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  • Jundo
    Treeleaf Founder and Priest
    • Apr 2006
    • 39270

    December 8th Recommended Threads

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

    Attention all Jukai sewers ... Timeless "LAST CALL" for Rakusu Mailing Addresses / DATE FOR JUKAI CEREMONY ...
    Hello All Sewers, If you have already sent your mailing address for the Rakusu backing inscriptions to Jundo, please disregard this message! If not, but wish me to inscribe your Rakusu back, please email me at: jundotreeleaf[a]gmail.com REMEMBER THAT ALL SEWING NEEDS TO BE REVIEWED WITH PHOTOS IN OUR SEWING THREAD! I


    Please sit with our TREELEAF SANGHA online 2-DAY ANGO-JUKAI-ROHATSU RETREAT -- 2014 -- ... held this past weekend, but available for sitting any time ... including a few preparatory readings and lessons on matters such as Oryoki, Samu Work Practice, Gatha and Bowing ...
    WELCOME ... ... to our TREELEAF 'AT HOME' Two Day 'ALL ONLINE' ROHATSU (Buddha's Enlightenment Day) RETREAT, being held by LIVE NETCAST on Saturday/Sunday December 6th and 7th, 2014 (though starting Friday night December 5th in some time zones). Please 'sit-a-long' with the LIVE NETCAST at the times below ... to be visible


    BUMP - Celebrate the BUDDHIST HOLIDAYS with Your Family! ... it's that time of year ...
    I would like to give this a bump at this time of year, as we commence ROHATSU (the week through December 8th celebrating the Buddha's Enlightenment). These are some ideas for bringing the meaning of this time of year into your homes and families, and for children. I would really like to see us develop this more. Please visit





    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
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE
  • Jundo
    Treeleaf Founder and Priest
    • Apr 2006
    • 39270

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    Special addition ... new "SatToday" guide ...

    Signing "SatToday" - Please "Sat" before Forum "Chat"
    Dear All, Treeleaf Sangha is a Practice Place centered on the daily Sitting of Shikantaza Zazen. We ask all our members to have sat Zazen sometime in the preceding day (today or yesterday) before posting in this Forum and joining in discussion. Please have "Sat" before any "Chat". gassho1 Also, both as



    Gassho, Jundo

    SatToday!
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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