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  • 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. Jundo's Avatar
      Jundo -
      Quote Originally Posted by Risho View Post
      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
      Hi Risho,

      I probably won't add it to the weekly Zazenkai, but I encourage you to recite it after if you feel it a good time.

      Gassho, J
    1. Kyonin's Avatar
      Kyonin -
      Chris and I just sat zazenkai.

      Thank you all who sat / will sit.

      Gassho,

      Kyonin
    1. Seisou's Avatar
      Seisou -
      Sat early this morning. I could almost smell the incense. Thank you.
      Gassho
      Jeff
    1. Nindo's Avatar
      Nindo -
      And: "to be free from anger" hit me in a soft spot today - YES - this must be possible ... isn't this exactly what I yearn for ... yearned for as a small child, but then conditioned in anger I learned anger, I have taken my father's anger and made it my own ... ah don't you love those sudden jolts of live dharma words...
    1. adrianbkelly's Avatar
      adrianbkelly -
      Thanks everyone!

      _/\_

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

      Gassho
      Bianca
    1. Heisoku's Avatar
      Heisoku -
      Thank you Jundo and all sitting this one. I dedicate my sitting to all those young people around the globe who are starting out university or are finding their independent life around this time. My son being one of them!......and boy does it bring back some memories! Metta to them all.
    1. glow's Avatar
      glow -
      New sound system much clearer - thank you, Jundo.

      Gassho,

      Glow
    1. rculver's Avatar
      rculver -
      Sat with Shujin. New microphones sound great.

      Gassho
    1. Gi Shu-George's Avatar
      Gi Shu-George -
      Thank you all.Thank you Jundo for this sitting.
      Gassho George-Gishu
    1. Koshin's Avatar
      Koshin -
      Sat yesterday, great sound, great sitting

      Gassho
    1. Daido's Avatar
      Daido -
      Thank you all for the sit. Jundo the new mics were pretty good improvement from the other.

      Gassho,

      Daido
    1. Jundo's Avatar
      Jundo -
      Quote Originally Posted by Daido View Post
      Thank you all for the sit. Jundo the new mics were pretty good improvement from the other.

      Gassho,

      Daido
      They are not new mikes, but the old mikes used better. Sometimes in life we can take an old something and do better.
    1. alan.r's Avatar
      alan.r -
      Will sit with everyone tomorrow.

      Gassho,
      alan
    1. Daido's Avatar
      Daido -
      Quote Originally Posted by Jundo View Post
      They are not new mikes, but the old mikes used better. Sometimes in life we can take an old something and do better.
      That is a good lesson that I will apply to myself

      Gassho,

      Daido
    1. Shingen's Avatar
      Shingen -
      Quote Originally Posted by Jundo View Post
      They are not new mikes, but the old mikes used better. Sometimes in life we can take an old something and do better.
      It is the same old me ... just used better.

      Gassho
      Michael
    1. Yutai's Avatar
      Yutai -
      Quote Originally Posted by Nindo View Post
      And: "to be free from anger" hit me in a soft spot today - YES - this must be possible ... isn't this exactly what I yearn for ... yearned for as a small child, but then conditioned in anger I learned anger, I have taken my father's anger and made it my own ... ah don't you love those sudden jolts of live dharma words...
      I sat the with the recording last night and had a similar response to "be free from anger". Especially after it had been a trying day with young kids. I began the zazenkai with anger and ended (still a little frustrated) but with a smile .
      Gassho,
      Lindsay
    1. pinoybuddhist's Avatar
      pinoybuddhist -
      I sat with the recorded video the other day and about halfway into the first zazen session my phone rang. I picked it up: it was my biological mother. So I bowed and answered the phone. No separation. Zazen is zazen. Talking on the phone is not zazen - and it is zazen. Anyway, the conversation ended just as the bell rang for kinhin so I did that until I noticed the screen wasn't moving anymore. So I continued into the second zazen and kinhin, did the Verse of Atonement and Four Vows myself. Again, no separation. I sat the Zazenkai alone and I sat the Zazenkai with Treeleaf, with all sentient beings, with the Universe. We can also say the Zazenkai Zazenkai'd.


      Raf
    1. Saijun's Avatar
      Saijun -
      Hello,

      Almost a week later, I will be sitting with you all tomorrow afternoon.

      Metta and Gassho,

      Saijun
    1. Kaishin's Avatar
      Kaishin -
      Thank you for this zazenkai.

      _/\_
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