Re: [Zen] Where can I buy a rokasu?

2007-04-25 Thread Jody W Ianuzzi
Hello Scott, It is my understanding that each person sews their own rokasu by hand. It is a labor of love not to be bought or sewn by machine. You can find the patterns online. JODY WE MUST BE THE CHANGE WE WISH TO SEE IN THE WORLD ~ Gandhi Current Book Discussion: any Zen book that

Re: [Zen] Where can I buy a rokasu?

2007-04-28 Thread Jody W Ianuzzi
Hello Scott, Oh, I should also add that when you sew your own rokasu you don't just start wearing it. It is presented to you by your teacher. JODY WE MUST BE THE CHANGE WE WISH TO SEE IN THE WORLD ~ Gandhi Current Book Discussion: any Zen book that you recently have read or are reading!

[Zen] Lessons from dogs

2007-11-14 Thread Jody W. Ianuzzi
A Dog's Purpose Because I am a vet, I had been called to examine a ten-year-old Irish wolfhound named Belker. The dog's owners, Ron, his wife, Lisa, and their little boy, Shane, were all very attached to Belker, and they were hoping for a miracle. I examined Belker and found that he was

Re: [Zen] Ash Wednesday

2008-02-07 Thread Jody W. Ianuzzi
When the Dalai Lama visits Rome, the Pope always sees him. this past year the Pope would not visit with the Dalai Lama. Interesting coincidence that china has allowed a Catholic bishop to stay in China. I guess the Chinese have the Pope wrapped around their finger. JODY WE MUST BE THE

Re: [Zen] Ash Wednesday

2008-02-07 Thread Jody W. Ianuzzi
The Dalai Lama IS the spiritual leader AND he is the political leader of the Tibetan people. I suggest you read MY LAND, MY PEOPLE by the Dalai Lama and then you will understand. JODY WE MUST BE THE CHANGE WE WISH TO SEE IN THE WORLD ~ Gandhi Current Book Discussion: any Zen book that

Re: [Zen] Ash Wednesday

2008-02-08 Thread Jody W. Ianuzzi
The Dalai Lama had been invited to a Chinese event on March 11, 1959. He was told to come alone. He knew full well he was being set up but he planned to go to avoid trouble. The people of Llasa surrounded the palace and would not let him attend. In order to protect his people, he decided to

Re: [Zen] Re: D.L.

2008-02-08 Thread Jody W. Ianuzzi
Hello Jue Miao Jing Ming - 覺妙精明 Thank you. JODY WE MUST BE THE CHANGE WE WISH TO SEE IN THE WORLD ~ Gandhi Current Book Discussion: any Zen book that you recently have read or are reading! Talk about it today! Yahoo! Groups Links * To visit your group on the web, go to:

Re: [Zen] Ash Wednesday

2008-02-08 Thread Jody W. Ianuzzi
The Dalai Lama is making money off the books and it goes to the settlement in Dharm Sala. JODY WE MUST BE THE CHANGE WE WISH TO SEE IN THE WORLD ~ Gandhi Current Book Discussion: any Zen book that you recently have read or are reading! Talk about it today! Yahoo! Groups Links * To visit

Re: [Zen] Re: Pretense

2008-02-19 Thread Jody W. Ianuzzi
Hello JMJM I appreciate your messages and I am not at all critical of the source. I think they are worth saving. Thank you, JODY WE MUST BE THE CHANGE WE WISH TO SEE IN THE WORLD ~ Gandhi Current Book Discussion: any Zen book that you recently have read or are reading! Talk about it

Re: [Zen] Test of Character

2008-08-19 Thread Jody W. Ianuzzi
Hello Edgar, If you didn't post the message then I am sorry I responded. JODY Current Book Discussion: any Zen book that you recently have read or are reading! Talk about it today!Yahoo! Groups Links * To visit your group on the web, go to:

Re: [Zen] Test of Character

2008-08-19 Thread Jody W. Ianuzzi
Hello Edgar, I think we will all be curious to see what the intruder does next. Maybe he will realize he can't shake us up and he will go find other forms of entertainment. JODY Current Book Discussion: any Zen book that you recently have read or are

Re: [Zen] Web of Karma

2008-08-19 Thread Jody W. Ianuzzi
Hi Edgar, You wrote: Jody, I'm not blaming some 'imaginary internet gremlin' as you suggest. It wasn't ME that wrote this!! I think we should ignore and delete these antagonistic messages and move on. JODY Current Book Discussion: any Zen book that you

Re: [Zen] Test of Character

2008-08-26 Thread Jody W. Ianuzzi
Hello Bill, You described that chanting should be sounds with no meaning or chants from other languages that we don't understand. But if the chants are in foreign languages, then the people who speak those languages UNDERSTAND what the chants mean. I personally think that knowing what a chant

Re: [Zen] Test of Character

2008-08-29 Thread Jody W. Ianuzzi
Hello JM, I am not sure if my practice is correct, but I will imagine concepts to get in the state of mind to meditate. We live near the ocean and we will often go to the beach to meditate. One day I imagined the water was invisible and I could see all the life in the ocean from the small to

Re: [Zen] Test of Character

2008-08-30 Thread Jody W. Ianuzzi
Hello JM, I hope to reach the level of meditation where I don't have to count my breths. I am still a beginner. I hope to reach the point where I am just sitting. I will keep working on it while not working on it. JODY Current Book Discussion: any

Re: [Zen] Test of Character

2008-08-31 Thread Jody W. Ianuzzi
Hello Bill, I was not meditation on the life in the sea, I was just thinking of it as I began to sit. I find that if I am able to take my mind off of the daily rush with ideas like this, then I can meditate better. JODY Current Book Discussion: any Zen

Re: [Zen] Test of Character

2008-08-31 Thread Jody W. Ianuzzi
Hi again Bill, I like JMJM and I like your comments too. I figure I can learn from everyone. JODY Current Book Discussion: any Zen book that you recently have read or are reading! Talk about it today!Yahoo! Groups Links * To visit your group on the

Re: [Zen] From Grand Ma

2008-08-31 Thread Jody W. Ianuzzi
Hello Grandma JM, I appreciate your advice. JODY Current Book Discussion: any Zen book that you recently have read or are reading! Talk about it today!Yahoo! Groups Links * To visit your group on the web, go to:

Re: [Zen] Test of Character

2008-09-01 Thread Jody W. Ianuzzi
Hello Bill, If JMJM is a doting grandmother, then are you a Dutch Uncle? What a wonderful family. JODY Current Book Discussion: any Zen book that you recently have read or are reading! Talk about it today!Yahoo! Groups Links * To visit your group on

Re: [Zen] Re: Shango/Voodoo

2008-09-02 Thread Jody W. Ianuzzi
Hahaha, you have to watch out for those skin heads. JODY Current Book Discussion: any Zen book that you recently have read or are reading! Talk about it today!Yahoo! Groups Links * To visit your group on the web, go to:

Re: [Zen] Chan - a true spirituality - the Inner Self

2008-09-09 Thread Jody W. Ianuzzi
Fitness 63, do you practice judo? I have practiced judo for 37 years. JODY Current Book Discussion: any Zen book that you recently have read or are reading! Talk about it today!Yahoo! Groups Links * To visit your group on the web, go to:

Re: [Zen] JUDO

2008-09-09 Thread Jody W. Ianuzzi
Yes, chi is important to judo. Judo was also very influenced by Taoist and Shinto ideas. I found the best judo I ever did was when I wasn't thinking about it. JODY Current Book Discussion: any Zen book that you recently have read or are reading! Talk

Re: [Zen] Chan - a true spirituality - the Inner Self

2008-09-09 Thread Jody W. Ianuzzi
Hi Al, Do you live in Florida? JODY Current Book Discussion: any Zen book that you recently have read or are reading! Talk about it today!Yahoo! Groups Links * To visit your group on the web, go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Zen_Forum/ * Your

