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    TREELEAF SANGHA online 2-DAY ANGO-JUKAI-ROHATSU RETREAT -- 2022 -- MAIN PAGE




    WELCOME ...

    ... to our TREELEAF

    'ALWAYS AT HOME'
    Two Day 'ALL ONLINE' ROHATSU

    (Buddha's Enlightenment Day)
    RETREAT


    ... being held by LIVE NETCAST on Saturday/Sunday December 3rd and 4th, 2022.

    Please 'sit-a-long' with the LIVE NETCAST at the times below ... to be visible "live" on the screens below during those hours, and in our Treeleaf MEETING ROOMS (instructions to join are also below).

    AS WELL, you may still join the Retreat and sit-a-long at ANY AND ALL TIME after, by the real time recorded version at the links below (no different from the original!).

    The full sitting schedule is below, and you may download our CHANT BOOK HERE(LINK to PDF). Our Chant Book now includes recitals, not only of the traditional list of Zen Ancestors, but also of our Female Ancestors, 'Differently Enabled' Ancestors, as well as all the many diverse Ancestors known and unknown.

    Before sitting, please review the various RETREAT POINTERS HERE(LINK to PDF).

    Some PREPARATORY LESSONS on topics such as Oryoki, Bowing and other daily procedures are also posted: LINK TO PREPARATORY LESSONS.

    Recordings of each segment are posted below in time order ... and if we drop from mind all thought of 'now' 'then' 'here' and 'there' ... we will all be sitting together right when and where you are!

    This Retreat celebrates the 'official' closure of our ANGO (90 day Special Practice Season) at Treeleaf, is a part of current preparations for our JUKAI (Undertaking the Precepts) Ceremony in January, and marks ROHATSU ... the traditional holiday in Japan celebrating the time of the Buddha's Enlightenment.

    The sittings and other practice sesshions on Saturday and Sunday will be guided by a times by me (Jundo)from Japan and by all our Treeleaf Priests including Kyonin (from Mexico), Shokai (from Canada), Kokuu (in the UK), Shugen, Sekishi, Jinkan, Byokan, Jakuden, Shoka, Geika, Shinshi and Jinkan, Nengei, Koushi and Onkai (from the USA), Washin (in Ukraine), and Kotei (from Germany), some live and some behind the scenes. Because of time zones and other circumstance, some portions may need to be pre-recorded. All other portions will be live.

    In case of technical problems, please just go along as best you can with the schedule ... we sit with "what is".. .

    OF COURSE, EVERYTHING IN MODERATION ... if the sitting ever feels too much, be sure to walk lots and lots of Kinhin (even if during a sitting period). And if the whole retreat becomes too much, or you feel ill, you may slow down ... , spread things out, shorten the sittings ... or STOP! Be sure that you have someone close by whom you can call, or who can check on you from time to time. If there is any question about health, do not take any chances!


    Also for ATTENTION: Everyone, when rising for Kinhin or Ceremonies after Zazen, get up slowly, don't rush, hold something stable, you won't be "late," so TAKE YOUR TIME! Make sure you are careful getting up!

    Note that Day 2 Unit 5 features all sittings in RECLINING position, in honoring our differently abled ancestors and members. We ask all participants to sit all periods of Zazen during Unit 5 in reclining position, on the back, chest or side.

    Our thanks to Sangha Member William Anderson for presenting a 15-Minute YOGA LESSON TO HELP US STRETCH DURING ANY BREAK TIME (LINK HERE)

    Please write and let us know how it goes. Gassho, Jundo

    Our Han (Wooden Block), which hangs outside the front door of our Treeleaf Zendo in Tsukuba, Japan:




    It calls all sitters to Zazen. Inscribed is the traditional verse ...

    "Life and death are the great matter.
    To waste time is a pity.
    All is impermanent and passes swiftly away.
    Time waits for no one."


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    How to Join Two-Way with Zoom

    You are encouraged to come into the Zoom sitting, with camera and microphone, or just leave the camera and mike turned off: Join live on Zoom at: TREELEAF Now OR at DIRECT ZOOM LINK, password (if needed): dogen
    Notes:

    - The full schedule of the retreat is on the Treeleaf NOW calendar (which will automagically adjust timezones): https://www.treeleaf.org/now/#calendar

    - When you first join, you'll need to choose an audio source (usually you can simply select "Join with Computer Audio" on desktop or "Call using Internet Audio" on mobile).

