Archive for September 2011

The Talk this time will be on Master Hongzhi's 'Guidepost of Silent Illumination' ...

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A little more about Master H...

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TODAY'S SIT-A-LONG WAS PRE-RECORDED LAST WEEK BECAUSE JUNDO IS IN NORTHERN JAPAN TODAY, IN THE REGION HIT BY THE EARTHQUAKE/TSUNAMI/NUCLEAR ACCIDENT AND HIT AGAIN BY LAST WEEK'...

I would like to offer an important reminder and CAUTION to ALL THOSE UNDERTAKING ANGO, RAKUSU SEWING FOR JUKAI and such at Treeleaf ...

... both those who say "it is all goi...

The town next to ours here in Ibaraki, Japan, is known for two attractions: Its Giant Buddha Statue, over 100 meters tall (never too big!)... and the new "Outlet Mall" looking ...

Koun Ejo's text is here:

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gassho to all

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Today's talk was offered during our September ZAZENKAI to make the start of our annual JUKAI (Undertaking the Precepts) season of Rakusus sewing, sitting and Precepts study, as...

Last year I spoke about the little girl that my wife and I have been trying to adopt from China for five years to no avail, caught in red tape and creeping bureaucracy. She is ...

Santoka's genjokoan

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Dogen writes: Do not suppose that what you realize becomes your knowledge and is grasped by your consciousness. Although actualized immediately, the inconceivable may not be ap...

Genjo Koan 11

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Doing one practice...

Now if a bird or a fish tries to reach the end of its element before moving in it, this bird or this fish will not find its way or its place. When you find...

Genjo Koan 9

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Genjo Koan 8

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Genjo Koan 7

That brightness beyond all brightness cannot be own. As you display the moonlight, you cannot see it. Its activity cannot be soiled or limited by your games: dividing, separating, ...

Genjo Koan 6

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Genjo Koan 5

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Genjo Koan 3

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Genjo Koan 2

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Treeleaf Sangha marks the start of our annual ANGO (90-Day Special Practice Period) and, next week, the start of our JUKAI (Undertaking the Precepts) training ...

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