• 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. Hoyu's Avatar
      Hoyu -
      Quote Originally Posted by Shohei View Post
      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
      Same happend here Shohei! Dokan posted, on one of the forums, a download to prevent G+ from giving you the boot for being "idle". Sounds awesome(if you don't forget to install it like I did. Doh!).

      Gassho,
      Hoyu
    1. Risho's Avatar
      Risho -
      Gassho,

      Risho
    1. Dokan's Avatar
      Dokan -
      So the Event portion of the invite worked very well! Here's a couple screen shots of the notification:

      On my phone:
      Attachment 449

      And on the Google+ page:
      Attachment 448

      Wondering if they'll implement the feature where it can be reoccurring.

      By the way Jundo, you have "Follow my face." checked on your Logitech settings for your camera. It moves the camera focus on who is talking.

      Attachment 450

      Thanks for the sit tonight everyone!

      Gassho,

      Dokan
    1. Dosho's Avatar
      Dosho -
      Thanks to all who sat, are sitting, or will sit...deep bows.

      Gassho,
      Dosho
    1. Shingen's Avatar
      Shingen -
      Thank you Jundo and all who sat and will sit. It was wonderful.
    1. Koshin's Avatar
      Koshin -
      Thanks for such great sitting

      Have a great weeend

      Gassho
    1. Gary's Avatar
      Gary -
      Awesome!

      Deep gratitude to all.

      Gassho
      Gary
    1. Thane's Avatar
      Thane -
      Hi everyone. I joined you all this morning (GMT) on the recorded version. It was great to sit with you all. I am off on holiday to a remote part of Scotland next week so doubt i will get a connection next week. So see you all in two weeks

      Gassho

      Thane
    1. Heisoku's Avatar
      Heisoku -
      Thank you Jundo and all sitting.
    1. Ekai's Avatar
      Ekai -
      I will be sitting Sunday morning.

      Gassho,
      Ekai
    1. Myozan Kodo's Avatar
      Myozan Kodo -
      Hi,
      Sat this morning. Thank you.
      Gassho
      Myozan
    1. Myoku's Avatar
      Myoku -
      Gassho, thank you everyone,
      Myoku
    1. Yugen's Avatar
      Yugen -
      Greetings all,
      Will sit the Zazenkai Sunday morning US Eastern time.

      Gassho
      Yugen
    1. Rich's Avatar
      Rich -
      Sat Sunday morning which was nice cause I had more energy.
      Thank you.
    1. Nenka's Avatar
      Nenka -
      I sat on Sunday, too.

      Gassho

      Jen
    1. Shujin's Avatar
      Shujin -
      "Caught up" with this tonight. Gassho.
    1. Daido's Avatar
      Daido -
      Just "caught up" on this sit too. Gassho

      Daido
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