    - You can switch between the "speaker view" (the default view) and "gallery view" (a grid / Hollywood Squares / Brady Bunch style view):
    -- On desktop, click the "gallery view" / "speaker view" toggle button on the top right
    -- On mobile, swipe right for "gallery views" -- only 4 participants are shown at a time on mobile, so keep swiping right to go through different groups, swipe left to go back to the "gallery view"

    - If you are on a slow Internet connection and are experiencing drop-outs, try turning off video (you can always turn it on for a bit at the beginning and end to say hi and bow to everyone)

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    DAY 1 UNIT 1
    (Live Netcast: Start = SATURDAY LA 6am / NY 9am / London 2pm / Japan 11pm)
    (ALL TIMES APPROXIMATE)


    DAY 1
    06:00-06:40 AM Entrance by Officiant (Jundo) & Zazen. If you usually wear a Rakusu, DO NOT wear it yet (keep it in its bag) until Takkesage (Kesa Verse) later in morning.
    06:40-06:50 Kinhin *(All Kinhin times can be bathroom break)
    06:50-07:20 Zazen
    07:20-07:30 Kinhin

    07:30-08:05 Zazen + Kesa Verse
    08:05-08:50 "Long" Service.Please follow along in the Sutra Books that will be provided. Floor prostrations when hear ching-ching-ching-ching- ching roll of bell.
    08:50-09:20 REST PERIOD


    RECORDING OF ABOVE IS HERE:
    Unit 1-1

    Ceremony and Sitting begins -- minutes from start of video.



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    DAY 1 UNIT 2
    (Live Netcast: Start = SATURDAY LA 9:20am / NY 12:20pm / London 5:20pm / Japan Sun 2:20am)


    09:20-09:50 Oryoki Bring you bowls and small table before start.
    09:50-10:30 Samu/Rest Period Mindfully wash and repack Oryoki bowls.


    RECORDING OF ABOVE IS HERE:
    Unit 1-2 Oryoki

    Ceremony begins -- minutes from start of video.




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    DAY 1 UNIT 3
    (Live Netcast: Start = SATURDAY LA 10:30am / NY 1:30pm / London 6:30pm / Sun Japan 3:30am)



    10:30-11:10 Zazen
    11:10-11:20 Kinhin
    11:20-12:00 Zazen & Dharma Talk Chant Gatha on Opening Sutra

    12:00-12:10 Kinhin
    12:10-12:45 Zazen
    12:45-13:10 REST PERIOD


    RECORDING OF THE ABOVE IS HERE:
    Unit 1-3

    Sitting begins -- minutes from start of video.




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    DAY 1 UNIT 4
    (Live Netcast: Start = SATURDAY LA 1:10pm / NY 4:10pm / London 9:10pm / Sun Japan 6:10am)


    13:10-13:40 Samu Work Practice Indoor if night time, Outdoor if daytime and possible
    13:40-14:10 REST PERIOD


    RECORDING OF THE ABOVE IS HERE
    Unit 1-4 Samu

    Ceremony begins -- minute from start of video.




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    DAY 1 UNIT 5
    (Live Netcast: Start = SATURDAY LA 2:10pm / NY 5:10pm / London 10:10pm / Sun Japan 7:10am)



    14:10-14:40 Zazen
    14:40-14:50 Kinhin
    14:50-15:30 Zazen & Dharma Talk

    15:30-15:40 Kinhin
    15:40-16:10 Zazen
    16:10-16:40 REST PERIOD


    RECORDING OF THE ABOVE IS HERE:
    Unit 1-5

    Sitting begins -- minute from start of video.




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    DAY 1 UNIT 6
    (Live Netcast: Start = SATURDAY LA 4:40pm / NY 7:40pm / London SUNDAY 12:40am / Sun Japan 9:40am)


    16:40-17:10 Samu Work Practice Indoor if night time, Outdoor if daytime and possible
    17:10-17:40 REST PERIOD


    RECORDING OF THE ABOVE IS HERE:
    Unit 1-6 Samu

    Ceremony begins -- minutes from start of video.




