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Thread: DONE! HAVE A LOOK: Women Ancestors / Differently-Abled Ancestors Kechimyaku Design

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    DONE! HAVE A LOOK: Women Ancestors / Differently-Abled Ancestors Kechimyaku Design

    NOTE: PROJECT COMPLETED!

    Dear All,

    I need a volunteer with some simple design skills to make a very very simple design of a one page Kechimyaku (Blood Line Chart), one sided I think, very simple and minimalist, that lists the Women Ancestors and the Differently-Abled Ancestors. Our friend Meitou suggested the idea, and I will include it with the Rakusu Mailings this year (maybe even make it available for download somehow by past Jukai recipients should they want one.)

    It does not have to be fancy at all, nothing as intricate as our Kechimyaku for the traditional Zen Ancestors that many of our past Jukai recipients already have. Just a list with some nice font and simple design. Maybe a page with the two lists side by side or continuing from each other? I found a fancier one that makes a circle/Enso of the Women's names, but it does not have to be anything like that:



    This one is a simple list, with some design added ...



    Maybe our could have our treeleaf mark, rather than bamboo? Lots of open space on the page, black ink on wide open space.



    Just an idea. I leave the design to the designer's eye (all designs subject to approval, of course).

    It should print on Japanese A4 paper if possible. I will print it out, add stamps, then copy onto nice Japanese style paper.

    The lists we have are the following, and it would have text at the top like the following (Everyone, please feel free to suggest changes):

    ================================================== =========

    Treeleaf Blood Lineage Chart of the Women and Differently-Abled Ancestors

    We honor and recognize those Ancestors who have brought us here, those who encountered barriers of sex and birth, those of different body and special mind so often misunderstood by the many, those who may have been met with exclusion or fear, those for whom the Path was filled with obstacles and barriers, we honor those for whom entrance was so often denied and halls once barred, the successive generations of Buddhas and Ancestors who transmitted the flame:

    Our Women Ancestors

    Prajna Paramita
    Maha Maya
    Yasodhara
    Mahapajapati Gotami
    Srimala
    Khema
    Sundarinanda
    Patacara
    Bhadda Kundalakesa
    Sumana
    Kisagotami
    Dhamma
    Uppalavanna
    Soma  
    Sakula  
    Bhadda Kapilani  
    Singalaka mata  
    Samavati  
    Sanghamitta Theri  
    Prasannasilla  
    Jingjian  
    Myoren  
    Empress Wu  
    Laywoman Lingzhao  
    Ling Xingpo  
    Moshan Liaoran  
    Liu Tiemo  
    Miaoxin  
    Shiji  
    Juhan Daojen  
    Huiguang  
    Huiwen  
    Fadeng  
    Yu Daopo  
    Zhidong  
    Wenzhao  
    Miaohui  
    Jizong Xingche  
    Jifu Zukui  
    Shenyi  
    Zenshin  
    Empress Kōmyō  
    Ryonen  
    Shogaku  
    Egi  
    Kakuzan Shido  
    Ekan Daishi  
    Kontō Ekyu  
    Mokufu Sonin  
    Soitsu  
    Eshun  
    Yōdō  
    Kodai-in  
    Soshin-ni  
    Tenshu  
    Daitsu Bunchi  
    Tachibana no Someko  
    Tokugon Riho  
    Teijitsu  
    Otagaki Rengetsu  
    Mizuno Tenmyō Jorin  
    Hori Mitsujo  
    Nagasawa Sozen  
    Kendō Kojima  
    Kasai Joshin  
    Ruth Eryu Jokei Fuller  
    Jiho Sargent  

    Our Differently-Abled Ancestors

    Lakuntaka Bhaddiya
    The Baby Prince Bodhisattva
    Khujjuttara
    Cakkhupala
    Patacara
    Sanu
    Ganjin
    Suppabuddha
    The Moso
    Arya Chudapanthaka
    Toju Reiso

    ... Those who have struggled with addictions, confusion, depression and mental conditions often misunderstood ...

    ... and countless others whose names have been forgotten or left unsaid.

    ======================================

    Something like that. Any volunteer? Thank you in advance on behalf of everyone.

    Gassho, J

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    Last edited by Jundo; 12-03-2018 at 06:32 AM.
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    Wonderful idea !!!

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    Thank you for following through with this Jundo. If no-one steps forward - please do someone! - I will have a go at it myself.
    Is Japanese A4 the same size as Western A4?

    Gassho
    Meitou
    satwithyoualltoday/lah
    命 Mei - life
    島 Tou - island

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    Hi Meitou!

    I have had a go and sent something to Jundo but imagine you would do a better job that me.

    Will send you a copy of what I did.

