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

Our May Zazenkai featured more about the Heart Sutra ... OUR MONTHLY 4-hour Treeleaf ZAZENKAI - More Heart Sutra! ...
https://www.treeleaf.org/forums/show...Heart-Sutra%21

Anniversary Fundraiser for Doctors Without Borders - Celebrating Treeleaf's 15th ... it is a good thing to do for others ...
Anniversary Fundraiser for Doctors Without Borders - Celebrating Treeleaf's 15th

An important lesson for folks who tend to want the ideal ... Greatest Hits #2 - The Best Zen is so Disappointing - Celebrating Treeleaf's 15th
https://www.treeleaf.org/forums/show...nervous-system

Which connects to our Zen-of-Everything Podcast this week ... Disappointment ... If you don't expect much, then you're never disappointed. ...

We celebrate the members who oversee our donations too ... Spotlight #3 - Donations Committee - Celebrating Treeleaf's 15th ...
https://www.treeleaf.org/forums/show...reeleaf-s-15th

Is there Karma? ... Absolutely Not! And yet, there certainly is! ...
https://www.treeleaf.org/forums/show...l=1#post284706

Titles are just not important ... Greatest Hits #3: Jundo becomes a Rōshi - Celebrating Treeleaf's 15th ... "Roshi," a title which means "old guy" ...
https://www.treeleaf.org/forums/show...reeleaf-s-15th

Equanimity during practice ... not only what you may think it is ...
https://www.treeleaf.org/forums/show...uring-practice

Breathing ... good to breathe natural, unforced, deep down breaths ...
https://www.treeleaf.org/forums/show...nervous-system


And DON'T FORGET! ... the experiment continues, and we need you! ... A TREELEAF EXPERIMENT with EVERYONE’S PARTICIPATION REQUESTED: “LAH” (Lend A Hand)
http://www.treeleaf.org/forums/showt...Lend-A-Hand%29




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.



A Re-MINDer on SIMPLICITY:

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):

http://www.treeleaf.org/forums/showt...ore-Forum-Chat

Gassho, Jundo


SatTodayLAH