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  1. #151
    Quote Originally Posted by Bion View Post
    Sesshin has started?

    Sat Today
    I realize that all member do Sesshin at all time.

    Sesshin is so easy.

    Everytime is Sesshin.

    So I just say おめでとうございます。at yesterday Shukke tokudo celemony.

    But I can say,do their best,moment after Shukke Tokudo.

    They become monk,and they need to save them and us.

    Soooooooooooo,,,,easy,,,way.

    I will go on,go on,go on,

    This is my middle way.

    So start sitting again,from now.

    Gassho
    Sat today
    LAH
    Kakunen

  2. #152
    Hi

    I will finish Sesshin tomorrow.And I will go Ango at Kouta-ji at 9th May.

    If I will send messege if I will.But I will be busy.So I write good luck to you.

    I will do my best for Ango.

    See you again,temporaly.

    Gassho
    Sat today
    LAH
    Kakunen

  3. #153
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

  4. #154
    Best wishes on this time of practice Kakunen

    Gassho, Tomás
    Sat

  5. #155
    Hi

    I say good bye to you,temporary.

    I leave Fukuoka now.(Sorry I mistake to say in Video.



    Thank you for all help!

    Hope to have your good practice .

    Please don’t become like me.I am foolish.

    From Bad monk Kakunen

    Sat today
    LAH


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  6. #156
    Go with Buddha, Kakunen-San.
    We are all foolish in one way or another.
    I'd rather be a fool on a journey, than a clever person without a goal.

    Gassho.

    Sat.

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  7. #157
    Quote Originally Posted by Kakunen View Post
    Hi

    I say good bye to you,temporary.

    I leave Fukuoka now.(Sorry I mistake to say in Video.



    Thank you for all help!

    Hope to have your good practice .

    Please don’t become like me.I am foolish.

    From Bad monk Kakunen

    Sat today
    LAH


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    We love you and support you, Kakunen! You can do this!

    Sat Today
    Bion
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  8. #158
    Good luck! Thinking you are a fool and actually being a fool are two different things, my friend. Just keep moving forward.

    Sat Today
    Choboku

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    all the best, Kakunen, thank you for the updates
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  10. #160


    Hello

    How are you?

    Sat lah
    Kakunen


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  11. #161
    Verse of the Kesa ...

    dai sai gedap-puku  大哉解脱服
    musō fuku den'e  無相福田衣
    hibu nyorai kyo  披奉如來教
    kōdo shoshu jo  廣度諸衆生


    Gassho, J

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    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

  12. #162
    domo arigato, Kakunen-sama Jundo-sensei..


    aprapti

    sat

    hobo kore dojo / 歩々これ道場 / step, step, there is my place of practice


    Aprāpti (अप्राप्ति) non-attainment

  13. #163
    I repair Rakush lots of time.Also Kesa.

    I respect my old teacher,and wear this.

    If you don’t have teacher,I recommend to have teacher and sew Rakusu.

    Maybe Jundo will write like this.

    Jundo is best teacher,and I am bad monk.

    Gassho
    Sat lah
    Kakunen


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  14. #164
    Quote Originally Posted by Kakunen View Post
    I repair Rakush lots of time.Also Kesa.

    I respect my old teacher,and wear this.

    If you don’t have teacher,I recommend to have teacher and sew Rakusu.

    Maybe Jundo will write like this.

    Jundo is best teacher,and I am bad monk.

    Gassho
    Sat lah
    Kakunen


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    Those are good recommendations, my friend I hope your Ango is going well!

    Sat Today
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  15. #165
    Dear friends.Treeleaf member.

    I left Kotai-ji.And I will go back to Myotoku-ji.And I will keep on doing Ango at Myotoku-ji.
    We start 7days Sesshin at 1st at June.

    Lots of difficult things happend at Nagasaki.

    But I will do my best,till finish Ango season,around August.

    And will have Hossen-shiki at 30th October.

    Thank you for your all support.

    Gassho
    Sat today
    LAH
    Kakunen

  16. #166
    Hi

    7days Sesshin finished yesterday.
    Because we need to do big ceremony,suddenly.

    This is important for us.

    We prepared to do celemony ,and do lots of Samu.

    We are now four members,and tough Sesshin from 2AM to 9PM.

    But feel very good!

    If we do practice we can become new mind every moment!

    Let’s try to continue.Also I will report in my time.



    Gassho
    Sat lah
    Kakunen


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  17. #167
    Quote Originally Posted by Kakunen View Post
    Hi

    7days Sesshin finished yesterday.
    Because we need to do big ceremony,suddenly.

    This is important for us.

    We prepared to do celemony ,and do lots of Samu.

    We are now four members,and tough Sesshin from 2AM to 9PM.

    But feel very good!

    If we do practice we can become new mind every moment!

    Let’s try to continue.Also I will report in my time.



    Gassho
    Sat lah
    Kakunen


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    Sounds like you’re pleased Kakunen! What was the big ceremony? Thanks for the update


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  18. #168
    Quote Originally Posted by Bion View Post
    Sounds like you’re pleased Kakunen! What was the big ceremony? Thanks for the update


    Sat Today
    Our important person passed away.

    Gassho
    Sat today
    Kakunen


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  19. #169
    Quote Originally Posted by Kakunen View Post
    Our important person passed away.

