• July 14th, 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. IF JOINING WITH CAMERA, PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR MICROPHONE IS MUTED:

    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: July 14th, 2012 Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai started by Jundo View original post
    Comments 33 Comments
    1. Kyonin's Avatar
      Kyonin -
      I'll be there live!
    1. Daizan's Avatar
      Daizan -
      Will be there/here.

      Gassho.
    1. Koshin's Avatar
      Koshin -
      Try to make this on time, if not, a couple of hours later

      Gassho
    1. Dokan's Avatar
      Dokan -
      My wife is off to Atlanta for a job interview so I'm running solo tonight, but I'm still going to try to make it. May have to bribe my older daughters with cookies to mind the younger one but hope to see you later!

      Gassho,

      Dokan
    1. Shingen's Avatar
      Shingen -
      I will be there live.

      Gassho,
      Michael
    1. Dosho's Avatar
      Dosho -
      I will be there.

      Gassho,
      Dosho
    1. Thane's Avatar
      Thane -
      I will watch the recording Saturday morning a few hours after the live zazenkai is over.

      Gassho

      Thane
    1. Dokan's Avatar
      Dokan -
      Thanks everyone. Happy Birthday Jundo!
    1. Dosho's Avatar
      Dosho -
      Thanks everyone and sorry for all the moving around...about halfway through the first round of zazen my left ankle and foot started hurting. I tried shifting, but only found temporary relief. Such is zazen, such is life.

      Deep bows!

      Gassho,
      Dosho

      P.S. Happy Birthday Jundo!
    1. Kyonin's Avatar
      Kyonin -
      Thank you all who sat / will sit...

      HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JUNDO!! Hope you have a great time with your family.

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    1. Daizan's Avatar
      Daizan -
      Thanks everyone for this wonderful Sangha . Can't do it alone.

      Didn't notice any moving around , Dosho.


      Gassho, Kojip



      ...and happy birthday , Jundo.
    1. Shingen's Avatar
      Shingen -
      Thank you everyone it was wonderful and Happy Birthday Jundo.

      Gassho
      Michael
    1. Jundo's Avatar
      Jundo -
      Happy Birthday-Non-Birthday to everyone, always!


      We are each born, get older ... no problem (despite the problems of age).


      Plus, there is that continuous something, timelessly embracing all that comes and goes. So, since we're just so too, a Non-Birthday!


      Plus Plus, we are all born and renew each instant ... every moment a Birthday.


      And since I am you, you just me, all of the kitchen sink and Buddha ... always ALL OUR BIRTHDAY-NON-BIRTHDAY! ALWAYS BUDDHA'S BIRTHDAY TOO!
    1. Thane's Avatar
      Thane -
      Thank you everyone for this lovely Zazenkai. I sat with you all on the recorded version. Happy birthday Jundo.

      Gassho

      Thane
    1. Heisoku's Avatar
      Heisoku -
      Thank you Jundo and everyone for a very happy non-birthday zazenkai.
    1. BobSpour's Avatar
      BobSpour -
      A Happy Non-Birthday to you Jundo from the UK
      Thanks for this Zazenkai too!
      Gasho
      Bob
    1. Rich's Avatar
      Rich -
      Happy birthday Jundo. Looks like Sunday am zazenkai here.
    1. adrianbkelly's Avatar
      adrianbkelly -
      Will sit Sunday morning. Happy birthday Jundo!!!!

      _/\_

      Ade
    1. Marek's Avatar
      Marek -
      Thank you Sangha Fellows

      and

      Happy Birthday-Non-Birthday, Jundo!

    1. willow's Avatar
      willow -
      Happy Birthday and non-birthday Jundo !

      Gassho

      Willow