• February 9th, 2013 Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai

    DUE TO TECHNICAL NON-DIFFICULTIES, THIS IS A 'RE-SIT' OF A PASTLESSLY PAST NETCAST.


    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: February 9th, 2013 Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai started by Jundo View original post
    Comments 21 Comments
    1. Yugen's Avatar
      Yugen -
      I will be there - if we have power - awaiting the snowstorm/blizzard.....

      Deep bows
      Yugen
    1. Shingen's Avatar
      Shingen -
      I too will be there.

      Gassho
      Shingen
    1. Kyonin's Avatar
      Kyonin -
      I'll be there live
    1. Dosho's Avatar
      Dosho -
      I'll be there, weather permitting.

      Gassho,
      Dosho
    1. Daizan's Avatar
      Daizan -
      I'll be here.

      Gassho, Daizan
    1. Daijo's Avatar
      Daijo -
      I will try to be there live. With the whole family snowed in, it may be difficult. Sometimes they don't approve of my "just sitting around doing nothing". LOl, but if I can get the computer and a room to my non-self, I'll see you there!
    1. Myoku's Avatar
      Myoku -
      Planed to re-sit this 12 - 13 hours later on g+, if anybody is interested in sitting together on g+ I can adjust my sitting time a bit, just pm me please.
      Gassho
      Myoku
    1. Shingen's Avatar
      Shingen -
      Thank you Jundo, Yugen, Dosho, and all who sat. Even with technical blips, we kept rollin on. Have a great weekend.

      Gassho
      Shingen
    1. Gen01's Avatar
      Gen01 -
      Thanks every body!

      Gassho.
    1. Dosho's Avatar
      Dosho -
      Thanks to all! Deep bows.

      Gassho,
      Dosho
    1. Kyonin's Avatar
      Kyonin -
      Sorry Jundo was disconnected.

      Thanks to all who sat/will sit.

      Gassho,

      Kyonin
    1. Jundo's Avatar
      Jundo -
      DUE TO TECHNICAL 'NON-DIFFICULTIES' THE NETCAST DROPPED MIDWAY, the first time I believe that has happened with Google+. Oh well. I have posted a "pastlessly past" resit of a prior Zazenkai.

      Kyonin said, Sorry Jundo was disconnected.

      We are never disconnected even when disconnected!

      Gassho, J
    1. Yugen's Avatar
      Yugen -
      Thanks to everyone. It's good to practice together.

      Deep bows
      Yugen
    1. AndrewW's Avatar
      AndrewW -
      Thanks everyone!

      Gassho,
      Andrew
    1. Nengyo's Avatar
      Nengyo -
      I think I got disconnected before we got disconnected (or maybe not, it's hard to say) Either way, a little heart sutra and zazen is better than no zazen at all!
    1. Myoku's Avatar
      Myoku -
      Gassho and thank you everyone,
      Myoku
    1. dharma7154's Avatar
      dharma7154 -
      Thanks to all that have sat and will sit.
      Gassho,
      Lee
    1. Heisoku's Avatar
      Heisoku -
      Thank you Jundo and all sitting.Gassho.
    1. adrianbkelly's Avatar
      adrianbkelly -
      Thank you to a wonderful Sangha.

      _/\_
      Ade
    1. Nenka's Avatar
      Nenka -
      Well then, this is as good a time as any to do the 4-hour sit I didn't do last week.

      Gassho

      Jen
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