• July 28th, 2012 Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai ... WITH HOYU!

    Hello All,

    HOYU IS VISITING TREELEAF JAPAN!!

    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 28th, 2012 Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai ... WITH HOYU! started by Jundo View original post
    Comments 29 Comments
    1. Hans's Avatar
      Hans -
      Hello everyone,

      thank you for all your efforts and practise.

      Gassho,

      Hans Chudo Mongen
    1. Shohei's Avatar
      Shohei -
      Thank you for this.
      Great job on the bell and drum Hoyu!

      Gassho
      Shohei
    1. Shokai's Avatar
      Shokai -
      Finally got to watch, very busy week-end with guests.
      Thank you all for your practice
      gassho
    1. Ekai's Avatar
      Ekai -
      Quote Originally Posted by Shokai View Post
      Finally got to watch, very busy week-end with guests.
      Thank you all for your practice
      gassho
      I had a busy weekend with guests too! So, I will be sitting this Zazenkai Tues or Thurs. morning.

      Gassho,
      Ekai
    1. Daido's Avatar
      Daido -
      Zazen felt like I was having technical difficulties like google hangout! But we sit with what is. Thanks Treeleaf. Hoyu hope you and your family had a great trip

      Gassho,

      Daido
    1. Shujin's Avatar
      Shujin -
      Caught up with this today. Thanks for the sit.

      _/|\_
    1. Kyrillos's Avatar
      Kyrillos -
      Been there...knew what to do> Nice to see the group both in Japan and all the "little" people at the bottom of the screen too!

      Gassho,

      Seishin Kyrill
    1. markkemark's Avatar
      markkemark -
      Sat recorded...Now that I finally have a computer that works correctly i'll be able to participate from now on. I liked the lazer gun sound effects in the beginning!
    1. rculver's Avatar
      rculver -
      Gassho.

      Shugen