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  1. #2851
    What a sweet kitty.

    Gassho, Jishin, __/stlah\__

  2. #2852
    This is my attempt at a first attempt at a makeshift altar for my meditation space, after reading Susan Pliver's 'Start Here Now' (which is not in the Zen tradition). My apologies for my photo not being as well done as I feel the rest of the photos in this thread are. This is from just before I joined Treeleaf Zendo. It remains the same, except now my meditation cushions are across the room so I can face the wall when I sit Zazen. The pictures of flowers are for beauty and impermanence, the electric tealight is because my host where I live is afraid of fire and has asked me not to light things.. I was going to put pictures of the buddha and Quan Yin? (sp?) and others in the frames but when I propped it up against the object it seemed perfect the way it was. The objects are trinkets that are special to me. Not pictured but nearby in a aromatherapy misting diffuser that I use instead of incense, for the same reason I was using the electric tealight. Currently I am enjoying the scent of Orange, or was.

    initial-attempt-at-an-altar by Theresa, on Flickr

    Looking at the photo, I'm not sure what to do with how busy it seems, because there are 4 of us living in this house, 5 when my niece is home from college, and I moved here from a one bedroom apartment (You can see one of the spaces for my books under the table that I am using for the altar), so I am lucky to have as much space as I do for my things.

    I have now watched the first sit-a-long in the Beginner Talks section. Thank you for pointing me to them, Kotei?, and recording them, Jundo.

    Blessings,
    Theresa
    Sat Today
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    Be humble for you are made of earth,
    Be noble for you are made of stars.

  3. #2853
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    I think it looks terrific Theresa. Mine is just a tiny section of our bookcase up high surrounded by cooking, animal and other miscellaneous books. Space is hard to find our one room dwelling and 2 of our cats would absolutely demolish an alter any lower haha.
    Gassho
    Onka (Anna)
    Sat today
    On Ka
    穏 火
    aka Anna Kissed.
    No Gods No Masters.
    Life is too serious to be taken seriously.

  4. #2854
    Quote Originally Posted by Istra View Post
    Lovely! Buddha in every inch. Pink Buddha of the pink plastic laundry basket (and the matching pink Zafu!)

    Gassho, Jundo

    stlah
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

  5. #2855
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    Ummm...I don't want to be That Guy, but I've been to the hardware store and we've been doing this zendo thing wrong this whole time.

    Gassho

    Nenka

    ST

  6. #2856
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    On Ka
    穏 火
    aka Anna Kissed.
    No Gods No Masters.
    Life is too serious to be taken seriously.

  7. #2857
    Sunset on a West Texas Wind Farm.



    Gassho, Jishin, __/stlah\__

  8. #2858
    I think I may know where you got your inspiration from

    brian.png

    gassho, Shokai
    仁道 生開 - Jindo Shokai "Open to life in a benevolent way"
    May we all grow together in our knowledge of the Dharma

  9. #2859
    Quote Originally Posted by Shokai View Post
    I think I may know where you got your inspiration from

    brian.png

    gassho, Shokai

  10. #2860
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shokai View Post
    I think I may know where you got your inspiration from

    brian.png

    gassho, Shokai
    Always look on the bright side of life
    On Ka
    穏 火
    aka Anna Kissed.
    No Gods No Masters.
    Life is too serious to be taken seriously.

  11. #2861
    Quote Originally Posted by Kyōsen View Post
    Does a dog have Buddha nature?

    Gassho
    Kyōsen (Was "Sen")
    Sat|LAH
    Woof.


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  12. #2862
    Gorgeous Jishin

    Gassho,
    SatToday
    Be humble for you are made of earth,
    Be noble for you are made of stars.

  13. #2863
    Our Ditch Kitty, yet again, dear Jishin,


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  14. #2864
    Sweet Tai Shi
    Gassho
    Sat Today
    Be humble for you are made of earth,
    Be noble for you are made of stars.

