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Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Continuing Dogen Sangha Blog

To All Members of Dogen Sangha and Dogen Sangha International,

First of all I would like to ask your pardon that I have suddenly stopped the Dogen Sangha Blog because of my necessary entrance into a hospital, but fortunately I have been permitted to leave the hospital today, that is, the 1st, April, and so it has become possible for me to begin the Dogen Sangha Blog again. Therefore I would like to apologize to all members of Dogen Sangha and Dogen Sangha International for my entrance into the hospital, and I would like to report to you the reopening the Blog again.

Therefore I would like to express my sincere apology to all members of Dogen Sangha's and Dogen Sangha International's members whole-heartedly.

Gudo Wafu Nishijima


Blogger jundo cohen said...

Dear Roshi,

Welcome Home! You had us a little worried!!

(Perhaps, leave a phone number with someone next time ??!!??)

I hope to telephone youf house this week, and if you are feeling well, come to visit you.

Deep Bows of Relief, Jundo

12:44 AM, April 02, 2008  
Blogger THOMAS AMUNDSEN said...

Glad to have you back, sensei!

3:30 AM, April 02, 2008  
Blogger Uku said...

Dear master Nishijima,

so glad to hear that you're back and you can help us during our buddhist paths again.

Thank you.

With best wishes,
Markus Laitinen

7:01 AM, April 02, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Welcome back. I hope all is well.


8:34 AM, April 02, 2008  
Blogger Peter said...

Dear Sensei,

Welcome back! It's very good news to hear you are home again. I hope you'll allow yourself time to rest for a while.

Best regards,

5:28 PM, April 02, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Nishijima Roshi,

I'm very glad to hear that you've returned home. Be well!


6:05 PM, April 02, 2008  
Blogger Unknown said...

Dear Nishijima Roshi,

It is with heartfelt gratitude that I wish to thank you for your teaching of Master Dogens' Buddha Dharma. I feel very fortunate to to be able to experience your many years of practice/actualization of Master Dogens Shobogenzo and the expression of your deep prajna wisdom through this blog. Wishing you good health and long life.

Nine Deep Bows,


9:42 AM, April 03, 2008  
Blogger element said...

Dear Master Nishijima,

I hope you feel better!
Best wishes,

5:10 AM, April 05, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nishijima Roshi,

I'm very glad to hear that you are home from the hospital.

Wishing you the best of health.

take care,


1:52 AM, April 07, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Nishijima Sensei,
How should a Buddhist be engaged, if at all, in what is considered to be an important election year in American politics?

Thank You,
Philip (philbob-squarehead)

1:47 PM, April 07, 2008  
Blogger PA said...

Welcome back!

2:38 AM, April 08, 2008  
Blogger Ted Biringer said...

Dear Nishijima Roshi,

How is your reverend's health these days?

Ted Biringer

2:00 PM, April 08, 2008  
Blogger Kurt said...

Dear Nishijima Roshi,

it took quite a while, but recently during holidays I read your book "To meet the real dragon".
I enjoyed it very much and found your four philosophies developed and explained more in detail than in this blog.
The topics give an introduction of the most important issues of buddhism and the over-all impression is an encouraging one. Now I also know why I always practice zazen for 45 minutes, even if I have fixed the time on my clock for only 25 minutes.
But I really wonder why sometimes my legs are falling asleep and hurting like I would sit for the very first time.

Friendly regards and best wishes for your health


2:49 PM, April 08, 2008  
Blogger Vinodhini said...

Dear master,
My best wishes to you for a healthy life.

2:53 AM, April 09, 2008  
Blogger proulx michel said...

Dear Sensei

Glad to have you back.

Yours truly


11:51 PM, April 09, 2008  
Blogger proulx michel said...

By the way, for Regina, if your legs fall asleep, do some exercises for limbering them, it'll help.


11:52 PM, April 09, 2008  
Blogger Kurt said...

Dear Michel,

Thank you for your advice. I'm doing some yoga exercizes accoring the ones you have on your web (I also set a link to your "how to grow a lotus" description on my homepage)since October almost every day and developed a better flexibility. Still they fall asleep. This is exactly what I'm wondering about.

Best regards

3:03 AM, April 10, 2008  
Blogger GUDO NISHIJIMA said...

Dear jundo cohen San, THOMAS AMUNDSEN San,
Markus "Uku" Laitinen San, PhilBob-SquareHead San, Peter San,
Kenneth San, Joseph San, element San,
Gregor San, PhilBob-SquareHead San,
PA San, Ted Biringer San, Regina San,
Vinodhini San,

Thank you very much for your so kind
I have come back from the hospital, and I feel that I have become healthier than before.

Recently I have read Ven. Brad Warner's rewritten translation of my MMK Version, and I am much surprised his so excellent and exact ability to understand Buddhist
philosophy, and so I expect that we can show you very excellent English translation of MMK in several months.

Gudo Wafu Nishijima

6:33 PM, April 14, 2008  
Blogger GUDO NISHIJIMA said...

Dear proulx michel San,

Thank you very much for your Greetings to me, and at the same time I would like to express my "Congratulations!" for your opening Dogen Sangha in Montpellier.

Gudo Wafu Nishijima

6:53 PM, April 14, 2008  
Blogger Harry said...

Dear Roshi,

Thank-you very much for continuing your blog.

Wishing you good health,


8:17 AM, April 16, 2008  

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