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    February 15th Recommended Threads

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

    Please join our recent weekly and monthly Treeleaf Zazenkais ... available any time ...

    Remembering those who have left this visible world ... loved ones and friends ... Announcement: Parinirvana Memorial & Zazenkai 2019 ...

    Zazen on all cylinders ... Drivin' Dogen - Understanding "Open Spacious Awareness" ...

    ... and a related thread ... A question on open, spacious awareness ...

    Why isn't Zazen standing room only? ... Why Is Zen Not More Popular? ...

    His latest installment ... Kyonin's Talks on the "Song of the Jewel-Mirror Samadhi" (Hokyo Zanmai) ...

    What Is The Sound Of One Hand Clapping? ... Koan and Shikantaza ...

    From the moon to the insects ... our latest: The Zen of Technology & Scientific Discovery!

    Welcoming new members in our Treeleaf Ethics Committee Election 2019

    Moving forward in our book club with no destination ... WHAT IS ZEN? - Chap 10 - Over the Long Haul ...

    Anne keeps the creativity flowing in the Treeleaf Art Center ... ART v CRAFT ...

    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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    As well, I have added Ryaku Fusatsu (a monthly ceremony to recite and renew the Precepts) and Tonglen (an originally Tibetan practice for soothing the suffering of others and our own heart) to our Treeleaf recommended 'AT HOME' Liturgy here.

    Gassho, J

    Last edited by Jundo; 02-16-2019 at 10:37 AM.

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