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    DAY 1 UNIT 7
    (Live Netcast: Start = SATURDAY LA 5:40pm / NY 8:40pm / SUNDAY London 1:40am / Sun Japan 10:40am)


    17:40-18:20 "Short" Service & Zazen Please follow along in the Sutra Books that will be provided. Floor prostrations when here ching-ching-ching-ching- ching roll of bell.
    18:20-18:30 Kinhin

    18:30-19:00 Zazen & Dharma Talk
    19:00-19:10 Kinhin
    19:10-19:40 Metta Chant & Zazen Close with Verse of Atonement & Four Vows


    RECORDING OF THE ABOVE IS HERE:
    Unit-1-7

    Ceremony and Sitting begins -- minutes from start of video.





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    DAY 1 UNIT 8
    ( No Live Netcast from SATURDAY LA 7:40pm / NY 10:40pm / SUNDAY London 3:40am / Sun Japan 12:40am)
    PLEASE CATCH UP WITH MISSED OVERNIGHT UNITS!


    (Optional: Yaza = Tradition of 'All Night Zazen' ... but we recommend you sleep instead.
    See you in the morning)


    19:40 PM-
    (Day 2)
    05:45 AM
    BATH & SLEEP

    NO RECORDING OF ABOVE

    However, this may be a good time for the 15-Minute YOGA LESSON TO HELP US STRETCH



    presented by our Sangha Member Willia.


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    DAY 2 UNIT 1
    (Live Netcast: Start = SUNDAY LA 6:00am / NY 9:00am / London 2:00pm / Japan 11:00pm)
    (ALL TIMES APPROXIMATE, Calculated from LA TIME)


    06:00-06:30 AM Zazen Begin sitting without instruction. If you usually wear a Rakusu, DO NOT wear it yet (keep it in its bag) until Takkesage (Kesa Verse) later in morning.
    06:30-06:40 Kinhin
    06:40-07:10 Zazen
    07:10-07:20 Kinhin

    07:20-07:55 Zazen + Kesa Verse When instructed, place on Kesa and recite Kesa Verse. All others, hands in Gassho.
    07:55-08:30 "Long" Service Please follow along in the Sutra Books that will be provided. Floor prostrations when hear ching-ching-ching-ching- ching roll of bell.
    08:30-09:00 REST PERIOD


    RECORDING OF THE ABOVE IS HERE:
    Unit 2-1

    Ceremony and Sitting begins -- minutes from start of video.




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    DAY 2 UNIT 2
    (Live Netcast:Start = SUNDAY LA 9:00am / NY NOON / London 5:00pm / Japan Mon 2:00am)


    09:00-09:30 Oryoki Bring you bowls and small table before start.
    09:30-10:10 Samu/Rest Period Mindfully wash and repack Oryoki bowls.


    RECORDING OF THE ABOVE IS HERE:
    Unit 2-2 Oryoki

    Ceremony begins -- minutes from start of video.




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    DAY 2 UNIT 3
    (Live Netcast: Start = SUNDAY LA 10:10am / NY 1:10pm / London 6:10pm / Japan Mon 3:10am)


    10:10-10:40 Zazen & Dharma Talk
    10:40-10:50 Kinhin
    10:50-11:20 Zazen
    11:20-11:50 REST PERIOD


    RECORDING OF THE ABOVE IS HERE:
    Unit 2-3

    Sitting begins -- minutes from start of video.




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    DAY 2 UNIT 4
    (Live Netcast:Start = SUNDAY LA 11:50am / NY 2:50pm / London 7:50pm / Japan Mon 4:50am)


    11:50-12:20 Samu Work Practice Indoor if night time, Outdoor if daytime and possible
    12:20-12:50 REST PERIOD


    RECORDING OF THE ABOVE IS HERE:
    Unit 2-4 Samu

    Ceremony begins -- minutes from start of video.




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    DAY 2 UNIT 5
    (Live Netcast: Start = SUNDAY LA 12:50pm / NY 3:50pm / London 8:50pm / Japan Mon 5:50am)

    Attention: THIS SECTION WILL FEATURE RECLINING ZAZEN for ALL SITTINGS, so please recline at home.

