Sit-a-Long with Jundo: The Absent Child

Every life and family is touched by tragedy. No house is free of times of sadness.

Our family is no exception, reminded as we are of an adopted little girl who was to come to us years ago, but never has. She is just a name to us, a shadow, an empty child’s room that has gathered dust.

[Click through to hear more, and to "sit-a-long" with today's video.]Today’s Sit-A-Long video follows. Remember: recording ends soon after the beginning bells; a sitting time of 20 to 35 minutes is recommended.

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  1. Dosho
    Posted August 27, 2010 at 12:38 pm | Permalink


  2. Don
    Posted August 27, 2010 at 12:55 pm | Permalink

    When a friend is in pain, the frustration is this: one word feels too many, a thousand too few.

  3. Kent
    Posted August 27, 2010 at 7:22 pm | Permalink

    Thank you Jundo for sharing this difficult time with us. An inspiration indeed..

  4. Posted August 27, 2010 at 11:37 pm | Permalink

    a very good, hard lesson we all keep getting delivered to us.
    Thank you for being providing the example with grace.

    Deep bows and gratitude.

  5. Dday
    Posted August 27, 2010 at 11:42 pm | Permalink

    A good talk Jundo, and thank you for sharing your personal story,
    My Metta tonight goes to you and your complete family.
    Gassho ~ Dave C.

  6. Glo
    Posted August 28, 2010 at 3:47 pm | Permalink

    Thank you, Jundo, for sharing your sadness with us. My thoughts and Metta to you and yours, and to all the members of our sangha who are dealing with difficulty and loss. That includes all of us.
    Deep gassho.

  7. Stephanie1983
    Posted August 29, 2010 at 10:38 am | Permalink

    Heartfelt talk, thank you for openly sharing your sorrow and offering encouragement to those of us currently suffering loss.

  8. Jisen
    Posted August 30, 2010 at 2:44 pm | Permalink


    Much metta to you my dear friend and teacher, to those suffering in our sanga, and to Sada.


  9. Jigen
    Posted August 30, 2010 at 9:21 pm | Permalink

    No loss, no gain. Yet there is loss at your not gaining a child. Both are true at once. A good, hard lesson to live every day with.

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