SIT-A-LONG with JUNDO: Motion-Still

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  • Jundo
    Treeleaf Founder and Priest
    • Apr 2006
    • 39221

    SIT-A-LONG with JUNDO: Motion-Still


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    Just Sitting, Thinking-Not Thinking ... is the silence always heard in noise and silence, the stillness that is both movement and standing still ... the peace encountered even as disturbance ...


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    Today’s Sit-A-Long video follows at this link. Remember: recording ends soon after the beginning bells; a sitting time of 20 to 35 minutes is recommended.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3M6k7LrVURs[/video]]
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    Last edited by Jundo; 10-05-2015, 05:20 PM.
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE
  • Engyo
    Member
    • Aug 2010
    • 356

    #2
    Re: SIT-A-LONG with JUNDO: Motion-Still

    Just here. Just now. Just this.
    Thank you, Jundo.
    Gassho,
    Don

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    • Heisoku
      Member
      • Jun 2010
      • 1338

      #3
      Re: SIT-A-LONG with JUNDO: Motion-Still

      Thanks Jundo.
      I need to keep this silence present in mind.

      Gassho Nigel.
      Heisoku 平 息
      Every day is a journey, and the journey itself is home. (Basho)

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      • Onshin
        Member
        • Jul 2010
        • 462

        #4
        Re: SIT-A-LONG with JUNDO: Motion-Still

        Thanks Jundo,
        as an artist and musician I can really relate to that.

        Gassho


        Joe
        "This traceless enlightenment continues endlessly" (Dogen Zenji)

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        • Ronchan
          Member
          • Nov 2010
          • 119

          #5
          Re: SIT-A-LONG with JUNDO: Motion-Still

          Thank you, Jundo.

          Gassho,
          Ronald.
          With gentleness overcome anger. With generosity overcome meanness. With truth overcome deceit.
          Buddha

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          • Beryl
            Member
            • Jul 2010
            • 5

            #6
            Re: SIT-A-LONG with JUNDO: Motion-Still

            Many thanks Jundo Beryl

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            • Jinyu
              Member
              • May 2009
              • 768

              #7
              Re: SIT-A-LONG with JUNDO: Motion-Still

              Thank you Jundo!

              gassho,
              Jinyu
              Jinyu aka Luis aka Silly guy from Brussels

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              • ghop
                Member
                • Jan 2010
                • 438

                #8
                Re: SIT-A-LONG with JUNDO: Motion-Still

                Thank you, Jundo. This talk really hits home with me today as I am snowed-in
                at my parents house (they have gas in case the power goes out) and my wife
                is stuck at work (nurse) til all this melts. Personalities are beginning to rub
                together and start a little fire. I got on the computer to get a moment away
                from all that, and found this wonderful talk. Emptiness...in snow...in sun...
                in noise...in silence...I go now to bow to a buddha made of snow...moment
                by moment, he too is melting into nothingness, emptiness.

                gassho
                Greg

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                • KellyRok
                  Member
                  • Jul 2008
                  • 1374

                  #9
                  Re: SIT-A-LONG with JUNDO: Motion-Still

                  Hello all,

                  Aahhh, silence amidst the noise of a 6th grade classroom...it is a beautiful thing. Thank you for this Jundo. Such a simple message, yet sometimes it is so difficult to remember.

                  Gassho,
                  Kelly/Jinmei

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                  • Kaishin
                    Member
                    • Dec 2010
                    • 2322

                    #10
                    Re: SIT-A-LONG with JUNDO: Motion-Still

                    Love it... great talk. Reminds me of a parable, I can't remember the origin:

                    A man can't stand the noise of the city, the cars, the people, the machinery. He just wants to find some serenity. So he moves to the country. But soon, the sound of roosters and the cows, and the coyotes and the owls, get to him. So he finally abandons the country, moving into a cave in a remote mountain region. "Finally, peace and quiet!" he thinks. But soon, he's driven mad by the sound of dripping water in the cave...

                    All of which is to say, the only real serenity is right where you are. As Robert Persig said, "The only Zen you find on the tops of mountains is the Zen you bring up there."

                    Many thanks,
                    Matt
                    Thanks,
                    Kaishin (開心, Open Heart)
                    Please take this layman's words with a grain of salt.

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                    • Jundo
                      Treeleaf Founder and Priest
                      • Apr 2006
                      • 39221

                      #11
                      Re: SIT-A-LONG with JUNDO: Motion-Still

                      This is the reason that we all do this kind of "sitting in a quiet room" every couple of weeks or so ...

                      http://www.treeleaf.org/sit-a-long/with ... -room.html

                      Gassho, J
                      ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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                      • ghop
                        Member
                        • Jan 2010
                        • 438

                        #12
                        Re: SIT-A-LONG with JUNDO: Motion-Still

                        A quick quote from this talk...

                        "So, for that reason, I hope everyone will sit, once in awhile, in a truly disturbing, disagreeable, ugly, noisy, smelly, busy, and distracting place. In a stinking garbage dump, next to a construction site with jackhammers pounding, at an Ozzy Osbourne concert, in a game room, while crushed in a crowded city bus or parked in a parking lot off a busy highway."

                        Sensei, you have just described my head!

                        I do love Ozzy though. Buddhozzy.

                        gassho
                        Greg

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                        • Myoku
                          Member
                          • Jul 2010
                          • 1487

                          #13
                          Re: SIT-A-LONG with JUNDO: Motion-Still

                          Thank you
                          _()_
                          Peter

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                          • Myoku
                            Member
                            • Jul 2010
                            • 1487

                            #14
                            Re: SIT-A-LONG with JUNDO: Motion-Still

                            ..sitting next to the children playing Super Mario at their Wii game console for 30 minutes is also a very special zazen experience
                            _()_
                            Peter

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                            • Byokan
                              Treeleaf Unsui
                              • Apr 2014
                              • 4279

                              #15
                              Thank you Jundo

                              Gassho
                              Lisa
                              sat today
                              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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