• 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. Myoku's Avatar
      Myoku -
      Thanks everyone for sitting,
      wow, this felt good today
      Gassho and have a great time
      Myoku
    1. Koshin's Avatar
      Koshin -
      Thank you to every sitter. Learn so much from little Sada

      Gassho and have a great weekend
    1. Nenka's Avatar
      Nenka -
      Sat today.

      Gassho

      Jen
    1. adrianbkelly's Avatar
      adrianbkelly -
      Thanks to everyone sitting!

      _/\_

      Ade
    1. Marla567's Avatar
      Marla567 -
      Thank you all for sitting together.

      Gassho
      Bianca
    1. Heisoku's Avatar
      Heisoku -
      Thanks Jundo and everyone sitting. Gassho.
    1. Kyonin's Avatar
      Kyonin -
      Thank you to all who sat / will sit.

      This zazenkai was very special because I sat with Chris, and through the magic of Hangouts we were able to play the recorded version simultaneously for both.

      It's impressive how far technology has come and I feel really grateful with the countless engineers and creative people who have worked to get us here.

      Gassho,

      Kyonin
    1. Seimyo's Avatar
      Seimyo -
      Yes, thank you to all that sit.

      Thank you Jundo for always sitting with us.

      Thank you Kyonin for sharing your Zazenkai sit with me.

      It's easy to take for granted so many of the technology tools we use today. We owe a great deal of gratitude to all of the enormous minds (and efforts) that have made it their life to orchestrate all of these conveniences. This ones for the geeks.

      Gassho.
      Chris
    1. Risho's Avatar
      Risho -
      Gassho,

      Risho
    1. rculver's Avatar
      rculver -
      Sat the recorded version with Shujin.

      Gassho
    1. Gi Shu-George's Avatar
      Gi Shu-George -
      Thank yo Jundo, thank you all for this sitting
      Gassho.
      George-Qishu
    1. Myozan Kodo's Avatar
      Myozan Kodo -
      Hi,
      Well, the kids had other ideas! Finally sat this Zazenkai this evening.
      Gassho and thanks
      Myozan
    1. Daido's Avatar
      Daido -
      My late but still on time sit. Thank you all for your practice.

      Gassho,

      Daido
    1. markkemark's Avatar
      markkemark -
      I sat this morning...thank you!
    1. daagoodr's Avatar
      daagoodr -
      I sat this evening. Thanks.

      Damon
    1. Nengyo's Avatar
      Nengyo -
      Finished sitting today. Thank you. I think tomorrow I shall sit zazen with my precocious two year old in the room and see what happens!
    1. Kaishin's Avatar
      Kaishin -
      I've sat the zazenkai. Thank you, Jundo & Sangha

      _/\_

      Gassho, Kaishin / Matt
    1. Yutai's Avatar
      Yutai -
      A few days later than planned, but thank you.
      -Lindsay
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