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"Zazen & Your Neighborhood Zen Sangha, available any place or time…"
What is Treeleaf?
Treeleaf Zendo was designed specifically as an online practice place for Zen practitioners who cannot easily commute to a Zen Center due to health concerns, living in remote areas, or work, childcare and family needs, and seeks to provide netcast Zazen sittings, retreats, discussion, interaction with a teacher, and all other activities of a Soto Zen Buddhist Sangha, all fully online. Treeleaf opened its doors in 2006. The focus is Shikantaza “Just Sitting” Zazen as instructed by the 13th Century Japanese Master, Eihei Dogen.
Has anyone heard of this site before, been a member, or is currently a member? If so... what are your thoughts?
I've been a non-traditionalist these past 10 years, but this site seems to offer a way of belonging to, and interacting with (!), an online Zen sangha in a way that other forums can not (no offense; I love what this forum can do).
Zen has always piqued my interest, though there are no sanghas of any kind in my area. This would seem to be the answer to my perpetual sangha-less-ness, if it's all that it's cracked up to be. Looking forward to comments!