
    http://www.treeleaf.org/forums/showt...ere-at-Treleaf

    A reminder of Daizan wonderful project ... and the dark places of the past ... Painting dark places ...
    http://www.treeleaf.org/forums/showt...ng-dark-places

    Might we be living inside a dream? It'll blow your mind man, but Basic Buddhism 101 says ... YES! ....
    http://www.treeleaf.org/forums/showt...l=1#post135594

    A rather heavy discussion on A Discussion About Race, Gender and Class ... whether Western Buddhism can be "elitist" ... how to make Buddhism, Zen and Treeleaf inclusive of the poor, minorities, the downtrodden, etc. ?
    http://www.treeleaf.org/forums/showt...nder-and-Class




    A Re-MINDER on SIMPLICITY:

    In a Zen Monastery, SILENCE or A FEW WISE WORDS are cherished over MANY WORDS. Thus, I advise folks to restrain the need to speak unless the heart truly calls. If you find yourself posting many times each day, maybe consider what truly needs to be said ... and when it is best just to answer with silence and an inner Gassho.

    SILENCE OR A FEW HESITANT WORDS OF FRIENDSHIP AND SUPPORT OFTEN SPEAK MOST PROFOUNDLY. Post when it is truly important to you and needs to be spoken from the warm heart.

    (too much silence or shyness can also be excessive ... so take the Middle Way!)

    Also, to those who may get lost among the many threads and conversations in our Forum, please think of a monastery made of wood or brick, with 100 monks holding 10,000 conversations in the hallways, kitchen, Abbot's rooms and library (I assume no chatting in the Zendo where people sit Zazen).

    Would you need or want to hear or join in all or most conversations? Of course not! You would, at best, pick and choose the conversations relevant and helpful to you.

    So here too in our Sangha, NO NEED TO READ EVERY CONVERSATION: Try to note the ones that seem helpful to your Practice or interests, leave the rest. The above threads are a few suggestions.

    Gassho, Jundo
    Last edited by Jundo; 09-04-2014 at 04:39 PM.
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