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    Greetings from Kakunen (Mr. K.) now Training at Jyomanji

    Dear All,

    I pass on some greetings and news from "Mr. K." (now Kakunen), our regular sitter at the Saturday Zazenkai in Tsukuba. He undertook Ordination last year, and is now in Training at a Soto Zen Temple on the island of Shikoku here in Japan (I have never been to the temple, named 城満寺 Jyomanji, but I have to say from all he tells me that it seems like a very cool and welcoming place, trying to be open to folks from the local community with Yoga classes and musical events and such. Lovely.) ...

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    For member of Treeleaf.

    Now I am Jyomanji at Tokushima pref,west Japan.

    Jyomanji made by master Keizan, at his young age.

    Jyomanji do not have Danka [regular parishioner families, so],everything donated by such like fun club of Buddhism and Master Keizan and Jyomanji.

    I practice Zazen,chant,work,celemony and so on.I practice with some member ,from Japan ,USA,Brazil.

    [Head] Monk Koya can speak English ,Chinese,Korean.

    So I can practice well under international traditional temple.

    Jinen [my original teacher at Annonji] allow me to go,this is wonderful and Muho [of Antaiji] and Jundo also support me.

    I do practice here ,one is all.I concentrate one thing.

    One is all ,all is one.

    I think my practice will connect you and everything.

    So I will keep on walking in my path.

    I will share picture and web address.

    Nine bows. Gassho.


    http://jomanji.web.fc2.com/index_e.html


    http://jisya-now.com/?p=1428

    translation:

    https://translate.google.com/transla...url&authuser=0

    Click to enlarge:

    jyomanji 1.JPG

    jyomanji 2.JPG

    jyomanji 3.JPG
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    jyomanji 4.JPG

    jyomanji 5.JPG



    (Jundo Note: Found this quickly online, a couple of the musical events at Jyomanji: A fellow performing folks songs based on Taiwanese indigenous music ...



    and Japanese Taiko drumming ...



    Gassho, J

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    Last edited by Jundo; 10-24-2016 at 04:33 AM.
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    Thank you Jundo for the update. I am happy to hear that Mr. K is doing well and has found a place of practice ... looks like a lovely temple. =)

    Gassho
    Shingen

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    Hello,

    Thank you for the links.


    Gassho
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    That is wonderful that Kakunen has found somewhere great to practice and that he continues to feel connected with us.

    Gassho
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    Thank you for keeping us up to date with Mr. K.

    Please thank him for his message. The temple looks beautiful. All those events sure keep the interest of people up.

    Nice!

    Gassho,

    Kyonin
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    So nice to hear from Mr. K again!

    Gassho, sat today
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    Dear Treeleafer

    In Jyomanji ,we are very busy now.

    Next week head monk of Soto sect will come and have celemony.

    Maybe this is big opportunity for me in my life.

    But I just do one thing,step by step,so as same as Zazen.

    I will come back home temporary after celemony,if I can join Zazenkai,I will join.

    Yoroshiku onegai itashimasu

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kakunen View Post
    Dear Treeleafer

    In Jyomanji ,we are very busy now.

    Next week head monk of Soto sect will come and have celemony.

    Maybe this is big opportunity for me in my life.

    But I just do one thing,step by step,so as same as Zazen.

    I will come back home temporary after celemony,if I can join Zazenkai,I will join.

    Yoroshiku onegai itashimasu
    Hello Mr K.

    Thank you for the update.

    Yes, step by step.

    Gassho,

    Shugen

    Sattoday


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    Quote Originally Posted by Kakunen View Post
    Dear Treeleafer

    In Jyomanji ,we are very busy now.

    Next week head monk of Soto sect will come and have celemony.

    Maybe this is big opportunity for me in my life.

    But I just do one thing,step by step,so as same as Zazen.

    I will come back home temporary after celemony,if I can join Zazenkai,I will join.

    Yoroshiku onegai itashimasu
    Hello Mr. K, nice to hear from and know you are well. Enjoy the ceremony and yes, step by step; moment by moment. =)

    Gassho
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    Thank you for keeping in touch Mr. K, it is very enjoyable to hear about your life. It would be nice to see you at Zazenkai!

    Gassho,
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    Greetings from Kakunen (Mr. K.) now Training at Jyomanji

    Finish ceremony.

    Geika Head monk came and did Hossen. I share picture of Hossen and so on.







    I will share my mind after.
    I wanna sleep now!

