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    June 14th Recommended Threads

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

    You are invited to sit any time of the week or month with our weekly and monthly Treeleaf Zazenkai ... Zazen delivered right to your doorstep ...
    https://www.treeleaf.org/forums/foru...ENKAI-NETCASTS

    How can we have goals yet no goal at once ... my goal is to explain to you how! .... Seeking Nothing vs. Goal Setting ...
    https://www.treeleaf.org/forums/show...l=1#post241661

    Kinhin ... walking Zazen ... not a matter of big or small, or any place to go too ...
    https://www.treeleaf.org/forums/show...n-a-small-room

    Kakunen shared a lovely video demonstrating the many dance steps of Oryoki ... formal Zen eating ritual ... a traditional practice with much power ...
    https://www.treeleaf.org/forums/show...ryoki-practice

    We have an Oryoki Practice Circle too at Treeleaf, should anyone wish to try ...
    https://www.treeleaf.org/forums/foru...ractice-Circle

    A long long essay by me riffing on whether there is an "ultimate consciousness" in Zen teachings ... try to stay awake until the end ...
    https://www.treeleaf.org/forums/show...l=1#post241726

    Our new member Karl offers some thoughts for this season ... A Queer Commentary on Fukanzengi ...
    https://www.treeleaf.org/forums/show...-on-Fukanzengi

    In our wordless book club ...BOOK OF EQUANIMITY - Case 83: DOGO'S NURSlNG ...the right medicine for the disease that needs no cure ...
    https://www.treeleaf.org/forums/show...NIMITY-Case-83

    About to go ON THE AIR ... 'The Zen of Everything Podcast' with Jundo & Kirk- NEED YOUR SUGGESTIONS ...
    https://www.treeleaf.org/forums/show...UR-SUGGESTIONS

    And don't miss ...

    ECO-Life ... our long time member Meitou leads a discussion on living sustainably with the environment ...
    https://www.treeleaf.org/forums/show...17002-ECO-Life

    Also, in our Art Center ... reflections and work continues on Zen of Creativity Chapter 2 ...
    https://www.treeleaf.org/forums/show...vity-Chapter-2
    and
    https://www.treeleaf.org/forums/show...do-Loori-video




    Reminder ... Especially for newer folks ... FEELING LOST AROUND THE COMMUNITY? Contact our "Sangha Buddhies" ... friends to help people find their way around ...
    https://www.treeleaf.org/forums/show...angha-Buddhies




    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 DURING THE LAST 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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    Hey Jundo
    Re: Reminder on simplicity
    I'm High Functioning Autistic with ADHD to go along with my spinal disabilities. I am capable of becoming completely focused on things and this has in the past led me to spend too much time on social media and forums of interest (as well as whatever IRL things that I am interested in).
    To date on Treeleaf I've not felt the desire to post things on the forums as I'm a new member and new practitioner. I've been more inclined to focus on Zazen, both sitting and being present in my day to day life and interactions with the world. I guess I'm kinda seeing Treeleaf forums as a warm, safe place that is here to support me and keep me on track when I lose focus so I am mainly lurking for a short time each day.
    One of my challenges with the me and the forums is that I am feeling that I'm always playing catch-up seeing as though there are 10 or so years of questions, answers and discussion that I've missed. The other challenge is that I've felt that the culture of the forums demands that I comment, no matter how inane regularly. This isn't sitting well with me as I really don't want to get sucked into the rabbit warren of forum obsession that I know I'm capable of.
    Thank you for Treeleaf Jundo. I know I've found my home Sangha.
    Anna.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anna View Post
    Hey Jundo
    Re: Reminder on simplicity
    I'm High Functioning Autistic with ADHD to go along with my spinal disabilities. I am capable of becoming completely focused on things and this has in the past led me to spend too much time on social media and forums of interest (as well as whatever IRL things that I am interested in).
    To date on Treeleaf I've not felt the desire to post things on the forums as I'm a new member and new practitioner. I've been more inclined to focus on Zazen, both sitting and being present in my day to day life and interactions with the world. I guess I'm kinda seeing Treeleaf forums as a warm, safe place that is here to support me and keep me on track when I lose focus so I am mainly lurking for a short time each day.
    One of my challenges with the me and the forums is that I am feeling that I'm always playing catch-up seeing as though there are 10 or so years of questions, answers and discussion that I've missed. The other challenge is that I've felt that the culture of the forums demands that I comment, no matter how inane regularly. This isn't sitting well with me as I really don't want to get sucked into the rabbit warren of forum obsession that I know I'm capable of.
    Thank you for Treeleaf Jundo. I know I've found my home Sangha.
    Anna.
    Thank you, Anna. Your attitude is just right.

    In Shikantaza, and all of Zen life, there is nothing to "catch up." All is just here and here and here right now. Nothing missing, begin from here with sitting. No need to say something unless very important, and silence is cherished too.

    Also, thank you for putting a human face picture as I wrote you. It helps to keep things a little eye-to-eye and human around here.

    Gassho, Jundo

    STLah
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    And ... the most important announcement every in the HISTORY of TREELEAF ...

    'The ZEN of EVERYTHING! Podcast' with Jundo & Kirk is ON THE AIR!


    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    Our "Simple Living" Practice Circle is now open ... please stick in a toe or dive in ...

    https://www.treeleaf.org/forums/show...apters-1-and-2

    Gassho, Jundo

    STLah
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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