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  1. #2651
    Metta to your wife's family, Mateus, and to everyone involved.

    Gassho,
    Onkai
    美道 Bidou Beautiful Way
    恩海 Onkai Merciful/Kind Ocean

    I have a lot to learn; take anything I say that sounds like teaching with a grain of salt.

  2. #2652
    Metta to all, Mateus. May there be peace.

    Gassho, J

    stlah
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

  3. #2653
    Quote Originally Posted by Tai Do View Post
    I would like to ask metta for my wifeís family and others involved in the incidents that happened.
    My father-in-law was involved in a car accident and sent to the hospital. The other party, unfortunately, lost his life in the accident. May he be at peace!
    Itís hard to believe but this accident may have ended my in-laws marriage: my father-in-law in law was with a lover almost ten years younger than my wife (his daughter). My mother-in-law was so shocked that had to be hospitalized as well. Now we donít know what will happens.
    So I would like to ask metta for the couple and all the family and involved people.
    Gassho,
    Mateus
    Satlah
    Mateus, sending Metta to the family and all involved in this sad accident.

    Gassho
    Washin
    stlah
    Kaidō (皆道) Every Way
    Washin (和信) Harmony Trust
    ----
    I am a novice priest-in-training. Anything that I say must not be considered as teaching
    and should be taken with a 'grain of salt'.

  4. #2654
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    Metta to your wife's family, Mateus, and all involved.

    Gassho,
    Shinchi
    STlah

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  5. #2655
    Metta for Mateus’s family and for all involved in fatal or harmful accidents


    Tairin
    Sat today and lah
    泰林 - Tai Rin - Peaceful Woods

  6. #2656
    Mateus, metta to you and your wife, and all involved in this accident.
    Gassho,
    Naiko
    St

  7. #2657
    Metta to my wifeís 18 month old patient going for her 8th heart surgery on Monday. May her doctorís help her to heal.

    Gasshō,

    On

    Sat today

  8. #2658
    Quote Originally Posted by Onki View Post
    Metta to my wife’s 18 month old patient going for her 8th heart surgery on Monday. May her doctor’s help her to heal.

    Gasshō,

    On

    Sat today
    Metta your wife's patient. May she heal and live a healthy long life.

    Gassho,
    Onkai
    Sat lah
    美道 Bidou Beautiful Way
    恩海 Onkai Merciful/Kind Ocean

    I have a lot to learn; take anything I say that sounds like teaching with a grain of salt.

  9. #2659
    Metta for the 59 refugees who died trying to sail to Italy - and the 81 survivors. Metta to all their families, the rescuers and all refugees everywhere.

    Gasshō
    Seiko
    stlah
    清 Sei (Pure)
    光 Ko (Light)

    My street name is 'Al'.

    Great support can be gained by sitting quietly amongst friends.

  10. #2660
    Metta to all refugees and to the people who serve them.

    Gassho,
    Onkai
    Sat lah
    美道 Bidou Beautiful Way
    恩海 Onkai Merciful/Kind Ocean

    I have a lot to learn; take anything I say that sounds like teaching with a grain of salt.

  11. #2661
    Metta to the young one, may her youthful heart beat strong.

    Metta for these lost refugees, and all refugees everywhere.

    Gassho, J

    stlah
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

  12. #2662
    Quote Originally Posted by Onki View Post
    Metta to my wife’s 18 month old patient going for her 8th heart surgery on Monday. May her doctor’s help her to heal.

    Gasshō,

    On

    Sat today
    Much metta to your wife's patient, Onki. May she be healthy and free from suffering.
    Gassho,
    Tai Do,
    satlah
    怠努 (Tai Do) - Lazy Effort
    (also known as Mateus )

    禅戒一如 (Zen Kai Ichi Nyo) - Zazen and the Precepts are One!

  13. #2663
    Quote Originally Posted by Seiko View Post
    Metta for the 59 refugees who died trying to sail to Italy - and the 81 survivors. Metta to all their families, the rescuers and all refugees everywhere.

    Gasshō
    Seiko
    stlah
    Metta for all refugees, their rescuers and their families. May we live in a world where people can be compassionate and help each other; may we live in a world where people don't can be safe in their native land and their destinations.
    Gassho,
    Tai Do
    Satlah
    怠努 (Tai Do) - Lazy Effort
    (also known as Mateus )

    禅戒一如 (Zen Kai Ichi Nyo) - Zazen and the Precepts are One!

  14. #2664
    Hey all

    A slightly different metta post from me today, but it will need to be a bit longer. I spent three nights at work, with overnight call outs meaning I only had eight hours sleep in three days - more grist for the mill of bodhisattva practice though by the third night I didn't feel much like a bodhisattva, more like an incarnation of Mara!!! Nonetheless, some zazen then sitting in the garden with the morning sun and sewing the kesa for an hour helped restore equanimity, along with reciting the metta verses, I just changed one line - not for 'a' difficult person, but for 'all' the difficult people I had met in the previous few days, of which there were many.