Re: [Zen] Chan - a true spirituality - the Inner Self

2008-09-10 Thread Jody W. Ianuzzi
Hi Al, Yes, we live about 40 miles north of West Palm Beach. Where are you? JODY Current Book Discussion: any Zen book that you recently have read or are reading! Talk about it today!Yahoo! Groups Links * To visit your group on the web, go to:

Re: [Zen] Chi

2008-09-10 Thread Jody W. Ianuzzi
Hello JMJM, Thank you very much! JODY Current Book Discussion: any Zen book that you recently have read or are reading! Talk about it today!Yahoo! Groups Links * To visit your group on the web, go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Zen_Forum/ * Your

Re: [Zen] Dancing Meditation

2008-09-10 Thread Jody W. Ianuzzi
Hello Edgar, The dancing that Camila is talking about is a style of martial art that was developed to look like dancing so as not to allert the authorities that people could defend themselves. I think it is very clever. JODY Current Book Discussion:

Re: [Zen] Most Zen TV Series?

2008-09-22 Thread Jody W. Ianuzzi
What television series encompassed the best example of what Zen is? I think it is Star Trek. JODY Current Book Discussion: any Zen book that you recently have read or are reading! Talk about it today!Yahoo! Groups Links * To visit your group on the

Re: [Zen] Re: What's after Satori

2008-10-01 Thread Jody W. Ianuzzi
I have heard that after WWII American service men were taught Japanese by woman. The men thought it was amusing that Americans spoke Japanese like woman. GRIN JODY Current Book Discussion: any Zen book that you recently have read or are reading! Talk

Re: [Zen] Just curious...

2008-10-01 Thread Jody W. Ianuzzi
Hello Edgar, Our son is majoring in physics and math at UF. I told him I used to understand the questions but not the answers but now I don't even understand the questions. he is very good at explaining 'physics for idiots' to his mother. JODY

Re: [Zen] Just curious...

2008-10-01 Thread Jody W. Ianuzzi
Hi Margie, Yes, I agree that motherhood IS enough, the only problem I have is my kids are all grown up. I am still trying to figure out what to do next after being a mom for 28 years. I used to feel chased by my 'monkey mind'. Lately my mind has been calm and content which is wonderful but

Re: [Zen] Aging and Zen

2008-10-04 Thread Jody W. Ianuzzi
Hello Bob, I always find it ironic when I hear that the only reason why people have morals is because of a fear of God. I remember when my nephew was traveling around Europe. He left his bag on the floor next to him at the airport in Israel for 5 minutes and it was gone. Israel is the home

Re: [Zen] Aging and Zen

2008-10-05 Thread Jody W. Ianuzzi
Anthony, I have never believed in God but the reason why I can never steal or lie is because I would know. I have an example that just happened. I recently bought three items at a major department store. On the way out of the store I felt the amount I paid was too low for the items I

Re: [Zen] Aging and Zen

2008-10-05 Thread Jody W. Ianuzzi
H, I am an atheist and I don't think of myself as God. JODY Current Book Discussion: any Zen book that you recently have read or are reading! Talk about it today!Yahoo! Groups Links * To visit your group on the web, go to:

Re: [Zen] Aging and Zen

2008-10-05 Thread Jody W. Ianuzzi
Hello Edgar, Ahhh, but I literally see an empty mirror. GRIN JODY Current Book Discussion: any Zen book that you recently have read or are reading! Talk about it today!Yahoo! Groups Links * To visit your group on the web, go to:

Re: [Zen] Re: Come back to Aging and Zen

2008-10-05 Thread Jody W. Ianuzzi
I will live forever because when I am alive I will be alive and when I am dead I won't know it. JODY Current Book Discussion: any Zen book that you recently have read or are reading! Talk about it today!Yahoo! Groups Links * To visit your group on the

Re: [Zen] Aging and Zen

2008-10-05 Thread Jody W. Ianuzzi
Hi Bill, What I meant by my 'empty mirror comment is that I don't see myself when I look in the mirrorbecause I can't SEE. GRIN JODY Current Book Discussion: any Zen book that you recently have read or are reading! Talk about it today!Yahoo!

