• December 29th, 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 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/M6_VxGx041E

    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 29th, 2012 Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai started by Jundo View original post
    Comments 22 Comments
    1. Yugen's Avatar
      Yugen -
      Hello all,
      I will have to sit this zazenkai on Saturday. Gassho to all and thank you for sitting!

      Yugen
    1. Shingen's Avatar
      Shingen -
      I will be there live.

      Gassho
      Michael
    1. Kyotai's Avatar
      Kyotai -
      I will TRY and be there live.

      Gassho..

      Shawn
    1. Myoku's Avatar
      Myoku -
      Hello fellow leafers,
      Re-Sit for those who cant attend live and wish to sit together at Google+ hangout is at 6:30 GMT with the video of the original hangout. Invitation at g+ is posted and its added at the calendar here and at g+ so you can look up your time.
      Gassho
      Myoku
    1. Daizan's Avatar
      Daizan -
      Will be there here.

      Gassho, kojip.
    1. Kyonin's Avatar
      Kyonin -
      I am currently engaged in the second day of Rohatsu with Shujin. We'll be sitting until about 10:30 PM tonight, so I'll have to sit this zazenkai on the recorded version. It will have to be on early Sunday morning

      Gassho,

      Kyonin
    1. Jundo's Avatar
      Jundo -
      Quote Originally Posted by Kyonin View Post
      I am currently engaged in the second day of Rohatsu with Shujin. We'll be sitting until about 10:30 PM tonight, so I'll have to sit this zazenkai on the recorded version. It will have to be on early Sunday morning

      Gassho,

      Kyonin
      I think that sitting Rohatsu with Shujin is sitting with us at Zazenkai. So you see, Zazen affords the miraculous power to be two and all places at once!

      Gassho, J
    1. Daizan's Avatar
      Daizan -
      Thank you.


      kojip
    1. Shingen's Avatar
      Shingen -
      Thank you Jundo and everyone who sat ... have a great weekend and Happy New Year.

      Gassho
      Michael
    1. Kyotai's Avatar
      Kyotai -
      Thank you

      Gassho

      Shawn
    1. Myoku's Avatar
      Myoku -
      Thank you Jundo and everyone sitting,
      Gassho
      Myoku
    1. Daijo's Avatar
      Daijo -
      Gassho,due to family obligations, Kinhin for me was the ever so mindful folding of laundry.
    1. Matt's Avatar
      Matt -
      Going to sit this right now. Gassho, Matt
    1. Jakudo's Avatar
      Jakudo -
      Sat with the live stream as I could not get logged on...I will have to play with google+ hangouts to figure this out
    1. Koshin's Avatar
      Koshin -
      Thank you

      Gassho
    1. Jundo's Avatar
      Jundo -
      Quote Originally Posted by chuck13 View Post
      Gassho,due to family obligations, Kinhin for me was the ever so mindful folding of laundry.
      Perfectly good Kinhin when that is what it must be. Just fold sincerely and carefully to make all the shirts neat and straight, all while dropping all thoughts of straight vs. crooked.

      Gassho, J
    1. sandworm's Avatar
      sandworm -
      Thank you Jundo and all who sat live today. This was my first zazenkai, and I felt like I was with you all, despite having used the recorded version. Today you were my teachers
    1. Jundo's Avatar
      Jundo -
      Thank you, Sandworm. Nice sitting with you this first time.

      Might I ask a favor though, would you look over here about posting some face (the visible kind) with the name? Item 4  ...

      http://www.treeleaf.org/forums/showt...Sangha-Members

      I look forward to sitting together again soon.

      Gassho, Jundo
    1. Hans's Avatar
      Hans -
      Hello,

      thank you for your practise folks!

      Gassho,

      Hans Chudo Mongen
    1. Daitetsu's Avatar
      Daitetsu -
      Hi,

      Sat it last night. Thanks for all who sat and will be sitting!

      Gassho,

      Timo
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