SIT-A-LONG with JUNDO: A JOYOUS VESAK

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  • Jundo
    Treeleaf Founder and Priest
    • Apr 2006
    • 39211

    SIT-A-LONG with JUNDO: A JOYOUS VESAK

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    April 8th marks VESAK, HANAMATSURI, BUDDHA'S BIRTHDAY, in Japan (other days in various places in Asia) ...



    ... Please join us in celebration of this simple time of birth and rebirth.



    Truly, each moment of each moment is the moment of Buddha's Birth.



    Today’s Sit-A-Long video follows at this link. Remember: recording ends soon after the beginning bells; a sitting time of 15 to 35 minutes is recommended.

    [youtube] [/youtube]

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    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE
  • Onshin
    Member
    • Jul 2010
    • 462

    #2
    Re: SIT-A-LONG with JUNDO: A JOYOUS VESAK

    Thank you Jundo,
    You remind me of the lovely Baby Buddha washing ceremony at Reading Priory.

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

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    • Shokai
      Treeleaf Priest
      • Mar 2009
      • 6391

      #3
      Re: SIT-A-LONG with JUNDO: A JOYOUS VESAK

      Thank you,
      合掌,生開
      gassho, Shokai

      仁道 生開 / Jindo Shokai

      "Open to life in a benevolent way"

      https://sarushinzendo.wordpress.com/

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      • Hoyu
        Member
        • Nov 2010
        • 2020

        #4
        Re: SIT-A-LONG with JUNDO: A JOYOUS VESAK

        Thank you Jundo Sensei. I look forward to seeing the baby Buddha washing ceremony next year

        Gassho,
        John
        Ho (Dharma)
        Yu (Hot Water)

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        • Nenka
          Member
          • Aug 2010
          • 1238

          #5
          Re: SIT-A-LONG with JUNDO: A JOYOUS VESAK

          Hm, how do I say this. I confess I'm having a bit of trouble with Vesak, or at least mixed feelings. I mean I've spent my life not believing in or really wanting to celebrate the "virgin birth" of Christ, and now here I am celebrating the baby Buddha popping out of his mother's side and declaring his godhood? Perhaps I am speaking too bluntly, or focusing too heavily on a literal interpretation of a creation myth (or however a scholar might put it) but . . . well . . . is it just me?

          Gassho

          Jennifer

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          • Myozan Kodo
            Friend of Treeleaf
            • May 2010
            • 1901

            #6
            Re: SIT-A-LONG with JUNDO: A JOYOUS VESAK

            Thank you Jundo. Remember seeing the ceremony in a Tokyo temple in 2007. Very beautiful. Must do it with my kids next year.
            Gassho
            Soen

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            • Jundo
              Treeleaf Founder and Priest
              • Apr 2006
              • 39211

              #7
              Re: SIT-A-LONG with JUNDO: A JOYOUS VESAK

              Originally posted by Jennifer G P
              Hm, how do I say this. I confess I'm having a bit of trouble with Vesak, or at least mixed feelings. I mean I've spent my life not believing in or really wanting to celebrate the "virgin birth" of Christ, and now here I am celebrating the baby Buddha popping out of his mother's side and declaring his godhood? Perhaps I am speaking too bluntly, or focusing too heavily on a literal interpretation of a creation myth (or however a scholar might put it) but . . . well . . . is it just me?

              Gassho

              Jennifer
              I take it all as symbol and parable. I just like babies and new life ... whether they are baby Buddhas or just babies. THAT IS THE TRUE MIRACLE!

              The white elephant in a dream and all the rest, his jumping out of his mother's side already 'walkin' & talkin' ... just lovely decorations added by ancient story tellers to add a bit of flash and magic.

              BUT THE REAL MAGIC IS HERE ALL ALONG! 8)

              Gassho, J
              ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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              • Nenka
                Member
                • Aug 2010
                • 1238

                #8
                Re: SIT-A-LONG with JUNDO: A JOYOUS VESAK

                Originally posted by Jundo
                I take it all as symbol and parable. I just like babies and new life ... whether they are baby Buddhas or just babies. THAT IS THE TRUE MIRACLE!

                The white elephant in a dream and all the rest, his jumping out of his mother's side already 'walkin' & talkin' ... just lovely decorations added by ancient story tellers to add a bit of flash and magic.

                BUT THE REAL MAGIC IS HERE ALL ALONG! 8)

                Gassho, J
                Well, okay. I can get with that.

                Gassho,

                jen

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                • Saijun
                  Member
                  • Jul 2010
                  • 667

                  #9
                  Re: SIT-A-LONG with JUNDO: A JOYOUS VESAK

                  Hello friends,

                  Buddha is born every day.

                  Thank you for the talk.

                  Metta,

                  Saijun
                  To give up yourself without regret is the greatest charity. --RBB

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                  • Dosho
                    Member
                    • Jun 2008
                    • 5784

                    #10
                    Re: SIT-A-LONG with JUNDO: A JOYOUS VESAK

                    Happy Vesak to you Jundo and to all in the sangha.

                    Thank you.

                    Gassho,
                    Dosho

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                    • Byokan
                      Treeleaf Unsui
                      • Apr 2014
                      • 4279

                      #11
                      Beautiful. Thank you Jundo

                      Gassho
                      Byōkan
                      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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                      • Anshu Bryson
                        Member
                        • Aug 2014
                        • 566

                        #12
                        Hari Waisak (Vesak Day) in Indonesia is May 22 this year, so I get to commemorate it twice...!

                        Gassho,
                        Anshu

                        -sat today-

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                        • Onkai
                          Treeleaf Unsui
                          • Aug 2015
                          • 2831

                          #13
                          Happy belated Vesak. Thank you, Jundo.

                          Gassho,
                          Onkai
                          SatToday
                          美道 Bidou Beautiful Way
                          恩海 Onkai Merciful/Kind Ocean

                          I have a lot to learn; take anything I say that sounds like teaching with a grain of salt.

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                          • Theophan
                            Member
                            • Nov 2014
                            • 146

                            #14
                            Jundo,
                            Thank you

                            Gassho
                            Theophan
                            (Sekishi)

                            Sat Today

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                            • Tai Shi
                              Member
                              • Oct 2014
                              • 3307

                              #15
                              My limitations not exceeding my acceptance--thank you teacher Jundo--Life in Vesak--Life in Life we circle into Life, into blue sky with clouds passing. Thank you Sangha,

                              Tai Shi
                              Calm Poetry
                              sat this morning
                              Gassho
                              Peaceful, Tai Shi. Ubasoku; calm, supportive, for positive poetry 優婆塞 台 婆

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