• March 30th, 2013 Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai

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    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/0cWXYSY6l2E

    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 30th, 2013 Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai started by Jundo View original post
    Comments 23 Comments
    1. Shingen's Avatar
      Shingen -
      I will be there.

      Gassho
      Shingen
    1. Daizan's Avatar
      Daizan -
      Will be there /here


      Gassho
      Daizan
    1. Kyonin's Avatar
      Kyonin -
      I'll be there!
    1. Yutai's Avatar
      Yutai -
      Its been quite a while since I have made it to one live. Looking forward to it!
    1. Dosho's Avatar
      Dosho -
      I'll be there.

      Gassho,
      Dosho
    1. Juki's Avatar
      Juki -
      Assuming that I can get the wireless connection working at my office, I will be there. Otherwise, I may have to try to connect using an iPad and the wireless hotspot option on my phone, which sometimes cuts out on me. So, I guess I'm in either way!

      Gassho,
      William
    1. Shingen's Avatar
      Shingen -
      Thank you everyone who sat and great job Yugen on being Ino.

      Have a great weekend.

      Gassho
      Shingen
    1. Daizan's Avatar
      Daizan -
      Thank you all, and thank you Yugen.

      Deep bows,
      Daizan
    1. Juki's Avatar
      Juki -
      The pre Zazenkai chat time was nice. It was good to put voices to the names and faces. Thank you to all who sat and will sit later. Gassho
    1. Yugen's Avatar
      Yugen -
      Thank you all for sitting, and for your encouragement. What a wonderful practice!

      Deep bows
      Yugen
    1. Yutai's Avatar
      Yutai -
      Thank you all and nice job Yugen.
      -Yutai
    1. Dosho's Avatar
      Dosho -
      My thanks to Jundo, Yugen, and all who sit...deep bows.

      Gassho,
      Dosho
    1. Jundo's Avatar
      Jundo -
      Quote Originally Posted by Jenell View Post
      I was there but the google+ was filled, so I sat without the camera. Thank you all.
      Gassho
      Jenell

      Wow ... Standing Room Only! I mean, "Sitting Room Only!"

      You were sitting with us, Jen, and quite visible.

      Gassho, J
    1. Taigu's Avatar
      Taigu -
      Very nice voice and singing, Yugen!


      gassho


      Taigu
    1. Myoku's Avatar
      Myoku -
      Thank you everyone,
      great job Yugen, lovely,
      Gassho
      Myoku
    1. Myozan Kodo's Avatar
      Myozan Kodo -
      Great job Yugen! Nice sitting this morning everybody. A full house!
      Gassho
      Myozan
    1. Hans's Avatar
      Hans -
      Hello,

      thank you all for your practise guys. Am I the only one who finds the daylight saving time stuff confusing every year anew ?

      Have a wonderful Easter period.

      Gassho,

      Hans Chudo Mongen
    1. Yugen's Avatar
      Yugen -
      Thank you all for sitting - I am grateful for and sustained by your support - it was a real honor to be able to serve as Ino. Thank you Jundo for teaching me.

      Gassho
      Yugen
    1. Kyonin's Avatar
      Kyonin -
      Thank you all who sat/will sit.

      And thank you, Yugen! I agree with Jundo. You've got a nice radio voice

      Gassho,

      Kyonin
    1. Heisoku's Avatar
      Heisoku -
      Thank you Jundo and Yugen. Lovely to sit with everyone. Gassho.
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