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Thread: Our April 1st "All Naked" Zazenkai - For the Nudist Buddhist

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    Our April 1st "All Naked" Zazenkai - For the Nudist Buddhist


    We are always trying something new at Treeleaf!

    Please join us tonight, leaving your robes at the door, as our Sangha holds its first annual 'Au Naturale' Zazenkai online!

    We welcome, direct from Maui, Hawaii, a very special guest teacher, founder of the 'Sky Clad Zendo,' the Rev. Buffy 全裸 Hadaka, for a little meditation the way Buddha made ya. Inspired by the great naked mystics of the East, we will let it all hang out.

    What's needed? We recommend a Zafu wrapped in plastic kitchen wrap and not much more.

    Take it all off, and hang out for a little Zazen showing your Original Face to the whole world: New York 9pm, LA 6pm Friday, London 1pm and Paris 2pm, April 1, 2021.

    How to join? Please place a camera on your computer, take off all your clothes, smile, hit the following link, and get ready to show us what ya got via ZOOM!


    It is acceptable for the very shy to hold their Mudra strategically as shown in the picture.

    Rev. Hadaka will offer a talk on "The Finger Pointing at the Moon." (Yes, as several folks have requested, our naturist Zazenkai will include a vigorous stark nakedy 'hokey-pokey,' truly putting our backsides in and shaking them all about!)

    The first step to "dropping body and mind" is to drop all inhibitions by dropping the veils that cover us!

    WARNING: SITTING WILL BE LIVE NETCAST!

    Gassho, Jundo




    PS - By total coincidence, "Hadaka" means "naked" in Japanese.

    PPS - APRIL FOOLS!
    Last edited by Jundo; 04-03-2021 at 07:34 PM.
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    Awesome!!! Please tell me that this will include a very energetic version of the Hokey Pokey...

    Gassho,
    Seikan

    -stlah-



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    Iíll be there free and frisky. Be ready for an unforgettable hokey pokey.

    Sat Nude Today
    Bion
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    Gassho

    Rish
    -stlah

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    Need to check the timezone, as I guess Japan just flipped onto April 1st................................

    Sat covered


    Seishin

    Sei - Meticulous
    Shin - Heart

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    I do this every week anyway. Good thing I always use one way.

    Gassho
    ST-lah
    Shoki

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    Tairin
    Sat today fully clothed
    LAH also fully clothed

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    though i love the book Naked in the zendo by Schireson sensei, i will not be present. the first of April happens to be my zen day off..



    aprapti

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    Aprāpti (अप्राप्ति) non-attainment

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    Stay tuned to see this 84 year old let it all hang (literally.)

    Doreen's comment: " I can't see a bunch of naked old guys hanging out as a big seller.

    Gotcha, Shokai
    Stnlah
    Last edited by Shokai; 03-31-2021 at 11:07 PM.
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    I hope you guys enjoy your session.

    Gassho,
    Hensho

    sat
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    "Knit on with confidence and hope through all crises." -Elizabeth Zimmerman

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    �� I could do that... but just when sitting on my own, thank you! ��
    Also... maybe in summer!

    Gassho
    Mags ST all clothed

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    Oh. I get it.

    Gassho,

    Ryūmon

    sat
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    流文

    I know nothing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seikan View Post
    Awesome!!! Please tell me that this will include a very energetic version of the Hokey Pokey...
    Oh, yes! For sure!

    (And by the way, I just googled that. Yes, nude hokey-pokey is a thing and we would not be the first. However, I advise you not to google it. )

    Gassho, J

    STLah
    Last edited by Jundo; 03-31-2021 at 11:38 PM.
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    The actual inspiration for today's sitting is a very real place. I sometimes mention the time I was invited to teach at the nudist Zendo in Florida ...

    Skyclad Zendo


    Follow teachings of Toni Packer and Springwater Center. The Skyclad Zendo is a naturist Zen meditation group which follows a non-traditional approach of open inquiry through awareness, mindfulness and attention. We meet every Sunday morning for two hours of zazen au naturel, from 10 A.M. to noon in the yoga room at Paradise Lakes Resort, 2001 Brinson Rd., Lutz, FL 33558-8367. We also offer seven-day silent meditation retreats with various teachers.


    No, I never actually got to go, as things just were left hanging after a hurricane (really). I woulda gone. They said to just bring my own towel!

    I coulda worn my Rakusu with the --extra-- long straps.

