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    December 7th Recommended Threads

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

    A REMINDER: Treeleaf Forum will be closed from Friday night, December 7th, thru Sunday Night, December 9th, so that we may focus all our sitting and attention on our Rohatsu Retreat. Please join us for that:


    For or busy Rohatsu folks, how to "get away?" ... SIT-A-LONG with JUNDO: Rohatsu, Retreat and Family ...

    We continue our discussions on aspects of Right Speech ... PRECEPTS IX - To Refrain from Self-Praise Judging Others ...

    For our sewers ... it is about time ... ALERT: Time for Rakusu Mailing Addresses! ...

    The design for our new Women Ancestors / Differently-Abled Ancestors Kechimyaku ... recognition long due ...

    It is common to have some doubts about Practice, and a wish for more, from time to time ... Living with Uncertainty and Hardship ... what the little self does ...

    An old post on such questions ...

    ... how can I respond to such a question when the very heart of this Path is learning to live and be this life radically FREE OF THE NEED FOR 'WHAT'S NEXT', LIBERATED OF 'SOMETHING MORE THAT NEED BE DONE', FULFILLED OF 'ANYTHING MISSING'!
    WHAT's NEXT!?!

    A good way to start the year ... "What Is Zen?" Author & Zen Teacher Norman Fischer Coming to Treeleaf in January ... details as we get close ...

    Reminder ... Especially for newer folks ... FEELING LOST AROUND THE COMMUNITY? Contact our "Sangha Buddhies" ... friends 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 DURING THE LAST DAY BEFORE POSTING IN THE FORUM (please read about that here):

    Gassho, Jundo


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    Last edited by Jundo; 12-07-2018 at 11:49 PM.

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