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    August 23rd Recommended Threads

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

    Please help us with a little poll as we try an experiment ... Members' Poll (Your Participation Requested): "Three Sacred Sentences" ... thank you ...

    Your any place any time Zafu ... at our weekly and monthly Treeleaf Zazenkai ... as well as our several daily sittings online ...

    An older talk which is the next thing you should listen to ... SIT-A-LONG with Jundo: WHAT's NEXT!?! ...

    On a related theme ... How do I deal with this long pattern of behavior? ... always wanting the next, shiny spiritual thing ...

    Zen, Bodhisattva vow and veganism/vegetarianism ... Zen folks tend to various views on this ...

    Okumura drops the mike on Dropping off body and mind ...

    A lot of wisdom in this post ... Enjoying problems ... or, at least, finding peace in the heart of our problems ...

    Too much mental wheel spinning in this thread ... but some interesting questions maybe ... How much of dharma is upaya? ...

    The Beginner's Place has something new ... A Zen Glossary ... Test yourself: How much Zen-lingo do you know? ...

    Not too late to jump in ... Zen Women ... teachings for everyone ... in our "No Words" Book Club ...

    Forget the 5-7-5 ... How to Haiku ... Kokuu shows how ...

    A Non-traditional Heart Sutra Chant ... by a beatboxing Soto priest ... maybe I can invite him to Treeleaf?? ...

    I was a little sleepy when I made this one, but Kirk is happy with the result ... 'The ZEN of EVERYTHING! Podcast' ... Episode 32 ... Happiness

    It's Tonglen Time ... if it tickles your fancy ...


    We have announced our upcoming Jukai (Undertaking the Precepts) preparations and Ango (90-day Dedicated Practice Period) season coming in September ... and you are invited:

    ANNOUNCEMENT: It's JUKAI TIME .... 2020!

    ANNOUNCEMENT: Treeleaf 'ANGO' (The 90 Days) --2020--

    All welcome!

    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; 08-24-2020 at 12:07 AM.

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