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13 March 2007 @ 11:44 am
The mind of duality  
How can we step back from this mind of duality? We are so enmeshed in it, seemingly surrounded by its distinctions and dualisms, this or that, either/or. How might one step back from it into silence, total absorbing silence? How does one discover the primordial silence, accepting and nurturing?
jundotreeleaf on April 10th, 2007 05:46 pm (UTC)
Our Zazen TV Show Up and Running

I wonder if I may post this, as it is an announcement to the Zen community. Yesterday, we got our video system up and running for our daily, live Zazen broadcast. I am wondering if you might let people know, if you think it appropriate.

We call it the "DAILY ZAZEN SHOW' : the "SHOW WHERE NOTHING HAPPENS (Really!). Might I ask you to have a look and tell me what you think? The sound quality will be a lot better once I figure out how to work the microphone properly (I am working off a little laptop until I get back to Japan). It is the screen as you scroll down on the LEFT side of the Blog.


Here is how I describe it.

Please ' SIT-A-LONG with JUNDO JIM ' - our (pretty much) DAILY (very often) 'LIVE' Zazen broadcast --- 1/2 hour (more or less) of non-stop ACTION, ADVENTURE & EXCITEMENT guaranteed.

Our 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.

We also have online and Ipod-ready Zazen timers . Although our daily broadcasts are 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 join in the 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 during breaks at work).


We are a Soto Zen Sangha in the lineage of Gudo Wafu Nishijima. I like to describe myself as "Brad Warner's nice-but-duller older brother."


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!

Gassho, Jundo