  15. #2865
    Dallas Fort Worth faces.



    Gassho, Jishin, __/stlah\__

  16. #2866
    This guy seems to know something about sitting (Dallas Zoo).



    Gassho, Jishin, __/stlah\__

  17. #2867
    Jishin;
    Great photo, Ia that a lemur?

    gassho, Shokai
    stlah
    仁道 生開 - Jindo Shokai "Open to life in a benevolent way"
    May we all grow together in our knowledge of the Dharma

  18. #2868
    Lovely sitting lemur, Jishin. Apes are awesome too

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

  19. #2869
    Thank you! Now this Herculean fellow knows all about chop wood and fetch water.



    Gassho, Jishin, __/stlah\__

  20. #2870
    Jishin;

    Great pic of the tortoise. Where did he find such a neatly groomed grass to rest.

    gassho, Shokai
    stlah
    仁道 生開 - Jindo Shokai "Open to life in a benevolent way"
    May we all grow together in our knowledge of the Dharma

  21. #2871
    Quote Originally Posted by Shokai View Post
    Jishin;

    Great pic of the tortoise. Where did he find such a neatly groomed grass to rest.

    gassho, Shokai
    stlah
    Thanks! This guy was at the Dallas Zoo.

    Gassho, Jishin, __/stlah\__

  22. #2872
    This guy shouldn’t look so angry! He escaped thanksgiving (thanks to the Fort Worth Zoo).





    Gassho, Jishin, __/stlah\__

  23. #2873
    Looks just like his great great great grandfather that beat me up when I was about six.

    gassho, Shokai
    stlah
    仁道 生開 - Jindo Shokai "Open to life in a benevolent way"
    May we all grow together in our knowledge of the Dharma

  24. #2874
    Didn’t know that they could be aggressive like that but I guess they can. Just read about it.

    Gassho, Jishin, __/stlah\__

  25. #2875
    And I was a small six, vulnerable target. Thankfully, my cousin was close at hand and chased him off.

    Gassho, Shokai
    stlah
    仁道 生開 - Jindo Shokai "Open to life in a benevolent way"
    May we all grow together in our knowledge of the Dharma

  26. #2876
    Well, they get pretty big. They sure are pretty though.



    Glad you lived.

    Gassho, Jishin, __/stlah\__

  27. #2877
    Great pics.
    gassho, Shokai
    stlah
    仁道 生開 - Jindo Shokai "Open to life in a benevolent way"
    May we all grow together in our knowledge of the Dharma

  28. #2878
    Thank you!

    Gassho, Jishin, __/stlah\__

  29. #2879


    Wouldn’t want to mess with this guy.

    Gassho, Jishin, __/stlah\__

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  31. #2881
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    gassho, Shokai 🙏🙏🙏

    stlah
    仁道 生開 - Jindo Shokai "Open to life in a benevolent way"
    May we all grow together in our knowledge of the Dharma

  32. #2882
    Quote Originally Posted by Shokai View Post
    naked.jpg

    gassho, Shokai ������

    stlah
    Shokai,

    Nice uke. Interesting headstock. I just bought one a couple of months ago and am trying to learn a few songs. See attached.

    99CD4750-BCF4-47D2-AAE0-71608E68BE08_1_201_a.jpeg

    Gassho
    STlah
    James

  33. #2883
    That's a beauty/ Is it a tenor or Baritone. Mine is a 27 inch Fender. That's their signature headstock. Do you play any other instrument. There are a pile of tutorials on youtube. and, I recently bought a Jake Shimabukuro song book from Amazon that gives 10 free lessons by Jake. I found it extremely beneficial in that it introduced me into working up the fret board.

    gassho, Shokai
    stlah
    仁道 生開 - Jindo Shokai "Open to life in a benevolent way"
    May we all grow together in our knowledge of the Dharma

