• September 8th, 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: September 8th, 2012 Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai started by Jundo View original post
    Comments 38 Comments
    1. Daizan's Avatar
      Daizan -
      Will be here/there.

      Gassho. kojip
    1. Dosho's Avatar
      Dosho -
      I'll be there.

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

      Gassho
      Michael
    1. Myozan Kodo's Avatar
      Myozan Kodo -
      Hi
      Will be sitting in the morning before the kids stir ... I hope!
      Gassho
      Myozan
    1. Yugen's Avatar
      Yugen -
      See you live!

      Gassho
      Yugen
    1. kosen's Avatar
      kosen -
      I shall be there in the afternoon of Saturday.
      Kosen
    1. Koshin's Avatar
      Koshin -
      I will be there Saturday morning as soon as I wake up

      Gassho
    1. Rod's Avatar
      Rod -
      I'll be there late friday night after the kids are asleep.
      Rod
    1. Kyonin's Avatar
      Kyonin -
      I'll have to sit the recorded version

      Gassho,

      Kyonin
    1. Shinko's Avatar
      Shinko -
      I look forward to sitting with you all! (live)
    1. Daizan's Avatar
      Daizan -
      Thank you.


      Gassho.
    1. Shingen's Avatar
      Shingen -
      Thank you Jundo and everyone who sat and will sit. Was wonderful. Seems Google + didn't like me at the end there and gave me the boot ... oh well ... was wonderful none the less.

      Gassho
      Michael
    1. richss's Avatar
      richss -
      Thanks for this week's zazenkai. I tried to join again. I can see the hangout on the page, but I am still unable to find any means of joining. Hrm.
    1. Dosho's Avatar
      Dosho -
      Thanks everyone!

      richss-There should be a blue button that says "Join Hangout", but it would seem you are not seeing it. If you try to start a new hangout, it should tell you that there is already one running (which you can then choose to join). See if that helps and I'll try to think of other possibilities...this one is perplexing!

      Gassho,
      Dosho
    1. richss's Avatar
      richss -
      I've been looking, but I just don't see the blue Join option. I tried during the Kinhin portion to jump on doing the second method and instead I got "Inviting..." message, so I canceled. I'm sure we'll figure it out eventually.

      Gassho,

      Richard
    1. Saijun's Avatar
      Saijun -
      Hello,

      I'll be sitting with you all tomorrow evening.

      Metta and Gassho,

      Saijun
    1. Yugen's Avatar
      Yugen -
      Thank you all for your practice. I am very grateful.

      Gassho
      Yugen
    1. pinoybuddhist's Avatar
      pinoybuddhist -
      Be joining you tomorrow morning!
      Raf
    1. willow's Avatar
      willow -
      Will be sitting over the weekend

      Gassho

      Willow
    1. Myoku's Avatar
      Myoku -
      Maybe Richard is not in the Treeleaf circle at g+ ?
      Gassho
      Myoku