    12:50-13:20 "Short" Service (Differently Abled Ancestors Ceremony) & RECLINING Zazen
    13:20-13:30 Kinhin
    13:30-14:00 RECLINING Zazen & Dharma Talk - Chant Gatha on Closing Sutra
    14:00-14:10 Kinhin
    14:10-14:40 RECLINING Zazen
    14:40-15:10 REST PERIOD



    RECORDING OF THE ABOVE IS HERE:
    Unit 2-5

    Sitting begins -- minutes from start of video.




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    DAY 2 UNIT 6 - CLOSING
    (Live Netcast: Start = SUNDAY LA 3:10pm / NY 6:10pm / London 11:10pm / Japan Mon 8:10am)


    15:10-15:50 Zazen
    15:50-16:00 Kinhin

    16:00-16:25 Fukanzazengi & Zazen
    16:25-16:30 Verse of Atonement & Four Vows ... Closing Words ...


    RECORDING OF THE ABOVE IS HERE:
    Unit 2-6










    Nine Bows to All Who Sat This Retreat Together ...



    Last edited by Jundo; 12-03-2022 at 04:45 PM. Reason: Updated Yoga link and retreat pointers link that was broken.
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    Our Dharma Talks this time will feature Rev. Kokuu and Rev. Jinkan, presenting their first Teachings upon and in celebration of their Dharma Transmission in our Lineage.

    Other Talks will feature our newest ordained priests, Koushi, Onkai and Nengei, as their "debut" offering of a Talk to our Sangha (Please welcome and encourage them.)

    Each priest has their own personality and perspective on life and these Teachings, so it is always rewarding to hear and learn from their individuals insights and ways. Each will present their introduction to the following traditional Teachings, and will reveal this ancient wisdom in connection with our current and complicated life and times today.

    The text which will be the theme of our various Dharma Talks during this retreat will be below (please check back before the Retreat to print a copy)

    ~ ~ ~


    Readings for Talks are based on passages from Menzan Zuiho Osho's Jijuyu-zanmai (自受用三昧 - "The Self-Receiving-Employing Samadhi") Note that while 自受用 literally means "self-receiving-employing," and as a compound, 受用 means something more like "the samadhi of the self enjoying what is received."

    Menzan Zuihō (面山瑞方 1683-1769) was a Japanese Sōtō Zen scholar and abbot of the Zenjo-ji and Kuin-ji temples active during the Tokugawa era. Born in Ueki, Kyushu, Menzan was the most influential Sōtō Zen writer of his time and his work continue to influence Sōtō Zen scholarship and practice today. Menzan's scholarship was part of the Tokugawa movement of returning to original historical sources to revitalize Zen (復古. "fukko" - "return to the old"), especially the works of Dōgen Zenji. Before Menzan the works of Dōgen were not widely studied or put into practice, he helped revitalize the Sōtō school by analyzing and building on Dogen's writings. Menzan used Dōgen to promote a reform of the Sōtō sect, which included reforming the monastic code and meditation practice. Due to Menzan's efforts, Dōgen studies now occupies a central position in Sōtō Zen thought. Menzan wrote to advocate the use of the old Song dynasty monk's hall system, in which monks ate, slept, and meditated in one large monk's hall, rather than in separate rooms as was commonly practiced in Japan at the time. Menzan was the most prolific Sōtō zen scholar, having written over a hundred titles of detailed scholarship on monastic regulations, precepts, ordination, dharma transmission and philology. Menzan was also involved in lecturing to the public and teaching laymen and laywomen meditation practice. One of his most famous works, the Buddha Samadhi (Jijuyu Zanmai) is addressed to laypeople and focuses on the teachings of Dōgen.
    The full text of Menzan's Jijuyu-Zanmai is here (RTF file, Okumura Roshi Translation): https://terebess.hu/zen/JijuyuZanmai.rtf

    Unit 1-3 - Kokuu:

    The teachings of the Tathagata found in the various sutras have been classified as sudden and gradual, provisional and direct. These teachings contain various types of preaching since they were given according to the qualities of the people the Buddha taught. The true enlightenment of the Tathagata is not manifested directly in these sutras, since they are provisional teachings. Although the Buddha expressed his true mind in some Mahayana sutras, in many cases, the true teachings are no longer true because the commentators of those sutras and commentaries interpreted them with their ordinary discriminating minds and intellectual understanding. That is why it is said in ... the Ryógakyó [Lankavatara-sutra] it is said that the Buddha did not speak even one word during the forty-nine years he taught. From this, it should be clear that the true enlightenment of the Tathagata can never be grasped by words or by discrimination, nor by the illusory mind of ordinary human beings.

