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Thread: EVENT: Our Shukke Tokudo Homeleaving Ordination of Shinshi, Washin & Geika - SUNDAY!

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    EVENT: Our Shukke Tokudo Homeleaving Ordination of Shinshi, Washin & Geika - SUNDAY!

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    This Sunday July 14th, 2019, at (Sunday 11 AM Eastern Time, 8AM Pacific Time in North America, 4pm London Time, 5pm Paris, and 6pm Ukraine Time, Midnight in Japan), our Sangha will welcome three new novice priests through the ritual of 'Shukke Tokudo' Homeleaving Ordination.

    As is typical of our Sangha, the ceremony will be conducted simultaneously in various places around the world ... dropping all thought of here and there, now and then ... with the Preceptor (Jundo) in Japan, and our Ordainees, AMELIA GEIKA RALSTON and ALLAN SHINSHI DUE in the United States, and SERGEY WASHIN TSARENKO in Ukraine, all as witnessed by their fellow Priests and our Sangha members in many countries.

    If you would like to witness the ceremony, and join in our celebration, the netcast will be seen here at those times ...


    Please know that the warm hearts of everyone witnessing the ceremony from home are present with us during the Ceremony. You are with us all in this time of celebration.

    If you would like to read a bit more about the meaning of Shukke Tokudo Homeleaving as a Novice-Priest here at Treeleaf, please look here:

    ANNOUNCEMENT: Our 2019 TREELEAF Home-Leaving ORDINATIONS
    https://www.treeleaf.org/forums/show...ng-ORDINATIONS

    PLEASE JOIN US FOR THIS AUSPICIOUS DAY FOR OUR COMMUNITY!

    Gassho, Jundo

    SatTodayLAH
    Last edited by Jundo; 07-13-2019 at 10:41 AM.
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    What a wonderful day and ceremony.
    Congratulations to you three and to all of us for having you.
    Thank you for your dedication.

    p.s.: and happy birthday Jundo!

    Gassho,
    Kotei sat/lah today.
    古庭 KoTei / Ralf

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    Wonderful, lovely, and moving all together in each moment. Tears of joy for my brothers and sister ... may this path bring you joy! =)

    Happy Birthday Jundo.

    Nine Bows
    Shingen

    Sat/LAH
    RINDO SHINGEN
    倫道 真現

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    Dear all

    These moments in our sangha are wonderful celebrations!

    Congratulations to Geika, Shinshi and Washin!!!! And welcome welcome welcome!

    Happy Birthday, Jundo!

    Deep bows to everyone
    Kokuu
    -sattoday/lah-
    ------------------------------------
    Feel free to message me if you wish to talk about issues around practicing with physical limitations. This is something I have been sitting with for a fair while and am happy to help with suggestions or just offer a listening ear.

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    Congratulations to our new Unsui, thank you for your practice. And Happy Birthday Jundo!
    Gassho
    Meitou
    Satwithyoualltoday lah
    命 Mei - life
    島 Tou - island

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    Congratulations to Shinshi, Geika, and Washin! Thank you for your commitment to the sangha. It was a beautiful ceremony. And Happy Birthday Jundo!

    Gassho,
    Onkai (Warm Sea)
    Sat/LAH

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    Very beautiful ceremony/

    GASSHO

    SATLAH
    Humbly,
    清竜 Seiryu

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    So happy and honored to share this wonderful moment together! Endless gratitude to our dear Jundo and the whole beautiful Sangha. Everything is fresh and new; Happy Birthday to all!

    Gassho
    Byōkan
    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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    Congratulations dear and intrepid Dharma brothers and sister, and deep bows for your practice

    Gassho,
    Jakuden
    SatToday
    清 道 寂田
    SEIDO JAKUDEN
    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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    Treeleaf Unsui / Engineer Sekishi's Avatar
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    Virginia, USA
    Lovely, lovely, lovely. Thank you all so much for listening to the calling of your hearts. I look forward to practicing with you through the ups and downs of life in this realm.

    Over and over, lower your "selves" to service, but keep those elbows up!

    Forehead to the ground,
    Sekishi
    #sat #lah
    sekishi
    石志

    As a novice priest-in-training, this is simply an expression of my opinion. Please take it with a grain of salt.

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    Such a lovely cermony and so happy to have Washin, Shinshi and Geika.

    So happy to walk this path with you.

    Gassho,

    Shoka
    sattoday
    香道 笑花
    Kodo Shoka

    Please don't take anything I say as anything more than just a normal person's thoughts on the topic. I'm just stumbling through life trying to be helpful, but really don't know much.

