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  • miheco
    Member
    • Dec 2007
    • 69

    Introduction

    Those newbies seem to be multiplying and here is another one. I’m Michael C. currently residing in Southern California.
    I began meditating back in the 70’s with TM. And continued through the 80’s. After reading “The Art of Living and Dying” by Sogyal Rimpoche and a few books by HH Dalai Lama, the right side of my brain prevailed and I began self study of Tibetan Buddhism with a few lessons from a Tibetan Lama. But as I continued studying without a “guru” the more complicated it became for my simple self. I continued meditating. Forward about 10 years and here I am.
    As a full time caregiver to an elderly parent in throws of medium level dementia; therefore I am restricted from traveling too far, for Zen instruction. After a little research, I discovered the Dogen Sangha Blog by Gudo Nishijima and of course Jundo’s Treeleaf Sangha. I have a lot to learn, especially the Japanese terminology.
    Impressed by all of your comments I feel a little intimidated by the wealth of experience written here. I am a bit introverted but a good listener. Thank you, Jundo.

    Gassho,
    Michael C.
  • Ankai
    Treeleaf Unsui
    • Nov 2007
    • 878

    #2
    Welcome!!
    Gassho!
    護道 安海

    -Godo Ankai

    I'm still just starting to learn. I'm not a teacher. Please don't take anything I say too seriously. I already take myself too seriously!

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    • Jun
      Member
      • Jun 2007
      • 236

      #3
      Hello and welcome!
      Gassho
      Jun
      The life and teachings of Suzuki Shõsan Rõshi - http://kongoshin.blogspot.com/

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      • Fuken
        Member
        • Sep 2006
        • 435

        #4
        Welcome aboard!

        Gassho,
        Jordan
        Yours in practice,
        Jordan ("Fu Ken" translates to "Wind Sword", Dharma name givin to me by Jundo, I am so glad he did not name me Wind bag.)

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        • Lynn
          Member
          • Oct 2007
          • 180

          #5
          Welcome, Michael. Please add whatever you like to the discussions...don't be shy.

          In Gassho~

          *Lynn
          When we wish to teach and enlighten all things by ourselves, we are deluded; when all things teach and enlighten us, we are enlightened. ~Dogen "Genjo Koan"

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          • oxeye
            Member
            • Oct 2007
            • 31

            #6
            Hi Michael, good to see you here.. - jeff

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            • Jundo
              Treeleaf Founder and Priest
              • Apr 2006
              • 39074

              #7
              Hi Michael,

              Just sit, not thinking this or that, good or bad, beginning or end.

              That will be a good beginning.

              Welcome.

              Jundo
              ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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              • Rev R
                Member
                • Jul 2007
                • 457

                #8
                Welcome.

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                • Shohei
                  Member
                  • Oct 2007
                  • 2854

                  #9
                  Welcome!

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                  • Bansho
                    Member
                    • Apr 2007
                    • 532

                    #10
                    Hi Michael,

                    It's great to have you here - welcome.

                    Gassho
                    Ken
                    ??

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                    • louis
                      Member
                      • Aug 2007
                      • 172

                      #11
                      Welcome Micheal!

                      Given what you've told us about your present situation, I anticipate learning much from you. Also my experience is that the group is a friendly lot. If in doubt about sharing your 2 cents, take a look at the backspace [del] thread in the forum. Dirk was kind enough to share his thoughts on this.

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                      • Jarkko
                        Member
                        • Oct 2007
                        • 58

                        #12
                        Hello and Welcome!

                        Gassho

                        Jarkko

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                        • will
                          Member
                          • Jun 2007
                          • 2331

                          #13
                          Hey Miheco. Welcome.

                          G, W
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                          To save all sentient beings, though beings are numberless.
                          To penetrate reality, though reality is boundless.
                          To transform all delusion, though delusions are immeasurable.
                          To attain the enlightened way, a way non-attainable.
                          [/size:z6oilzbt]

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                          • Jundo
                            Treeleaf Founder and Priest
                            • Apr 2006
                            • 39074

                            #14
                            Hi,

                            I have been thinking for awhile that I need to put together an "Intoduction to "Just Sitting" Zazen Practice" online, and a general orientation, probably as a special series of talks on the Netcast and some suggested readings. So, I hope all the "new folks" (we are all "new folks", right?) will wait a few days or so and I will get to work on it.

                            Always a new something to do in getting Treeleaf running!

                            In the meantion (to repeat myself) ...

                            Just sit, not thinking this or that, good or bad, beginning or end.

                            That will be a good beginning.

                            Gassho, Jundo

                            PS- Lynn, love the new glamour shot picture!
                            ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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                            • Hans
                              Member
                              • Mar 2007
                              • 1853

                              #15
                              Hello!

                              A very warm welcome from Germany.


                              Gassho,

                              Hans

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