• August 4th, 2012- OUR MONTHLY 4-hour ZAZENKAI!

    Dear All,

    OUR TALK SUBJECT THIS TIME WILL BE RECENT KOANS FROM 'THE BOOK OF SERENITY'.

    Please 'sit-a-long' with our MONTHLY 4-hour ZAZENKAI, netcast LIVE 8am to noon Japan time Saturday morning (that is New York 7pm to 11pm, Los Angeles 4pm to 8pm (Friday night), London midnight to 4am and Paris 1am to 5am (early Saturday morning))

    ... 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


    LINK TO BE POSTED HERE SHORTLY BEFORE NETCASThttp://youtu.be/yj45xyLIemU

    WATCH LIVE 'ONE WAY' AND SIT-A-LONG. IF JOINING WITH CAMERA, PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR MICROPHONE IS MUTED:[/B][/COLOR][/SIZE]

    The Sitting Schedule is as follows;

    00:00 - 00:50 CEREMONY (HEART SUTRA / SANDOKAI IN ENGLISH) & ZAZEN
    00:50 - 01:00 KINHIN
    01:00 - 01:30 ZAZEN
    01:30 - 01:50 KINHIN

    01:50 - 02:30 DHARMA TALK & ZAZEN
    02:30 - 02:40 KINHIN

    02:40 - 03:15 ZAZEN
    03:15 - 03:30 KINHIN
    03:30 - 04:00 METTA CHANT & ZAZEN, VERSE OF ATONEMENT, FOUR VOWS, & CLOSING


    Our Zazenkai consists of our chanting the 'Heart Sutra' and the 'Identity of Relative and Absolute (Sandokai)' in English (please download our Chant Book at the link below), some full floor prostrations (please follow along with me ... or a simple Gassho can be substituted if you wish), a little talk by me ... and we close with the 'Metta Chant', followed at the end with the 'Verse of Atonement' and 'The Four Vows'. Oh, and lots and lots of Zazen and walkin' Kinhin in between!

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

    Chant Book (PDF)

    or

    Chant Book (SHORT VERSION HTML)

    I STRONGLY SUGGEST THAT YOU POSITION YOUR ZAFU ON THE FLOOR IN A PLACE WHERE YOU ARE NOT STARING DIRECTLY AT THE COMPUTER SCREEN, BUT CAN GLANCE OVER AND SEE THE SCREEN WHEN NECESSARY. YOUR ZAFU SHOULD ALSO BE IN A POSITION WHERE YOU CAN SEE THE COMPUTER SCREEN WHILE STANDING IN FRONT OF THE ZAFU FOR THE CEREMONIES, AND HAVE ROOM FOR BOWING AND KINHIN.

    ALSO, REMEMBER TO SET YOUR COMPUTER (& SCREEN SAVER) SO THAT IT DOES NOT SHUT OFF DURING THE 4 HOURS.


    I hope you will join us ... an open Zafu is waiting. 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: August 4th, 2012- OUR MONTHLY 4-hour ZAZENKAI! started by Jundo View original post
    Comments 23 Comments
    1. Dosho's Avatar
      Dosho -
      I'll be there.

      Gassho,
      Dosho
    1. Shingen's Avatar
      Shingen -
      I will try and be there live. There has been some internet issues over here, so hopefully they have them sorted out by then.

      Gassho
      Michael
    1. adrianbkelly's Avatar
      adrianbkelly -
      I'll be there bright & early Sunday morning.

      _/\_

      Ade
    1. Daizan's Avatar
      Daizan -
      I'll be there/here.

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

      I'll sit with you on Sunday! Thank you for your practise.

      All the best and Gassho,

      Hans
    1. Kyonin's Avatar
      Kyonin -
      I'll be there live

      Gassho,

      Kyonin
    1. Koshin's Avatar
      Koshin -
      Today it's my sisters' b-day so I don't know if I will be there live, but I will be there live anyway, even if it is on sunday

      Gassho
    1. Dosho's Avatar
      Dosho -
      My thanks to Jundo, the boota, the Buddha, and all other buddhas, sitting anytime...deep bows.

      Gassho,
      Dosho
    1. Daizan's Avatar
      Daizan -
      Thank you!

      Gassho, kojip
    1. Myoku's Avatar
      Myoku -
      Just a quick note that we'll be doing a re-sit for those not be able to sit live on Saturday 1 PM German Time on Google+ hangouts, I posted an invite at Google+ and it should show up to you at your local time correctly. Its also in the calendar here (Forum/Calendar)
      Gassho
      Myoku
    1. Kyonin's Avatar
      Kyonin -
      Thank you all who sat / will sit.

      Jundo, this teaching was so very powerful. It left my mind spinning for a bit. Thank you.

      Everyone have a great weekend!
    1. Koshin's Avatar
      Koshin -
      Thank you Jundo and all sitters, I just hope the Bootha is ok akter flying at the end of the Zazenkai

      Gassho
    1. Myoku's Avatar
      Myoku -
      Thank you everyone,
      Gassho
      Myoku
    1. Kyrillos's Avatar
      Kyrillos -
      I don't know where the problem lays, but I can get about 15 minutes ata time of clear sailing Zazenkai and then it "times-out" for about 10 minutes; then I get another 10-15 minutes clear again. The zazens could go on for-ever that way...stop laughing Jundo! And Jundo's Dharma talks are as if he is talking and then someone has to stop and translate what he said for someone else I do not see before he can go on. I suppose it is all to teach me patience !

      Anyway it was a good experience.

      Gassho (putting his shoes on top of his head and walking away)

      Seishin Kyrill
    1. Shingen's Avatar
      Shingen -
      Finished zazenkai today, it was wonderful ... thank you Jundo and all who sat.

      Gassho
      Michael
    1. Myoku's Avatar
      Myoku -
      Quote Originally Posted by Kyrillos View Post
      I don't know where the problem lays,...
      me neither. But maybe your internet connection is flaky and thus the video loading sometimes is just to slow for a continuous playback. When I have slow connection I start the video an hour before I actually sit and press Pause, when I start sitting it usually has loaded enough in advance so I can sit continuously even with a flaky connection.
      _()_
      Myoku
    1. adrianbkelly's Avatar
      adrianbkelly -
      Thanks everyone!

      _/\_

      Ade
    1. BobSpour's Avatar
      BobSpour -
      Zazenkai done! Thanks everyone.
      _/\_
      bob
    1. Heisoku's Avatar
      Heisoku -
      Thank you Jundo for a bootiful zazenkai . Gassho to everyone sitting this one.
    1. Marla567's Avatar
      Marla567 -
      Thanks everyone (including the boot)

      Gassho
      Bianca
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