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    We're All In This Together (6) - PANIC Zazen!

    Are there times when sitting Zazen may be "too much" because we're freaking out with what's going on? Yes, there sure are.

    Don't feel bad about taking a break from sitting when feeling overwhelmed.




    Gassho, Jundo

    SatTodayLAH
    Last edited by Jundo; 03-25-2020 at 04:53 PM.
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    Thank you

    Gassho Kyotai

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    I am a student at Treeleaf. Please take what I say with a grain of salt. Gassho

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    Gassho



    Ben

    Stlah

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    Thank you Jundo. I appreciate this series of videos you’ve been creating.


    Tairin
    Sat today and lah

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    Dear Jundo,

    this is exactly why I do like zazen and zen practice. A lot of it is a common sense and it's really suited to (wo)men's needs.

    Great video!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jundo View Post
    Are there times when sitting Zazen may be "too much" because we're freaking out with what's going on? Yes, there sure are.

    Don't feel bad about taking a break from sitting when feeling overwhelmed.




    Gassho, Jundo

    SatTodayLAH




    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

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    Thank you Jundo, These talks are so much the natural you

    gassho, Shokai
    stlah
    仁道 生開 - Jindo Shokai "Open to life in a benevolent way"
    May we all grow together in our knowledge of the Dharma

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    Thank you Jundo. Lovely perspective. So reaffirming and positive. It's such a relief that we don't have to be superhuman . Yesterday I was all-knotted up, but found that sitting zazen, just observing and accepting my tension (I added gentle music), allowed the day's sunlight in .

    Gassho stlah inthistogether
    Last edited by ChrisKiwi; 03-26-2020 at 10:51 PM.

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    Gassho,
    Washin
    sat today
    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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    Lift stone from tile. No rasping! Bird song.

    gassho
    grateful doyu sat/lah today
    I'm a visiting unsui from Bird Haven Zendo. Take what I say with a box of salt. Mmm!

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    Yes, thank you Jundo for including all of us, my wife is 65 on April 3rd, I am 68, and we have seen no one in days, and no one calls, and I feel so alone. Our families think we are the strong ones because of our education, so no one calls, we can't visit, and I can't go to AA meetings, or THE UU church 25 miles away because there are no services, and there is very little we can do, and do? Facebook is not the solution. The men I sponsor need the strength of me, so I must call them, all I have is the Sangha, Treeleaf Zendo, please. Answer. I received one good letter from one new man.
    sat today/ lah
    Gassho
    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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    Thank you, Jundo. Really needed to hear that today.
    Gassho,
    Krista
    st

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    Jundo thank you for your words of comfort and wisdom.

    Gassho
    STLAH
    Theophan

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    Thank you, Jundo. I was feeling some despair yesterday and followed your advice. I didn't sit, but recited the gatha Shokai posted yesterday on the blog and it brought me peace. Today I participated in the Sunday Zazenkai and the despair was gone.

    Mateus
    Sat today/LAH

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    Quote Originally Posted by mateus.baldin View Post
    Thank you, Jundo. I was feeling some despair yesterday and followed your advice. I didn't sit, but recited the gatha Shokai posted yesterday on the blog and it brought me peace. Today I participated in the Sunday Zazenkai and the despair was gone.

    Mateus
    Sat today/LAH
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    Thank you Jundo

    Gassho,
    Jakuden
    SatToday/LAH
    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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