• September 15th, 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 15th, 2012 Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai started by Jundo View original post
    Comments 41 Comments
    1. Shingen's Avatar
      Shingen -
      Thank you Jundo ... I will be there live. :-)

      Gassho
      Michael

      Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk 2
    1. Dosho's Avatar
      Dosho -
      I'll be there.

      Gassho,
      Dosho
    1. Kyonin's Avatar
      Kyonin -
      I'll have to sit with the recorded version
    1. Daizan's Avatar
      Daizan -
      Will be there.

      Gassho, kojip.
    1. Yugen's Avatar
      Yugen -
      I will be there live.

      Gassho
      Yugen
    1. adrianbkelly's Avatar
      adrianbkelly -
      Will be there bright & early Sunday morning.

      _/\_

      Ade
    1. Koshin's Avatar
      Koshin -
      Will be there live.... sunday morning
    1. Shinko's Avatar
      Shinko -
      Please save me a zafu, I'll be there live!
    1. richss's Avatar
      richss -
      Thanks Jundo and everyone. This was a good experience for my first live and online zazenkai. My back is not quite used to the duration, but I am sure time will help and spasms will reduce.

      Gassho,

      Richard

      p.s. Thanks Myoku et. al, for assisting with my Google+ issues.
      e.d. fixed attribution for Google+ help.
    1. Dosho's Avatar
      Dosho -
      So glad you made it in to sit with us Rich (of course you were sitting with us before and always), but the technology can be difficult to navigate!

      Thanks to Jundo and all who sit...deep bows.

      Gassho,
      Dosho
    1. Yugen's Avatar
      Yugen -
      Thank you all for sitting tonight / this morning / this weekend.... !

      Deep bows
      Yugen
    1. Jundo's Avatar
      Jundo -
      The sound from the second microphone was clearer during my tests than during today's Zazenkai, but I will try to improve it for next time.

      Gassho, J
    1. Ekai's Avatar
      Ekai -
      I will sit this weekend. Hopefully my son will stay sleeping. He's been getting up around 4 - 5 am lately.

      Gassho,
      Ekai
    1. Shingen's Avatar
      Shingen -
      Thank you Jundo and everyone who sat ... seems I got kicked out and wasn't able to get back in ... but I was with you all the way.

      Gassho
      Michael

      Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk 2
    1. Daizan's Avatar
      Daizan -
      Thank you.

      Gassho.
    1. Myoku's Avatar
      Myoku -
      Thank you everyone,
      Gassho
      Myoku
    1. Rich's Avatar
      Rich -
      Will try to sit with recorded version. Still recovering from my move.
    1. Risho's Avatar
      Risho -
      ugh... moves are tiring. Gassho everyone! I have a dumb question: since we're in Ango, do you think we could do the Metta Practice at the end of the 90 minute zazenkai's? It's not a big deal; I just thought it would be nice. lol

      Have a great day,afternoon or night.

      Gassho,

      Risho

      P.s The sound system was much better.. less echoing and tinny sounding than before
    1. Myozan Kodo's Avatar
      Myozan Kodo -
      Hi everyone,
      I sat along with you all this afternoon. Great to have that new mic too.
      Gassho
      Myozan
    1. Nindo's Avatar
      Nindo -
      Thank you for sitting with me
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