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    Treeleaf Unsui Geika's Avatar
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    Thank you all so much! I wanted to mention during my little speaking part, but I got all flustered: I wouldn't have been able to do this as smoothly as was done without Shoka's help! Thank you so much Shoka for coming down and sharing this day!

    Many gasshos

    Sat today, lah
    求道芸化 Kyudo Geika
    I am just a priest-in-training, please do not take anything I say as a teaching.

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    You did great, Geika. Your intention, as well as everyone's, was powerful. I think the Iron Ox smiled upon you all. _()_ _()_ _()_

    gassho
    doyu sat today
    特別な人ではない

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    Thank you for all who attended across space and time. Thank you for your support and encouragement. It is an honor to be counted among the priests of Treeleaf.

    Here is my little speech from today:

    It will be interesting to see how we can explore strange new worlds.

    To seek out renewed lives and new organizations.

    To boldly go where no one has gone before!




    Gassho, Shinshi

    SaT-LaH
    空道 心志 Kudo Shinshi
    I am just a priest-in-training, any resemblance between what I post and actual teachings is purely coincidental.

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    Treeleaf Unsui Geika's Avatar
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    Long live and prosper!

    Gassho

    Sat today, lah
    求道芸化 Kyudo Geika
    I am just a priest-in-training, please do not take anything I say as a teaching.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geika View Post
    Long live and prosper!

    Gassho

    Sat today, lah
    I have to say, one of my very favorite parts were the peacock, and you using the feather as your leaf.

    Gassho, Shinshi

    SaT-LaH
    Last edited by Shinshi; 07-14-2019 at 07:27 PM.
    空道 心志 Kudo Shinshi
    I am just a priest-in-training, any resemblance between what I post and actual teachings is purely coincidental.

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    Beautiful and inspiring.

    And Jundo, your kesa is stunning!

    Gassho
    Anne
    ~st~

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    Tons of emotions..Such a great ceremony! Thank you everyone for your presence and support.
    It is an honor to be among you all.

    P.S. Sorry for a little confusion with my Kesa. My dad used to say (he was a sailor), always
    pull the right end of the rope

    Gassho
    Kaido Washin
    sattoday
    Kaido (有道) Every Way
    Washin (和信) Harmony Trust
    ----
    I am a novice priest-in-training. Anything what I say must not be considered as teaching
    and should be taken with a 'grain of salt'.

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    Congratulations everyone. Thank you for your service and dedication to the Sangha!


    ST

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shinshi View Post
    I have to say, one of my very favorite parts was the peacock, and you using the feather as your leaf.

    Gassho, Shinshi

    SaT-LaH
    Shinshi,

    We had this lovely guy watch most of the ceremony.

    So it seems very fitting to use one of his feathers as a part of the ceremony.

    Gassho,

    Shoka
    Sattoday

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    香道 笑花
    Kodo Shoka

    Please don't take anything I say as anything more than just a normal person's thoughts on the topic. I'm just stumbling through life trying to be helpful, but really don't know much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shoka View Post
    Shinshi,

    We had this lovely guy watch most of the ceremony.

    So it seems very fitting to use one of his feathers as a part of the ceremony.

    Gassho,

    Shoka
    Sattoday

    Sent from my SM-G930P using Tapatalk
    OK, that is just awesome! =)

    Gassho
    Shingen

    Sat/LAH
    RINDO SHINGEN
    倫道 真現

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    Dear Sangha, what a wonderful ceremony. I planned to be there on time however ended up like the White Rabbit.

    I'm late, I'm late for
    A very important date.
    No time to say hello, good-bye,
    I'm late, I'm late

    I slid in the door late but due to the timeliness of Treeleaf, I found myself on time to witness this wonderful event.
    Congratulations to all!

    SAT TODAY
    Shozan

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    Have a good practice!

    Gassho Sat today
    Kakunen

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shoka View Post
    Shinshi,

    We had this lovely guy watch most of the ceremony.

    So it seems very fitting to use one of his feathers as a part of the ceremony.

    Gassho,

    Shoka
    Sattoday

    Sent from my SM-G930P using Tapatalk
    Glad he was there to bear witness! He is a fine looking bird.

    Gassho, Shinshi

    SaT-LaH
    空道 心志 Kudo Shinshi
    I am just a priest-in-training, any resemblance between what I post and actual teachings is purely coincidental.

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    Treeleaf Unsui Geika's Avatar
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    Happy birthday, Jundo! Thank you for sharing it with us in this lovely way.

    Gassho
    Sat today lah
    求道芸化 Kyudo Geika
    I am just a priest-in-training, please do not take anything I say as a teaching.

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    Happy birthday Jundo. Thank you for all you do!


    ST

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    Congratulations Shinshi, Geika and Washin - and thank you for your practice.

    Happy Birthday Jundo!

