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    Floating Tea House

    Hello friends!

    We're currently making final preparations for another tea house opportunity, which we have named the "Floating Tea House" (credit to Meian for the wonderful name!). This tea house will be co-hosted by Meian, Hoseki, and myself, and we are tentatively planning to schedule it on the first and third Sunday of each month (so as not to conflict with the Grass Roof Tea House) at noon Eastern Standard/Daylight Time (i.e., New York time). The intent is to have a time that is generally more suitable for Sangha members across North and South America, but we certainly hope that friends from around the globe will join us as often as you can.

    The goal is to host the first Floating Tea House on September 6. We'll see how this schedule works for others and may adjust if another day/time works better for a majority of folks.

    We'll continue working with the admins to place this on the official calendar in the coming days, so please be patient while we iron out the final technical details.

    We look forward to getting to know you all better in the coming weeks.

    Gassho,
    Rob

    -stlah-


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    Last edited by Jundo; 12-20-2021 at 06:24 AM. Reason: Edit to update information
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    Might I suggest that the hosts delete all old postings (except the OP post and the most recent post) each time? That will keep announcements from getting buried on page 4. If you wish, I will go ahead and do so, but any moderator here can do so as well.

    Gassho, Jundo
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    So wonderful to hang out with you all today

    Have a nice week everyone!

    Gassho,

    Ryan

    SatToday LaH
    墨眼 | Bokugan | Sumi Ink Eye
    Ryan-S

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    Okay, hoping that I made things better, not worse, I cleaned up the thread until the latest teahouse.

    Might I suggest to Seisan that you update the information in your OP post to bring it current regarding the tea house time etc.?

    Gassho, J

    STLah
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meian View Post
    Thank you, Jundo -- this was a huge help! (For me, at least. )

    Gassho, meian stlh

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    Let me ask Sekishi if we can make the Tea Hosts moderators of the Tea Houses, and then you guys can do the house cleaning each month. It is easy.

    Gassho, Jundo

    STLah
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meian View Post
    The next Floating Tea House will meet this Sunday, FEBRUARY 20, 2022 at 12pm EST.

    Please check the Calendar to find your local "time for tea" -- the Calendar link will automatically adjust to your correct time.
    Thank you Meian!

    Looking forward to the usual lively chat covering all aspects of life, the universe, and everything.

    Gassho,
    Sekishi
    #sat #lah
    sekishi
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    Treeleaf Unsui / Engineer Sekishi's Avatar
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    Incidentally, as the regulars know, Seikan has had to step away from hosting duties due to increased work and family time commitments. If anyone has any interest in stepping into the hosting role for this Tea House, please sit with it and maybe talk it over with the group this weekend. Or PM Meian or myself.

    Thank you all for coming together to manifest Sangha.

    Deep bows,
    Sekishi
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    sekishi
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    Hey everyone! I have a Sunday shift at work this week so I won’t be able to attend; however, if no one volunteers during the tea house I’ll be happy to host moving forward (weekend shifts are rare for me, twice a quarter.)

    Gassho,
    Koushi
    STLaH
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    Thanks for hosting the Floating Tea House today. I enjoyed the conversation and fellowship!

    SAT/LAH

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeaceMan View Post
    Thanks for hosting the Floating Tea House today. I enjoyed the conversation and fellowship!

    SAT/LAH
    Thanks for coming and spending the time with us!

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    Hello Everyone

    Floating Tea House will open again this Sunday, September 18th, 2022 at 12pm EST.

    Please check the Calendar to find your local 'time for tea' -- the Calendar link will automatically adjust to your local time.

    Find our meeting room here: TREELEAF MEETING ROOM

    Feel free to bring your favorite (non-alcoholic) beverage and a snack if you like.

    gassho,

    Floating Tea House
    優婆塞 | Ubasoku
    迷安 | Meian

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    My first visit to the Tea House yesterday. Thank you for the kind welcome and interesting, thought-provoking discussion. See you next time
    Gassho

    SAT

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tenrai View Post
    My first visit to the Tea House yesterday. Thank you for the kind welcome and interesting, thought-provoking discussion. See you next time
    Gassho

    SAT
    It was great having you there, friend!