Re: [Zen] Blind buddhist

2008-10-06 Thread Jody W. Ianuzzi
Hello Edgar, When I went to school it was pre-cassette days. I read my books on reel to reel tapes and big LP records. Technology has come a long way just in the last five years. Yes, I have a CCTV like your father had. They are a lot smaller now. You might be curious to check out the

Re: [Zen] Re: women zen

2008-10-06 Thread Jody W. Ianuzzi
Can I join the hermit alien club? Beam me up. JODY Current Book Discussion: any Zen book that you recently have read or are reading! Talk about it today!Yahoo! Groups Links * To visit your group on the web, go to:

Re: [Zen] Blind buddhist

2008-10-06 Thread Jody W. Ianuzzi
Hi Anthony, BEAM ME UP!!! JODY Current Book Discussion: any Zen book that you recently have read or are reading! Talk about it today!Yahoo! Groups Links * To visit your group on the web, go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Zen_Forum/ * Your email

Re: [Zen] Blind buddhist

2008-10-06 Thread Jody W. Ianuzzi
Hi Edgar, first I have to win the lottery. JODY Current Book Discussion: any Zen book that you recently have read or are reading! Talk about it today!Yahoo! Groups Links * To visit your group on the web, go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Zen_Forum/

Re: [Zen] Re: Blind buddhist

2008-10-07 Thread Jody W. Ianuzzi
Hello Mayka, Oh thank you but I am not really that couragous. Acceptance took a long time I am just me. JODY] WE MUST BE THE CHANGE WE WISH TO SEE IN THE WORLD ~ Gandhi Current Book Discussion: any Zen book that you recently have read or are reading!

Re: [Zen] zen cow

2008-10-09 Thread Jody W. Ianuzzi
Hi Margie, I loved your cow story. Moo moo mu! JODY Current Book Discussion: any Zen book that you recently have read or are reading! Talk about it today!Yahoo! Groups Links * To visit your group on the web, go to:

Re: [Zen] Re: Aging and Zen

2008-10-10 Thread Jody W. Ianuzzi
Hi margie and all, I think my dog lives in the moment better then I do. she will sit and just be there without a past or a future, she just notices everything that is happening right now. JODY Current Book Discussion: any Zen book that you recently

Re: [Zen] consciousness

2008-10-11 Thread Jody W. Ianuzzi
I might add that when I woke up and I couldn't remember what happened, I started to laugh. the nurse said that many people actually panic and freak out when they realize that they couldn't remember being awake before. I just thought it was funny because it instantly reminded me of the frail

Re: [Zen] consciousness

2008-10-11 Thread Jody W. Ianuzzi
So why do most people freak out when they don't remember being awake? Do they have such strong connections that they are scared by a slight disconnection? JODY Current Book Discussion: any Zen book that you recently have read or are reading! Talk about

Re: [Zen] Re: Aging and Zen

2008-10-11 Thread Jody W. Ianuzzi
Hello Margie, We can learn a lot from dogs. Our spouses and children don't come racing to the door to greet us when we get home. Dogs have unconditional love and they will forgive you and forget about all the negatives like accidently stepping on their tail. Dogs don't ever say good bye

Re: [Zen] Re: Aging and Zen

2008-10-11 Thread Jody W. Ianuzzi
Hi Chuck, Hahahaha! That was a good one. JODY Current Book Discussion: any Zen book that you recently have read or are reading! Talk about it today!Yahoo! Groups Links * To visit your group on the web, go to:

Re: [Zen] Just curious...