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    Thank you for the photos Mr K.

    Gassho,

    Shugen


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    Thank you.

    Gassho,
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    Thank you Mr. K, very nice photos. Enjoy your sleep. =)

    Gassho
    Shingen

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    Thank you for the photos.

    Gassho, Kyotai
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    Thank you Mr. K for sharing your experiences with us!

    Gassho
    Mike
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    Thank you, Mr.K !

    Gassho
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    Greetings from Kakunen (Mr. K.) now Training at Jyomanji

    I come back my hometown.

    I was very busy because I do not have any rest day for one month.

    I work everyday inside and outside and do Zazen and do chant.

    And lots of people come temple for meeting,but I do not know our manner,because I am on training.

    And person who want to help us suddenly come.

    Our temple always accept to do practice,so sometimes drunked man come,sometimes sad dementia old woman come.

    And our head monk was very busy and he always go to work out side.

    I just concentrate right now.Sometimes I try to support them,advise to go back home.That was difficult decision.I pray they are well now.

    But I always do not regret.And now I feel they have power to live.

    I think Buddhism have a power to support and Zazen is core of Buddhism.

    I feel very calm because of Zazen.Especially Jundo always helped me.

    So I keep on believing you and throw my mind for Buddhism.

    Gassho


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    Quote Originally Posted by Kakunen View Post
    I come back my hometown.

    I was very busy because I do not have any rest day for one month.

    I work everyday inside and outside and do Zazen and do chant.

    And lots of people come temple for meeting,but I do not know our manner,because I am on training.

    And person who want to help us suddenly come.

    Our temple always accept to do practice,so sometimes drunked man come,sometimes sad dementia old woman come.

    And our head monk was very busy and he always go to work out side.

    I just concentrate right now.Sometimes I try to support them,advise to go back home.That was difficult decision.I pray they are well now.

    But I always do not regret.And now I feel they have power to live.

    I think Buddhism have a power to support and Zazen is core of Buddhism.

    I feel very calm because of Zazen.Especially Jundo always helped me.

    So I keep on believing you and throw my mind for Buddhism.

    Gassho


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    Very nice Mr. K .... even in the busyness, you are being of service. =)

    Gassho
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    Hi Mr. K,

    Great to hear from you. Best wishes on your continued training.

    Gassho,
    Matt
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    Thank you for writing to us Mr. K, it's always great to hear from you. It sounds like you are already using your training to help others. Wonderful.

    Gassho,
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    Greetings from Kakunen (Mr. K.) now Training at Jyomanji

    I just do Jundo's philosophy.

    Treeleaf Zendo is an online practice place for Zen practitioners who cannot easily commute to a Zen Center due to health concerns, living in remote areas, or childcare, work and family needs, and seeks to provide Zazen sittings, retreats, discussion, interaction with a teacher, and all other activities of a Soto Zen Buddhist Sangha.
    Available for you any time, all fully online.

    I just wanna helped always,so I will keep on doing mistake.


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    Greetings from Kakunen (Mr. K.) now Training at Jyomanji



    Always I hear this song.
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    I do not know reason why?

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    How are you?
    I am at 8day Sesshin at here in Jyomanji.

    We chant English sutra at our chant time in this Sesshin.

    I feel like at Treeleaf and easy to understand because Japanese sutra is old Japanese or Chinese or other language.

    I want to search helpful Buddhism.Zazen need no word,but sutra express by word.

    Japanese people make difficult by ourselves.

    I want searching for helpful Buddhism

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    Hi Mr. K!

    Buddhism is helpful but like zazen, I think it's about everywhere. We just have to sit.

    Thank you for coming and sharing your experience with us

    Gassho,

    Kyonin
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kyonin View Post
    Buddhism is helpful but like zazen, I think it's about everywhere. We just have to sit.
    Yes, It sure is!

    I hope you are well Mr. K. =)

    Gassho
    Shingen

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    Hello Mr. K

    It is all practice, as they say.

    Hope you are well.

    Gassho, Kyotai
    ST
    I am a student at Treeleaf. Please take what I say with a grain of salt. Gassho

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    I enjoy our Sesshin,please enjoy your Sesshin


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    Quote Originally Posted by Kakunen View Post
    I enjoy our Sesshin,please enjoy your Sesshin


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    Shingen

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    Thank you for keeping this alive

    Gassho
    Ongen

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    Greetings from Kakunen (Mr. K.) now Training at Jyomanji

    Working under sunshine.Preparing new year.



