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    January 9th Recommended Threads

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

    Our preparatory Ceremony Guide and Instructions for our Jukai Ceremony on Sunday has been posted ...
    https://www.treeleaf.org/forums/show...y-12th-2019%29

    The Main Hall for "One Way" viewing of the ceremony on Sunday has also been created ...
    https://www.treeleaf.org/forums/show...N%21-MAIN-PAGE

    A closing (yet it never closes) Precept Reflection ... PRECEPTS XII - To Refrain from Disparaging the 3 Treasures ...
    https://www.treeleaf.org/forums/show...he-3-Treasures

    ... also, don't be angry but ... PRECEPTS XI - To Refrain from Being Angry ...
    https://www.treeleaf.org/forums/show...om-Being-Angry

    It is always a new moment! ... please join OUR MONTHLY 4-hour Treeleaf ZAZENKAI - Welcome the New Year! ... available all year round! ...
    https://www.treeleaf.org/forums/show...he-New-Year%21

    Continuing our discussion of "Oneness" ... but really not just one, two, two million or infinity ...
    https://www.treeleaf.org/forums/show...l=1#post255528

    A special thread on the Eyes in Zazen ... Eye to Eye ... more than meets the eye ...
    https://www.treeleaf.org/forums/show...EAD-EYE-to-EYE

    "Simple Living" Practice Circle ... simply continues, just so simple ...
    https://www.treeleaf.org/forums/show...ters-53-and-54

    To be posted Friday (tomorrow) ... the Zen-Of-Everything Podcast will be about WAR, WHAT IS IT GOOD FOR? ... as this world heads to the brink once again ...
    https://www.zen-of-everything.com/

    Other sittings continue throughout the week, as listed on our Treeleaf Calendar ...
    https://www.treeleaf.org/now/#calendar




    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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    Since I realized I think of how important this gift I, I’ve paid for a good computer monitor for my Zendo. I am working on paying for a good laptop. I keep giving my small amount. And by the time I die maybe a couple of good desktop computers. Right now you get this from the gift given me by my wife. My iPhone. This is more portable. And, when my loan is paid off, I will up the little amount by 1.2 more.
    Tai Shi
    sat/ made a gift
    Gassho $3.00 monthly


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    Last edited by Tai Shi; 01-18-2020 at 12:23 PM.
    The object of practice is not transcendence but transformation, yet ultimately we must transcend ourselves. (Elucidation of Dogen) in HOW TO RAISE AN OX

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