• June 30th, 2012 Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai

    Hello All,

    Please 'sit-a-long' with our weekly FRIDAY/SATURDAY 'LIVE FROM TREELEAF' 90 minute ZAZENKAI, netcast LIVE from 9am Japan time Saturday morning (that is New York 8pm, Los Angeles 5pm (Friday night), London 1am and Paris 2am (early Saturday morning)

    ... and to be visible at the following link during those times and any time thereafter ...

    LIVE ZAZENKAI NETCAST at GOOGLE+ IS HERE:
    CLICK ON THE TAB ON LOWER RIGHT FOR 'FULL SCREEN




    FOR THOSE NOT ALREADY MEMBERS OF THE CIRCLE WHO WISH TO JOIN TO SIT LIVE WITH A CAMERA, INSTRUCTIONS WILL BE POSTED FOR FUTURE WEEKS. WE ARE NOW LIMITED TO 10 INDIVIDUALS WITH CAMERAS, BUT ANY NUMBER CAN WATCH LIVE 'ONE WAY' AND SIT-A-LONG:

    00:00 – 00:15 CEREMONY (HEART SUTRA in English ONLY) and Dedication
    00:15 – 00:45 ZAZEN
    00:45 – 00:55 KINHIN
    00:55 – 01:25 ZAZEN
    01:25 – 01:30 FOUR VOWS & VERSE OF ATONEMENT


    As you can see, our Zazenkai consists of chanting the 'Heart Sutra' in English (the words are at the link below), some full floor prostrations in sets of three (please follow along with me ... or a simple Gassho can be substituted if you wish), followed by our Dedication, Zazen twice for about 30 minutes each, with 10 minutes of Kinhin in between, and we end the sitting with 'The Verse of Atonement' and 'The Four Vows'.

    Please download and print out the Chants we will recite at the following link (PDF):


    Chant Book (PDF)

    or

    Chant Book (SHORT VERSION HTML)

    So, please join us as soon as you can, and we will keep a Zafu open for you.

    Remember, when we drop all thought of 'here' 'there' 'now' 'then' ... we are sitting all together!


    Gassho, Jundo
    This article was originally published in forum thread: June 30th, 2012 Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai started by Jundo View original post
    Comments 37 Comments
    1. Dokan's Avatar
      Dokan -
      Planning on being there!

      Google+ released a new feature that I am testing so if you are on G+ please take a look:

      https://plus.google.com/events/cbjns...48607190706458


      Gassho,

      Dokan
    1. Hoyu's Avatar
      Hoyu -
      Looking forward to it! I'll be there live
      Quote Originally Posted by Dokan View Post

      Google+ released a new feature that I am testing so if you are on G+ please take a look:

      https://plus.google.com/events/cbjns...48607190706458


      Gassho,

      Dokan
      Interested in seeing what G+ is offering as a new feature but this link didn't work for me

      Gassho,
      Hoyu
    1. mrsedwards's Avatar
      mrsedwards -
      Quote Originally Posted by Dokan View Post
      Planning on being there!

      Google+ released a new feature that I am testing so if you are on G+ please take a look:

      https://plus.google.com/events/cbjns...48607190706458


      Gassho,

      Dokan
      worked for me!
    1. Dokan's Avatar
      Dokan -
      Hmm..maybe you aren't logged in to G+? Had my wife just try it and it seemed to work ok.

      You can also maybe try just the events page instead of the direct link to the invite:
      https://plus.google.com/b/116930448607190706458/events

      Gassho,

      Dokan

      PS - Thanks for the testing...the invite is restricted so if you're not logged in it's working as intended.
    1. Hoyu's Avatar
      Hoyu -
      Thanks for looking into it Dokan.
      Perhaps it's because I'm trying to access the link through the web browser on my phone? All I know is that each time I tried I got this message..
      The requested URL was not found on this server. That’s all we know.

    1. adrianbkelly's Avatar
      adrianbkelly -
      Will try it for the first time this week but, as it'll be 1am here, I'll definitely have to drop time & place!

      _/\_
      Ade
    1. Daizan's Avatar
      Daizan -
      Will be there/here.

      Gassho, kojip
    1. Jundo's Avatar
      Jundo -
      Quote Originally Posted by adrianbkelly View Post
      Will try it for the first time this week but, as it'll be 1am here, I'll definitely have to drop time & place!

      _/\_
      Ade
      Hi Ade,

      You can also sit with the recorded version ... truly dropping thought of now and then, just the same as the "live" sitting. It is "live" too ... just in its own way. If you do get too tired during the live sitting, don't feel that you can't sit it later.

      Gassho, J

      PS- Dokan, does this new feature you discovered change the procedure for me tomorrow? I barely learned how to do this last week!
    1. adrianbkelly's Avatar
      adrianbkelly -
      Hi Jundo,

      I think that's what I'll do, otherwise I'll be headbutting the wall!

      _/\_
      Ade
    1. Dokan's Avatar
      Dokan -
      Quote Originally Posted by Jundo View Post
      PS- Dokan, does this new feature you discovered change the procedure for me tomorrow? I barely learned how to do this last week!
      Absolutely not! Proceed as normal. It is completely separate. I believe that people that accept the invite will get a pop up reminding them and there will be an option to click "Hangout"..but won't really know until tonight. But again, for you, nothing changes...

      Thanks

      Dokan
    1. Shingen's Avatar
      Shingen -
      Thanks for testing ... works great for me. Will be live.
    1. Kaishin's Avatar
      Kaishin -
      See you there!
    1. Kyonin's Avatar
      Kyonin -
      I won't be able to sit tonight with you guys.

      I am traveling and visiting my parents and they don't have connection at home. Will try to do sit an unplugged zazenkai in tonight.

      Gassho.
    1. willow's Avatar
      willow -
      Will be sitting recorded version

      Gassho

      Willow
    1. Dosho's Avatar
      Dosho -
      I'll be there.

      Gassho,
      Dosho
    1. Risho's Avatar
      Risho -
      I'll be there
    1. Gary's Avatar
      Gary -
      Quote Originally Posted by adrianbkelly View Post
      I think that's what I'll do, otherwise I'll be headbutting the wall

      Just finished 5 weeks of nightshifts, I'll sit early Saturday morning.

      Gassho
      Gary
    1. Kaishin's Avatar
      Kaishin -
      Gassho! ..
    1. Daizan's Avatar
      Daizan -
      Thank you!


      Gassho, kojip
    1. Shohei's Avatar
      Shohei -
      Full house!
      I joined but got told i was the first one there...forgot about the sitter limit. I sat outside the zendo a bit tonight, but was still present for most of it.

      Gassho
      Shohei
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