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

Please sit, anytime the right time, our April 16th-17th Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai ... with a little talk on "The Zen of Physical Training" ...

... plus, we have our other daily & weekly sittings during the week ... listed on our Treeleaf Calendar ...

We our celebrating our 15th Anniversary of Treeleaf! ... with a variety of remembrances:

Spotlight - #1 Tech Team - Celebrating Treeleaf's 15th

Spotlight #2 - Facebook Team - Celebrating Treeleaf's 15th

Greatest Hits - #1 The Blender! - Celebrating Treeleaf's 15th

Greatest Hits #2 - The Best Zen is so Disappointing - Celebrating Treeleaf's 15th

Our "no words" book club is learning our Zen HERstory ... never to late to join ... ZEN WOMEN, the book ...

The informal reading group gang is also having a blast ... Informal Reading Group: REALIZING GENJOKOAN 2021 Edition Begins Week of 11 April 2021 ... not to late to join.

An enriching, simple, relaxing, anyone can do practice you should consider to try ... SHAKYO is about to start! ...

Make you own "Mini-Dogen" ... and learn the ways of Zen Master Nick Offerman (not) ... ARTS: How to Make you Own Dogen Zenji Figurine! ...

Check our our various friendly tea houses, Zen buds hanging out ...

What is TONGLEN? ... check it out and find out ... every week ...

Kantai is putting us under the microscope! ... Please consider to participate, in the interests of science! ... Invitation to interview on Treeleaf

'The ZEN of EVERYTHING! Podcast' ... Episode 49 ... The Environment ... the universe and planet would get on fine without us, but we sure would not ... ...

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!)

As well, 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