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    April 25th. Recommended Threads

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

    Next Sunday, please join in! ... Special Zazenkai SUNDAY April 30th with DAVID LOY ... Zen teacher, philosopher, environmentalist, futurist and author ...

    As well, never too late to SIT & DANCE! ... April 21st-22nd Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai - 'Bring On Da Funk' ... the Universe is Funky! ....

    David Loy in our "Beyond Words Book Club" ... New Buddhist Path - Challenge, Good v Evil, Ignorance v Awakening - PP 105 - 117 ... finishing the book next week ...

    Then, our next Bookless Book ... find out what all them Chants are going on about ... Our Next Book Selection: LIVING BY VOW ... by Shohaku Okumura Roshi ...

    1st Zazen or 10,000th Zazen ... First Zazen, a description ... my advice always the same ...

    Finding Peace and when life is anything but peaceful ... zazen while "life happens" ... we sit when we all we can do is let it happen too ...

    Get in while it lasts ... Treeleaf Art Circle: Impermanence ...

    An Ancient Tradition of Giving ... Support for a Japanese Monk in Training - Dana Donations for Kakunen ...

    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.

    (BUT 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

    Last edited by Jundo; 04-29-2017 at 08:21 PM.

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