• December 22nd, 2012 Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai

    DUE TO TECHNICAL 'NON-DIFFICULTIES', THE NETCAST SIGNAL VANISHES TODAY FOR A FEW MINUTES DURING OUR CEREMONY. PLEASE CHANT IN ONE'S HEART. WE ARE BACK IN TIME FOR SITTING.

    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 sit-a-long-able any time thereafter ...

    LIVE ZAZENKAI NETCAST at GOOGLE+ IS HERE:
    CLICK ON THE TAB ON LOWER RIGHT FOR 'FULL SCREEN


    http://youtu.be/AVa2U-YmLsI

    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) 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: December 22nd, 2012 Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai started by Jundo View original post
    Comments 17 Comments
    1. Yugen's Avatar
      Yugen -
      I will have to sit this Zazenkai Saturday morning US time. Thanks to all who will sit -

      Deep bows
      Yugen
    1. Daizan's Avatar
      Daizan -
      Will be here/there.

      Gassho, kojip
    1. Daijo's Avatar
      Daijo -
      I was hoping to make my return to the live sits tonight. Of course I was informed this morning that I might be operating "Dad's Taxi Service" tonight, so we'll see. Tomorrow we're visiting Bodhi Monastery again, and my wife usually tells me "That's enough Buddha for the day" so......I'll be here/there when I can.
    1. Shingen's Avatar
      Shingen -
      I will be there live.

      Gassho
      Michael
    1. Dosho's Avatar
      Dosho -
      I'll be there.

      Gassho,
      Dosho
    1. Koshin's Avatar
      Koshin -
      count me in ... but maybe just a black screen...
      Gassho
    1. Myoku's Avatar
      Myoku -
      Hello everyone,
      a rerun will be at 9:30 AM GMT at Google+ hangouts, I'll be streaming the original zazenkai video into the hangout via a second computer, everyone not being able to attend live is welcome to re-sit this with me at g+,
      _()_
      Myoku
    1. Jundo's Avatar
      Jundo -
      Thank you all for sitting.

      Gassho, Jundo
    1. Kyonin's Avatar
      Kyonin -
      I finally made it back! For a moment I thought I had to work until late, but managed to finish on time.

      Thanks everyone for sitting.

      And Merry Christmas!

      Gassho,

      Kyonin
    1. Koshin's Avatar
      Koshin -
      Thank you sitters

      Have a great holidays

      Gassho
    1. Dosho's Avatar
      Dosho -
      Thanks everyone...have a good holiday!

      Gassho,
      Dosho
    1. Shingen's Avatar
      Shingen -
      Thank you everyone for the wonderful sit ... have a great holiday.

      Gassho
      Michael
    1. Myoku's Avatar
      Myoku -
      Thank you Jundo and everyone participating,
      Gassho
      Myoku
    1. Shujin's Avatar
      Shujin -
      Thank you, all, especially Myoku for motivating me to get out of bed on a Saturday morning and sit.

      Gassho,
      shujin
    1. Matt's Avatar
      Matt -
      Was able to sit this today. Gassho, Matt
    1. adrianbkelly's Avatar
      adrianbkelly -
      Thanks everyone! I've missed this!
    1. Heisoku's Avatar
      Heisoku -
      It was good to sit this. Thank you Jundo and all sitting. Gassho.