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    December 28th Recommended Threads

    The Japanese say "よいお年を ... 来年もよろしくお願いします", which rather loosely translates as "Here is to a good, peaceful, content year to come, let us continue to rely on each other in the new year".

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

    Please sit with our Very Merry December 26th-27th Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai ...

    PRECEPTS XII - To Refrain from Disparaging the 3 Treasures ... and don't forget our Jukai Ceremony on Sunday, January 11th ...

    A lovely short Interview with Myogen Steve Stucky, who left this visible world this past year, on the meaning of Samu Work Practice ... and even if we don't have our own farm field to seed and hoe, we all have our own fields calling for such care at home and work ...

    Our Shingen speaks about Gratitude & Acceptance at hard times in his own life recently ...

    A Treeleaf Holiday Mystery! ... Santa brought a monk! ...

    We're gonna have an interview series on video ... so, Do you have any questions for the priests of Treeelaf? ...

    And our warm CONGRATULATIONS! to Myozan and Dainin on receiving Dharma Transmission from Taigu over at the Blue Mountain ...


    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.

    Oh, and we do ask folks to note that they have SAT ZAZEN THE PREVIOUS DAY BEFORE POSTING IN THE FORUM (please read about that here):

    Gassho, Jundo

    Last edited by Jundo; 12-29-2014 at 02:54 AM.

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