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  • Jundo
    Treeleaf Founder and Priest
    • Apr 2006
    • 39211

    June 10th recommended threads

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

    Re-MINDer of our upcoming Sesshin in Washington D.C (Aug 9-14) with Taigu and our 'DHARMA TRACKS Across AMERICA' (Jul-Aug), a rail and car trip across the Eastern US by Jundo & son to sit with as many of our members as possible ...
    Dear All. An UPDATE on our DHARMA WHISTLE STOP & SIT ACROSS AMERICA and WASHINGTON DC RETREAT! July and August of this year (2014) will be very eventful for our community! Of course, August 9th through 14th, Taigu will be guiding a SESSHIN in WASHINGTON D.C.. That Retreat will be attended by many in our Sangha, and is a


    A couple of ongoing threads on the "non-method" and "goalless goals" of Shikantaza ...

    Over the last 1.5 years that I studied Zen, here are the main/popular ways "Shikantaza" was taught by different teachers/lineages Breath following Group: Focus your attention on "following the breath", usually at the hara. Count your breaths initially and then move onto following the breath without any


    Hello all I am beginning to think we ought to add a vow, making it 5 vows, to answer all questions though answers endless. I am am finding myself in a state of confusion as to exactly the right method for shikantaza. Now I am sure some will say oh well by now you ought to know what you are doing , and maybe it is more that


    The answer is ... BOOK OF EQUANIMITY - Case 40 ...
    Case 39 never ends, yet now comes ... Case 40: Ummon's White and Black http://books.google.co.jp/books?id=ijhXoKc95nUC&pg=PA40&lpg=PA40&dq=Case+40:+Ummon%27s+White+and+Black&source=bl&ots=C_Sgdmr-vp&sig=muG7Lt6qjvtlgKn7zOC0OIusy54&hl=en&sa=X&ei=VL6MU-GRKI6E8gXf9IKYDA&redir_esc=y#v=onepag


    Our monthly Zazenkai ... featuring a little talk on Zen Practice as sailing life's storms ... (about 30 minutes, from the 1:50 mark) ... June 6th-7th, 2014 - OUR MONTHLY 4-hour ZAZENKAI! ...
    THE LITTLE TALK TODAY WILL BE ON THREE KOANS OF 'THE BOOK OF SERENITY', BELOW IN THIS THREAD. Dear All, Please 'sit-a-long' with our MONTHLY 4-hour ZAZENKAI, netcast LIVE 8am to noon Japan time Saturday morning (that is New York 7pm to 11pm, Los Angeles 4pm to 8pm (Friday night), London midnight to 4am and Paris 1am to 5am


    How do we know when our Practice is going well? ...
    Hi all, How do we know if our practice is going well? I appreciate that we're not looking for outcomes or results as such. But in the abzence of face to face meetings with a teacher we could be descending into bad habits without knowing. I am specifically referring to some of the texts that warn against wallowing in a false





    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; 06-18-2014, 05:00 PM.
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE
  • Marj
    Member
    • Jun 2014
    • 6

    #2
    How nice

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    • Ishin
      Member
      • Jul 2013
      • 1359

      #3
      ( pssss 6/10?)
      Grateful for your practice

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      • Byokan
        Treeleaf Unsui
        • Apr 2014
        • 4279

        #4
        O thank you Clark!
        That's been bugging me as well, and then I thought maybe it was a test on "allowing"
        展道 渺寛 Tendō Byōkan
        Please take my words with a big grain of salt. I know nothing. Wisdom is only found in our whole-hearted practice together.

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        • Jundo
          Treeleaf Founder and Priest
          • Apr 2006
          • 39211

          #5
          The Zen Art of Time Travel!
          ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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          • Ishin
            Member
            • Jul 2013
            • 1359

            #6
            Originally posted by Jundo
            The Zen Art of Time Travel!
            I KNEW superpowers would happen eventually.
            Grateful for your practice

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            • Nengyo
              Member
              • May 2012
              • 668

              #7
              It's SUPERPOWERS day? Man, I always miss the good stuff.
              If I'm already enlightened why the hell is this so hard?

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