Hi from Jundo (and Apologies)

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  • Jundo
    Treeleaf Founder and Priest
    • Apr 2006
    • 39459

    Hi from Jundo (and Apologies)

    Hello, Welcome,

    Thank you for registering with our Treeleaf Zendo Community Forum, and my apologies to you. We have been slow in getting everything going on the blog and website, including this forum. However, things are all caught up, and the forum is now active.

    It would be very nice is you would post a message on the forum introducing yourself. Also, please feel free to write to me (Jundo) at any time.


    I would love to hear from you and about your practice. We are pretty laid back and easy going around here, with not so many formalities (we are serious, however, about ZAZEN!). So, please feel free just to say 'hi jundo' whenever you feel like it.

    Discussion on our Blog (http://treeleafzen.blogspot.com/) is going to be focused on "Zazen, Zen and more Zazen," and for that reason, posts there will be moderated so that they stay closely to the subject. However, posts and messages in this "Community Forum" you just joined can be about anything at all, and it is meant as place for folks just to hang out. There are no real rules or restrictions (except I ask everyone to be kind to each other ... no flaming, but lots of kindness and generosity please). Maybe it is good to think of the Community Forum as a place guided by the Precepts, as much as possible. I, Jundo, may jump in now and then for a little comment on this or that.

    Anyway, nice to hear from you. We had some news just today: We now have our video system up and running for our daily, live Zazen broadcast. Today was the first "show."

    We call it the "DAILY ZAZEN SHOW' : the "SHOW WHERE NOTHING HAPPENS (Really!). Might I ask you to have a look and tell me what you think? The sound quality will be A LOT better once I figure out how to work the silly microphone properly (I am working off a little laptop until I get back to Japan). It is the screen as you scroll down on the LEFT side of the Blog.


    Here is how I describe it:

    As you know, our website, blog and broadcast sittings are meant for people who cannot travel to sit and be with others, perhaps due to health concerns, or not driving at night, having to take care of kids, or their living in a place without a Sangha close by. However, anyone is welcome to "sit along" with our Sangha who finds it helpful. Our Zazen sittings and Sangha will always be close by.

    If you know anyone who, due to health concerns or the like, cannot commute to sit with others, please introduce them to our site. Like life and the universe, it is all Free!

    Gassho, Jundo
  • Gregor
    • Apr 2007
    • 638


    Jundo Roshi -

    Thank you for the warm welcome. I am very excited to be practicing with you and the rest of the group here at Treeleaf Zendo.

    It seems that the forum is up and running. I plan to post an introduction soon.

    Best to all!

    Jukai '09 Dharma Name: Shinko 慎重(Prudent Calm)


    • Dharmamong
      • Apr 2007
      • 17


      Hi eveyone,

      Glad to see the technical difficulties are sorted now

      Well I'll introduce myself. My name is Gareth, I'm 27 and I'm a Paratrooper in the British Army (I'm sure they'll be some that have a problem with this :wink: ). I've been practicing for a round five years, but this site is the first imput from any sort of 'teacher'. I keep myself really fit and do a lot of reading, plus I play Bass guiter and I've got a degree in Music and Theology & Religious Studies.

      It's great that we can get together on here and practice, so I hope to speak to you all soon.

      Generic pretentious comment


      • Jundo
        Treeleaf Founder and Priest
        • Apr 2006
        • 39459


        We are still having problems with the bulletin board. While some people can post, others cannot. It may be a browser issue. In any event, it may be a little time before it is fixed, and may involve reinstalling the whole system. As well, the netcast system for the daily "Sit-a-long with Jundo" broadcast crashed today. I am hoping that it will be back up quickly.

        Please remember that this is all an experiment, and we are all helping to get it off the ground. Techincal difficulties are to be expected.

        Also, remember that life does not always go the way we may wish, but we always go the way life goes.

        Peace, Jundo