• 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. Seimyo's Avatar
      Seimyo -
      Thank you Jundo and a very happy birthday-non-birthday to you!

      So good to see everyone.

      Gassho,
      Chris
    1. Shohei's Avatar
      Shohei -
      Holy smokes! Happy birthday Jundo!

      Gassho
      Shohei
    1. Koshin's Avatar
      Koshin -
      Happy Non B DAY

      Gassho
    1. adrianbkelly's Avatar
      adrianbkelly -
      Just sat on a beautiful, sunny Sunday morning in the UK. Thank you to Jundo & everyone who sat/is sitting/will sit.

      _/\_

      Ade
    1. Myoku's Avatar
      Myoku -
      Gassho and thank you everyone for your practice
      Myoku
    1. Myozan Kodo's Avatar
      Myozan Kodo -
      Hi,
      Sat this morning. Thank you. Wish I could sit with you all live. Oh well.

      Gassho
      Myozan

      PS: And Happy Birthday Jundo. You are not as old yet as the French Republic, which celebrates its birthday too!
    1. galen's Avatar
      galen -
      Happy non-birth dating to all of us, through Jundo!

      'No death, No Fear'

      From St.George, Ut.

    1. Gary's Avatar
      Gary -
      Thank you all, hope you had a great non birthday Jundo and thanks guys for the groovy non birthday dancing.

      Gassho
      Gary
    1. Hans's Avatar
      Hans -
      Hello,

      thank you all for sitting the Zazenkai! Have a wonderful week!

      All the best, happy-non-birthday and gassho,

      Hans Chudo Mongen
    1. Rich's Avatar
      Rich -
      Thanks everyone.
    1. Daijo's Avatar
      Daijo -
      I will finally be sitting this evening. So much work this weekend, which I'm actually very happy about. Tonight, I will sit the resit edition.
    1. Ekai's Avatar
      Ekai -
      Thank you everyone and happy non-birthday Jundo!

      Gassho,
      Ekai
    1. Hoyu's Avatar
      Hoyu -
      Happy Birthday Jundo!!


      Gassho,
      Hoyu