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SIT-A-LONG with JUNDO: RETREAT – VII (Samu)

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Working toward our ‘Treeleaf Two-Day Online Retreat‘ scheduled for LIVE NETCAST over the weekend of DECEMBER 6 and 7, 2008 (and available in recorded form after that, for participation any time ‘On Demand’). DETAILS CLICK HERE … (AND BY THE […]

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RETREAT SITTING SCHEDULE NOW AVAILABLE!

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Hi Everyone, The Retreat Sitting Schedule is now available for download (PDF) at this link … TREELEAF JUKAI-ROHATSU RETREAT SITTING SCHEDULE Our ‘Treeleaf Two-Day Online Retreat‘ shall be LIVE NETCAST over the weekend of DECEMBER 6 and 7, 2008! (and […]

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SIT-A-LONG with JUNDO: Saturday “Live from Treeleaf” Zazen

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REMINDER: our ‘Treeleaf Two-Day Online Retreat‘ is scheduled for LIVE NETCAST over the weekend of DECEMBER 6 and 7, 2008! (and available in recorded form after that, for participation any time ‘On Demand’). DETAILS CLICK HERE Welcome to our Saturday […]

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SIT-A-LONG with JUNDO: RETREAT – VI (Nature Calls)

posted by jundo cohen

We continue preparations for our ‘Treeleaf Two-Day Online Retreat‘ scheduled for LIVE NETCAST over the weekend of DECEMBER 6 and 7, 2008 (and available in recorded form after that, for participation any time ‘On Demand’). DETAILS CLICK HERE … Going […]

SIT-A-LONG with JUNDO: RETREAT – V (Kinhin)

posted by jundo cohen

For our upcoming Retreat, I’d like to look again at … Kinhin … When doing kinhin (walking meditation), walk clockwise around the room, holding your hands in shashu position (there are two versions, employed in different lineages – see photos […]

SIT-A-LONG with JUNDO: RETREAT – IV

posted by jundo cohen

At our ‘Treeleaf Two-Day Online Retreat‘ scheduled for LIVE NETCAST over the weekend of DECEMBER 6 and 7, 2008 (and available in recorded form after that, for participation any time ‘On Demand’). DETAILS CLICK HERE … … there will be […]

SIT-A-LONG with JUNDO: RETREAT – III

posted by jundo cohen

It is traditional to have a Buddha Statue in the Zen Hall … or, rather, a statue of Manjusri Bodhisattva astride a Lion, a symbol of Wisdom … But, really, any Buddha (or Bodhisattva) statue or picture will do. In […]

SIT-A-LONG with JUNDO: RETREAT – II

posted by jundo cohen

Today we will look at how to enter, walk through and be seated in the ”Zendo‘ ( ‘Sitting Hall’ ) … For our Retreat, it is suggested that one find a quiet, isolated space at home, where one can be […]

SIT-A-LONG with JUNDO: Saturday “Live from Treeleaf” Zazen

posted by jundo cohen

REMINDER: our ‘Treeleaf Two-Day Online Retreat‘ is scheduled for LIVE NETCAST over the weekend of DECEMBER 6 and 7, 2008! (and available in recorded form after that, for participation any time ‘On Demand’). DETAILS CLICK HERE Welcome to our Saturday […]

SIT-A-LONG with JUNDO: RETREAT – I

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.We will have a few talks over the coming week or two, in preparation for our ‘Treeleaf Two-Day Online Retreat‘, scheduled for LIVE NETCAST over the weekend of DECEMBER 6 and 7, 2008! (and available in recorded form after that, […]

SIT-A-LONG with JUNDO: Master Mantis

posted by jundo cohen

We have another guest teacher today, a praying mantis that my son Leon caught in the garden. I think I’ll try to persuade Leon to let him go tomorrow, but before then … maybe Master Mantis can preach the Dharma […]

MORE Jundo Tackles the ‘BIG’ Questions

posted by jundo cohen

We had some more ‘BIG’ questions that some folks asked about … Is the universe truly ‘One’? HEREIs reality random, unintended? HERECan Buddhist’s love? HERE Those followed previous ‘BIG’ questions! About Satori (HERE) and whether life has a purpose, and […]

SIT-A-LONG with JUNDO: Too Heavy, Too Light

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I receive e-mails sometimes from folks who feel that my talks are ‘too heavy‘ … when I speak of dropping ‘life‘ & ‘death‘, time as a state of mind, our self as an illusion and the world just a dream […]

SIT-A-LONG with JUNDO: Heart Sutra XXXIII (Gone)

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Today, we finish our series of talks on ‘The Heart of the Perfection of Wisdom Sutra’ … finishing with no beginning or end … There/fore/ set/ forth/ the/ Praj/na/ Pa/ra/mi/ta/ man/tra/. Set/ forth/ this/ man/tra/ and/ pro/claim/: Gate! Gate! (Already […]