    When the Buddha was on Mount Ryóju [Vulture Peak] with his one million students, he picked up a flower and blinked, and the Venerable Mahakasyapa smiled. At that time, the Tathagata said to the assembly, "I transmit the shobogenzo nehanmyóshin (the store-house of the true dharma-eye, the incomparable life in Nirvana) to Mahakasyapa." This nehanmyoshin is the Tathagata's true enlightenment which preceeds language, discrimination, and illusory mind. This is also called the Jijuyu-zanmai which has been transmitted for fifty-one generations from [the Buddha] to Bodhidharma in India, down through the Sixth Ancestor, Eno (Huineng) in China, and to Eihei Dógen in Japan. The simultaneous practice-enlightenment of this samadhi is nothing other than kekkafuza (full-lotus sitting) which we practice today. ...

    Tentatively, this samadhi is called zazen [seated Dhyana] ... [but that is because] people who did not understand that what he was practicing was Jijuyu-zanmai [because] the posture of his practice was similar to that of the dhyana of the four stages and samadhi of the eight stages described by the Buddhist scholars of the time. …
    Unit 1-5 - Koushi:

    [S]ome hurry on their way to gain enlightenment by wrestling with koans. Some struggle within themselves, searching for the [ultimate] subject that sees and hears. Some try to rid themselves of their delusory thoughts in order to reach a pleasant place of no-mind, no-thought. Many other methods of practicing zazen were advocated by various teachers in the Song, Yuan, and Ming dynasties in China. But, it appears that fewer than one in a hundred knew the true samadhi transmitted by the Buddhas and Patriarchs.

    Koan practice started in Song dynasty China. There was no such practice during the time of Bodhidharma or Eno, the Sixth Patriarch. … It was established by and based on the biased ideas of the masters of the Song dynasty. … Searching for the subject that sees and hears is also useless. The harder you look for the subject, the more you will tire of wastefully struggling, since what is seeking and what is being sought cannot be separated. Understand that your eyes cannot see themselves. Arousing the mind to eliminate illusory thoughts is like pouring oil on a fire to extinguish it. The fire will blaze with increased strength. …

    … Those teachers in medieval times (Song dynasty China) thought that we are all deluded and that if we practice zazen, we could gain enlightenment as a result of the power accumulated by zazen practice. They also thought that after gaining enlightenment, there would be no further need to practice zazen. They compared it to a boat which is no longer necessary once the other shore is reached.
    People in the present day often practice zazen in this manner. … They aspire to rid themselves of delusions and to gain enlightenment; to eliminate illusory thoughts and to obtain the truth. This is nothing but creating the karma of acceptance and rejection. Such an attitude is just another form of dualism, in that one escapes from one thing and chases after another. … In the last several hundred years, a great many have adhered to this attitude, both in China and Japan. All mistake a broken piece of tile for gold ...
    Unit 1-7 - Nengei:

    Now I will explain in detail the way to clarify and rely on this samadhi. This is done simply by not clouding the light of your [True] Self. When the light of the [True] Self is clear, you follow neither konchin (dullness) nor sanran (distraction). The Third Patriarch said, "When the cloudless light illuminates itself, there is no need to make mental struggle, there is no waste of energy." This is the vital point of the practice and enlightenment of this samadhi. "The cloudless light illuminates itself" means the light of the Self shines brightly. "Not to make mental struggle" means not to add the illusory mind's discrimination to the reality. When you make mental struggle, the light becomes illusory mind and brightness becomes darkness. If you do not make mental struggle, the darkness itself becomes the Self illumination of the light. ... [Then, for example] it is like the light of the sun or the moon illuminating everything-mountains and rivers, human beings and dogs, etc. equally, without differentiation or evaluation. Also, a mirror reflects everything without bothering to discriminate. …

    Mumyo (fundamental delusion) is called illusory mind. ... It is our discriminating mind which obstinately clings to body, mind, the world, and all things, as being the way we have perceived and recognized them until now. For example, although something good is not always good, we hold stubbornly to what we think is good. Something evil is not always evil, yet we become attached to our own judgement and make it a preconception. Even if you think something is good, others may think it is evil. ... [F]undamentally such judgements merely accord with illusory mind which manifests itself in the form of one's own knowledge, views, and experiences. This is true not only of our judgements about good and evil, but also our views about being and non-being, hatred and love» etc. ... All these differentiations regarding all existence arise from illusory mind. ...

