SIT-A-LONG with JUNDO: In Retreat At Shogoji (See Ya!)

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  • Jundo
    Treeleaf Founder and Priest
    • Apr 2006
    • 39459

    SIT-A-LONG with JUNDO: In Retreat At Shogoji (See Ya!)

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    Hi,

    This will be the last Sit-A-Long by me for a couple of weeks, as I am heading into retreat at Shogoji Zen Monastery in the mountains of Kumamoto, Japan ... no phones, no computers and barely any electricity ...

    http://www.shogoji.com/

    .. but lots and lots of Zazen, Bowing, Zazen, Chanting, Oryoki, Takuhatsu, more Zazen, Samu, more Zazen and all the rest. Shogoji is famous for holding a very traditional Soto Zen Sesshin with the intent of keeping many of the "old ways" and rituals alive, and passing them on to the next generation, particularly western Zen priests.

    I will be completely out of touch with Treeleaf for a couple of weeks I think. Mongen, our priest-in-training, is joining me for the retreat, flying all the way from Germany. The retreat is part of a longer, 90 day Ango period, but Mongen and I can only stay for a short part. (I almost did not make it at all due to the earthquakes, nuclear reactors, a typhoon storm last night that did more damage to some of our buildings, wife & child & job, and some health concerns ... and any of that may yet pull me off the mountain a bit early).

    But this place keeps going as always, in the lovely hands of Taigu as it always is, assisted by Fugen and Shohei. Taigu will continue the "sit-a-longs", and we also have our monthly 4-hour 'netcast' Zazenkai this weekend, as always, led by Taigu. The Forum will keep jumpin' too!

    As well, all of you will be with Mongen and me, in our hearts, as we sit at Shogoji.

    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
  • Tb
    Member
    • Jan 2008
    • 3186

    #2
    Re: SIT-A-LONG with JUNDO: In Retreat At Shogoji (See Ya!)

    Hi.

    My son said, as we watched the video, "Where is Jundo, Thats not Jundo, pappaaa where is Jundooo?!!!"

    Thank you for that moment.

    Mtfbwy
    Fugen
    Life is our temple and its all good practice
    Blog: http://fugenblog.blogspot.com/

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    • Taigu
      Blue Mountain White Clouds Hermitage Priest
      • Aug 2008
      • 2710

      #3
      Re: SIT-A-LONG with JUNDO: In Retreat At Shogoji (See Ya!)

      I really like your new look...
      Take it easy, brother. We will do our best to keep Treeleaf going.

      gassho


      Taigu

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      • Shokai
        Treeleaf Priest
        • Mar 2009
        • 6391

        #4
        Re: SIT-A-LONG with JUNDO: In Retreat At Shogoji (See Ya!)

        Genki de !!
        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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        • Myozan Kodo
          Friend of Treeleaf
          • May 2010
          • 1901

          #5
          Re: SIT-A-LONG with JUNDO: In Retreat At Shogoji (See Ya!)

          Has our German tree shed its leaves as well?
          Good luck in the mountains guys.
          Gassho,
          Soen

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          • Hoyu
            Member
            • Nov 2010
            • 2020

            #6
            Re: SIT-A-LONG with JUNDO: In Retreat At Shogoji (See Ya!)

            Who is this young guy posing as Jundo?

            How exciting! Have a safe and wonderful trip guys. Study hard! Can't wait to hear about the details upon your return.

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

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            • Dokan
              Friend of Treeleaf
              • Dec 2010
              • 1222

              #7
              Re: SIT-A-LONG with JUNDO: In Retreat At Shogoji (See Ya!)

              Safe travels to you both. Can't wait to hear what you learn!

              PS - Glad you dropped the hippie look.

              Gassho,

              Shawn
              We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are.
              ~Anaïs Nin

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              • ghop
                Member
                • Jan 2010
                • 438

                #8
                Re: SIT-A-LONG with JUNDO: In Retreat At Shogoji (See Ya!)

                have fun baldie

                and hurry back

                :cry:

                gassho
                Greg

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                • Nenka
                  Member
                  • Aug 2010
                  • 1238

                  #9
                  Re: SIT-A-LONG with JUNDO: In Retreat At Shogoji (See Ya!)

                  Well, I tried to watch this video but it seems to have gotten mixed up with Extreme Makeover: Zen Edition. Oh well.

                  Best wishes to you and Hans on your retreat!

                  Gassho,

                  Jennifer

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                  • Shohei
                    Member
                    • Oct 2007
                    • 2854

                    #10
                    Re: SIT-A-LONG with JUNDO: In Retreat At Shogoji (See Ya!)

                    Safe travels Jundo and Mongen. I certainly dig the new do

                    Gassho
                    Shohei

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                    • Risho
                      Member
                      • May 2010
                      • 3179

                      #11
                      Re: SIT-A-LONG with JUNDO: In Retreat At Shogoji (See Ya!)

                      Be Safe! Like the shave

                      Gassho,

                      Risho
                      Email: risho.treeleaf@gmail.com

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                      • Dosho
                        Member
                        • Jun 2008
                        • 5784

                        #12
                        Re: SIT-A-LONG with JUNDO: In Retreat At Shogoji (See Ya!)

                        Jundo,

                        Safe travels to you and Mongen!

                        When you mentioned being away from the tv and resistance, I must admit I was thinking Borg, not zen.

                        "Resistance is Futile!"

                        Yes, I am a geek...but the sentiment is no less true in zen I suppose.

                        Just don't assimilate anyone without their permission! :lol:

                        Gassho,
                        Dosho

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                        • Kaishin
                          Member
                          • Dec 2010
                          • 2322

                          #13
                          Re: SIT-A-LONG with JUNDO: In Retreat At Shogoji (See Ya!)

                          Have a safe trip, oh beardless one!

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

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                          • Myoku
                            Member
                            • Jul 2010
                            • 1487

                            #14
                            Re: SIT-A-LONG with JUNDO: In Retreat At Shogoji (See Ya!)

                            Jundo, Mongen,
                            _()_ _()_ _()_
                            Peter

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                            • Kyonin
                              Treeleaf Priest / Engineer
                              • Oct 2010
                              • 6742

                              #15
                              Re: SIT-A-LONG with JUNDO: In Retreat At Shogoji (See Ya!)

                              Jundo,

                              It's great you find the time to go on retreat amidst all of what's happened. I can only respect that.

                              Come back soon!
                              Hondō Kyōnin
                              奔道 協忍

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