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    October 4th Recommended Threads

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

    Please sit our September 29th-30th Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai ... available any time, where you are ...
    https://www.treeleaf.org/forums/show...eekly-Zazenkai

    ... and a reminder of our TREELEAF CALENDAR with other scheduled sittings during the week ... (found above, on the header).

    Sailing, sailing ... SIT-A-LONG with JUNDO: Sailing, Shikantaza ...
    https://www.treeleaf.org/forums/show...ing-Shikantaza

    Please review our new policy statement, opening our space to everyone ... Zen practice with physical illness or disability ...
    https://www.treeleaf.org/forums/show...-or-disability

    With so much violence and tragedy in the news these days ... a reminder of our aspiration for Peace ... On this day ...
    https://www.treeleaf.org/forums/show...86-On-this-day

    A nutshell of a nutshell description of where Zen fits in the many flavors of Buddhism ... How is Zen different? ...
    https://www.treeleaf.org/forums/show...-Zen-different

    My review of two Soto Zen books ... Two Book Reviews: Tim Burkett and Brad Warner ...
    https://www.treeleaf.org/forums/show...nd-Brad-Warner

    All work, no play, makes Jack a dull monk ... Are we allowed to relax/recover? ...
    https://www.treeleaf.org/forums/show...-relax-recover

    For our Jukaiers ... we continue the Precept on Avoiding the Taking of Life ...
    https://www.treeleaf.org/forums/show...om-Taking-Life

    ... and for our Angoers ... Ango Practice Partner Exercise #2 ...
    https://www.treeleaf.org/forums/show...ner-Exercise-2




    And DON'T FORGET! ... the experiment continues, and we need you! ... A TREELEAF EXPERIMENT with EVERYONE’S PARTICIPATION REQUESTED: “LAH” (Lend A Hand)
    http://www.treeleaf.org/forums/showt...Lend-A-Hand%29




    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.



    A Re-MINDer on SIMPLICITY:

    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):

    http://www.treeleaf.org/forums/showt...ore-Forum-Chat

    Gassho, Jundo


    SatTodayLAH
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    I was critical of a young man including The Heart Sutra, and I should have simply exited quietly for this I have great sorrow, I shall not mention his name for fear of tainting his project, and I am deeply sorry for involving a Treeleaf member! For all of this I feel deep sorrow! I would ask of Jundo Roshi please don't kick me out, for truly I NEED TREELEAF.

    Tai Shi
    st/lah
    Gassho _/|\_
    Last edited by Tai Shi; 10-06-2017 at 01:14 PM.
    "We cannot enjoy life if we spend a lot of time worrying about what happened yesterday and what will happen tomorrow." Thich Nhat Hanh

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tai Shi View Post
    I was critical of a young man including The Heart Sutra, and I should have simply exited quietly for this I have great sorrow, I shall not mention his name for fear of tainting his project, and I am deeply sorry for involving a Treeleaf member! For all of this I feel deep sorrow! I would ask of Jundo Roshi please don't kick me out, for truly I NEED TREELEAF.

    Tai Shi
    st/lah
    Gassho _/|\_
    Not sure what happened, but nobody is kicking anybody out!

    The Heart Sutra cannot be kicked out, included or not included, and is certainly nothing to become upset about!

    Gassho, J

    SatTodayLAH
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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