myozankodo wrote:I’ve never met Jundo in person. No. But I have met my teacher Taigu in person. Indeed, I was ordained by him at the end of a Sesshin held in Kortenborg, Belgium, in 2011. This ordination came after two years of preparation, including weekly, hour-long meetings on Skype. I think we must be talking of about 100 hours or more of face-to-face, student-teacher interaction in advance of ordination.
You've never met Jundo, and it's not clear how much interaction you've had with him at all, yet you declare that his, and Taigu's, conduct has been above reproach for the last three years. I must say that this seems odd.
You also asked about Unsui training at Treeleaf. Well, much like elsewhere it involves study and practice. Study of the sutras. Practice of the forms. Immersion in the history of the Soto tradition. Also, work practice, engaged practice, and the like forms part of the training. All in all, it is a daily commitment ... not a fly-by-night affair.
I clearly asked about the so called "rigorous" daily practice. What daily
practice is required
? Please only answer if you feel like doing so. I'm merely curious. But please be honest.
Who do you practise with, and where? I’d be curious to learn of your own practise.
I practice with everyone everywhere, except when, where, and with whom I don't.
I don't practice what anyone would consider Zen Buddhism. Currently I sit daily for 30 min and generally endeavor to be a better person through learning, paying attention and trying to take responsibility. That's about it.