ALERT: TREELEAF GOING SILENT for SEVERAL DAYS from June 11th

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  • Jundo
    Treeleaf Founder and Priest
    • Apr 2006
    • 39419

    ALERT: TREELEAF GOING SILENT for SEVERAL DAYS from June 11th



    Our TREELEAF SANGHA FORUM & WEBSITE WILL BE CLOSED and UNAVAILABLE from around JUNE 11th to allow for a software upgrade, data move and the installation of new features upon OUR REBIRTH A FEW DAYS (probably 3 to 5 days) LATER!

    And there is a very good reason:

    The work is intended to make our Sangha more "user-non-user friendly", improve accessibility, availability of resources, mutual communication and understanding for both new members and old hands. We hope that these select changes, additions and software upgrades will make all our Sangha folks feel even more at home in this community, and make Treeleaf an even more welcoming, simpler to navigate and effective place for Zen Practice. Some of the changes and additions will be available immediately or soon after we "come back on the air". Other additions and new features will be phased in over the days and weeks thereafter. We will introduce the new features as they "come online", but we are sure most of you will like them and will find them helpful, envigorating to your Zen Practice, and often just plain "COOL!" 8)

    SO, LET'S CONSIDER THOSE FEW DAYS AWAY A KIND OF 'SILENT RETREAT' AROUND HERE! :wink:

    Taigu and I wish to thank the people who have been working so hard for weeks and months on this ... tirelessly and selflessly through often long hours, donating their professional skills and expertise ... locating, mastering and installing the new software, designing and redesigning the user interfaces, solving 1001 technical problems that came up along the way, especially Chris (ChristhatisChris), Morelos (Kyonin/Choco), Dokan and Shohei. I would also like to thank the other folks who have been involved in several accompanying projects happening as part of these changes, especially Yugen who is involved in so many things, Willow and the rest of the members of the "Engaged and Charitable Projects Committee", the "TREELEAF 2.0 Committee" and "Sticky Committee", and our novice priests Mongen the film maker, Fugen, Shinkai, Myozan and Dosho who were involved all through providing input.

    THANK YOU! LET'S CELEBRATE THE COMING OF ....

    ... our TREELEAF 2.0 ... a small step on the road to the 3-D Holographic Zen Hall that I expect we will someday soon be!

    viewtopic.php?f=19&t=3343
    [*] I will be reposting this notice several times in the coming days!

    Gassho, Jundo (and Taigu too)
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE
  • Shokai
    Treeleaf Priest
    • Mar 2009
    • 6391

    #2
    Re: ALERT: TREELEAF GOING SILENT for SEVERAL DAYS from June 11th

    Aha, the technical advancements envisioned by Kojip just this morning, on another thread :lol:
    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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    • Jundo
      Treeleaf Founder and Priest
      • Apr 2006
      • 39419

      #3
      Re: ALERT: TREELEAF GOING SILENT for SEVERAL DAYS from June 11th

      In many cases, by the way, the changes are simplifying, reducing, emptying, going "less is more" in a Zenny way.

      I think folks will like the slimmed down new look. The central theme was to try to make our Forum as open, simple and spacious as a Zen tea room.



      I am not sure if we succeeded, but certainly it is a good step in that direction.

      Gassho, J
      ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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      • Khalil Bodhi
        Member
        • Apr 2012
        • 317

        #4
        Re: ALERT: TREELEAF GOING SILENT for SEVERAL DAYS from June 11th

        I was just going to ask how everyone organizes group sits etc... so I could get int on it but I guess I should wait to see the new layout. Thank you all for your hard work and your practice! Mettaya.

        Gassho,

        Mike
        To avoid all evil, to cultivate good, and to cleanse one's mind — this is the teaching of the Buddhas.
        -Dhp. 183
        My Practice Blog

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        • Jundo
          Treeleaf Founder and Priest
          • Apr 2006
          • 39419

          #5
          Re: ALERT: TREELEAF GOING SILENT for SEVERAL DAYS from June 11th

          Originally posted by Khalil Bodhi
          I was just going to ask how everyone organizes group sits etc... so I could get int on it but I guess I should wait to see the new layout. Thank you all for your hard work and your practice! Mettaya.

          Gassho,

          Mike
          There will be an easy to use daily calendar showing who is organizing group sits online and when that day, and how to "drop in" and join them.

          There will also be more regularly scheduled Zazenkai and more informal sittings led by our priests and novices, plus these will soon become "two way" video sittings where all sitters (if they want, not all need) can see each other and the sitting organizers during the sittings (unlike the "one way" format of our present Zazenkai).

          However, I think you can find folks organizing online sits even now if you ask around.