2008-10-11 Thread Jody W. Ianuzzi
Hello Margie, I read Pema ?Chodron's book When Things Fall Apart on tape. the intro describes how she was sitting on her porch when her husband came home to tell her he didn't want to be married to her any more. She picked up a rock and threw it at him. It is amazing how everyting can chage

Re: [Zen] Re: Aging and Zen

2008-10-11 Thread Jody W. Ianuzzi
Hello Edgar, Is whoof, whoof whoof anything li,e moo, moo, mu? JODY Current Book Discussion: any Zen book that you recently have read or are reading! Talk about it today!Yahoo! Groups Links * To visit your group on the web, go to:

Re: [Zen] Black Zen Masters?

2008-10-22 Thread Jody W. Ianuzzi
Hello Jackson, I am blind and I don't care what color people are. Now if people would not be prejudiced against ME for being blind, that would be great. JODY WE MUST BE THE CHANGE WE WISH TO SEE IN THE WORLD ~ Gandhi Current Book Discussion: any Zen

[Zen] thoughtful story

2008-10-27 Thread Jody W. Ianuzzi
A Cab Drivers Story So I walked to the door and knocked. 'Just a minute', answered a frail, elderly voice. I could hear something being dragged across the floor. After a long pause, the door opened. A small woman in her 90's stood before me. She was wearing a print dress and a pillbox hat with

Re: [Zen] Question?

2008-11-01 Thread Jody W. Ianuzzi
Hello Bill, Mayka and all, Thank you for your answers. I do understand what you mean but what I am trying to understand is the goals we set to function in the world. I think I understand that is the MOTIVATION that is important. If a person has a driving desire to be a Phd in a subject that

Re: [Zen] Question?

2008-11-01 Thread Jody W. Ianuzzi
Mayka wrote: The way I see this here is that when one does something for the sake of doing it, then there is no suffering. If one does something with expectations as a result then there will be suffering. In zen we don't think of the path because we don't have a path. We follow the continuos

[Zen] Fw: Tricycle's Daily Dharma, November 6

2008-11-06 Thread Jody W. Ianuzzi
I thought this was very good and it is on topic. JODY - Original Message - From: Tricycle: The Buddhist Review [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Thursday, November 06, 2008 2:49 AM Subject: Tricycle's Daily Dharma, November 6 November 6, 2008 Tricycle's Daily Dharma

Re: [Zen] TEST

2008-11-23 Thread Jody W. Ianuzzi
Hello Edgar, I am still here. JODY Current Book Discussion: any Zen book that you recently have read or are reading! Talk about it today!Yahoo! Groups Links * To visit your group on the web, go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Zen_Forum/ * Your

Re: [Zen] Position of Karma in Zen

2008-12-03 Thread Jody W. Ianuzzi
Hello JMJM, some times I think the English translations are misleading. Using the word Faith, Prayer and Blessings in English have a very Christian meaning and when people use these terms in Buddhism I think it is misleading. I understand Buddhist Faith to mean a trust in oneself to follow

Re: [Zen] Position of Karma in Zen

2008-12-04 Thread Jody W. Ianuzzi
Hello JMJM, Thank you very much!! I truly appreciate your descriptions. I was confused because the Christian terms involve God. Faith is believing in something you can't prove. Prayer is 'talking to God', and Blessing is wishing the goodness of God. If you remove 'God' then I didn't

Re: [Zen] Position of Karma in Zen

2008-12-04 Thread Jody W. Ianuzzi
Hello Mayka, Thank you, I learned a lot from the video. I am now understanding so much more. I really enjoy this list. Thank you everyone for being here. JODY Current Book Discussion: any Zen book that you recently have read or are reading! Talk

Re: [Zen] Request to you all

2008-12-15 Thread Jody W. Ianuzzi
Hello Mayka, My thoughts are with your sister. I hope she recovers quickly and is cancer free. JODY Current Book Discussion: any Zen book that you recently have read or are reading! Talk about it today!Yahoo! Groups Links * To visit your group on the

[Zen] Winter solstice

2008-12-21 Thread Jody W. Ianuzzi
Hello all, Happy Winter Solstice!! JODY Current Book Discussion: any Zen book that you recently have read or are reading! Talk about it today!Yahoo! Groups Links * To visit your group on the web, go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Zen_Forum/ * Your

