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    October 23rd Recommended Threads

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

    A bit of a Kyosaku snappin' reMINDer by me ...

    Yes, if someone is not sitting Zazen they should not be here. That goes not just for you, but for anyone. Otherwise, it is just like going to music lessons without playing music. This is not for folks who watch from the sidelines. Oh, okay to have a "look around" for a few days or so ... but then, either pick up a guitar or find the door.
    ... found here, in Joshua's lovely vows ... Falling Forward ...
    http://www.treeleaf.org/forums/showt...ailing-Forward

    Another snap' ... announcing our latest Treeleaf Global Service Days: October 20th-November 2nd, 2014 ... get out there (if you physically can) and help some sentient beings! ...
    http://www.treeleaf.org/forums/showt...ember-2nd-2014

    What about other Practices ... such as chanting to a Buddha or praying to Jesus? ...Chan style Buddha remembrance. Acceptable? ...
    http://www.treeleaf.org/forums/showt...nce-Acceptable

    ... also ... Acceptance of multiple religious paths? ...
    http://www.treeleaf.org/forums/showt...eligious-paths

    Teachers teaching students, students teaching teachers, everyone their own teacher and nothing to teach! ... TEACHER QUESTION: Teacher-student relationship ...
    http://www.treeleaf.org/forums/showt...t-relationship

    If ya happen to be around Sweden ... Fugen is leading a Retreat in Tiveden on 11/29 ...
    http://www.treeleaf.org/forums/showt...t-in-Sweden%21

    AND TWO THREADS MORE FOR WONKY FOLKS INTERESTED IN ZEN "POLICY, PROCEDURE, POLITICS & HISTORY PAST" ...

    Some discussion of the bells and bows ... Question on chanting, maybe to the Inos, and others ...
    http://www.treeleaf.org/forums/showt...nos-and-others

    A unvarnished look at salaries and life for Buddhist Clergy, not only today but through the centuries ... Dharma itself as livelihood ...
    http://www.treeleaf.org/forums/showt...-as-livelihood



    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; 10-23-2014 at 05:57 AM.
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    Hello Jundo, Elgwyn here. I would like to sit in group meditation with Treeleaf, and I recognize I'm a junior member--would that be okay? Would that happen tomorrow Friday Central Time USA--If possible, could you give me help in logging into sitting, time, and directions?

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    Hey E,

    Check it out:


    http://www.treeleaf.org/forums/forum...ENKAI-NETCASTS


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

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    Hi Elgwyn,

    Yes, of course, and I just PMd you some pointers on that.

    Gassho, J
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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