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  • Jundo
    Treeleaf Founder and Priest
    • Apr 2006
    • 39205

    Now Available - My New Book: BUILDING the FUTURE BUDDHA ...


    To welcome the future and this New Year ...

    Building the Future Buddha - FRONT cover SMALL jpg.jpg

    BUILDING the FUTURE BUDDHA:

    The Zen of A.I., Genes, Saving the World,
    and Travel to the Stars.



    Kindle E-Book available for pre-order right now, for publication January 1st ...

    ... Paperback to be available from January 2nd ...



    FUTUREBUDDHABOOK.COM



    The world is changing. Zen and Buddhist insights, timeless wisdom gathered over centuries, can help guide us in our lives today and in the prudent use of new technologies, nurturing a calm and serene world, prosperous yet existing in harmony with nature, a healthy, contented and good society for the centuries to come.

    Let Zen inspire us to sometimes step back from our machines and digital devices, returning to the simple and old-fashioned ways, the slow ways, because they are beautiful ways. In the rush for improvement, let us learn to sit still sometimes and rest from our goals, drop the quest for constant upgrades and efficiency, restrain the endless hunger for progress, and turn off the flashing lights and ceaseless noise.

    At the same time, if employed well, technology and medicine can help us bring true peace, an end to most wars and violence committed in anger, cures for diseases, ecological balance, greater love and empathy among people and for all beings, increased charity, remedies for poverty and homelessness, and the attainment of other goals for good in the world as long dreamed of by Buddhists and caring people of many religions and philosophies.

    Tomorrow’s technologies will change Buddhism too. AI and robotics, bio-engineering and physical enhancements, genetics and nano-implants, virtual reality and new media, medical miracles and manufacturing marvels, extended lifespans and expanded minds will make many of Buddhism’s most fabulous ideals realizable. Zen will be practiced, programmed, bred and wired in; enlightenment will move as chemistry and light across neural fibers and optical fibers.

    Review by Prof. Steven Heine, Historian of Japanese Buddhism and Zen:

    "Jundo Cohen helps us lift Buddhism from the realm of dusty caves and reclusive locations in order to envision a future ... new technologies and the complicated kinds of decision-making that must be faced."










    Thank you again to all who assisted in its writing and creation, including those who helped with long hours of editing and formatting and those who provided so many helpful comments, opinions and insights over the past two years.



    Gassho, Jundo

    stlah

    PS - PLEASE POST REVIEWS after you read it ... (most especially and hopefully, if you liked it! )
    Last edited by Jundo; 12-28-2023, 07:26 AM.
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE
  • Kaitan
    Member
    • Mar 2023
    • 440

    #2
    Awesome, I'll order my copy in Kindle

    Gasshō

    stlah, Bernal
    Kaitan - 界探 - Realm searcher
    Formerly known as "Bernal"

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    • Jundo
      Treeleaf Founder and Priest
      • Apr 2006
      • 39205

      #3
      Originally posted by nalber3
      Awesome, I'll order my copy in Kindle

      Gasshō

      stlah, Bernal
      A couple of tips and corrections on chemistry which you offered awhile back are reflected in the final manuscript, Bern.

      Gassho, Jundo

      stlah
      ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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      • Bion
        Treeleaf Unsui
        • Aug 2020
        • 3716

        #4
        Ah! Great!

        Gassho
        Sat and lah
        "Stepping back with open hands, is thoroughly comprehending life and death. Immediately you can sparkle and respond to the world." - Hongzhi

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        • Suuko
          Member
          • May 2017
          • 405

          #5
          Looking forward to it.

          Gassho,
          Suuko.

          Sent from my M2101K7BNY using Tapatalk
          Has been known as Guish since 2017 on the forum here.

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          • Do Mi
            Member
            • Apr 2023
            • 95

            #6
            Congratulations, Jundo!!!!

            Do Mi
            sat and lah

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            • Washin
              Treeleaf Unsui
              • Dec 2014
              • 3750

              #7


              Gassho
              Washin
              stlah
              Kaidō (皆道) Every Way
              Washin (和信) Harmony Trust
              ----
              I am a novice priest-in-training. Anything that I say must not be considered as teaching
              and should be taken with a 'grain of salt'.

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              • Ryumon
                Member
                • Apr 2007
                • 1693

                #8
                Web browsers will flag the book site as not secure, because HTTPS is not enabled. Make sure to do this (or have a server roshi set it up).

                Also, I would recommend that the book site have an About the Author section, with a photo, and stating your credentials. You can use the same info as on the Amazon page.

                Also, the link only goes to Amazon.com. There's a way to set it up so it redirects to the local Amazon site when someone clicks; if you can't do that, have links to different Amazons so people can get the book easily. As I mentioned in an email, you should set up an Amazon affiliate account. If you do, and create accounts for multiple countries, the affiliate link will automatically redirect to the local Amazon when someone clicks.

                Gassho,

                Ryūmon (Kirk)

                Sat Lah
                Last edited by Ryumon; 12-28-2023, 10:39 AM.
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                Ryūmon (Kirk)
                流文

                SAT/LAH

                I know nothing.

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                • Kokuu
                  Treeleaf Priest
                  • Nov 2012
                  • 6750

                  #9
                  Well done for bringing it to fruition. I hope it gets the reception you would like.

                  Gassho
                  Kokuu
                  -sattoday/lah-

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                  • Guest

                    #10
                    Awesome and wonderful!

                    I’m getting my copy.

                    Gassho
                    Kaiku
                    Sat today and LaH


                    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

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                    • Onsho
                      Member
                      • Aug 2022
                      • 100

                      #11
                      So exciting!
                      Congratulations Jundo! How are you feeling about it?

                      Gassho
                      Keith
                      Satlah

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                      • Jundo
                        Treeleaf Founder and Priest
                        • Apr 2006
                        • 39205

                        #12
                        Originally posted by Keith
                        So exciting!
                        Congratulations Jundo! How are you feeling about it?

                        Gassho
                        Keith
                        Satlah
                        I am content.

                        Gassho, J

                        stlah
                        Last edited by Jundo; 12-29-2023, 03:32 AM.
                        ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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                        • Doshin
                          Treeleaf Unsui
                          • May 2015
                          • 2644

                          #13


                          Doshin
                          Stlah

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                          • Shinshi
                            Treeleaf Unsui
                            • Jul 2010
                            • 3488

                            #14
                            Congratulations Jundo! You must be so pleased, you have worked diligently to get it published. I truly hope it sells well and people really like what you have to say. Very inspirational.

                            Gassho, Shinshi

                            SaT-LaH
                            空道 心志 Kudo Shinshi
                            I am just a priest-in-training, any resemblance between what I post and actual teachings is purely coincidental.
                            E84I - JAJ

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                            • Hōzan
                              Member
                              • Dec 2022
                              • 411

                              #15
                              [emoji120] Looking forward!

                              Gassho, Michael
                              Satlah

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