Re: [Zen] Winter solstice

2008-12-21 Thread Jody W. Ianuzzi
Hello Vince, I live in south Florida. The sun doesn't go down until 5:30 and I have all my windows open. It is unbearably hot from March through October but this is the time of year we get to gloat. GRIN JODY Current Book Discussion: any Zen book

Re: [Zen] ROLL CALL

2009-01-16 Thread Jody W. Ianuzzi
I'm still alive, JODY Current Book Discussion: any Zen book that you recently have read or are reading! Talk about it today!Yahoo! Groups Links * To visit your group on the web, go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Zen_Forum/ * Your email settings:

[Zen] self defense

2009-01-16 Thread Jody W. Ianuzzi
I have thought a lot over the years of how I would respond to an attacker. I have studied the martial arts for 37 years and one thing I do know is that martial artists are LESS likely to be involved in situations that require self defense. A martial artist knows they can defend themselves and

RE: [Zen] Re: Frustration with Job and Teenage Child

2010-07-15 Thread Jody W. Ianuzzi
Hello Anthony, It is my understanding that Suzuki Roshi's wife was frightened by a visitor or a workman's eyes and actions and Suzuki Roshi told her that she should have compassion for everyone. He came home one day to find her murdered by the man she was afraid of. I remember when I read this

[Zen] Murder

2010-07-25 Thread Jody W. Ianuzzi
You wrote I think that people who murder others may have the capacity for change, but once they take a life they forfeit the right to that consideration. I agree comepletely. I think a person forfeits their membership in the human race when they murder another person. If becoming totally and

RE: [Zen] Compassion

2010-08-04 Thread Jody W. Ianuzzi
Hello Mayka, Your message really disturbed me. I think the lack of compassion you found in the meditation groups that you attended is terrible. I have a good friend whose boyfriend calls himself a compassionate Buddhist but when my friend's good friend died she sobbed for three hours and he

RE: [Zen] EGO

2010-08-13 Thread Jody W. Ianuzzi
Hello Mayka, I used to feel the same way. I actually hated myself. Then I was reading a book by the Dalai Lama and he said that he found the whole concept of people hating themselves to be so alien and he couldn't understand it at all. I started to really think about that and I realized how

RE: [Zen] EGO

2010-08-13 Thread Jody W. Ianuzzi
in handy. --ED --- In Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com, Jody W. Ianuzzi j...@... wrote: Hello Mayka, I used to feel the same way. I actually hated myself. Then I was reading a book by the Dalai Lama and he said that he found the whole concept of people hating themselves to be so alien and he couldn't

RE: [Zen] Death

2010-08-30 Thread Jody W. Ianuzzi
I figure if I am thinking about death then I am alive and I don't have to worry about it and if I am dead I won't know it. JODY Current Book Discussion: any Zen book that you recently have read or are reading! Talk about it today!Yahoo! Groups Links * To

RE: [Zen] Other traditions

2010-09-10 Thread Jody W. Ianuzzi
The impression I get is that the Buddhism practiced by the people and the Llamas is different. The people practice a more superstitious daily practice and the Llamas are more intellectual. When asked if he believed in reincarnation, the Dala Lama replied that he shared the same spiritual beliefs

[Zen] Sharing religions

2010-09-16 Thread Jody W. Ianuzzi
A few days ago someone (I think it was Artie) commented that they knew three Native American friends who felt that when non-Native Americans tried to practice NA ways it took away from their culture. I have been thinking about this for a few days now and I think your Native American friends are

RE: [Zen] Re: Practical Mysticism - Evelyn Underhill

2010-09-16 Thread Jody W. Ianuzzi
Wow, this is throwing the baby out with the bath water! What a stereotypical summary of western zen practice. So what are we westerners to do? I guess we should just give up. I don't practice zen this way and I live in America. I don't spend any money and I don't believe every