    Sat lah
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tenrai View Post
    My first visit to the Tea House yesterday. Thank you for the kind welcome and interesting, thought-provoking discussion. See you next time
    Gassho

    SAT
    Nice meeting you, and I will get in touch to chat soon.

    Gassho,
    Ryūmon (Kirk)
    Sat
    流文

    I know nothing.

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    Wonderful seeing you all. Look forward to the next one!

    Gasho

    Jon
    SAT/LAH

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    Tenrai and PeaceMan (Jon),

    Glad you could join Tea House this past Sunday -- wonderful to have you with us!


    stlh
    優婆塞 | Ubasoku
    迷安 | Meian

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    Hello Everyone

    Join sangha friends once more today Sunday, October 2nd, 2022 at 12pm EST, 6PM Paris, 5PM London, at our Floating Tea House ( Not really floating and with less tea than you might expect 😄 )

    Please check the Calendar to find your local time -- the Calendar link will automatically adjust to your local time.

    Find our meeting room here: TREELEAF MEETING ROOM

    This is an informal get-together, to socialize, form friendships, have conversations and build community.

    You are all invited.

    🙏🏼 Sat Today lah
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    Hello Everyone

    Floating Tea House will open again this Sunday, November 6th, 2022 at 12pm EST.

    Please check the Calendar to find your local 'time for tea' -- the Calendar link will automatically adjust to your local time.

    ***PLEASE NOTE -- North American clocks have changed today (but not all cities/states!) -- please double check the Treeleaf Calendar to verify your local time.

    Find our meeting room here: TREELEAF MEETING ROOM

    Feel free to bring your favorite (non-alcoholic) beverage and a snack if you like.

    gassho,

    Floating Tea House

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    Dear sangha friends,

    Just a quick note re: our teahouses and their purpose:

    In case anyone wonders what this teahouse business is, and maybe if there's a bit of hesitation whether to give them a visit or not, please know that these are simply casual get-togethers among friends.

    We hang around for a while chatting about whatever pops up, we laugh, and we develop or nurture friendships. It is a perfect opportunity to get to know other sangha members outside of formal sittings that are a bit more constrained with time and ceremony.

    So please, give them a chance if you feel called to, and come on over and spend some time among friends.

    Gassho,
    Koushi
    STLaH
    理道弘志 | Ridō Koushi
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    Thanks, Koushi.
    I would really love to participate, but being on Sunday early mornings or early afternoons in my time zone, they are a little difficult to participate for me to participate. I’ve been wanting to chat with you all on the Tea Houses for a long time, but never managed to wake up so early or be done with family time by the time the Tea Houses finished. Someday I will pop up, hopefully.
    Gassho,
    Mateus
    Satlah

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    Quote Originally Posted by mateus.baldin View Post
    Thanks, Koushi.
    I would really love to participate, but being on Sunday early mornings or early afternoons in my time zone, they are a little difficult to participate for me to participate. I’ve been wanting to chat with you all on the Tea Houses for a long time, but never managed to wake up so early or be done with family time by the time the Tea Houses finished. Someday I will pop up, hopefully.
    Gassho,
    Mateus
    Satlah
    Whenever you and I get together, it’s always a teahouse

    Sat Today lah
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bion View Post
    Whenever you and I get together, it’s always a teahouse

    Sat Today lah
    Indeed it is.

    Mateus
    Satlah

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    Floating Tea House

    Hello, friends

    This coming Sunday, Nov. 20th, weŽll have another chance to get together and spend some quality time with our sangha friends. Local times for the Floating Tea House can be found in our TREELEAF CALENDAR and the šplaceš for our meeting is our TREELEAF MEETING ROOM
    This is an informal activity, so expect casual conversation, friendly faces and a relaxed environment.
    Our tea houses are wonderful opportunities to create bonds, form friendships in the sangha and to get a bit more involved. If any of that calls to you, please consider joining!

    See you Sunday!

    Sat lah
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