Zen Stories

February 20, 2007

Last week, I listened to the Zen Stories talk by Gil Fronsdal from 2003.  Definitely one of my favorites of his so far.

I really enjoy Fronsdal’s perspective on things because he has a Ph.D. in Buddhist Studies from Stanford and has trained in both the Soto Zen and Insight Meditation lineages.  From my beginner’s eyes, there’s a lot to learn and take from varying lineages of Buddhism, no matter which one you might feel most closely connected with.


One comment

  1. Hello,

    I hope it is okay if I pass this on. If you know someone who may be appropriate, please let them know.

    Gassho, Jundo



    We would like announce that the doors are ‘officially’ open on our ONLINE ZENDO & SANGHA, and our VIDEO-BLOG. We also soon will begin LIVE online-video broadcasts of weekly Zazen sittings, talks and multi-day Sesshin:


    The website, blog and broadcast sittings are meant for people who cannot travel to sit and be with others, perhaps due to health concerns, or not driving at night, having to take care of kids, or their living in a place without a Sangha close by. Our Zazen sittings and Sangha will always be close by.

    For now, we have recorded Zazen sittings and talks, such as this “Sit-a-long Zazen”:


    We also have online and Ipod-ready Zazen timers. Although our online Sangha is meant mainly for people who cannot travel far from home, we hope anyone and everyone will feel free to use and download our timers and broadcast sittings. They are our gift to everyone who finds them helpful (for example, who might wish to use the Ipod/Mp3 version for some Zazen at work).


    We are a Soto Zen Sangha in the lineage of Gudo Wafu Nishijima, with teacher Jundo Cohen (who resides in Ibaraki, Japan and, sometimes, Florida with wife and son). Our focus is on a very down-to-earth, ‘Just Sitting’ Zazen practice (not much for ceremonies, statues, beads, costumes or other bells and whistles).


    We hope to establish a true community, and questions or comments can be sent to Jundo at any time, or posted on the blog or community forum (www.treeleaf.org/meeting.html).

    If you know anyone who, due to health concerns or the like, cannot commute to sit with others, please introduce them to our site.

    Like life and the universe, it is all Free! Everyone is always welcome, and there is no being “far away.”

    Gassho, Treeleaf Zendo


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