    Gassho, J

    STLah
    Last edited by Jundo; 03-31-2021 at 11:38 PM.
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    The Buddha was actually quite insistent about his monks keeping their clothes on. However, when I was in India three years ago, I had contact with the nude "skyclad" Jain and Hindu priests, and the Jains have their own TV station ...

    In any case, here is a small sample of the channel. In case you are wondering, it seems 90% (although not completely) free of full nudity, certainly in respect for folks from other religions who may be channel surfing. Not so at live events of course (I did read that the "skyclad" nuns dress). Also, Jain monks are celibate, and required to observe strict chastity and freedom from mental desires.

    Jain monks ...



    Dogen specifically said to keep dressed in the Zendo, although the communal Japanese baths are another thing altogether.

    Gassho, J

    SatToday
    Last edited by Jundo; 04-01-2021 at 12:23 AM.
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    Will be there with beard and balls, er, bells ready!

    Gassho,
    Koushi
    STLaH
    広 Kou (Vast)
    髭 Shi (Beard)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Koushi View Post
    Will be there with beard and balls, er, bells ready!

    Gassho,
    Koushi
    STLaH
    That beard will cover a lot of sins.

    Gassho, J

    STLah
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    This made my night! Brilliant

    Gassho

    Sat today LAH

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheZenCyclist View Post
    This made my night! Brilliant

    Gassho

    Sat today LAH
    Nude bicycling is also okay. Be careful on those Italian seats though!

    Gassho, J


    STLah
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    Gassho,
    Naiko
    st

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jundo View Post
    Nude bicycling is also okay. Be careful on those Italian seats though!

    Gassho, J


    STLah
    Might not be the first time! Teehee

    Gassho

    STLah

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    Ok just plain relieved is all.

    Gassho,
    Kevin
    Sat Today
    Last edited by Kevin M; 04-01-2021 at 01:15 AM.

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    Where is everyone? I've been waiting in the Zendo for hours for the rest of you to show yourselves.

    Gassho,
    Nengei
    Sat today. LAH.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nengei View Post
    Where is everyone? I've been waiting in the Zendo for hours for the rest of you to show yourselves.

    Gassho,
    Nengei
    Sat today. LAH.
    Oh, but we see you!

    Gassho, J

    STLah
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    oh my goodness, i was so flustered at the prospect of this, then i clicked the link and laughed out loud for a while! thank you for this, i needed that!

    Gassho, John
    ST/Lah

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    I feel for this hook, line and sinker. Chapeau!

    Gassho,

    Heiso
    StLah

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    What are you talking about? I am ALWAYS naked during zazen and zazenkais ... under my cloths that is. =) LOL

    Gassho
    Shingen

    Sat/LAH
    RINDO SHINGEN
    倫道 真現

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    Epic shpitzl

    And to think I did 200 ab crunches for nothing.

    Gassho,
    Kevin
    Sat Today

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    The plastic kitchen wrap will keep the zafu sanitary. But it will likely stick to the skin so that the zafu remains attached to your backside when you stand up again. That might be a good look.

    Gassho,
    Juki

    sat today and lah
    "First you have to give up." Tyler Durden

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    The weather has been kind of cold around here lately. I was fearing significant shrinkage.

    Gassho (from the front only).
    stlah
    Shoki

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    I guess this is one way to get to know sangha members better!

    Gassho
    Kokuu
    -sattoday/lah-
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    I would say I'd be there with bells and whistles, but I'd be overdressed.

    Sat today,
    Adam

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    Guys! I'm getting cold over here in the Scheduled Sitting Room. If no one shows up in the next few minutes I think I'm going to get dressed and go eat dinner.

    Gassho, Jim
    ST/LaH

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    Perhaps you should have turned on the heater

    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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    Sat this zazenkai, thank you everyone.

    Gassho,

    Heiso
    StLah

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    I have to admit that you actually got me this year, Jundo

    Gassho
    Sat today, lah
    求道芸化 Kyudo Geika
    I am just a priest-in-training, please do not take anything I say as a teaching.

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    I realise I'm late to the party but I really thought this was real

    Gassho,
    Eikyō

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eikyo View Post
    I realise I'm late to the party but I really thought this was real

    Gassho,
    Eikyō

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    He got a lot of us

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    I realise I'm late to the party but I really thought this was real
    Why aren't you properly dressed

    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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