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