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  • Jundo
    Treeleaf Founder and Priest
    • Apr 2006
    • 39216

    November 11th recommended threads

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

    Our Precept reflections for Jukai to turn ... PRECEPTS VII - To Refrain from Intoxication ...


    Please sit with our November 8th-9th, 2013 Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai ...
    Re-MINDer: DAYLIGHT SAVINGS HAS ENDED. CHECK CURRENT START TIMES. Hello All, Please 'sit-a-long' with our weekly FRIDAY/SATURDAY 'LIVE FROM TREELEAF' 90 minute ZAZENKAI, netcast LIVE from 9am Japan time Saturday morning (that is New York 7pm, Los Angeles 4pm (Friday night), London midnight and Paris 1am (early Saturday


    A lovely thread on how to benefit from this Forum without getting lost ... Please help ...
    Hi, I am totally new to tree leaf and would like to know the best ways to use the forums, also what they mean to the followers and how important tree leaf is to you. So far I am greatly enjoying my experience, thank you for your time. Cheska


    Some talks and interviews with neurologist and stroke victim Jill Taylor, who seems to describe an experience that resonates of Shikantaza ... A Stroke of Insight ...
    I am sure most of you have seen this TED talk about a neuroscientist's experience of her own brain haemorrhage and how she got to experience the separate hemispheres of her brain. Anyway, watching again this morning with two dharma friends I was struck by how much the brain hemispheres and the way they process reality


    Our hearts and support go to the people of the Philippines today ...



    And a re-MINDer that our 2-day Rohatsu Retreat netcast will happen December 7th & 8th (though recorded, so sitable any time). Details in the following days and weeks.


    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.

    (too much silence or shyness can also be excessive ... so take the Middle Way!)

    Also, 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
    Last edited by Jundo; 11-11-2013, 05:41 PM.
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