    I tell you, some may think that crisis mental health work is somehow 'nice' because you are helping others, but we get so much abuse, threats on our lives, even physical assaults once in a while, and (of course) we are challenging people's very notion of themselves at times (which most people don't like), that it honestly pushes me out of the zone of compassion and empathy at times. Like two days ago, I sat with a young woman who had much to be thankful for in life, but it wasn't enough, she was like a hungry ghost - and she had been having an affair to try and fill that hole, yet you could see, even then, it wasn't enough. So she thought she might be better off dead than alive. I struggled to feel sympathy for her, I'll be honest, self-pity is a cruel and offensive animal. I tell you, despite how hard this job can be, and how much it sometimes makes me doubt myself, it is a powerful education in the potential depths of delusion, and the overwhelming cravings that grip people, sending their moral compass spinning and leaving them at the mercy of their desires (no wonder the Four Truths caught on!)

    I sewed all of this into my kesa and as I did, I felt an empathetic connection to all those 'other's', for I too am a deluded being, deluded also in seeing them as 'others.' But I am absolutely blessed to have discovered and remained on the Buddha's path - not always straight - but even when I have gone off course I knew the path was there, I just needed to find my way back. I am ever thankful for the insight and wisdom of this path, and the meaning of sewing the Buddha's robe is something I sometimes do not wish to express in words, letting it, instead, flow as the blood in my veins. As I sat there, the words of the metta verses were like stitches in my kesa, and I as continued to recite the metta verses, I just kept going, for each new person or situation that came into my mind. So much sadness and suffering in the world, yet the beauty of the fact that we wish it were not so, and that we practice to realise that, in any way we can, even by healing our own hearts first.

    Metta to all beings throughout space and time, may they enjoy peace, love, joy, and serenity

    Gassho, Tokan

    satlah
    Tokan (Island Nurse)
    I enjoy learning from everyone, I simply hope to be a friend along the way

  15. #2665


    Gassho,
    Onkai
    Sat lah
    美道 Bidou Beautiful Way
    恩海 Onkai Merciful/Kind Ocean

    I have a lot to learn; take anything I say that sounds like teaching with a grain of salt.

  16. #2666
    Metta for all the hungry ghosts, living and dead, and those who try to help them.

    I would also like to ask for Metta for all Israelis and Palestinians today, as violence escalates, may there (someday, somehow) finally be peace there and might all live together in peace ...

    ** (And no, please, I do not want to start a debate on right and wrong ... and just wish to agree silently on the need for peace, mutual understanding, tolerance, sharing, human rights. Thank you. )

    Gassho, Jundo

    stlah
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

  17. #2667
    Metta for all in conflict. May peace prevail.

    Gassho,
    Onkai
    Sat lah
    美道 Bidou Beautiful Way
    恩海 Onkai Merciful/Kind Ocean

    I have a lot to learn; take anything I say that sounds like teaching with a grain of salt.

  18. #2668
    I would like to ask for metta for the victims of the train crash in Greece and their families. People are still missing, including two students from Cyprus. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-64813367

    Gassho, Kiri
    Sat/Lah
    希 rare
    理 principle
    (Nikos)

  19. #2669
    Quote Originally Posted by Kiri View Post
    I would like to ask for metta for the victims of the train crash in Greece and their families. People are still missing, including two students from Cyprus. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-64813367

    Gassho, Kiri
    Sat/Lah
    Yes. I will sit Metta today for them when I sit later today. Metta to all suffering from accidents and loss of loved ones.

    Gassho, Shinshi

    SaT-LaH
    空道 心志 Kudo Shinshi
    I am just a priest-in-training, any resemblance between what I post and actual teachings is purely coincidental.
    E84I - JAJ

  20. #2670
    Metta to those who were in the train crash and those who love them.

    Gassho,
    Onkai
    Sat lah
    美道 Bidou Beautiful Way
    恩海 Onkai Merciful/Kind Ocean

    I have a lot to learn; take anything I say that sounds like teaching with a grain of salt.

  21. #2671
    Metta to all touched by this accident, and to all touched by accidents everywhere.

    Gassho, J

    stlah
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

  22. #2672
    合掌 仁道 生開 - gassho, Jindo Shokai "Open to life in a benevolent way"
    一期一会 ("Ichi-go ichi-e," 'each single encounter is the one meeting') - "One Moment in Time"

  23. #2673
    Metta to all those who loved and were taught by Rev Saido (Order of Buddhist Contemplatives) who passed away recently. Rev Saido was Abbot of Telford Priory, UK. I met him in the 1980's.

    Gasshō
    Seiko
    stlah
    清 Sei (Pure)
    光 Ko (Light)

    My street name is 'Al'.

    Great support can be gained by sitting quietly amongst friends.

  24. #2674
    Quote Originally Posted by Seiko View Post
    Metta to all those who loved and were taught by Rev Saido (Order of Buddhist Contemplatives) who passed away recently. Rev Saido was Abbot of Telford Priory, UK. I met him in the 1980's.

    Gasshō
    Seiko
    stlah
    I do not recall Rev Saido, but I must have met him as I was a member of the OBC Sangha as I lived in Reading where they have a priory, well I'm actually from Reading. I stayed a number of times at Throssel Hole, so no doubt we crossed paths. I am sure he will be missed by many. Metta to those affected by his passing.

