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August 2009 Archives

‘MONDAYS with TAIGU’ – the unknown

posted by Jundo Cohen

… meeting the unknown … (remember: recording ends soon after the beginning bells; a sitting time of 20 to 35 minutes is recommended) To subscribe to “Treeleaf Zen” click here.

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A SPECIAL “LIVE FROM TREELEAF’ Real-Time Zazenkai — Celebrating the First Day of Our 100-Day ANGO!

posted by Jundo Cohen

Welcome to our Special “Live from Treeleaf” Zazen marking the FIRST DAY (although really without beginning or end) of our 100-DAY ‘ANGO’ PRACTICE SEASON OUR ANGO SITTING NETCAST CAN BE VIEWED HERE (on Ustream) ZAZEN NETCAST PLEASE NOTE THAT THE […]

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Whattsa Who’sa Bodhisattva? – The Virtue of Skillful Means

posted by Jundo Cohen

We continue with our series on the Ten Pure Virtues or “Perfections” of a Bodhisattva …. with Skillful Means (Upaya) Historian and Soto Zen Priest Taigen Dan Leighton writes … Skillful Means, upaya in Sanskrit … is an essential concept […]

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The Dancers The Dance

posted by Jundo Cohen

(BENDOWA XLII) In today’s section of Bendowa, Master Dogen presents a rather philosophical argument (reprinted in full below) upholding the Buddha’s rejection of the idea of a separate “soul” or “mind essence’ which continues on, and is later reborn, after […]

Bienvenue à Tenho

posted by Jundo Cohen

Rev. Tenho, a student and Dharma Heir of Jean-Marc, flew in today from France and is also visiting Treeleaf, Japan. I thought I would also let her introduce herself and lead the sit-a-long today. If you would like to see […]

‘MONDAYS with TAIGU’ – ANGO

posted by Jundo Cohen

This week, Rev. Taigu talks about ANGO, a special 100 day Practice Period, as we will begin at Treeleaf in a few days … He writes:   This is the text quoted in the following talk. It was given at […]

Our SPECIAL 6-Hr Jean-Marc Bazy/Ango ZAZENKAI

posted by Jundo Cohen

WELCOME to our TREELEAF SPECIAL “ALL ONLINE” 6-HOUR ZAZENKAI with Jean-Marc “Tenryu” Bazy (founder and teacher of  l’association zen Dogen Sangha de Lyon-Villeurbanne, France) …  … recorded in “real time” and available “on demand”for sitting any time, any place, at […]

GOIN’ TO AN ANGO …

posted by Jundo Cohen

.THIS SATURDAY/SUNDAY (depending on location) … … to “unofficially” kick off our ANGO season a little early (“officially” beginning August 29th) … ANGO INFORMATION LINK … and to mark the visit to Treeleaf Tsukuba all this coming week of JEAN-MARC […]

Jump In, The Water’s Fine

posted by Jundo Cohen

(BENDOWA XLI) Today, a message for so-called “armchair Buddhists” … hesitant to get their feet wet … _____________________________ Questions Eight and Nine … [Someone]asks, “The masters who spread the teachings through our country in previous ageshad all entered Tang Chinaand […]

Play Ball!

posted by Jundo Cohen

Continuing with Master Dogen’s Bendowa … (BENDOWA XL) So, let’s say “enlightenment” is like baseball … Dogen went around visiting a lot of baseball stadiums, meeting the players and coaches … and here is what he learned about the playing […]

‘MONDAYS with TAIGU’ – Shikantaza 1

posted by Jundo Cohen

. I am happy to annouce a new weekly feature on the ‘sit-a-long’ … “MONDAYS with TAIGU” … a talk each Monday by Rev. Taigu Turlur, teacher at the Treeleaf Sangha … Welcome Taigu! Rev. Pierre Taigu Turlur (also know […]

Join our Weekly ‘SATURDAY LIVE FROM TREELEAF’ Real-Time Zen Meditation

posted by Jundo Cohen

Please join our weekly “Live from Treeleaf” Zazenkai meditation … We start with 3 floor prostrations (or deep Gassho), then chant the Heart Sutra in ENGLISH (see below), then sit about 40 minutes of Zazen, then 10 minutes of Kinhin, […]

OBON ! Remembering our Ancestors, Honoring the Living

posted by Jundo Cohen

. This week (actually, the holiday is in both July and August) is the major Japanese Buddhist holiday of Obon … a time for remembering the deceased and our ancestors … Here is the description by the Soto Zen headquarters […]

ANNOUNCEMENT: ANGO! JUKAI!

posted by Jundo Cohen

No video today, but an ANNOUNCEMENT of our upcoming, “fully online” 100 day ‘ANGO’ … as well as Precepts study and Rakusu sewing in preparation for our next ‘JUKAI’ (Undertaking the Precepts Ceremony, scheduled for January 2010) … both resources […]

After The Storm

posted by Jundo Cohen

. Well, the typhoon passed, just a glance and a lot of rain here. Also, yesterday’s earthquakes did no more than rattle the roof a bit. All is still, peaceful and the sky is blue once again! I like sunny […]

Typhoon Comin’

posted by Jundo Cohen

There’s a typhoon heading toward where we are in Eastern Japan tonight, and it is interfering with the internet … so no video today … However, please sit with me in the coming storm. Hopefully, in this practice, we learn […]

Our August 4-Hour ‘Live’ Zazenkai Netcast

posted by Jundo Cohen

Please join our AUGUST MONTHLY 4-hour ‘Live from Treeleaf’ ZAZENKAI, recorded in “real time” and available at the following links: The recording is divided into 2 parts as follows (click on the blue link) : 00:00 – 00:50 CEREMONY (HEART […]

Lava and Sea Zazen

posted by Jundo Cohen

.On our way back to Japan today … But this morning had the great experience of going on a boat and heading out to sea before sunrise to witness something that can be seen few places in the world … […]

Zazen in Pahoa

posted by Jundo Cohen

. I am in Pahao, Big Island, Hawaii tonight … great town, population 962 in the last census. Pretty much sitting right on top of Kilauea Volcano, which rips through this area with a flood of lava every few decades. […]

On The Road

posted by Jundo Cohen

. Still on the road with my family … today, in Volcano National Park A few Zazen tips for the traveler (remember: recording ends soon after the beginning bells; a sitting time of 20 to 35 minutes is recommended) To […]

Join our Weekly ‘SATURDAY (was once) LIVE FROM TREELEAF’ Real-Time Zen Meditation

posted by Jundo Cohen

NOTE FROM JUNDO – I AM WITH MY FAMILY TODAY ON THE ‘BIG ISLAND’ OF HAWAII WITHOUT INTERNET ACCESS … I HAVE COME TO LOOK AT LAVA POUR FROM THE EARTH. HOWEVER, THAT MEANS THAT TODAY’s ZAZEN MUST BE RECORDED. […]

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