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    November 19th Recommended Threads

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

    ATTENTION! Our "AT HOME" 2-DAY ROHATSU RETREAT - December 5th to 7th! BE READY! ...

    Though sometimes we may daydream in Zazen ... and though all of life is somewhat of a dream ... why Zazen is not Daydreaming ...

    Instead of feeling Entitlement ... better to feel endless Gratitude ...

    And, in a similar way, sitting as endless Big "S" Satisfaction even when in the "getting-old-crisis" ...

    Sitting for he health and ease in all ills, for the entire Plum Village Community ... Thich Nhat Hanh (in hospital) ...


    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

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    I have been absent with three days in the hospital and now returned with willingness. Doctors were treating reactions to severe and chronic pain. WE have come to some solutions. I meditated two or three times daily, sometimes flat5 on my back--I was seeking more than relaxation and sometimes came to deep zazen. Please wish me well as I proceed in the moment.

    Sat today

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    You are nowhere else.

    Metta to all.

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

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    Take care Elgwyn

    Gassho, Shawn
    Sat today

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    Take care. May you be healthy and at ease in all your ills.

    Gassho, Jundo


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    Thank you.

    sat today,
    A monk asked Yun-men, "What are the teachings of a lifetime?" Yum-men said to him, "An appropriate statement." Zen Mondo

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    Be well Elgwyn ... know this too will pass.


    Sat today

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    This is sometime since my hospitalization, and I have improved in my pain management. I believe my zazen practice helps though this is not a purpose in practice. I am not sure. I am committed to my practice and happy to be part of Treeleaf.

    sat today
    A monk asked Yun-men, "What are the teachings of a lifetime?" Yum-men said to him, "An appropriate statement." Zen Mondo

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