  34. #2884
    Quote Originally Posted by Shokai View Post
    That's a beauty/ Is it a tenor or Baritone. Mine is a 27 inch Fender. That's their signature headstock. Do you play any other instrument. There are a pile of tutorials on youtube. and, I recently bought a Jake Shimabukuro song book from Amazon that gives 10 free lessons by Jake. I found it extremely beneficial in that it introduced me into working up the fret board.

    gassho, Shokai
    stlah
    Thanks, Shokai. It's a concert size uke. I thought that was a Fender headstock. I have been watching YouTube videos too. Doing some blues chord progressions and turnarounds. Not too difficult actually. I also mess around on the guitar too.

    When I got my ukelele my 16 year old granddaughter who sings and plays piano said, hey let me try it. But she's left handed. So I said, your left handed, it's going to be backwards. Upside down. You can't....And she says yeah just let me see it. And then starts playing left handed, playing chords on it like no problem. I was quite impressed. So I told her buy a lefty and see how much easier it is. And she did. And it is.

    Gassho
    STlah
    James

  35. #2885
    Iwas talking to a guitar player who is left handed. He started playing left on a regular guitar but switched to the right side when he found out he could play easier that way

    gassho, Shokai
    stlah
    仁道 生開 - Jindo Shokai "Open to life in a benevolent way"
    May we all grow together in our knowledge of the Dharma

  36. #2886
    Quote Originally Posted by Shokai View Post
    Iwas talking to a guitar player who is left handed. He started playing left on a regular guitar but switched to the right side when he found out he could play easier that way

    gassho, Shokai
    stlah
    That's funny. Check out Eric Gales on Youtube. He's a lefty who plays a right handed guitar. A level of talent that I just can't comprehend.

    Gassho
    STlah
    James

  37. #2887
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    Just to get back on-thread

    gassho, Shokai
    stlah
    仁道 生開 - Jindo Shokai "Open to life in a benevolent way"
    May we all grow together in our knowledge of the Dharma

  38. #2888
    Quote Originally Posted by Shokai View Post
    strap.jpg

    Just to get back on-thread

    gassho, Shokai
    stlah
    I love it.

    Gassho
    STlah
    James

  39. #2889
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    In celebration of spring

    Doshin
    St

  40. #2890

    Random Photo Thread

    Nevada/California. Casinos are empty but nature is not.



    Gassho, Jishin, __/stlah\__
    Last edited by Jishin; 03-19-2020 at 04:47 PM.

  41. #2891
    Beautiful landscapes, Jishin.
    Thank you for the photos.
    Gassho,
    Mateus
    Sat/LAH

  42. #2892
    My son turned 14 in January!

    Gassho, Jishin, __/stlah\__

  43. #2893
    Quote Originally Posted by Jishin View Post
    My son turned 14 in January!

    Gassho, Jishin, __/stlah\__

    Happy Belated Birthday

    Doshin
    St

  44. #2894


    To save all sentient beings, though beings are numberless.

    Jaksuhin
    Sat.


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  45. #2895
    Ambulance Crew Bodhisattva!

    Nine Bows
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

  46. #2896
    Quote Originally Posted by Chishou View Post


    To save all sentient beings, though beings are numberless.

    Jaksuhin
    Sat.


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    Love this!

    Gassho
    Jakuden
    SatToday/LAH
    清 道 寂田
    SEIDO JAKUDEN
    I am a novice priest. Any resemblance my posts may have to actual teachings about the Dharma, living or dead, is purely coincidental (and just my attempt to be helpful).

  47. #2897



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  48. #2898
    These are pictures from our neighbor hood.
    Tai Shi
    sat/ lah
    Gassho


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  49. #2899
    My friends I want to introduce you to the place we’ve lived 25 years.


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  50. #2900
    Quote Originally Posted by Tai Shi View Post
    My friends I want to introduce you to the place we’ve lived 25 years.


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    Tai Shi
    sat/ lah
    Gassho


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