    The peacock was awesome

    Gassho Jinyo

    sat today

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    Yes, Happy Birthday Jundo!!!!!!!!

    Gassho, Shinshi

    SaT-LaH
    空道 心志 Kudo Shinshi
    I am just a priest-in-training, any resemblance between what I post and actual teachings is purely coincidental.

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    Happy birthday Jundo!

    Gassho
    Washin
    stlah
    Kaido (有道) Every Way
    Washin (和信) Harmony Trust
    ----
    I am a novice priest-in-training. Anything what I say must not be considered as teaching
    and should be taken with a 'grain of salt'.

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    Deep bows and sincere congratulations to Shinshi, Geika and Washin.
    Thank you for your comitments.

    And happy birthday Jundo.


    Gassho/SatToday
    流道
    Ryū Dou

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    Lovely ceremony. Thank you all!

    And welcome home.

    Gassho,

    Kyonin
    Sat/LAH
    Hondō Kyōnin
    奔道 協忍

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cooperix View Post
    Beautiful and inspiring.

    And Jundo, your kesa is stunning!

    Gassho
    Anne
    ~st~
    It is not my Kesa. It was a gift from dear Taigu.

    It is made of old recommissioned Kimono materials in the Funzo-e way. Tomoe Katagiri writes:

    Do-gen Zenji says that the best material is called funzo [excrement wiping cloth]-.There are between four and ten different types of funzo: material that has been chewed by cattle, material that has been chewed by mice, material burned by fire, and material from the clothing or shrouds of the dead.These are perfect as okesa material. Indians throw this cloth in the streets and in the fields just as they do excreta. It is called pămsula.

    Monks pick up such cloth and wear it after having washed it and sewn the various pieces together. Although some of this cloth is cotton and some silk,no discrimination should be made between the two.We should deeply reflect on the meaning of pămsula, funzo.

    ...

    ... Senryu Kamatani Roshi says the following in his book, Teisho-Kesakudoku: “The true meaning of funzo is ‘sweepings.’ Funzo-e is the okesa made from cast-off rags that were collected from garbage and from the streets.The unusable part was sorted away and the usable parts kept, washed and dyed into a darkish color, then sewn together into the rice-field pattern.You might feel it is dirty because the funzo-e was made entirely from material picked up from the garbage, but it is not; it is completely free from attachments such as love and hate. Nobody can create passion toward it, because there is no value or quality to measure. If people had any attachment to it, they would not have discarded it as garbage.”5

    It is difficult to determine what is good and what is evil. Laymen say it is good to wear luxurious silks, embroidered garments,and brocades;and bad to wear tattered and discarded rags. But in Buddhism it is the opposite: tattered robes are good and pure, richly embroidered garments are evil and soiled. The same applies to all other things as well. ...
    A little more here (p 104)

    https://books.google.co.jp/books?id=...20kesa&f=false


    Gassho, Jundo

    SatTodayLAH
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    Jundo,
    I wondered if Taigu was involved. And I suspect he made it. It is quite lovely. I especially loved the crane panel in the mid back.
    Thank you for the information.
    I had read that the Buddha had his followers gather discarded cloth from the charnel grounds to make their robes. To disinfect them they were washed in saffron. Nothing special. Similar story.

    Gassho
    Anne

    ~lahst~

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    Congratulations Shinshi, Geika and Washin. Thank you for your practice

    Happy Birthday Jundo


    Tairin
    Sat today and lah
    泰林 - Tai Rin - Peaceful Woods

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    What a privilege it was to be able to be part of this ceremony thanks to the Sangha Jundo created, nurtured and welcomed me into. A huge congratulations and warmest of hugs to Shinshi, Geika and Washin. I look forward to learning from you all as I continue on my journey.
    Gassho
    Anna.


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    To our newest Unsui, Geika, Shinshi and Washin, congratulations on your Shukke Tokudo and thank you for sharing this beautiful ceremony with the rest of the Sangha.

    Oh and Happy Birthday Roshi.

    Sat / lah


    Seishin

    Sei - Meticulous
    Shin - Heart

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    Congratulations to the new Unsui! I wish I could have watched live, however I was travelling! I am looking forward to learning from each of you!

    Gassho,

    Junkyo
    SAT

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    Congratulations!

    Nenka

    ST LAH

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    Great, congratulations and thanks to everyone, and a belated Happy Birthday to Jundo

    Gassho
    Souchi

    SatToday/lah

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    Congrats Geika, Shinshi and Washin!
    (And belated birthday wishes to Jundo!)

    Gassho,

    Daitetsu

    #sat2day
    no thing needs to be added

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    Best wishes for the new unsui. I was traveling and so finally was able to participate this day.


    Shinzan Sekibu

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