I’m Too Sexy for my Kesa

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  • Jundo
    Treeleaf Founder and Priest
    • Apr 2006
    • 39459

    I’m Too Sexy for my Kesa

    Well, there is some effort in Japan to make Buddhism a bit hipper and flashier to attract younger Japanese folks. That's cool usually, with rapping monks and such, but sometimes ... I just have to wonder if some are going a bit too far ...

    Cute young monks are apparently gaining in popularity among young women in Japan. Whether the draw is the sage advice or unadorned good looks ... the popularity of “The Illustrated Picture Book of Beautiful Young Monks,” published last month, seems to indicate that some women are focusing on the physical, rather than metaphysical, attractions of the Buddhist religion.... This illustrated book features hunky monks.
    http://blog.japantimes.co.jp/japan-puls ... my-sutras/

    Gassho, J (anybody want to see me and Taigu in a calendar? ops: )
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE
  • Shohei
    Member
    • Oct 2007
    • 2854

    #2
    Re: I’m Too Sexy for my Kesa

    I can say no... no thank you

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    • Jinyo
      Member
      • Jan 2012
      • 1957

      #3
      Re: I’m Too Sexy for my Kesa

      The smile on this :lol: isn't wide enough to capture the smile on my face.

      ... not to imply that you and Taigu wouldn't look wonderful on a calender :wink:

      Willow

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      • Nenka
        Member
        • Aug 2010
        • 1238

        #4
        Re: I’m Too Sexy for my Kesa

        Sorry, what? I'm still laughing at the phrase "hunky monks."

        I don't know, I can't figure out what's really going on here. And I can't figure out Amazon.co.jp enough to get a sneak peek inside the book. Not that I . . . uh . . . want to . . . ops:

        Gassho

        Jen

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        • Myozan Kodo
          Friend of Treeleaf
          • May 2010
          • 1901

          #5
          Re: I’m Too Sexy for my Kesa

          Start with the rapping. After that, we'll take it from there

          We're a couple o monks
          Hangin wid Treeleaf
          We're all tofu
          We're not down with beef
          We sit zazen
          Morn, noon, night;
          With bad karma
          We're putting things right.
          Cause we're a couple o monks
          We don't cause no fuss
          We just sit our shit
          We're down wid emptiness
          That's Buddha nature
          To you and me
          We dont charge for de dharma
          We give the jewel away free;
          Yeah we're a couple o monks
          From the US and France
          This sunyata thing
          It's a kind o dance
          We're devoted to the kesa
          It's the robe we wear, yeah?
          Symbol of reality
          The full Dharmakaya
          We're a couple o monks
          Life is our temple
          We accept life's imperfections
          Each wart and pimple
          We sit with what is
          The way things are
          From your own true nature
          The distance ain't far ...


          ENOUGH!
          You got the idea

          Gassho
          Myozan

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          • Koshin
            Member
            • Feb 2012
            • 938

            #6
            Re: I’m Too Sexy for my Kesa

            That is great Myozan...Word

            Well, what about Funky Monks?

            https://<div class="videocontainer w... </a> </div>
            Thank you for your practice

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            • Jinyo
              Member
              • Jan 2012
              • 1957

              #7
              Re: I’m Too Sexy for my Kesa

              Originally posted by Myozan Kodo
              Start with the rapping. After that, we'll take it from there

              We're a couple o monks
              Hangin wid Treeleaf
              We're all tofu
              We're not down with beef
              We sit zazen
              Morn, noon, night;
              With bad karma
              We're putting things right.
              Cause we're a couple o monks
              We don't cause no fuss
              We just sit our shit
              We're down wid emptiness
              That's Buddha nature
              To you and me
              We dont charge for de dharma
              We give the jewel away free;
              Yeah we're a couple o monks
              From the US and France
              This sunyata thing
              It's a kind o dance
              We're devoted to the kesa
              It's the robe we wear, yeah?
              Symbol of reality
              The full Dharmakaya
              We're a couple o monks
              Life is our temple
              We accept life's imperfections
              Each wart and pimple
              We sit with what is
              The way things are
              From your own true nature
              The distance ain't far ...


