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  • Sekishi
    Treeleaf Priest / Engineer
    • Apr 2013
    • 5666

    Treeleaf Coffee House - Updates and Secretary Notes

    Hello everyone,

    With the recent change / no-change from the Treeleaf Tea Party to the Treeleaf Coffee House, Jundo suggested we start a new thread to post the secretary notes in. Whomever acts as secretary to a Coffee House meeting, please post a simple "20,000 foot view" of what was discussed (e.g. specifics are not necessary). Additionally, if anyone has further details, links, etc. to share about a meeting, please post them here as well.

    Anyone looking for notes from the Tea Party from 2010 through 2015, please see the old secretary notes thread:
    Dear Leafers, We invite you to join in a short ceremony and a casual discussion on practice and life (and anything really) every Sunday 21:00 swedish time (click on the link to figure out when that is :-) ) at the "Treeleaf Tea Party" via Google+, for Treeleaf Sangha members like you! SWEDEN TIME: http://www


    Thank you all for sharing your time and practice together.

    Gassho,
    Sekishi
    #SatToday
    Sekishi | 石志 | He/him | Better with a grain of salt, but best ignored entirely.
  • Sekishi
    Treeleaf Priest / Engineer
    • Apr 2013
    • 5666

    #2
    Hi everyone,

    I am reposting the secretary report for 01/17/2016 to get us started here:

    - Jukai and a melding of groups
    - Old fashioned hot chocolate
    - Netflix Tea Documentary: http://www.allinthistea.com/ (maybe?)
    - NHK World (channel and app): http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/
    - Where is the path?
    - The black belt frays and becomes white again
    - Alien in a Can
    - Seeing Psycho for the first time again
    - Turkish / Greek Coffee
    - How to serve hairy food (hint: scrape the hair off)
    - Google, how DOES it work?
    - Insight Timer
    - Star Wars Land
    - Playing a piano, listening to silence
    - Connecting sitting groups
    - Now that is a little Theremin: https://www.thinkgeek.com/product/ed82/
    - PUNny!
    - Hotai and Santa
    - Hidden Buddha, Crouching Psychiatrist
    - Church of the Later Day Dude
    - Where am I, and where did this ink come from?
    - 12 steps and Buddha

    Thank you all for coming together and sharing today. It was lovely to see you all.

    Gassho,
    Sekishi
    #SatToday

    P.S. Rodney / Banto let me know that the video we discussed is called "Cultural Trilogy - Beauty in a Cup of Tea" and is on Amazon Prime video (not Netflix).
    Sekishi | 石志 | He/him | Better with a grain of salt, but best ignored entirely.

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    • Mp

      #3
      Hello everyone,

      Treeleaf Coffeehouse Chatter Report for Jan 24th, 2016

      - Snow and sunny weather
      - The old days
      - Extreme sports and crazy moments when we were young
      - Squeaky zazen, actually, squeaky chairs
      - Our busy lives and getting to forum threads
      - Finding balance in practice
      - A Star Trek marathon to take a break from busy life
      - What shows to watch and not watch
      - Playing with computers and technology
      - Practice is both on and off the cushion; being present in both
      - The value of friends and family
      - Finding balance with and within the Precepts
      - Meeting and supporting veterans
      - Our we really secure online; is private information vulnerable
      - May the Force be with you
      - Lay and Ordained ... being of service to the community
      - How the gift of giving comes back around
      - School experiences

      There you have it ... was a great chat today folks, thank you! =)

      Gassho
      Shingen

      #sattoday

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      • Mp

        #4
        Hello everyone,

        Treeleaf Coffeehouse Chatter Report for Jan 31st, 2016

        - Memorizing chants
        - Multi-cultural Sangha
        - Dharma translation variations
        - Sewing
        - Dharma books
        - Finding balance when shopping and not buying what we don't need
        - Foods that are good for you
        - Factoids
        - Taking care of our physical self
        - Funny moments after surgery
        - The value of giving compliments over complaining
        - The openness of the Unitarian Church
        - #all lives matter
        - Dealing with police and one's upbringing
        - Making non-bias decisions
        - Beans beans the magical fruit ... the more you eat, the more you ... =)
        - Different kinds of foods
        - Maturity or lack there-of and practice
        - Dealing and managing our biases
        - The value of difficult experiences and encounters
        - The evolution and/or the innovation of the Dharma
        - The history of the Buddha
        - Posters and advertisements

        Thanks for another great chat folks. =)

        Gassho
        Shingen

        #sattoday

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        • Sekishi
          Treeleaf Priest / Engineer
          • Apr 2013
          • 5666

          #5
          Hello everyone,

          I forgot to post the secretary report for 02/14/2016, so here it is:

          - Sitting with the silence of Super Bowl Sunday
          - Sitting as parents, sitting with children
          - Medical practice, Dharma practice
          - Morning sits vs. evening sits
          - Ingress RES Virginia / Ingress ENL Georgia
          - Push the button for dopamine and serotonin
          - Snowbirds
          - Sacred lands
          - Sitting with pain
          - Ango
          - Letting go, even of practice

          Gassho,
          Sekishi

          #SatToday
          Sekishi | 石志 | He/him | Better with a grain of salt, but best ignored entirely.

