• March 23rd, 2013 Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai

    ReMINDer: DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME CHANGE in NORTH AMERICA (not yet in Europe)!

    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 8pm, Los Angeles 5pm (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/NKQKwV3W0O4

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

      Gassho
      Yugen
    1. Hans's Avatar
      Hans -
      Hi folks,

      I'll sit with you but will have to figure out how to teach my mum's iPAd to like Google+

      Gassho and thank you all for your practise,

      Hans Chudo Mongen
    1. Daizan's Avatar
      Daizan -
      Will be there/here

      Gassho
      Daizan
    1. Juki's Avatar
      Juki -
      I am in, assuming my wireless connection holds out. I'll be the newbie holding a copy of the Liturgy in my hand because I have yet to memorize it.
    1. Dosho's Avatar
      Dosho -
      Quote Originally Posted by William Anderson View Post
      I am in, assuming my wireless connection holds out. I'll be the newbie holding a copy of the Liturgy in my hand because I have yet to memorize it.
      No worries William...even we seasoned beginners have to use it! You'll be in good company.

      Gassho,
      Dosho
    1. Shingen's Avatar
      Shingen -
      I too will be there.

      Gassho
      Shingen
    1. Koshin's Avatar
      Koshin -
      Quote Originally Posted by William Anderson View Post
      I am in, assuming my wireless connection holds out. I'll be the newbie holding a copy of the Liturgy in my hand because I have yet to memorize it.
      Same here See you there

      Gassho
    1. Kyonin's Avatar
      Kyonin -
      Count me in to be live with you guys!

      Gassho,

      Kyonin
    1. Daijo's Avatar
      Daijo -
      I'll be doing a resit tomorrow morning.

      Gassho
    1. Dosho's Avatar
      Dosho -
      Thanks Jundo and to all who sat...all here now.

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


      Daizan
    1. Juki's Avatar
      Juki -
      Thank you to everyone for sitting. Thank you, Jundo for guiding us.

      Gassho

      William
    1. Shingen's Avatar
      Shingen -
      Thank you Jundo, Dosho, and all who sat, was wonderful. Have a great weekend.

      Gassho
      Shingen
    1. Yugen's Avatar
      Yugen -
      Thank you all - have a great weekend.

      Deep bows
      Yugen
    1. Myozan Kodo's Avatar
      Myozan Kodo -
      Early morning Zazenkai. Thanks all. Ino idea is exciting.
      Gassho
      Myozan
    1. Myoku's Avatar
      Myoku -
      Thank you everyone,
      Gassho
      Myoku
    1. Kyonin's Avatar
      Kyonin -
      Thank you all who sat/will sit.

      Gassho,

      Kyonin
    1. Heisoku's Avatar
      Heisoku -
      Thank you Jundo and everyone sitting. Gassho.
    1. Kokuu's Avatar
      Kokuu -
      Thank you, Jundo, all.

      The sight of the Zendo each weekend is becoming reassuringly familiar. I even recognise some of the faces from the forums.

      First zazen
      looking for kensho
      a ginger cat.



      Gassho
      Andy
    1. Matt's Avatar
      Matt -
      Sitting this right now. Gassho, Matt
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