    Gassho
    Sat today
    Kakunen


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    Oh I see. Thank you, Kakunen! Deep bows in honor of that person!

    Sat Today
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  20. #170
    Hi

    Report from temple.

    Our schedule is so hard.
    Wake up 3AM,90min Zazen,celemony,Samu till 7AM.After breakfast with Oryoki,Samu and tea time,and long Samu from 9:30 to 11:30.After lunch we have long Samu again from 2:30 to 5:30 .After dinner,Samu and free sit or study of free time.

    And Sesshin is two time at a month.(August is busy so we have no Sesshin)

    Sometime Dharma talk,refresh and so on.

    And I have lot of role tenzo at kitchen,dennan at main hall,Jyonin at meal and tea time.

    And sometimes have stretch time.

    And here,head monk was only one teacher at Eiheiji,so very strict and good for learn.

    Also our Sangha member is international,so our common language is English ,German,and Japanese.

    I share pic at our Sangha when we make pickles.
    If you have a question I will try to answer.

    Also we have rest day but almost same schedule only afternoon is free.

    Hope to have good practice.

    This is my summer Ango.

    Gassho
    Sat today
    Kakunen


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  21. #171
    Respect to memory of important person. May I say this person's name at altar?

    gassho
    doyu shonin sat/lah
    Visiting unsui, take w/salt.

  22. #172
    Quote Originally Posted by Shōnin Risa Bear View Post
    Respect to memory of important person. May I say this person's name at altar?

    gassho
    doyu shonin sat/lah
    Sure!If you want to say ,You can say Sangha member of Myotokuji.

    Gassho
    Sat lah
    Kakunen


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  23. #173
    Your pickles look great! The role of Tenzo must be difficult, particularly with that schedule, but it is important, isn't it?

    Good luck and keep us updated.

    Deep bows to the memory of Myotokuji.

    Gassho,

    Heiso

    StLah

  24. #174
    I learned stretching over 30 years ago when practicing tai kwan do and still stretch daily but have a long way to go for that perfect stretch -)

    Sat/lah


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  25. #175
    Just to mention, in this Sangha (Treeleaf) we do not put any special value in the Full Lotus Posture. It is a wonderful, traditional way to sit for those who are able. People should try to sit in a cross legged posture if they are able, and if they can physically attain to do so properly. However, it is not needed for those who cannot. I believe that Master Dogen spoke of the Sacredness of Zazen, and he described the Full and Half Lotus as representative of that ... but there is no mysterious physiological value to the Full Lotus over other stable and balanced bodily postures.

    Further, it can damage the knees over the long term, and is not possible for many even with stretches. In Japan, many folks over-estimate the value of the Full Lotus Posture, and there is no reason that Zazen needs to be in a cross-legged posture. In this Sangha, we encourage sitting in ANY balanced, stable, comfortable way of sitting in which the "body can be forgotten, and 'paid no nevermind.' ANY balanced, stable, comfortable way of sitting which allows one to sit for long periods is fine, and contributes to a balanced, stable state of mind.

    It is also fine for people who need to sit with a Seiza Bench, a chair, or even to recline if there is a medical condition which requires.

    Gassho, Jundo

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  26. #176
    Hi

    Hello.

    I am at hospital right now.

    Spending hard practice for 2month.

    I take a rest few days at here.

    Gassho
    Sat today
    Kakunen


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  27. #177
    Quote Originally Posted by Kakunen View Post
    Hi

    Hello.

    I am at hospital right now.

    Spending hard practice for 2month.

    I take a rest few days at here.

    Gassho
    Sat today
    Kakunen


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    Rest well, Kakunen. Rest while you can. Much metta and healing for you.

    Gassho, meian stlh

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  28. #178
    Much metta, Kakunen.
    Gassho,
    Mateus
    Sat/LAH

  29. #179
    Quote Originally Posted by Kakunen View Post
    I am at hospital right now.

    Spending hard practice for 2month.

    I take a rest few days at here.
    Please take good care of yourself and rest. I hope that you feel better soon.

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

  30. #180
    Hi

    I am getting better.

    But lots of discrimination at here.

    But I try to keep calm.

    Gassho
    Sat today
    Kakunen


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  31. #181
    Quote Originally Posted by Kakunen View Post
    Hi

    I am getting better.

    But lots of discrimination at here.

    But I try to keep calm.

    Gassho
    Sat today
    Kakunen


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    Discrimination in the hospital?
    I hope you have someone to talk to about this there.

    Get well soon, Kakunen-San.

    Gassho.

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  32. #182
    Quote Originally Posted by Prashanth View Post
    Discrimination in the hospital?
    I hope you have someone to talk to about this there.

    Get well soon, Kakunen-San.

    Gassho.

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    No mean.

    Just sit.


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  33. #183
    Kakunen

    I have only just been reading this thread, and have had to skim over some parts to get through, but I bow nine times to you out of respect for your practice and determination. The Three Devotions ring out from your practice like a large bell on a quiet day, or like a feather landing on your leg when in zazen!



    Tokan (satlah)

  34. #184
    Thank you for sharing these, it was really interesting to see inside Tenryuji temple. Also, it was nice to see the painting is Basho, I have enjoyed some of his haiku.

    Gassho,
    Gareth

    Sat today, Lah

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