• October 13th, 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


    http://youtu.be/lXqkgqY5GJU

    FOR THOSE NOT ALREADY MEMBERS OF THE CIRCLE WHO WISH TO JOIN TO SIT LIVE WITH A CAMERA, INSTRUCTIONS ARE POSTED AT THIS LINK. WE ARE NOW LIMITED TO 10 INDIVIDUALS WITH CAMERAS, BUT ANY NUMBER CAN WATCH LIVE 'ONE WAY' AND SIT-A-LONG VIA THE ABOVE SCREEN. 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: October 13th, 2012 Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai started by Jundo View original post
    Comments 26 Comments
    1. Dosho's Avatar
      Dosho -
      I'll be there.

      Gassho,
      Dosho
    1. Daizan's Avatar
      Daizan -
      Will be there live.

      Gassho, kojip.
    1. Koshin's Avatar
      Koshin -
      Will be there


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

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

      Gassho,

      Kyonin
    1. Nindo's Avatar
      Nindo -
      LIVE NON-LIVE SIT - SATURDAY 8AM MOUNTAIN TIME (UTC -6)

      Sorry, I don't have time to figure out invites on Google+, so here is your invite: Join me Saturday morning (afternoon in Europe) for Zazenkai.

      The hangout will be on Google+, while at the same time viewing the recorded video. Hope that makes sense.
    1. Shinko's Avatar
      Shinko -
      I'll be there live tonight!
    1. Koshin's Avatar
      Koshin -
      Thank you all, have a great weekend

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

      Gassho. kojip
    1. Yugen's Avatar
      Yugen -
      Thank you all for sitting; I needed to be here tonight/today. Heck, I need to be here everyday.

      Gassho
      Yugen
    1. Shingen's Avatar
      Shingen -
      Thank you everyone for sitting, always a nice way to end the week and start the weekend.

      Gassho
      Michael
    1. Kyonin's Avatar
      Kyonin -
      Thank you all who sat/will sit.

      Have a great weekend everyone!

      Gassho,

      Kyonin
    1. Dosho's Avatar
      Dosho -
      Thanks everyone...a pleasure to sit with you all.

      Gassho,
      Dosho
    1. Heisoku's Avatar
      Heisoku -
      Thank you Jundo and everyone sitting there! it's great to see the faces of all of you sitting live. Gassho.
    1. adrianbkelly's Avatar
      adrianbkelly -
      Thanks everyone!

      _/\_
      Ade
    1. Risho's Avatar
      Risho -
      Gassho!

      Risho
    1. Nindo's Avatar
      Nindo -
      A good start to my day to sit with you all.
      Gassho!
    1. BobSpour's Avatar
      BobSpour -
      Brilliant!

      _/\_
      bob
    1. pinoybuddhist's Avatar
      pinoybuddhist -
      I'll try to sit tomorrow morning and the day after tomorrow. If the video doesn't work I'll still sit the zazenkai.



      Raf
    1. Shugen's Avatar
      Shugen -
      Sat with Shujin. (I enjoyed the bird songs)

      Gassho
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