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          • Sekishi
            Treeleaf Priest / Engineer
            • Apr 2013
            • 5666

            #6
            Hello everyone,

            Treeleaf Coffeehouse secretary report for February 14th, 2016

            - "Pump Up the Volume"
            - The Googles says, "Oh snap."
            - Folding the rakusu. Link: http://www.treeleaf.org/forums/showt...akusu-How-to-s
            - It is cold here. Is it cold there?
            - Boom and bust
            - Do non-sentient beings have Buddha-nature?
            - Who realizes Buddha-nature?
            - The Six Realms
            - The not-quite rakusu: a hangesa (what I believe we looked at) OR a wagesa
            - Cloth colors and traditions
            - The International Bacon Incident
            - Non-denominational support
            - Non-Idolotry
            - Cameras: new, old, really old, and really really old.
            - Dharma names

            Thank you all for coming together to manifest Sangha.

            Gassho,
            Sekishi
            #SatToday
            Sekishi | 石志 | He/him | Better with a grain of salt, but best ignored entirely.

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            • Myogan
              Member
              • Aug 2015
              • 375

              #7
              Gassho to all

              Treeleaf Coffeehouse secretary report for February 14th, 2016

              - Health
              - Dhamma Brothers
              - Upaya Zen chaplaincy
              - Spam, podcasts and mailing lists
              - Buddhism on the internet
              - More work for Sekishi
              ? Quarterly report
              - Finding Treeleaf
              - Congrats to Fugen
              - May the Force be with you ��"the universe is not two"
              - Wagesa
              - Family and Treeleaf
              - Zazenki online vs. Brick and Mortar
              - Sitting options
              - Sri Lankan experience
              - Therevadan precepts, practices, ordination, nuns
              - Buddhist women
              - The Hidden Lamp
              - Sekishi's Kesa
              - Using the Rakusu in a different group
              - Origins of the Rakusu and Kesa
              - Silent Calvin Cooledge

              As always a pleasure

              Gassho,
              Marc
              Sat
              Marc Connery
              明岩
              Myo̅ Gan - Bright Cliff

              I put the Monkey in Monkeymind

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              • Joko
                Member
                • Dec 2015
                • 13

                #8
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                Forgive me if I have uploaded a file in a place it should not go but someone asked me at the coffee discussion today to post a picture of my students in Sri Lanka. Here is a group of them with me visiting the most sacred Buddhist temple in the country, the Temple of the Tooth. There is also, behind his former royal palace now temple, an amazing Museum of International Buddhism. I am often asked if the colors of the robes have any significance and the answer is no. Some countries tend to have one color or another but there is no way to tell any sort of ranking or group from the robe color. These students are, by the way, all from Myanmar, studying in Buddhist universities in Sri Lanka in Kandy or Colombo and they all enrolled in this intensive language course during their winter break. Amazing students and an experience I will cherish all my life.

                Sattoday

                Joko

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                • Mp

                  #9
                  That's wonderful Joko, thank you for sharing. =)

                  Gassho
                  Shingen

                  #sattoday


                  Sent from my mobile, cause I am out & about! =)

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                  • Jakuden
                    Member
                    • Jun 2015
                    • 6142

                    #10
                    Cool pic!

                    Congrats to Fugen,, does that mean what I think?

                    Gassho
                    Jakuden
                    SatToday

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                    • Tb
                      Member
                      • Jan 2008
                      • 3186

                      #11
                      Originally posted by Jakuden
                      Cool pic!

                      Congrats to Fugen,, does that mean what I think?

                      Gassho
                      Jakuden
                      SatToday
                      Hi.

                      That depends on what you think.
                      But yes, a mini-Fugen is due next week or so.

                      Mtfbwy
                      Fugen
                      Life is our temple and its all good practice
                      Blog: http://fugenblog.blogspot.com/

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                      • Jundo
                        Treeleaf Founder and Priest
                        • Apr 2006
                        • 39065

                        #12
                        Originally posted by Fugen
                        Hi.

                        That depends on what you think.
                        But yes, a mini-Fugen is due next week or so.

                        Mtfbwy
                        Fugen
                        Fugen was kind enough to share this invitro photo with me ...



                        Gassho, J

                        SatToday
                        ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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                        • Jika
                          Member
                          • Jun 2014
                          • 1337

                          #13
                          治 Ji
                          花 Ka

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                          • Jakuden
                            Member
                            • Jun 2015
                            • 6142

                            #14
                            Haha cute pic... i thought maybe s/he had made her grand entrance, it seemed like it should be getting close now! I'm sure she will be born with lightsaber in hand, ready to take on the dark side.

                            Gassho
                            Jakuden
                            SatToday

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                            • Mp

                              #15
                              Originally posted by Fugen
                              Hi.

                              That depends on what you think.
                              But yes, a mini-Fugen is due next week or so.

                              Mtfbwy
                              Fugen


                              Gassho
                              Shingen

                              #sattoday

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