Metta and Sitting for Toni Packer

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  • Jundo
    Treeleaf Founder and Priest
    • Apr 2006
    • 39459

    Metta and Sitting for Toni Packer

    Toni Packer, one of the great Teachers who sought to update and adapt the Zen message for these times and the West, is now in hospice care. I would like to dedicate all our Practice here today to her.

    If you would like to read more about Toni Packer, please look her. Some say she went too far in tossing out the Baby Buddha with the Bathwater or in overly "psychologizing" Zen Practice. That is a matter of views. Maybe so but, in fact, hers is one more great experiment to make this Path relevant for our world today.



    Gassho, Jundo
    Last edited by Jundo; 08-13-2013, 02:37 AM.
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE
  • Geika
    Treeleaf Unsui
    • Jan 2010
    • 4980

    #2
    Thanks for letting us know. Bows, metta, and sitting. Thank you for posting that article.
    求道芸化 Kyūdō Geika
    I am just a priest-in-training, please do not take anything I say as a teaching.

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    • Mp

      #3
      Thank you for the info Jundo, will dedicate my morning practice and metta for her.

      Gassho
      Shingen

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      • Hans
        Member
        • Mar 2007
        • 1853

        #4
        Hello Jundo,

        thank you for letting us know. This May I managed to pick up three of her books for a tiny tiny sum and was really amazed how she managed to express so much depth and clarity without referencing anything remotely Asia. Contrary to my expectations, I didn't find the things I read so far to be new agey at all.

        Much Metta to her!

        Deep bows and Gassho,

        Hans Chudo Mongen

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        • Kokuu
          Treeleaf Priest
          • Nov 2012
          • 6786

          #5
          The Wonder of Presence is a great book. I like her message.

          Will sit for Toni today.

          Gassho
          Andy

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          • Hans
            Member
            • Mar 2007
            • 1853

            #6
            Hello Jundo,

            thank you for letting us know. This May I managed to pick up three of her books for a tiny tiny sum and was really amazed how she managed to express so much depth and clarity without referencing anything remotely Asian (in a cultural sense). Contrary to my expectations, I didn't find the things I read so far to be new agey at all.

            Much Metta to her!

            Deep bows and Gassho,

            Hans Chudo Mongen

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            • Daitetsu
              Member
              • Oct 2012
              • 1145

              #7
              I will sit for her!

              Gassho,

              Timo
              no thing needs to be added

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

                #8
                She is an amazing teacher, radiating from a core of simplicity and unfabricated presence.

                Let s sit with her.

                Gassho


                T.

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                • Heisoku
                  Member
                  • Jun 2010
                  • 1338

                  #9
                  I have never heard of Toni Packer, but after reading the link she appears to be one
                  strong person of truth. I will endeavour to read more and remember what she has left for us.
                  Heisoku 平 息
                  Every day is a journey, and the journey itself is home. (Basho)

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                  • Dosho
                    Member
                    • Jun 2008
                    • 5784

                    #10
                    Jundo,

                    Thanks for letting us know Jundo...Springwater is about an hour away and I had heard previously that her health had been in decline. Much metta to her, her family, and all those touched by her and the Center for whom she and her teachings are most precious.

                    Gassho,
                    Dosho

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                    • Kyonin
                      Treeleaf Priest / Engineer
                      • Oct 2010
                      • 6742

                      #11
                      Sad news indeed.

                      Yes, lets sit for her this week.

                      Gassho,

                      Kyonin
                      Hondō Kyōnin
                      奔道 協忍

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                      • Myozan Kodo
                        Friend of Treeleaf
                        • May 2010
                        • 1901

                        #12
                        Sitting this evening for a great teacher.
                        Gassho
                        Myozan

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                        • Seimyo
                          Member
                          • Jan 2012
                          • 861

                          #13
                          Thank you for speaking of her Jundo. I will dedicate my sit this evening to her.

                          Gassho.
                          Seimyo

                          明 Seimyō (Christhatischris)

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                          • Myosha
                            Member
                            • Mar 2013
                            • 2974

                            #14
                            Metta to all.


                            Gassho,
                            Edward
                            "Recognize suffering, remove suffering." - Shakyamuni Buddha when asked, "Uhm . . .what?"

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                            • Ishin
                              Member
                              • Jul 2013
                              • 1359

                              #15
                              Perhaps like myself, her passing will motivate others to study her. I will dedicate my sitting to her and the great teachers before us, known and unknown.
                              Gassho
                              Clark
                              Grateful for your practice

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