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    December 5th Recommended Threads

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

    This weekend (or any time later), please sit our TREELEAF SANGHA online 2-DAY ANGO-JUKAI-ROHATSU RETREAT -- 2017 -- ....

    ... preparatory lessons and materials here ...

    You can also sit with our most recent weekly 90 minute Zazenkais ...

    My Cancer Ango .... please sit with me and learn with me during this hard and beautiful time ...

    Some questions about the model of The Five Skandhas ... is it still relevant today? ...

    Is 'Shikantaza' the same as 'Zazen'? ... yes, Shikantaza is a flavor of Zazen ...

    A year or so ago, I questioned the AZTA too hard on their weak ethics policy and lack of good governance ... and the rest is history. Somebody asked about it ...

    (Watch me annoy them again soon when I ask politely why they and the SZBA would not recognize my ongoing cancer Ango as "Training") ... stay tuned.

    The Ox Herding Pictures are not really a Soto thing, but some Soto Teachers try to make some use of them ...

    Reminder ... Especially for newer folks ... FEELING LOST AROUND THE COMMUNITY? Contact our "Sangha Buddhies" ... a new system to help people find their way around ...

    And DON'T FORGET! ... the experiment continues, and we need you! ... A TREELEAF EXPERIMENT with EVERYONE’S PARTICIPATION REQUESTED: “LAH” (Lend A Hand)

    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


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    A third Cancer Ango talk is also up now ...

    My Cancer Ango - 3 - Dukkha

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