    Gassho, Tokan

    satlah
    Tokan (Island Nurse)
    I enjoy learning from everyone, I simply hope to be a friend along the way

  25. #2675
    To all our remembered and forgotten past Soto priests. Our Zazenkai next week will be dedicated to such a fellow ...

    Gassho, J

    stlah
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

  26. #2676
    Quote Originally Posted by Seiko View Post
    Metta to all those who loved and were taught by Rev Saido (Order of Buddhist Contemplatives) who passed away recently. Rev Saido was Abbot of Telford Priory, UK. I met him in the 1980's.

    Gasshō
    Seiko
    stlah
    Metta to Rev Saido's students, friends and family. To his community.

    Gassho,
    Onkai
    Sat lah
    美道 Bidou Beautiful Way
    恩海 Onkai Merciful/Kind Ocean

    I have a lot to learn; take anything I say that sounds like teaching with a grain of salt.

  27. #2677
    I would like to offer metta to the anonymous person who wrote to Jundo yesterday with a question for Shosan. The pain in your words stayed with me. It sounds like you are going through a very difficult time. May you find solace and comfort. May you be at ease in all your ills.

    Naiko
    st

  28. #2678
    I thought about this person today, too.
    Metta and may you be at ease.

    Gassho,
    Kotei sat/lah today.

    義道 冴庭 / Gidō Kotei.
    Being a novice priest doesn't mean that my writing about the Dharma is more substantial than yours. Actually, it might well be the other way round.

  29. #2679
    Metta for all those facing depression or anxiety; and everyone with any kind of health challenges.

    Gasshō
    Seiko
    stlah
    清 Sei (Pure)
    光 Ko (Light)

    My street name is 'Al'.

    Great support can be gained by sitting quietly amongst friends.

  30. #2680
    Much metta for the people of Hamburg this morning, home to our dear friend Kotei, after a mass shooting in a Jehovah's Witness hall left seven people dead and many more injured.

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...mburg-shooting

    Gassho
    Kokuu
    -sattoday-
    ------------------------------------
    Feel free to message me if you wish to talk about issues around practicing with physical limitations. This is something I have been sitting with for a fair while and am happy to help with suggestions or just offer a listening ear.

  31. #2681
    Quote Originally Posted by Kokuu View Post
    Much metta for the people of Hamburg this morning, home to our dear friend Kotei, after a mass shooting in a Jehovah's Witness hall left seven people dead and many more injured.

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...mburg-shooting

    Gassho
    Kokuu
    -sattoday-


    Gassho,
    Kotei sat/lah today.

    義道 冴庭 / Gidō Kotei.
    Being a novice priest doesn't mean that my writing about the Dharma is more substantial than yours. Actually, it might well be the other way round.

  32. #2682
    Metta Kotei..

    Aprapti

    Sat

    hobo kore dojo / 歩歩是道場 / step, step, there is my place of practice

    Aprāpti (अप्राप्ति) non-attainment

  33. #2683
    Metta to all in Hamburg, and all those suffering from acts violence and hatred.

    st

  34. #2684
    Metta to the people affected by the shooting in Hamburg.

    Gassho,
    Onkai
    Sat lah
    美道 Bidou Beautiful Way
    恩海 Onkai Merciful/Kind Ocean

    I have a lot to learn; take anything I say that sounds like teaching with a grain of salt.

  35. #2685
    Kaidō (皆道) Every Way
    Washin (和信) Harmony Trust
    ----
    I am a novice priest-in-training. Anything that I say must not be considered as teaching
    and should be taken with a 'grain of salt'.

  36. #2686

  37. #2687


    Gassho, Tokan

    sat(for peace) lah
    Tokan (Island Nurse)
    I enjoy learning from everyone, I simply hope to be a friend along the way

  38. #2688
    May there be an end to violence done in hate and anger or in mental delusion.

    We will dedicate our Zazenkai today to such, as always.

    Gassho, Jundo

    stlah
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

  39. #2689
    Metta to all suffering from violence, disease and disasters.
    Gassho,
    Tai Do
    Satlah

  40. #2690
    Quote Originally Posted by Tai Do View Post
    Metta to all suffering from violence, disease and disasters.
    Gassho,
    Tai Do
    Satlah


    Gassho,
    Onkai
    Sat lah
    美道 Bidou Beautiful Way
    恩海 Onkai Merciful/Kind Ocean

    I have a lot to learn; take anything I say that sounds like teaching with a grain of salt.

  41. #2691
    合掌 仁道 生開 - gassho, Jindo Shokai "Open to life in a benevolent way"
    一期一会 ("Ichi-go ichi-e," 'each single encounter is the one meeting') - "One Moment in Time"

  42. #2692
    Quote Originally Posted by Tai Do View Post
    Metta to all suffering from violence, disease and disasters.
    Gassho,
    Tai Do
    Satlah

    Tairin
    Sat today and lah
    泰林 - Tai Rin - Peaceful Woods

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