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by WoodsyLadyM
Mon Mar 18, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Who are you?
Replies: 56
Views: 1925

Re: Who are you?

I’m Nobody! Who are you?
Emily Dickinson, 1830 - 1886

I’m Nobody! Who are you?
Are you – Nobody – too?
Then there’s a pair of us!
Don’t tell! they’d advertise – you know!

How dreary – to be – Somebody!
How public – like a Frog –
To tell one’s name – the livelong June –
To an admiring Bog!
by WoodsyLadyM
Sun Feb 24, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Support, Suggestions
Topic: What to do about Zen forum Moderators and controversial behavior
Replies: 30
Views: 1195

Re: What to do about Zen forum Moderators and controversial behavior

If you don't understand the absurdness you can't understand the sword.And if you don't understand the sword you can't understand the way of the sword. In the Beginning was the Word. And the Word was Sword. And then came the Absurd. I like plain speech, Friend. Direct, honest, open, to the point and...
by WoodsyLadyM
Sun Feb 17, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Support, Suggestions
Topic: What to do about Zen teachers and controversial behavior
Replies: 45
Views: 1783

Re: What to do about Zen teachers and controversial behavior

There are male teachers in Vajrayana and Zen who have been getting a really bad name for Buddhism in general, because of their sexual behavior with their female students . There has even been violence as well as sex ,in the case of Tibetan teacher Sogyal Lakar, who apparently punched a nun in front...
by WoodsyLadyM
Tue Feb 05, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: New Online Zen Forum
Replies: 4
Views: 445

Re: New Online Zen Forum

Here's the link to Rinzai Zen Discussion:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/183043823782/
by WoodsyLadyM
Sun Jan 20, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Artwork by Forum Members
Topic: New Site Logo
Replies: 30
Views: 1312

Re: New Site Logo

:lol: :lol: :lol:
fuki wrote:
Sun Jan 20, 2019 3:40 pm
nononzense.jpg
by WoodsyLadyM
Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Support, Suggestions
Topic: Setting all Warning levels at zero
Replies: 8
Views: 447

Re: Setting all Warning levels at zero

Are these warning levels available to individual posters or are they super secret Zen stuff? Image
by WoodsyLadyM
Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Announcements, Forum News
Topic: Dear Members
Replies: 141
Views: 5823

Re: Dear Members

Meido, I'm really sorry to hear you won't be around. You'll be sorely missed. Thanks for all your contributions to this forum. Gassho, Maria Hi Folks, Dan beat me to it, but he's correct. Please read Clyde's announcement in the "Each one helps..." topic (https://www.zen1.space/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=56...
by WoodsyLadyM
Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Announcements, Forum News
Topic: Dear Members
Replies: 141
Views: 5823

Re: Dear Members

I hope this doesn't mean no Zen teacher will be allowed to participate in any way. If so, it seems unfair. Will they be allowed to post events and such? I agree with James, teachers should at least be allowed to participate on an equal footing with everyone else.
by WoodsyLadyM
Tue Jan 01, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Artwork by Forum Members
Topic: photographs you have made.
Replies: 367
Views: 23459

Re: photographs you have made.

I think it's already the New Year in Europe, though! Who knows what they do, there: It's a diverse people-scape. Wishing strong practice to all, 365 new days, in order to exert within, and settle-in. :namaste: O', Days gone by... . New days, beckoning! Can't and won't resist. Happy New Cheer, --Joe...
by WoodsyLadyM
Mon Dec 31, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Artwork by Forum Members
Topic: photographs you have made.
Replies: 367
Views: 23459

Re: photographs you have made.

What an absolutely beautiful bird, Joe. Thanks so much for sharing.

Happy New Year everyone! Image
by WoodsyLadyM
Mon Oct 01, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: What is Soto Zen? Q&A with Taigen Dan Leighton
Replies: 2
Views: 444

What is Soto Zen? Q&A with Taigen Dan Leighton

What is Soto Zen? Q&A with Taigen Dan Leighton
by WoodsyLadyM
Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Madrid, Spain
Replies: 9
Views: 797

Re: Hello from Madrid, Spain

Bienvenido al foro, Pablo.

:namaste:
by WoodsyLadyM
Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Beginners Space
Topic: Getting In Position
Replies: 37
Views: 2198

Re: Getting In Position

Georgei.... I've seen cushions that have the shape that you created... Gomden/Shambala cushion... it consists of some firm foam and is as high as what you created. trying it out, I thought it was comfortable and doable. https://www.samadhicushions.com/gomden-meditation-cushion-p/c-500.htm I used to...
by WoodsyLadyM
Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Beginners Space
Topic: Soto Introduction to Zazen
Replies: 4
Views: 971

Re: Soto Introduction to Zazen

:namaste:
by WoodsyLadyM
Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Beginners Space
Topic: Zazen Manual
Replies: 4
Views: 1295

Re: Zazen Manual

:namaste:
by WoodsyLadyM
Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: The Hindrance of Ill Will
Replies: 9
Views: 628

Re: The Hindrance of Ill Will

Crystal, you were perfectly clear in the OP. The guys just made an assumption, and we know what happens when we assume. Image
by WoodsyLadyM
Mon May 21, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Support, Suggestions
Topic: Speaking of Support...
Replies: 11
Views: 1230

Re: Speaking of Support...

Looks like the latest 12 or 13 new "members" who have joined are actually promoting porn sites. They still appear in the cumulative member list. --Joe Yup, thanks! I deleted the new accounts and some more spam topics. We may need to change the registration procedure it seems. I still see these acco...
by WoodsyLadyM
Sat Apr 28, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Zazen, Noise, Sound, Silence
Replies: 54
Views: 2443

Re: Zazen, Noise, Sound, Silence

Agree. The practice is simple enough but not easy. No reason to make it more difficult for ourselves. And when I say a quiet room, I don't mean sound proofed. There are always sounds of one sort or another, like bird's chirping. Cement mixers are another matter entirely. :lol: :namaste: It seems to ...
by WoodsyLadyM
Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Zazen, Noise, Sound, Silence
Replies: 54
Views: 2443

Re: Zazen, Noise, Sound, Silence

No offense, but all this sounds like Zen gobbledygook to me. Image In the meantime, I'll just take's Dogen's advice and continue to sit in my very suitable quiet room. Image