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    Welcome Back (Though Never Left) our Daido/Jiken

    Dear All,

    So many of you know Jiken (née Daido), Mike, our old friend.


    Jiken was Ordained by Taigu and has been Practicing over at the Blue Mountain for awhile, but has now come over here to partake in the flavors of Training we offer our trainee priests at Treeleaf. So, he is going to hang his hat here in our Hall, and be one of our "Treeleaf Unsui" ('clouds and water' ... the traditional words for a novice priest in Soto Zen). It is an old Zen Tradition for wandering monks to hang their straw hat and sandles someplace in a temple to Practice and call Home.

    Fugen, Shokai, Yugen, Kyonin, Dosho, Shugen and Shingen all welcome their brother Jiken and tell him to make himself at home, though he never left. Of course, Taigu sends his greetings to all, and we both express the hope that Jiken will continue to serve as a good ambassador between here and the Mountain.

    However, how can one "return" to a place never left, when one has always be home? (A Koan from the Book of Equanimity)

    Attention! Master Jizo asked Hogen, "Where have you come from?"

    "I pilgrimage aimlessly," replied Hogen.

    "What is the matter of your pilgrimage?" asked Jizo.

    "I don't know," replied Hogen.

    "Not knowing is the most intimate," remarked Jizo.

    At that, Hogen experienced great enlightenment.
    Let us welcome him back to Always Here.

    Gassho, Jundo

    SatToday

    Last edited by Jundo; 11-16-2015 at 02:39 AM.
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    Joyo
    Guest
    Welcome, Daido/Jiken, it is nice to still have you here.

    Many bows,

    Joyo
    sat today

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    Nice to meet you Jiken!

    Gassho,
    Sierra
    SatToday

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    So wonderful to see old members return to Treeleaf. Welcome home Jiken

    SAT TODAY
    Shozan

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    Wonderful! Welcome home Jiken! =)

    Gassho
    Shingen

    #sattoday

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    Welcome home indeed, my man!

    Gassho

    Risho
    -sattoday

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    Welcome home, Jiken. Deep bows




    Daizan
    sat today

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    Hello Jiken.

    Gassho,
    Ken
    SatToday
    The strength and beneficence of the soft and yielding.
    Water achieves clarity through stillness.

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    Gassho,
    Dosho

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    Hello Jiken.
    Nice to meet you.

    Gassho
    Sergey
    sat-today

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    Jiken,

    Happy returning! Here or there, always home.

    Gassho
    Lisa
    sat today

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    Hi.



    Mtfbwy
    Fugen

    #Sat2day

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    I was always happy to read your posts.
    Happy you now "officially" returned.


    Danny
    #sattoday

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    Treeleaf Unsui Shugen's Avatar
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    Location
    Redding California USA
    Hello Jiken

    Gassho,

    Shugen


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    Meido Shugen
    明道 修眼

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    Welcome home, Jiken



    Anshu

    -sat today-

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    Awesome. Wonderful to see you again, Jiken.

    Gassho,
    Juki

    #sattoday
    "First you have to give up." Tyler Durden

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    Hello again and welcome!

    -satToday
    Thanks,
    Kaishin (開心, Open Heart)
    Please take this layman's words with a grain of salt.

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    Thank you for the warm welcome. I look forward to serving the community.

    Gassho,

    Jiken

    SatToday

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    Hey, Jiken!


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

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    Welcome Jiken - good to see you here,

    Gassho

    Willow

    sat today

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    Welcome and thank you.

    SAT today
    _/_
    Rich
    MUHYO
    無 (MU, Emptiness) and 氷 (HYO, Ice) ... Emptiness Ice ...

    https://instagram.com/notmovingmind

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    Welcome back! I just recently "returned" to Treeleaf myself.

    -Sam

    #SatToday

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    It's lovely to see you here again Jiken!

    Gassho,
    Kelly/Jinmei
    sattoday

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    Kyotai
    Guest
    Hello again Jiken!

    Gassho, Kyotai
    Sat today

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    Quote Originally Posted by SonofRage View Post
    Welcome back! I just recently "returned" to Treeleaf myself.

    -Sam

    #SatToday

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    As have I. Welcome back Jiken! And Sam too.

    Raf
    #SatToday

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinoybuddhist View Post
    As have I. Welcome back Jiken! And Sam too.

    Raf
    #SatToday

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    Good to see you back, Raf! I've been traveling a bit in the region; I'll get to Mindanao eventually!

    Gassho,
    Anshu (Bryson)
    Jakarta, Indonesia

    -sat today-

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    Gassho

    Ongen
    Sat today
    Ongen (音源) - Sound Source

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    Welcome home, brother

    Gassho,

    Kyonin
    #SatToday
    Hondō Kyōnin
    奔道 協忍

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    Good to see you again, Jiken.
    Gassho.
    Heisoku
    Sat today

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    Heisoku 平 息
    Every day is a journey, and the journey itself is home. (Basho)

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    Nice to meet you Jiken and welcome home to Treeleaf. I am looking forward to sitting with you.

    Metta

    Gassho

    Clarisse Sat2Day


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    Welcome back, Jiken!

    Gassho,
    Tim

    Sat today
    "The moment has priority". ~ Bon Haeng

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    Treeleaf Unsui / Engineer Sekishi's Avatar
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    Location
    Virginia, USA


    May you touch your true home.

    Gassho,
    Sekishi
    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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    So nice to see you again, Jiken. Also, I am always glad to hear from Taigu and those practicing with him.

    Gassho, sat today
    求道芸化 Kyūdō Geika
    I am just a priest-in-training, please do not take anything I say as a teaching.

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    Welcome back, Jiken.



    Matt
    #SatToday

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