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Thread: A Talk By Shokai: Taking Refuge

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    A Talk By Shokai: Taking Refuge

    A Dharma Talk by Shokai, one of the Shuso during our recent Ango, on Taking Refuge in the days of illness with his late wife Lillian.

    Thank you, Shokai ...

    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    Thank you, Shokai, for this very moving lesson

    Gassho,
    Jon
    #SatToday

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    Hi.

    Voici mon secret. Il est très simple: on ne voit bien qu'avec le cœur. L'essentiel est invisible pour les yeux.



    Mtfbwy
    Fugen

    #Sattoday
    Last edited by Tb; 12-14-2014 at 07:10 PM.

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    Shokai,

    Thank you so much for sharing this with us.

    Metta to all.

    Gassho
    Lisa
    sat today

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    Beautiful Shokai, thank you for this expression of the truth! =)

    Gassho
    Shingen

    Sat Today

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    Antoine deSaint-Exupery, one of my favorites, from Le Petit Prince. What he has to say about grown-ups is right on mark.

    Shokai, nine bows to you, thank you for the teaching

    Gassho
    Yugen

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    Kyotai
    Guest
    Thank you very much Shokai.

    Gassho, Shawn
    Sat today

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    Thank you for this teaching Shokai,



    Gassho

    Willow

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    Hello,

    Thank you, Shokai .


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

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    Thank you Shokai, deepest bows. That really hit home for me. Much metta to you


    _|sat2day|_

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    Thank you friend. I hope you give more talks. Deep bows.


    Gassho
    Daizan

    sat today

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    This will stay with me. Thank you, Shokai; I was deeply moved.

    "We can't change the wind, but we can adjust our sails".

    Gassho,

    Bryson

    sat today

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    Many bows, Shokai. Much Metta as your grief comes and goes, as the wind. I will ask my wife to watch this with me.

    Gassho
    John
    sat today

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    Joyo
    Guest
    Shokai, thank you. I was deeply moved by your talk.

    Much love and metta to you.

    "We cannot change the wind, but we can adjust our sails"---a teaching on acceptance, and peace with the present moment, whatever that may be.

    Many bows,
    Joyo
    sat today

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    Thank you, Shokai.
    Will be sitting with that.
    (And will get out my fan. )

    Gassho,
    Danny
    #sattoday
    (waitingforwind)

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    Beautiful. Thank you Shokai for sharing. Gassho, David


    goingtositnow

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    Thank you very much for this deep teaching, Shokai.
    It left me shocked and full of respect.

    I will sit with that.


    Gassho,
    Walter.

    #SatToday
    Gassho,Walter

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    Dear Shokai,

    You words moved deep fibers deep inside this silly heart.

    Thank you, brother.

    Gassho,

    Kyonin
    #SatToday
    Hondō Kyōnin
    奔道 協忍

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    Lost for words.

    with gratitude

    Gary
    Drinking tea and eating rice.

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    Thank you Shokai for opening your heart to us, it has opened mine more. You are a true gentleman.
    Gassho
    Heisoku
    Sat today
    Heisoku 平 息
    Every day is a journey, and the journey itself is home. (Basho)

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    Thank you from my heart to yours.

    Gassho,

    Shugen

    #sattoday


    Shugen
    Meido Shugen
    明道 修眼

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    Thank you for sharing this.

    Gassho,

    Risho
    -sattoday

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    Thank you so much Shokai! Beautiful and sincere. My heart is with you.

    Gassho,
    Kelly/Jinmei

    sat today

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    This is beautiful and deep. You speak with a lot of passion. Thank you Shokai, hopefully you will do more talks.

    Gassho,
    James
    Sat Today

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    Thank you Shokai. Very beautiful talk. May you continue to sail on.
    _/_
    Rich
    MUHYO
    無 (MU, Emptiness) and 氷 (HYO, Ice) ... Emptiness Ice ...

    https://instagram.com/notmovingmind

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    Thank you.
    ~Hogo.

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    Thank you. This is deeply moving and it will stay with me for a while.

    Much metta,
    Heion

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    Nindo
    Guest
    Thank you Shokai.
    Many bows.

    Nindo

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    Shokai,
    Thank you.
    Gassho
    Theophan
    Sat Today

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    Deep bows, thank you for sharing this.
    Gassho

    Vincent


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    Thank you, Shokai, for this extraordinary teaching.

    Gassho,

    Shoho


    #sat today

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    Thank you Shokai. Your words and teaching really hit home. I am very moved

    Deep Bows.
    Gassho
    Mike

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    Gassho

    Jen

    ST

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    Treeleaf Unsui / Engineer Sekishi's Avatar
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    Oh Shokai, thank you for sharing this direct and heartfelt wisdom with us.

    Deep bows,
    Sekishi

    #SatToday
    sekishi
    石志

    He/him. As a novice priest-in-training, this is simply an expression of my opinion. Please take it with a grain of salt.

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    From such touching vulnerability comes courage and compassion. Thank you, Shokai.
    _/\_ Shinzan
    sattoday

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