              ENOUGH!
              You got the idea

              Gassho
              Myozan
              .... from Haiku to rapping - I love it here :P

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              • Dokan
                Friend of Treeleaf
                • Dec 2010
                • 1222

                #8
                Re: Re: I’m Too Sexy for my Kesa

                Originally posted by Myozan Kodo
                Start with the rapping. After that, we'll take it from there

                We're a couple o monks
                Hangin wid Treeleaf
                We're all tofu
                We're not down with beef
                We sit zazen
                Morn, noon, night;
                With bad karma
                We're putting things right.
                Cause we're a couple o monks
                We don't cause no fuss
                We just sit our shit
                We're down wid emptiness
                That's Buddha nature
                To you and me
                We dont charge for de dharma
                We give the jewel away free;
                Yeah we're a couple o monks
                From the US and France
                This sunyata thing
                It's a kind o dance
                We're devoted to the kesa
                It's the robe we wear, yeah?
                Symbol of reality
                The full Dharmakaya
                We're a couple o monks
                Life is our temple
                We accept life's imperfections
                Each wart and pimple
                We sit with what is
                The way things are
                From your own true nature
                The distance ain't far ...


                ENOUGH!
                You got the idea

                Gassho
                Myozan
                To quote my wife...you've found your calling...that was the shiznit!

                Gassho

                Dokan

                Sent from my SGH-I897 using Tapatalk 2
                We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are.
                ~Anaïs Nin

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                • Graceleejenkins
                  Member
                  • Feb 2011
                  • 434

                  #9
                  Re: I’m Too Sexy for my Kesa

                  Where else but here at Treeleaf?
                  Sat today and 10 more in honor of Treeleaf's 10th Anniversary!

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                  • andyZ
                    Member
                    • Aug 2011
                    • 303

                    #10
                    Re: I’m Too Sexy for my Kesa

                    Myozan, that is the way to express the teachings of the ancients!
                    Gassho,
                    Andy

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                    • Ekai
                      Member
                      • Feb 2011
                      • 664

                      #11
                      Re: I’m Too Sexy for my Kesa

                      Originally posted by Myozan Kodo
                      Start with the rapping. After that, we'll take it from there

                      We're a couple o monks
                      Hangin wid Treeleaf
                      We're all tofu
                      We're not down with beef
                      We sit zazen
                      Morn, noon, night;
                      With bad karma
                      We're putting things right.
                      Cause we're a couple o monks
                      We don't cause no fuss
                      We just sit our shit
                      We're down wid emptiness
                      That's Buddha nature
                      To you and me
                      We dont charge for de dharma
                      We give the jewel away free;
                      Yeah we're a couple o monks
                      From the US and France
                      This sunyata thing
                      It's a kind o dance
                      We're devoted to the kesa
                      It's the robe we wear, yeah?
                      Symbol of reality
                      The full Dharmakaya
                      We're a couple o monks
                      Life is our temple
                      We accept life's imperfections
                      Each wart and pimple
                      We sit with what is
                      The way things are
                      From your own true nature
                      The distance ain't far ...


                      ENOUGH!
                      You got the idea

                      Gassho
                      Myozan
                      That's great!

                      Gassho,
                      Ekai

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                      • Seishin the Elder
                        Member
                        • Oct 2009
                        • 521

                        #12
                        Re: I’m Too Sexy for my Kesa

                        Ah....I think not, :| unless you first poke out my eyes!!! It is more than enought that I occasionally see this old monk in the bathroom mirror (who is that man???), I do not need to see other "out-sized" , but also beautiful (I am sure) :shock: monks.

                        _/_

                        Seishin Kyrill

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                        • Jundo
                          Treeleaf Founder and Priest
                          • Apr 2006
                          • 39459

                          #13
                          Re: I’m Too Sexy for my Kesa

                          Originally posted by Kyrillos
                          Ah....I think not, :| unless you first poke out my eyes!!! It is more than enought that I occasionally see this old monk in the bathroom mirror (who is that man???), I do not need to see other "out-sized" , but also beautiful (I am sure) :shock: monks.

                          _/_

                          Seishin Kyrill
                          You can join us ... Mr. May. 8)
                          ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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                          • Risho
                            Member
                            • May 2010
                            • 3179

                            #14
                            Re: I’m Too Sexy for my Kesa

                            So can I officially change my dharma name to RightSaidRisho? hahahahaah
                            Email: risho.treeleaf@gmail.com

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                            • Shohei
                              Member
                              • Oct 2007
                              • 2854

                              #15
                              Re: I’m Too Sexy for my Kesa

                              Myozan -

                              that was awesome!

                              Deep bows and some hammer pants!

                              Gassho
                              Shohei

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