• November 17th, 2012 Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai

    NOTE that DAYLIGHT SAVINGS CLOCKS HAVE ROLLED BACK.

    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 7pm, Los Angeles 4pm (Friday night), London midnight and Paris 1am (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/PfHkljoqrmM

    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: November 17th, 2012 Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai started by Jundo View original post
    Comments 29 Comments
    1. Daitetsu's Avatar
      Daitetsu -
      This was my first "live sitting" here - thank you all!
      And get well soon!

      Gassho,

      Timo
    1. Kyonin's Avatar
      Kyonin -
      Sat with Chris on Saturday Morning.

      Thank you all who sat / will sit.

      Jundo, hope you get well soon.

      Gassho,

      Kyonin
    1. Rich's Avatar
      Rich -
      thanks for sitting. Jundo, thanks for the bonus talk, wasn't expecting that.
    1. Risho's Avatar
      Risho -
      Thank you everyone! Get well soon.

      Gassho,

      Risho
    1. Nindo's Avatar
      Nindo -
      Sat this morning. Hope everyone is feeling better.
    1. rculver's Avatar
      rculver -
      I'll be sitting this evening with Shujin around 9pm EST if anyone cares to join for all or some.

      Gassho


      Shugen
    1. Myozan Kodo's Avatar
      Myozan Kodo -
      Sat this afternoon. Thanks and Gassho.
      Myozan

      PS: Hope the cold has cleared up.
    1. Gi Shu-George's Avatar
      Gi Shu-George -
      Thank you for this sitting
      Gassho
      Gishu-George
    1. Amelia's Avatar
      Amelia -
      Have sat half. Will sit other half.