    Gassho
    Kokuu
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    Dear All,

    Well, I would like to thank Kokuu for the basic design, I added the red "bloodline" and played with the font. Thank you to Meitou for the suggestion, and also to Zenmei for his research in identifying the Differently-Abled Ancestors on our list, and to Kokuu for helping to create the ceremony during Rohatsu where their names will be recited.

    A copy of the following will be mailed to all our Jukai Recepients this year together with their Rakusu backs and traditional Bloodline Lineage chart, and it will also be available to download from that time for anyone who has taken Jukai here in past years.

    I think it came out nicely ....


    The bloodline just comes from somewhere, and goes to somewhere, for all those whose names are unsaid and unknown.

    What do you think?

    Gassho, J

    STLah
    Last edited by Jundo; 12-02-2018 at 11:33 PM.
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    I think its very nice!
    Great job EVERYONE!

    Gassho
    Frank
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    Lovely, thank you all. =)

    Gassho
    Shingen

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    Very nice.


    Tairin
    Sat today and lah

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    It looks great, exactly as I envisaged, thank you everyone concerned.
    Gassho
    Meitou
    satwithyoualltoday&lah
    命 Mei - life
    島 Tou - island

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    So beautiful. Deep bows.

    Gassho,
    Jakuden
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    Wow..im very impressed, and I'm humbled to be part of such a Sangha. This is absolutely beautiful.

    Im hoping to also receive this, along with the full lineage chart and the silk mailing for rakusu for jukai.

    You are gallery talented, and your wisdom as deep as the oceans.

    Today, is my birthday...and this added wonderful day!

    Gassho!

    Frank
    Satoday

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kunzang View Post

    Today, is my birthday...and this added wonderful day!
    Happy Birthday, Frank.

    Zen Buddhists don't quite believe in time, so no getting older (no being born for that matter). Thus, Happy Non-Birthday too!

    Gassho, J

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    LOL!
    Thank you Jundo! I like the way you think

    Frank

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kunzang View Post
    Wow..im very impressed, and I'm humbled to be part of such a Sangha. This is absolutely beautiful.

    Im hoping to also receive this, along with the full lineage chart and the silk mailing for rakusu for jukai.

    You are gallery talented, and your wisdom as deep as the oceans.

    Today, is my birthday...and this added wonderful day!

    Gassho!

    Frank
    Satoday

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    Gassho,
    Jakuden
    SatToday/LAH
    清 道 寂田
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    I am a novice priest. Any resemblance my posts may have to actual teachings about the Dharma, living or dead, is purely coincidental (and just my attempt to be helpful).

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    I am so grateful to be a part of this Sangha.
    Deep bows.

    Entai
    st /lah

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    Great job, looks fanastic

    Gassho,
    Joyo
    sat today/lah

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    Very beautiful, deep bows.

    I'm talking about you, Frank.

    Hey, nice chart, too! Really wonderful, thanks and more bows.

    Gassho
    Byokan
    sat + lah
    Please take my words with a big grain of salt. I know nothing. Wisdom is only found in our whole-hearted practice together.

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    This is beautiful. Thank you everyone who contributed to this lovely work!

    Gassho
    Washin
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    Very nice!

    Thank you to all that contributed.

    Gassho,

    Shugen

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    This is wonderful! Thank you to all!

    Happy belated Birthday Frank!

    Gassho,
    Kelly/Jinmei
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    Gassho!

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    Wonderful design and included research. Thank you all who contributed and Happy B-N-B to Frank.

    gassho, Shokai

    stlah
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    Gassho Shokai!

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    Thanks a lot to all involved! Great work.

    It is reassuring to see that the transmission of the flame did not stop at barriers, be it of mental or physical nature. Deep bows to those whose names are now known, and to those whose good deeds remain forgotten

    Do all of the differently-abled ancestors come from the extensive record mentioned by Jundo in the thread Research on a "Differently Enabled Ancestors List" - Volunteers or did you use other sources as well?

    Gassho
    Souchi

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    Quote Originally Posted by Souchi View Post

    Do all of the differently-abled ancestors come from the extensive record mentioned by Jundo in the thread Research on a "Differently Enabled Ancestors List" - Volunteers or did you use other sources as well?

    Gassho
    Souchi

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    Hi Souchi,

    Yes, barriers fall.

    All the names did come from that research paper I mentioned, done by a fellow who seems to have spent years searching all available Buddhist texts for mention of the disabled. Most of the mentions of disability in old Buddhist texts were not positive, typically attributing such condition to Karma from past lives that justified barring such individuals. I think it good that the times are changing.

    Gassho, Jundo

    STLah
    Last edited by Jundo; 12-07-2018 at 02:18 PM.
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    Thanks for clarification, Jundo.

    Gassho
    Souchi

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    This is just fantastic!!!!!

    Gassho, Shinshi

    SaT-LaH

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    Excellent idea!
    gassho
    sean
    sat,lah

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    Wonderful.
    Deep bows to all who contributed

    Gassho/SatToday
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