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    December 23rd Recommended Threads

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

    For our Jukai folks ... PRECEPTS XI - To Refrain from Being Angry ...

    ... and packages should start arriving in the coming days ... What's In The Rakusu Envelope? ...

    Sometimes Zazen can give rise to some fears or dark feelings ... The pain of practice ... when to ignore it, when to even let up on sitting ...

    Being with family this time of year ... SIT-A-LONG with JUNDO: Home for the Holidays!

    ... Fugen also say Ho Ho Ho ...

    Can one's work and family also be at the center of one's Zen Practice? Of course! ... Minimalist Buddhism ...

    A basic question, and some suggested reading, on the many different wonderful flavors of Zen and Buddhism in general ... Zazen vs Shikantaza ...

    Some discussion of Buddhist robes ... The trappings ...

    Dealing with angry people without getting angry ourselves ... tips from law enforcement folks ... Intimidation at work ...

    I am so glad if this place and the practice are benefiting you. If so, you might consider a DONATION to Treeleaf at this LINK, although there is absolutely no need or requirement to do so. Thank you.


    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

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    Thank you Jundo for everything.

    sat today
    Peaceful Poetry, Tai Shi. Ubasoku; calm, supportive, 台 婆

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    So far this year, I've given 35 dollars to Treeleaf Zendo--I wonder how well our equipment would function, how many great speakers we could invite, how many members we could help get started with Jukai. I plan to give 10 more dollars in January. As the year progresses, perhaps more--my heart is overflowing, and I am a grateful giver.

    sat today
    Gassho _/|\_
    Peaceful Poetry, Tai Shi. Ubasoku; calm, supportive, 台 婆

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