          Gassho, J
          ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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          • Khalil Bodhi
            Member
            • Apr 2012
            • 317

            #6
            Re: ALERT: TREELEAF GOING SILENT for SEVERAL DAYS from June 11th

            Rev. J,

            Awesome! I can't wait and hopefully will see this post and clue me in on the current sittings.

            Gassho,

            Mike
            To avoid all evil, to cultivate good, and to cleanse one's mind — this is the teaching of the Buddhas.
            -Dhp. 183
            My Practice Blog

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            • Gary
              Member
              • Nov 2010
              • 251

              #7
              Re: ALERT: TREELEAF GOING SILENT for SEVERAL DAYS from June 11th

              Originally posted by Khalil Bodhi
              I was just going to ask how everyone organizes group sits etc... so I could get int on it but I guess I should wait to see the new layout. Thank you all for your hard work and your practice! Mettaya.

              Gassho,

              Mike
              Hi Mike,

              You can sit with us any time, any where on g+. Read all about it here

              viewtopic.php?f=1&t=4564

              See you soon,

              Gary
              Drinking tea and eating rice.

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              • Mp

                #8
                Re: ALERT: TREELEAF GOING SILENT for SEVERAL DAYS from June 11th

                Wow ... fantastic! Thank you Jundo, Taigu, and all the wonderful Sangha members for helping make TreeLeaf 2.0 possible.

                Jundo ... I love your quote

                user-non-user friendly
                Being a web developer this really made me smile.

                Gassho,
                Michael

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                • AlanLa
                  Member
                  • Mar 2008
                  • 1405

                  #9
                  Re: ALERT: TREELEAF GOING SILENT for SEVERAL DAYS from June 11th

                  Change?!?!?! What????? NO, NO, and NO!
                  Insert (fake) temper tanturm here :evil:
                  I like things the way they are (said in whiny voice).
                  Whimper, whimper.

                  Sorry, couldn't resist. Every time Facebook changes there are all sorts of whiny posts like that, so I wanted to get mine in early :mrgreen: because, surely, we won't react that way. Will me.
                  AL (Jigen) in:
                  Faith/Trust
                  Courage/Love
                  Awareness/Action!

                  I sat today

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                  • Khalil Bodhi
                    Member
                    • Apr 2012
                    • 317

                    #10
                    Re: ALERT: TREELEAF GOING SILENT for SEVERAL DAYS from June 11th

                    Originally posted by Gary
                    Originally posted by Khalil Bodhi
                    I was just going to ask how everyone organizes group sits etc... so I could get int on it but I guess I should wait to see the new layout. Thank you all for your hard work and your practice! Mettaya.

                    Gassho,

                    Mike
                    Hi Mike,

                    You can sit with us any time, any where on g+. Read all about it here

                    viewtopic.php?f=1&t=4564

                    See you soon,

                    Gary
                    Gary,

                    Thanks!

                    Gassho,

                    Mike
                    To avoid all evil, to cultivate good, and to cleanse one's mind — this is the teaching of the Buddhas.
                    -Dhp. 183
                    My Practice Blog

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                    • Shugen
                      Treeleaf Unsui
                      • Nov 2007
                      • 4535

                      #11
                      Re: ALERT: TREELEAF GOING SILENT for SEVERAL DAYS from June 11th

                      Meido Shugen
                      明道 修眼

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                      • Daijo
                        Member
                        • Feb 2012
                        • 530

                        #12
                        Re: ALERT: TREELEAF GOING SILENT for SEVERAL DAYS from June 11th

                        I look forward to Tree Leaf 2.0!

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                        • Nenka
                          Member
                          • Aug 2010
                          • 1238

                          #13
                          Re: ALERT: TREELEAF GOING SILENT for SEVERAL DAYS from June 11th

                          Originally posted by AlanLa
                          Change?!?!?! What????? NO, NO, and NO!
                          Insert (fake) temper tanturm here :evil:
                          I like things the way they are (said in whiny voice).
                          Whimper, whimper.

                          Sorry, couldn't resist. Every time Facebook changes there are all sorts of whiny posts like that, so I wanted to get mine in early :mrgreen: because, surely, we won't react that way. Will me.
                          Yes, we'll be rolling out a timeline . . . or no-time line, if you will . . . :lol:

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                          • Myoshin

                            #14
                            Re: ALERT: TREELEAF GOING SILENT for SEVERAL DAYS from June 11th

                            Great but some sections will be closed or we will always have acces to the information on this version? like buddha basic, miscelanous words, etc?

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                            • Heisoku
                              Member
                              • Jun 2010
                              • 1338

                              #15
                              Re: ALERT: TREELEAF GOING SILENT for SEVERAL DAYS from June 11th

                              Exciting times......thanks to all developing Treeleaf 2.0. Gassho.
                              Heisoku 平 息
                              Every day is a journey, and the journey itself is home. (Basho)

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