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by myozankodo
Tue Feb 05, 2013 9:30 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Treeleaf Sangha
Replies: 162
Views: 17549

Re: Treeleaf Sangha

Jikan, Shel, and everyone,
I think I'm going to retire as the topic has moved on. Besides, I have some children I have to go save. :smile:
Gassho
Myozan
by myozankodo
Mon Feb 04, 2013 8:24 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Treeleaf Sangha
Replies: 162
Views: 17549

Re: Treeleaf Sangha

Hi Shel,
I can only speak for myself. No matter what, I sit everyday: in the morning and at night. This has been my practise for many years.
Gassho
Myozan
by myozankodo
Mon Feb 04, 2013 5:18 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Treeleaf Sangha
Replies: 162
Views: 17549

Re: Treeleaf Sangha

Hi. I’ll quickly do my best to respond. The content of the training: I have been in training for just a year. So far, we’ve concentrated on a study of Paul Williams’ text on The Doctoral Foundations of Mahayana Buddhism. We’ve also studied ritual forms, as outlined in the ‘Standard Observances’ and ...
by myozankodo
Mon Feb 04, 2013 2:02 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Treeleaf Sangha
Replies: 162
Views: 17549

Re: Treeleaf Sangha

Ask me a specific question. I'll be happy to answer, if I can.
by myozankodo
Mon Feb 04, 2013 12:46 pm
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Please say a pray for my Grandmother, as she is passing Now
Replies: 21
Views: 3434

Re: Please say a pray for my Grandmother, as she is passing

Dharmabrother,
Much Metta to your Grandmother and those that love her at this time.
Gassho
Myozan
by myozankodo
Mon Feb 04, 2013 12:44 pm
Forum: Soto
Topic: Sitting through the smoke of fear.
Replies: 4
Views: 1889

Re: Sitting through the smoke of fear.

Sara,
Thank you for for this.
Gassho
Myozan
by myozankodo
Sun Feb 03, 2013 11:39 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Treeleaf Sangha
Replies: 162
Views: 17549

Re: Treeleaf Sangha

Hi Shel,
You have many questions.

I have one, too.

Should I refer to you as praxis or Shel?

Gassho,
Myozan
by myozankodo
Sun Feb 03, 2013 8:35 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Treeleaf Sangha
Replies: 162
Views: 17549

Re: Treeleaf Sangha

Hi Sara, Thanks for your post and questions, and the friendly tone in which they were posed. As a novice, my training has never been on my own. Take the training in forms, for example. Putting on and taking off the Okesa; use of the Zagu; Sanpai; sutra recitation: all this, etc, is rehearsed and reh...
by myozankodo
Fri Feb 01, 2013 8:23 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Treeleaf Sangha
Replies: 162
Views: 17549

Re: Treeleaf Sangha

Hi Shel, As interesting as it is to discuss our study and praxis over at Treeleaf, there's nothing quite like jumping in. Are you based in North America? We have a retreat planned for there sometime in the months ahead. When the details are available, I can send on the info to you if you like. I'm s...
by myozankodo
Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:43 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Treeleaf Sangha
Replies: 162
Views: 17549

Re: Treeleaf Sangha

Hi all, I really am not concerned with what you think about Jundo. I’m also not concerned about your history with Jundo. That has nothing to do with me. I speak for myself, not Jundo. (That said, in my experience, Jundo is fair-minded and, obviously, impassioned in discussion ... as are many of you,...
by myozankodo
Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:06 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Treeleaf Sangha
Replies: 162
Views: 17549

Re: Treeleaf Sangha

Thanks Jikan for the clarification. I understand now. You were not making a direct comparison between the Five Mountain Zen Order and Treeleaf. Rather you flagged that online ordination at Treeleaf is controversial in some quarters, which I know it is. Hi Shel. You asked about Shinkai leaving priest...
by myozankodo
Thu Jan 31, 2013 4:38 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Treeleaf Sangha
Replies: 162
Views: 17549

Re: Treeleaf Sangha

Hi Jikan,
Thanks for your reply. I understand that some find the ordinations at Treeleaf controversial. I know all about that controversy. Yep.
But you were making a comparison between Treeleaf and the Five Mountain Zen Order. In what sense are both similarly controversial?
Gassho
Myozan
by myozankodo
Thu Jan 31, 2013 1:09 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Treeleaf Sangha
Replies: 162
Views: 17549

Treeleaf Sangha

Hello all,
I'm new here and have just been looking around. I did a search on my own Sangha (Treeleaf, where I am an Unsui), and found this:

http://www.dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.php?f=69&t=11646

I was curious, in what way exactly is Treeleaf controversial?

Gassho,
Myozan
by myozankodo
Thu Jan 31, 2013 1:01 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings from Dublin!
Replies: 4
Views: 880

Greetings from Dublin!

Hello all, I'm from Dublin, Ireland. I just signed up and wanted to say hello. I'm an Unsui at Treeleaf Sangha. I was ordained by Taigu Turlur at the end of Treeleaf's first winter retreat in Belgium, in December 2011. I took Jukai with Paul Haller Roshi of San Francisco Zen Centre in 2010. I starte...