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

You are invited to sit our monthly 4-hour Zazenkai ... reflecting on the Dedication of Merit ...
https://www.treeleaf.org/forums/show...ation-of-Merit

... and also our weekly 90-minute Zazenkai ...
https://www.treeleaf.org/forums/show...o-Practice-Zen

If you practice with Neuro-Diversity ... we have the place for you ... our new Neuro-Diversity Practice Group ...
https://www.treeleaf.org/forums/foru...Practice-Group

And in our "Zen of Health, in Body and Mind" Practice Area ... Turning Suffering Inside Out read along ...
https://www.treeleaf.org/forums/show...Out-read-along

A long time Zen Practitioner missing his child, leaving home ... Anything wrong with that? ... Zen of change ...
https://www.treeleaf.org/forums/show...-Zen-of-change

A member would like to plan their own Zen funeral ... how? ... Zen Funeral Practices ...
https://www.treeleaf.org/forums/show...eral-Practices

What and where is ... Mount Sumeru ...
https://www.treeleaf.org/forums/show...3-Mount-Sumeru

Sitting while sleepy ... better than operating heavy machinery while sleepy, but still tricky ...
https://www.treeleaf.org/forums/show...g-while-sleepy

Is it okay to take pleasure ... and a pay bonus ... for volunteering? ... Corporate Volunteer Day ...
https://www.treeleaf.org/forums/show...-Volunteer-Day

A member killed an animal in pain ... was it the right thing to do? ... Refrain from taking life (trigger warning, hurt animals) ...
https://www.treeleaf.org/forums/show...urt-animals%29

We close this book in our No Words Book Club ... [Challenging Times] -(25 - END of BOOK)- Can Kanzeon Laugh - Eido Frances Carney ...
https://www.treeleaf.org/forums/show...Frances-Carney

Today is Tonglen Day ... as is every day ...
https://www.treeleaf.org/forums/foru...RACTICE-CIRCLE

Washin sits for peace ... which still seems distant, sadly ...
https://www.treeleaf.org/forums/foru...hin-in-Ukraine

And Shokai rolls on and on ... The 108 GATES of DHARMA ILLUMINATION ...
https://www.treeleaf.org/forums/foru...ON-with-Shokai



And, available now and into the far far future ... my new book ... BUILDING the FUTURE BUDDHA: The Zen of A.I., Genes, Saving the World, and Travel to the Stars ... Please do me a favor and post an Amazon review if your feel like it (it all helps) ...
https://futurebuddhabook.com/




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

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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
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