• January 26th, 2013 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/p1jkDC4YEh0

    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: January 26th, 2013 Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai started by Jundo View original post
    Comments 32 Comments
    1. Daitetsu's Avatar
      Daitetsu -
      Thanks a lot for your practice!
      Have a great Sunday all!

      Gassho,

      Timo
    1. Daisho's Avatar
      Daisho -
      I sat with you later in Saturday. Thanks everyone.
    1. Marla567's Avatar
      Marla567 -
      Thank you all for sitting together.

      Gassho
      Bianca / Shinka
    1. adrianbkelly's Avatar
      adrianbkelly -
      Thanks everyone!

      _/\_
      Ade
    1. Genshin's Avatar
      Genshin -
      I sat today. This was my first Zazenkai with Treeleaf.

      Many thanks to everyone.

      Gassho
      Matt
    1. Nenka's Avatar
      Nenka -
      Thanks.



      Jen
    1. Shokai's Avatar
      Shokai -
      Thanks to all who sat and will sit.

      and, a special "Way to go" to MattW
    1. dharma7154's Avatar
      dharma7154 -
      I just joined and have tried to print out the chant book from the PDF file, but it doesn't print out properly. It ends up all different characters and I cannot read it. If any body has any help they can offer about this would be awesome. I am looking forward to do my first zazenkai soon. But I am still nervous since I have only been sitting for30 minutes a day.
      Gassho
      Lee
    1. Jundo's Avatar
      Jundo -
      Hi Lee,

      I just tried it, and it seems to be printing properly.

      Perhaps you could just cut and paste into a WORD files from the HTML link.

      http://www.treeleaf.org/forums/showt...t-Book-is-Here

      By the way, this Saturday, as the first Saturday of the month, is our monthly 4-Hour Zazenkai! Of course, one is not sitting the whole 4 hours!

      Gassho, Jundo
    1. dharma7154's Avatar
      dharma7154 -
      Thank you so much Jundo. I will print it out tomorrow when I get to work. I will not be able to make it live but I will be there in spirt! I will try to get do the video on demand on Tuesday if everything goes well with work. Thank you again
      Gassho
      Lee
    1. Jundo's Avatar
      Jundo -
      Quote Originally Posted by dharma7154 View Post
      I will try to get do the video on demand on Tuesday ...
      Gassho
      Lee
      Around here we say, Video upon Non-desire.

      Gassho, J
    1. dharma7154's Avatar
      dharma7154 -
      Thank you all for the sitting.
      Gassho,
      Lee
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