    ... Originally, all beings are outside of illusory mind and are beyond evaluation or differentiation. You must realize this clearly and without any doubt.
    Unit 2-3 - Onkai:

    The one-mind which manifests either as unen (thought) or munen (no-thought-no good, no evil) must be something which is beyond these conditions. It must be the light which illuminates everywhere and is never clouded. As soon as you become clearly aware of this light, you will be released from the limitation of delusory thoughts, and the Buddha's wisdom will be realized. This is called nehanmyo- shin (the marvelous mind in Nirvana). This is nothing other than jijuyu-zanmai. ... Practice-enlightenment beyond unen and munen can be compared to the function of a mirror. A mirror reflects both beautiful and ugly things without distinguishing them. This is the natural function of a mirror. But the reflection, which may be beautiful or ugly, is not the mirror itself. The reflection is just a shadow of what is in front of the mirror.

    … if you think that munen (no-thought) is your real mind and become attached to the condition of no-thought where neither good nor evil arises, it is the same as thinking that where no reflection exists is the mirror itself, and thus becoming attached to the back¬side of the mirror. If the mirror reflects nothing, it is the same as it were a piece of stone or tile, the function of the light of the mirror is lost. This analogy admonishes you not to get caught up in dullness or muki (no good, no evil, no-thought). As you know, neither the reflection nor the backside of the mirror is the essential function of the mirror which, like that of the light, illuminates itself clearly. You must realize that the Buddha's wisdom, like a great and perfect mirror, is far beyond the dichotomy of thought and no-thought. For example, when you sit zazen, if your mind does not arise and function, and if you do not see anything, hear anything, or feel any pain or itchiness, you just stagnate in emptiness. On the contrary, if you see or hear something outside and think of it, or feel [and become attached to] pain or itchiness, you just stagnate in the distraction caused by the dichotomy of subject and object. Both conditions are limited by delusory thoughts. Therefore, the Third Patriarch said, "Neither follow after objects, nor dwell in emptiness.
    Unit 2-5 - Jinkan:

    At this point, we must understand thoroughly that body, mind, and the world (time and space) are all one. Only if illusory mind is dropped off, will body, mind and world not be separate from one another. Fundamentally, there is only one universal dharma world in which all things permeate each other. …

    Therefore, when you emit the original light which is beyond the dimension of thought and illuminate illusory mind, then body, mind, and the world becomes the Vairocana Tathagata. This is the meaning behind the saying, "When the light quietly illuminates the whole universe, ordinary beings, and all other living beings are just one family."

    The original face of body, mind, and the world is beyond any definition derived from thought and discrimination such as being destroyed, not being destroyed, following or transcending the principle of appearance and disappearance, etc..

    For this reason, when everything is clearly illuminated by the light of the Buddha's awareness beyond thought and discrimination, and when body, mind and the world (mountains, rivers, and the great earth) are not considered as existing separately, there is no distinction between inside and outside (subject and object). There is no separation whatever between body, mind, and the world. It is like air mixed with air, or water mixed with water.

    There is an old saying which expresses this same meaning. "If one truly realizes the mind, there is not one inch of extra land on the great earth." We can equally say that if one truly realizes the earth, there will not be an inch of thought in our mind. That is why Shakyamuni, on attaining the Way, said, "The earth, living beings, and non-living-beings and I have all attained the Way at the same time." This also expresses the reality of body, mind, and the world being just one.


    Menzan Zuihō (面山瑞方, 1683–1769)
    Last edited by Jundo; 12-01-2022 at 02:54 AM.
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    For those who will be joining Samu work practice with Rev. Jakuden in Unit 2-3, she writes this of her furry sentient being patient,

    "He lost a lot of blood from a lacerated artery in his foot, but was fine."

    Here's to all healers, all those in the medical professions!

    Gassho, J

    stlah
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    Hi everyone,

    I just wanted let everyone know that all units are in the calendar now, which will automagically convert start and end times to your timezone.

