• May 10-11th, 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/KSQlVlE7oOs

    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: May 10-11th, 2013 Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai started by Jundo View original post
    Comments 28 Comments
    1. Shingen's Avatar
      Shingen -
      I will be there.

      Gassho
      Shingen
    1. Amelia's Avatar
      Amelia -
      Maybe I can actually get my camera working correctly this time.
    1. Kyonin's Avatar
      Kyonin -
      I'll be there!

      Gassho,

      Kyonin
    1. Kyonin's Avatar
      Kyonin -
      Quote Originally Posted by Amelia View Post
      Maybe I can actually get my camera working correctly this time.
      Even if you can't get the camera working, come sit with us! You can always watch the live stream.

      And of course you can always sit with us later.

      Treeleaf, bending time and space continuum since 2153.

      Gassho,

      Kyonin
    1. Yugen's Avatar
      Yugen -
      I won't be able to make it tonight due to a previous commitment.... I will sit this weekend!

      Gassho
      Yugen
    1. Genshin's Avatar
      Genshin -
      I'll sit over the weekend.
      Gassho
      Matt
    1. Daijo's Avatar
      Daijo -
      Normally Friday evenings at 8:00 are out for me. I'm usually picking my wife and daughter up from work at 8:45. Tonight is prom night though, so they took the evening off. I do believe we'll be able to sit live tonight. (we meaning me and Charlie).
    1. Dosho's Avatar
      Dosho -
      I'll be there.

      Gassho,
      Dosho
    1. Koshin's Avatar
      Koshin -
      Will be celebrating with Mom, so will join "live" tomorrow saturday morning

      Gassho
    1. jus's Avatar
      jus -
      no cam, but i will be sitting as well.

      gassho
      justin
    1. Koshin's Avatar
      Koshin -
      Joined the 1st Zazen, had to go before the 2nd. Thank you guyas, have a great weekend

      Gassho
    1. Shingen's Avatar
      Shingen -
      Thanks everyone ... have a great weekend.

      Gassho
      Shingen
    1. Dosho's Avatar
      Dosho -
      My thanks to Jundo and all who sat...deep bows.

      Gassho,
      Dosho
    1. arnold's Avatar
      arnold -
      Thanks everyone. I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend.

      Gassho,
      Arnold
    1. Amelia's Avatar
      Amelia -
      When I came home from work this afternoon I sat with you all, but I forgot it was Friday so I didn't turn my computer on!
    1. Sekishi's Avatar
      Sekishi -
      Thank you all for sitting!
      Gassho,
      Eric
    1. willow's Avatar
      willow -
      Thank you for your practice



      Willow
    1. Myozan Kodo's Avatar
      Myozan Kodo -
      Thanks to the Bishop of Tsukuba , the ino and everyone.
      Gassho
      Myozan
    1. Kyonin's Avatar
      Kyonin -
      Thank you all who sat / will sit.

      Have a wonderful weekend.

      Gassho,

      Kyonin
    1. Myoku's Avatar
      Myoku -
      Thank you!
      its wonderful to see so many people practicing,
      _()_
      Myoku