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Thread: January 10th Recommended Threads

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    January 10th Recommended Threads

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

    You may still sit our January 8th-9th Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai ... any place any time ...

    Come witness our January 2016 Treeleaf JUKAI (Undertaking the Precepts) CELEBRATION! ... and welcome our 25 Jukaiees ...

    To those who so love sewing ... Rakusu Network and Fukudenkai ... a volunteer opportunity ...

    A wise approach to pain and our human mortality ... Norman Fischer - When Illness Is Our Path ...

    Our Kokuu also reflected awhile back on his own illness ...

    Sometimes folks ask about prayer beads ...

    What is the difference-non-difference-sameness-non-sameness of Emptiness/Suchness ... and does it even matter? (maybe not so much) ...

    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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    Jundo, thank you for being so sensitive with my Jukai name Tai Shi---calm poetry, and my father left to fly back to California, so today I can get down to the task of reading though I fear I am two chapters behind with the Book Club.

    calm poetry
    sat today
    Lay member, loving kindness; just a guy, Calm Poet, Ubasoku.

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