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    November 27th Recommended Threads

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

    Reminder: Our TREELEAF SANGHA online 2-DAY ANGO-JUKAI-ROHATSU RETREAT -- this coming Saturday/Sunday, December 2nd-3rd ...
    https://www.treeleaf.org/forums/show...2023-MAIN-PAGE

    And to prepare for that ... some Retreat Preparatory Lessons ...
    https://www.treeleaf.org/forums/show...RATORY-LESSONS

    Don't forget our other weekly Treeleaf Zazenkai from the past weeks ... still available to sit, any place and time ...
    https://www.treeleaf.org/forums/foru...TTING-NETCASTS

    Our most recent featured a talk by me, on "The Meaning of Rohatsu" ... (at the 54:30 mark here) ...
    https://www.treeleaf.org/forums/show...ing-of-Rohatsu

    We look forward to our upcoming Homeleaving Priest Ordination of our long time member, Doshin Randy Gray ... this Friday ...
    https://www.treeleaf.org/forums/show...TION-of-Doshin

    An essay by Rev. Kokuu ... Charity and Desire ... a good reminder this time of year especially ...
    https://www.treeleaf.org/forums/show...ity-and-Desire

    Rev. Jinkan has more wise words to give us ... (and he is in hospital again, so we dedicate Rohatsu to him and all who ail) ...
    https://www.treeleaf.org/forums/show...l=1#post332904
    ... and scroll down after in that thread for more.

    Jinkan also sat a special "Ceremony and Sitting of Gratitude and Thanks" sit ... still, thankfully, available to sit ...
    https://www.treeleaf.org/forums/show...-Thanks-8amPST

    The Sunday Zazen for Peace, with Washin in Ukraine, continues ... until there is peace ...
    https://www.treeleaf.org/forums/foru...hin-in-Ukraine

    Our Onki is starting Saturday morning Zazen sittings ... Saturday Morning Zazen @ 9am EST ...
    https://www.treeleaf.org/forums/show...-Zazen-9am-EST

    Members discuss their Rohatsu Retreat Oryoki foods ... (my advice: keep it simple, easy to eat) ...
    https://www.treeleaf.org/forums/show...ohatsu-retreat

    From our Treeleafer Keith ... Zen And The Art Of Cleaning Windows ... making things crystal clear ...
    https://www.treeleaf.org/forums/show...897#post333897

    A little advice from our 'leafer Zenkon ... Change your Attitude, Change your Experience ... (e.g., "I get to go to the dentist today!" )
    https://www.treeleaf.org/forums/show...our-Experience

    In our "Zen of Health Ailments Practice Group" ... friend Inshin posts a "Powerful Bodhisattva Inspiration" ...
    https://www.treeleaf.org/forums/show...va-Inspiration

    The No Words Book Club ... Zen Teachings for Challenging Times -(21)- In Which This - Myo-O Habermas-Scher
    https://www.treeleaf.org/forums/show...Habermas-Scher

    We had RYAKU FUSATSU - Full Moon Precepts Recommitment Ceremony ... never too late to recommit ...
    https://www.treeleaf.org/forums/foru...tment-Ceremony

    A Tonglen Two-fer ... Tonglen and EcoTonglen ...
    https://www.treeleaf.org/forums/foru...RACTICE-CIRCLE



    Lastly ... My New Book Soon to be Published
    https://www.treeleaf.org/forums/show...o-be-Published




    And DON'T FORGET! ... the experiment continues, and we need you! ... REQUEST - SatToday & Lend-A-Hand: Please LAH and SAT before CHAT!
    https://www.treeleaf.org/forums/show...before-CHAT%21




    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 a powerful Zen practice about not falling into words and thoughts, simplifying ideas, not getting tangled, we ask people to keep sentences few in posting. However, it is not some law or hard rule at all. If someone really has something in their heart to say, and it is vital and cannot be said more concisely or silently, then say what one is called to say: In such case, no limit on words needed.

    A Request to Sangha Members: "Three Sacred Sentences" Practice
    https://www.treeleaf.org/forums/show...ences-Practice

    * * *


    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.

    Gassho, Jundo

    (Sorry to run long)

    SatTodayLAH
    Last edited by Jundo; 11-27-2023 at 04:35 AM.
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