    In Treeleaf NOW: http://treeleaf.org/now/

    Or if you want it open somewhere in a browser (full screen), the raw calendar is available at: https://calendar.google.com/calendar...dar.google.com
    Optionally, you can click "Agenda" on the top right to see each item line by line.

    Gassho,
    Sekishi
    sekishi
    石志

    He/him. As a novice priest-in-training, this is simply an expression of my opinion. Please take it with a grain of salt.

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    I have officially opened this, our Rohatsu Retreat Main Page. Welcome, everyone.

    Here is to a Joyous and Illuminating Rohatsu.


    I would again like to thank all who will be participating, and each of our priests who are helping our sitters to participate.

    Gassho, Jundo

    stlah
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    Treeleaf Unsui / Engineer Sekishi's Avatar
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    Hi again everyone,

    Here is a printable version (does not automagically convert start and end times though ).
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/ncv09mov05...edule.pdf?dl=0

    Gassho,
    Sekishi
    #lah
    sekishi
    石志

    He/him. As a novice priest-in-training, this is simply an expression of my opinion. Please take it with a grain of salt.

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    WONDERFUL TO BE DOING THIS AGAIN!
    Have a great Rohatsu, everyone!

    Sat Today lah
    Bion
    美音

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    Please consider whatever I might say as my own ideas, experiences and understanding, and not zen doctrine.

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    Happy Rohatsu everyone!

    Gassho.

    P.S. This is really just a test post. But also, happy happy!
    互助 - Gojo Bodhisattva

    互 - mutually;  reciprocally;  together
    助 - help;  rescue;  assist

    Gojo is no-one. Gojo is everyone. Together we manifest the hands of the Bodhisattvas!

    Please, bear witness and share reports of kindness and compassion in the world: gojo@treeleaf.org

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    Thank you to everyone who is working together to bring this weekend into being.

    And in double checking that I have everything set up and queued up and just so, I found that the link to the yoga video is down; it says I do not have permission to view the page.

    See you all very soon,
    Gassho,
    Aimee

    grateful to satlahtoday

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aimeebeing View Post
    Thank you to everyone who is working together to bring this weekend into being.

    And in double checking that I have everything set up and queued up and just so, I found that the link to the yoga video is down; it says I do not have permission to view the page.

    See you all very soon,
    Gassho,
    Aimee

    grateful to satlahtoday
    Aimee,

    That would be because it's in a part of the forum that's closed for Rohatsu.

    Good news however! You've brought this to attention, so here's the Yoga practice video for you (and all)



    Gassho,
    Koushi
    STLaH
    理道弘志 | Ridō Koushi

    Please take this novice priest-in-training's words with a grain of salt.

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    I've also updated the broken Retreat Pointers link, which can be found in Jundo's original post and here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Rul...8o9UoagLU/view

    Gassho,
    Koushi
    STLaH
    理道弘志 | Ridō Koushi

    Please take this novice priest-in-training's words with a grain of salt.

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    Wonderful! Happy and joyous Rohatsu to all

    Gassho
    Washin
    stlah
    Kaidō (皆道) Every Way
    Washin (和信) Harmony Trust
    ----
    I am a novice priest-in-training. Anything that I say must not be considered as teaching
    and should be taken with a 'grain of salt'.

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    Will be present as much I can, but the Covid let’s me a little tired… Anyway, Gambatte !

    Mokushō 黙唱


    Sat today

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    I will be present aa I can be. It is know here that I have two conditions-- AS and bp.
    Gassho
    sat/lah
    Kind Ubasoku, calm, I seek to support; not supportive. 或者嘘

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yuki View Post
    Will be present as much I can, but the Covid let’s me a little tired… Anyway, Gambatte !

    Mokushō 黙唱


    Sat today
    i hope you recover soon, Yuki.

    aprapti

    sat in de SSR

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


    Aprāpti (अप्राप्ति) non-attainment

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    Quote Originally Posted by aprapti View Post
    i hope you recover soon, Yuki.

    aprapti

    sat in de SSR
    Merci mon ami ! ����������

    Mokushō 黙唱

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    I hope everyone had a great retreat. Sadly the demands of householder life made it impossible for me to join but I was with you all in spirit.

    Gassho,

    Heiso

    StLah

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