RE: [Zen] Dharma talks

2010-09-16 Thread Jody W. Ianuzzi
Emory University in Atlanta Georgia is hosting the first International Conference on Tibetan Buddhism October 18-20, 2010 Participants include: H.H. the Dalai Lama, Ganden Tri Rizong Rinpoche, Sogyal Rinpoche, Gehlek Rinpoche, Thupten Jinpa, Matthieu Ricard, and 34 other notable participants. For

RE: [Zen] Re: Sharing religions

2010-09-17 Thread Jody W. Ianuzzi
Hello Artie, You wrote: White people have already stolen their homeland, their language, etc and etc, and decimated their population. It is nothing less than genocide what European whites did to Native Americans. e the situation plenty clearly. Oh I agree completely! I think that all of this

RE: [Zen] Re: Unclear on what is mind

2010-10-06 Thread Jody W. Ianuzzi
Yes, my dog has Buddha nature. Actually, she lives in the moment and she can sit far better then I can. JODY Current Book Discussion: any Zen book that you recently have read or are reading! Talk about it today!Yahoo! Groups Links * To visit your

RE: [Zen] New member.

2010-10-08 Thread Jody W. Ianuzzi
Hello Mayka, It is my understanding that Soto Zen is just about sitting and Renzei Zen is about koans. When the Roshi slaps a student in Renzei it is not punishment it is to wake them up and bring them to the moment. The student bows in gratitude for the reminder. JODY

RE: [Zen] New member.

2010-10-08 Thread Jody W. Ianuzzi
Hello Mayka, Usually the slaps are given to awaken someone who has fallen asleep. The enlightened awakening comes from inside. You can get drowsy and less focused and the slap is to make you pay attention. I don't think there are koans in soto but maybe someone more knowledgeable then me can

RE: [Zen] New member.

2010-10-08 Thread Jody W. Ianuzzi
Hello Anthony, Thank you. JODY Current Book Discussion: any Zen book that you recently have read or are reading! Talk about it today!Yahoo! Groups Links * To visit your group on the web, go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Zen_Forum/ * Your email

RE: [Zen] Re: Quaker 'meditation'

2010-10-11 Thread Jody W. Ianuzzi
I have discovered that the things you worry about are not the things to worry about. It is the things that you don't worry about that you should worry about. JODY Current Book Discussion: any Zen book that you recently have read or are reading! Talk

[Zen] meditation bells

2010-10-15 Thread Jody W. Ianuzzi
What are the proper number of rings for the meditation bells before a meditation session? Do you start with three and end with one? Just curious. JODY Current Book Discussion: any Zen book that you recently have read or are reading! Talk about it

RE: [Zen] meditation bells

2010-10-15 Thread Jody W. Ianuzzi
Hello Chris, Thank you for the answer and not thinking my question was silly. I also like the sound of the wood block and the accelerated knocking sound. Is this done after the three rings? JODY Current Book Discussion: any Zen book that you recently

RE: [Zen] meditation bells

2010-10-15 Thread Jody W. Ianuzzi
to interject that in a Rinza form I know of-- the clappers are struck prior to the bell. Chris and others may add more info.. k --- On Fri, 10/15/10, Jody W. Ianuzzi j...@thewhitehats.com wrote: From: Jody W. Ianuzzi j...@thewhitehats.com Subject: RE: [Zen] meditation bells

RE: [Zen] meditation bells

2010-10-16 Thread Jody W. Ianuzzi
Hello Mayka, Thank you so much. I do understand the importance of experience and understanding for ringing the bell. I have heard it done properly and it is a very hypnotic sound. JODY Current Book Discussion: any Zen book that you recently have read

RE: [Zen] Re: FW: Quote from St. Thomas Aquinas

2010-11-08 Thread Jody W. Ianuzzi
Hello Mayka, Yes, commercially grown roses are like photto copies. they have no smell too. I love home grown roses and the thorns are just part of them. JODY Current Book Discussion: any Zen book that you recently have read or are reading! Talk about