SIT-A-LONG with JUNDO: Saturday “Live from Treeleaf” Zazen

posted by jundo cohen

Welcome to our Saturday “Live from Treeleaf” Zazen, We start with 3 floor prostrations (or deep Gassho), then chant the Heart Sutra in ENGLISH, then sit about 40 minutes of Zazen, then 10 minutes of Kinhin, closing with the chant […]

SIT-A-LONG with JUNDO: Heart Sutra XXXII

posted by jundo cohen

It’s one handy dandy, nifty jifty, super duper Mantra! There/fore/ know/ that/ Praj/na/ Pa/ra/mi/ta/ Is/ the/ sac/red/ man/tra/, the/ lu/min/ous/ man/tra/, the/ sup/reme/ man/tra/, the/ in/com/pa/ra/ble/ man/tra/ by/ which/ all/ suf/fe/ring/ is/ clear/. This/ is/ no/ o/ther/ than/ Truth/. Traditionally, […]

SIT-A-LONG with JUNDO: Heart Sutra XXXI (Vimalakirti)

posted by jundo cohen

A ‘shout out’ for my favorite of all Mahayana Sutras … the Vimalakirti Nirdesa Sutra. The story is noteworthy for a couple of reasons: First, in the tale, ‘ol Vimalakirti is an unordained, married lay person (a father and businessman) […]

SIT-A-LONG with JUNDO: (CLASSIC) BUDDHAZILLA !

posted by jundo cohen

… a classic sit-a-long … The very next town to Treeleaf, Tsukuba happens to have, according to Guinness World Records, THE WORLD’S TALLEST BUDDHA IN THE WHOLE WORLD!! (and maybe the world’s tallest statue in the whole world!!), taller than […]

SIT-A-LONG with JUNDO: No-Self Esteem (2of2)

posted by jundo cohen

…Continuing our look at “low self-esteem” … Someone wrote to ask whether all the “self acceptance” and embracing ourselves “just as we are” which I described last time means that, for example, a wife beater or alcoholic or thief should […]

SIT-A-LONG with JUNDO: Special Sunday “Live from Treeleaf” Zazen

posted by jundo cohen

Welcome to our Saturday “Live from Treeleaf” Zazen (but on Sunday!), We start with 3 floor prostrations (or deep Gassho), then chant the Heart Sutra in ENGLISH, then sit about 40 minutes of Zazen, then 10 minutes of Kinhin, closing […]

SIT-A-LONG with JUNDO: No-Self Esteem (1of2)

posted by jundo cohen

NOTE: OUR WEEKLY ‘LIVE’ ZAZENKAI WILL BE TOMORROW (SUNDAY) THIS WEEK Someone wrote to ask about “low self-esteem”. I’m curious about people’s views on self-esteem. On one hand, having good self-esteem leads to a positive and happy life. People with […]

SIT-A-LONG with JUNDO: Heart Sutra XXX

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Picture of Buddha catching a cigarette break Far/ be/yond/ all/ de/lu/sion/, Nir/va/na/ is/ al/rea/dy/ here/. All/ past/, pre/sent/ and/ fu/ture/ Budd/has/ Live/ this/ Praj/na/ Pa/ra/mi/ta/* And/ re/al/ize/ su/preme/ and/ com/plete/ en/light/en/ment/. Press on arrow for ‘play’NOTE: IF YOU ARE HAVING […]

SIT-A-LONG with JUNDO: Under Construction

posted by jundo cohen

I sat today next to a noisy, smokey, busy construction site … but my microphone did not work. (So there is no timing bell today too … ) Well, I think you get a sense just by looking. Silence and […]

SIT-A-LONG with JUNDO: Voting Line Zazen

posted by jundo cohen

A silent sitting today. By the way, if you happen to be in the U.S. and voting today … those long lines are an excellent place for standing Zazen! Press on arrow for ‘play’NOTE: IF YOU ARE HAVING TROUBLE TO […]

SIT-A-LONG with JUNDO: OBAMA ’08

posted by jundo cohen

After some consideration and hesitancy, I have decided to offer my political endorsement in the U.S. presidential race: GO BARACK! (having my endorsement should finally put him over the top!!) Although our Way transcends all differences and petty politics, and […]

Sit-a-Long with Jundo: November Zazenaki

posted by jundo cohen

Please ‘sit-a-long’ with our November “Zazenkai” (running time: approx. 4 hours) … The sitting schedule is as follows: 00:00 – 00:50 CEREMONY (HEART SUTRA English Only / SANDOKAI) & ZAZEN00:50 – 01:00 KINHIN01:00 – 01:40 ZAZEN01:40 – 01:50 KINHIN01:50 – […]

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