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    August 3rd Recommended Threads

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

    Please sit with our SPECIAL SUNDAY Aug 4-5th - Our MONTHLY 4-hour Treeleaf ZAZENKAI tomorrow ... or any time after ...

    Just a little reminder: Shikantaza Zazen is --not-- "Meditating" ... nor is it not not meditating ...

    Jundo and Kirk's 'The ZEN of EVERYTHING! Podcast' ... Episode 4 .... ... and 3 episodes before that! ...

    On Quantification and Time Management ... now, if only Zen folks really believed in TIME! ...

    Not to late to celebrate Our Shukke Tokudo Homeleaving Ordination of Shinshi, Washin & Geika ... congratulations to the new monks on the block ...

    No Self...I Need Help WIth An Explaination, Please. ... if there is no self, then who is reading this (and a tale of Charlie in your thumb) ...

    Meet The Woman Who Feels No Pain ... ... when they figure this out, it will be important for pain sufferers ... but also shows why we need some pain ...

    ... and lots more in the world of science ... like "spooky action at a distance" and "rat-human hybrids"

    Don't by offended by Offended Buddhists ... because the Buddha himself, he don't care ...

    Question on Zen Buddhism and Fasting ... not really one of our standard or recommended Zen practices ...

    In our "No Words" book club ... getting started on Realizing Genjo Koan ...

    A lot happening in the Art Circle ... be creative! ... Trust Yourself! ...

    ... last but not least ... LOOK FOR BIG ANNOUNCEMENT of JUKAI and ANGO this week! ...

    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

    Last edited by Jundo; 08-03-2019 at 07:09 PM.

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    St lh

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    迷安 - Mei An - Wandering At Rest

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