• April 12-13th, 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 8pm, Los Angeles 5pm (Friday night), London 1am and Paris 2am (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/lQmM_OqGDHo

    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: April 12-13th, 2013 Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai started by Jundo View original post
    Comments 23 Comments
    1. Kyonin's Avatar
      Kyonin -
      I'll be there live!

      Gassho,

      Kyonin
    1. Juki's Avatar
      Juki -
      I have to be working again, for the second Friday night in a row, and I will sit on Saturday morning. I will be back to live sitting next week. Looking forward to seeing everyone again.

      Gassho,

      William
    1. Yugen's Avatar
      Yugen -
      I will be there!

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

      Gassho
      Shingen
    1. Koshin's Avatar
      Koshin -
      Same here

      Gassho
    1. Dosho's Avatar
      Dosho -
      Not feeling very well today, but will do my best to attend.

      Gassho,
      Dosho
    1. Jundo's Avatar
      Jundo -
      Be well, D ... or at ease in all your ills.
    1. Shingen's Avatar
      Shingen -
      Quote Originally Posted by Dosho View Post
      Not feeling very well today, but will do my best to attend.

      Gassho,
      Dosho
      Take care and be well Dosho ... maybe enjoy some horizontal zazen.

      Gassho
      Shingen
    1. jus's Avatar
      jus -
      I will be sitting with you guys again as well. last week was my first time and a little rough on me (a beginner)!
    1. jus's Avatar
      jus -
      thank you, again. and im not sure if this is the right place for this question, but im having trouble with "just sitting", as opposed to other forms of meditation like "breath counting" or "insight meditation", where it feels like my brain is getting to do something. just sitting and facing the wall i start to feel a little bit nuts. any suggestions? thanks..
    1. Shingen's Avatar
      Shingen -
      Thank you Jundo and everyone who sat. Have a great weekend.

      Nice to see you again Georgina.

      Gassho
      Shingen
    1. Jundo's Avatar
      Jundo -
      Quote Originally Posted by jus View Post
      thank you, again. and im not sure if this is the right place for this question, but im having trouble with "just sitting", as opposed to other forms of meditation like "breath counting" or "insight meditation", where it feels like my brain is getting to do something. just sitting and facing the wall i start to feel a little bit nuts. any suggestions? thanks..
      Hey Jus,

      Good to have you sitting with us today.

      I tried to respond on this other thread ...

      http://www.treeleaf.org/forums/showt...ll=1#post98888


      Gassho, J
    1. Koshin's Avatar
      Koshin -
      Thank you everyone Have a great weekend
      Gassho
    1. Dosho's Avatar
      Dosho -
      Thanks everyone.

      Gassho,
      Dosho
    1. Myoku's Avatar
      Myoku -
      Thank you everyone,
      take good care and Gassho
      Myoku
    1. Marla567's Avatar
      Marla567 -
      Thank you all for sitting together!

      Gassho
      Shinka
    1. Genshin's Avatar
      Genshin -
      Thanks everyone.

      Gassho
      Matt
    1. Stacy's Avatar
      Stacy -
      Thank you for the sitting, everyone. This was the first Zazenkai I have done. I look forward to next time.

      Gassho, Stacy
    1. willow's Avatar
      willow -
      Lap top wouldn't hold signal - only realised because of fade out on the birds - love the sound of that in the background willow
    1. Heisoku's Avatar
      Heisoku -
      Metta to Shawn and family, with thanks to Jundo and everyone sitting. Gassho.