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    Greetings from Kakunen (Mr. K.) now Training at Jyomanji

    Do Tenzo cocking for Sangha friend from oversea.Make western style tomato soup.

    And chopping wood to make a bath.




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    Making a letter of celebrate new year


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    ありがとうございます

    Gassho,

    Kyonin
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kyonin View Post
    ありがとうございます

    Gassho,

    Kyonin
    Kyonin san!ありがとうございます。

    Jyomanji is lovely place.I become doing lots of things by myself.

    Cocking working chanting sitting,everything depend on Antaiji Annonji Treeleaf.

    I always have mind peace. I miss you and Treeleafer.


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    I came to Mikurodo ,here is the place where Master Kukai was enlighten .Kukai is meaning sky and sea.I feel like melting my mind and body.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Kakunen View Post
    I came to Mikurodo ,here is the place where Master Kukai was enlighten .Kukai is meaning sky and sea.I feel like melting my mind and body.


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    Lovely view.

    Gassho, Kyotai
    ST
    I am a student at Treeleaf. Please take what I say with a grain of salt. Gassho

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    Greetings from Kakunen (Mr. K.) now Training at Jyomanji







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    Thank you Mr. K

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    Greetings from Kakunen (Mr. K.) now Training at Jyomanji

    Hi Treeleafer .

    I am Kakunen at Tenryuji near Head Temple Eiheiji.

    Head monk Koya suggest me to go here temporary.

    This temple have not Danka customer,we given food and money from People who believe Zen and Zazen.

    I went to some temple ,Antaiji,Annonji,Jyomanji and here,they are same style ...have no customer.

    This temple's Head monk's Teacher Tokugen Sakai was teached by Kodo Sawaki.

    Kodo Sawaki 's way of temple give to Koshu Uchiyama and Dharma talk in Japan give to Tokugen Sakai.I heard.

    So Head monk Sasai is like dictionary of Zen.

    I will start 7day Sesshin from tomorrow.And I will go to Head temple Eiheiji's Sesshin from 1st at February.

    Till I will go back Jyomanji ,I will live as Unsui,unsui mean flow like clowds and water.

    Picture at near here.


    Picture of Zafu cusshon for Kids.



    Here is also international style,I sit with monk from Colombia.

    If you want to come here and Jyomanji,please tell me always.

    Sorry for bad English.

    Nine bows.



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    Thank you.

    Gassho, Kyotai
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    Hello Mr. K ... thank you for the update. Beautiful photos. =)

    Gassho
    Shingen

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    Thank you Kakunen, and thank you for your practice!
    Gassho
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    Hello Kakunen, and thank you for sharing the udates. Lovely photos.

    Gassho
    Washin
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    Greetings from Kakunen (Mr. K.) now Training at Jyomanji

    I share time schedule of Sesshin here.Wake up at 2AM^_^;


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    Quote Originally Posted by Kakunen View Post
    I share time schedule of Sesshin here.wake up at 2AM^_^;


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    Wow Mr. K ... that is some early rising in the morning.

    Gassho
    Shingen

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    That schedule is quite intimidating! Much respect to you sir for being able to follow it through!

    Gassho,
    Tanjin
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    Greetings from Kakunen (Mr. K.) now Training at Jyomanji

    Quote Originally Posted by Shingen View Post
    Wow Mr. K ... that is some early rising in the morning.

    Gassho
    Shingen

    s@today
    We have a rest time at every period.And sit 12 period.

    In Antaiji we sit without rest time and sit 15 period.

    I just sit another situation.I just sit here!

    Maybe style of here is style of Eiheiji.

    Also chanting Gionshogi and so on.No chanting at Antaiji.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kakunen View Post
    We have a rest time at every period.And sit 12 period.

    In Antaiji we sit without rest time and sit 15 period.

    I just sit another situation.I just sit here!

    Maybe style of here is style of Eiheiji.

    Also chanting Gionshogi and so on.No chanting at Antaiji.

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    Hi Kakunen,

    Do they have readings of the "Zazengi" chapter of master Dogen's Shobogenzo ("Syoubougenzouzazengi") every last Zazen period of the day, too?

    12 40' periods... in one of the Temples ("Busshinji") here in Brasil, they sit 40' too, I guess 10 or 12 periods during Sesshin.

    As other said, thank you for your practice.

    I liked the sea on the rocks photo. Thank you.

    Domo arigato, Gassho

    Kyōsei

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