• February 23rd, 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/RYvgFnY_pz0

    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 23rd, 2013 Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai started by Jundo View original post
    Comments 31 Comments
    1. Shingen's Avatar
      Shingen -
      I will be there.

      Gassho
      Shingen
    1. Daijo's Avatar
      Daijo -
      I'll be there live.
    1. Dosho's Avatar
      Dosho -
      I should be there.

      Gassho,
      Dosho
    1. AndrewW's Avatar
      AndrewW -
      I'm planning on attending.

      Gassho,
      Andrew
    1. Yugen's Avatar
      Yugen -
      I will be there, Internet permitting. Had issues with G+ yesterday. If I cannot join hangout, I will be sitting with you.

      Deep bows
      Yugen
    1. Kyonin's Avatar
      Kyonin -
      I'll be there live!

      Gassho,

      Kyonin
    1. Koshin's Avatar
      Koshin -
      Will join you live

      Gassho
    1. jeff_u's Avatar
      jeff_u -
      See you guys there.

      Gassho,

      Jeff
    1. Myozan Kodo's Avatar
      Myozan Kodo -
      Will be sitting with you over the weekend.
      Gassho
      Myozan
    1. Daizan's Avatar
      Daizan -
      I'll be here.


      Gassho,


      Daizan
    1. Koshin's Avatar
      Koshin -
      Won't be able to sit with you live after all, but anyway, somewhere in the middle of the night

      Gassho
    1. jeff_u's Avatar
      jeff_u -
      Looks like I'll be taking care of a sick kid. So I'll be sitting with you guys tomorrow morning.

      Gassho,

      Jeff
    1. Daijo's Avatar
      Daijo -
      cushion ready, chant book in hand, phone rings, "dad, come pick me up"....

      Gassho,

      I'll join you later.
    1. Daizan's Avatar
      Daizan -
      Thank you.



      Gassho, Daizan
    1. Shingen's Avatar
      Shingen -
      Thank you everyone ... was a wonderful sit, have a great weekend.

      Gassho
      Shingen
    1. Dosho's Avatar
      Dosho -
      Thanks everyone...was more than a bit late, but also not late as I was practicing with all of you the whole time.

      Deep bows to the sangha.

      Gassho,
      Dosho
    1. Yugen's Avatar
      Yugen -
      Thank you for sitting, showing up when you do, taking care of sick kids, picking up kids who need rides, and living life as it is right now....

      Deep bows
      Yugen
    1. Heisoku's Avatar
      Heisoku -
      Thank you Jundo and everyone sitting. Gassho.
    1. Myoku's Avatar
      Myoku -
      Thank you Jundo and all sitting,
      _()_
      Myoku
    1. Kyonin's Avatar
      Kyonin -
      Thank you all who sat / will sit.

      Have a wonderful weekend.

      Gassho,

      Kyonin
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