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    The Bye-Bye Jukai, Ango's Done Gone, Retreat-Defeat Blues

    So our Ango is finished now, and our Rohatsu Retreat, while our Jukai Ceremony draws near. I've received some comments from folks, as I do every year:

    Many people say how wonderful Ango and Rohatsu have been, but, also, some feel a bit of "post-Ango Angst," Rohatsu regrets, low on their supply of Jukai Juice!

    The little Talk during this week's Zazenkai was about that.


    This Practice is a moment by moment hike in the hills, not a sprint or a race to a goal line of any kind.

    Gassho, J

    STLah
    Last edited by Jundo; 12-15-2020 at 12:43 PM.
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    Gassho,
    Washin
    stlah
    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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    ango is over, but my zafu is waiting..



    aprapti

    std

    Let silence take you to the core of life (Rumi)


    Aprāpti (अप्राप्ति) non-attainment

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    Tairin
    Sat today and lah
    泰林 - Tai Rin - Peaceful Woods

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    And ,of course we have the Gates to explore

    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Shokai View Post
    And ,of course we have the Gates to explore

    gassho, shokai
    stlah
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shokai View Post
    And ,of course we have the Gates to explore

    gassho, shokai
    stlah
    Looking forward to this

    Gassho,
    Washin
    stlah
    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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    Thank you again for the talk Jundo. It's all too easy to get stuck comparing the intensive practice of retreat with day-to-day life. Your timely talk was exactly what I needed last week to help break my own post-Rohatsu "funk", and this post was a good reminder to revisit the talk once more.




    Quote Originally Posted by Shokai View Post
    And ,of course we have the Gates to explore

    gassho, shokai
    stlah
    And I'm very much looking forward to this teaching as well.

    Gassho,
    Rob

    -stlah-

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shokai View Post
    And ,of course we have the Gates to explore

    gassho, shokai
    stlah
    What are the Gates; are they an entrance, or something sacred I know nothin? This is what we mean to explore, and Rob D you are very much like me. Yes, though I am nearing 70, I am still filled with "words!" Marjore says she will have these words carved on my epitaph. "Poet, Teacher, Lover, Friend" CET
    Gassho
    sat/ lah
    Tai Shi
    Last edited by Tai Shi; 01-03-2021 at 01:56 AM. Reason: spelling my Achelie's heel
    A monk asked Yun-men, "What are the teachings of a lifetime?" Yum-men said to him, "An appropriate statement." Zen Mondo

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    Well, I didn't finish the third of my books, skimmed the second and will look at it with interest in more depth (double reactant intended), and realized I did not like the first, preferring my Zen separate from my 12th steps straight up. The vow to remain only in my church on Facebook did not materialize until this last week of Ango, and even then I have to stretch to Zen, and other things of discovery. And, I learned about Master Hongzhi who I will explore with pleasure. All and all a good Ango. Much learned about self and Self. Let's sit with recording. Excuse my excess, Jundo.
    Gassho
    sat/ lah
    Tai Shi
    A monk asked Yun-men, "What are the teachings of a lifetime?" Yum-men said to him, "An appropriate statement." Zen Mondo

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