• May 17-18th, 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/SJPedOJqDVw

    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 17-18th, 2013 Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai started by Jundo View original post
    Comments 25 Comments
    1. Kyonin's Avatar
      Kyonin -
      I'll be there!

      Gassho,

      Kyonin
    1. Yugen's Avatar
      Yugen -
      I will be there as well.

      Deep bows
      Yugen
    1. Dosho's Avatar
      Dosho -
      I'll be there.

      Gassho,
      Dosho
    1. Juki's Avatar
      Juki -
      I am sick. But, I will try to sit live this evening.

      Gassho,
      William
    1. Shingen's Avatar
      Shingen -
      I will be there as well.

      Gassho
      Shingen
    1. Nengyo's Avatar
      Nengyo -
      I should be able to make it.
    1. Jundo's Avatar
      Jundo -
      Be well, and content in all one's ills, William.
    1. Taikyo's Avatar
      Taikyo -
      I'm in the UK and bake bread for our community shop early morning so will not be able to join you live but will sit with you at around 04.00am BST

      Gassho

      David
    1. Matt's Avatar
      Matt -
      Am joining right now. Gassho, Matt J
    1. Juki's Avatar
      Juki -
      Had some connection issues, but I got in just as Yugen was starting the recitation of the Heart Sutra. Thanks to all who sat or will sit later. I love to sit Zazen with the sound of Japanese birds floating in an out. Gassho, William
    1. arnold's Avatar
      arnold -
      Thank you everyone for siting together tonight. These Friday night Zazenkai are now a very important part of my week. I would not have this opportunity without all of you and your faith in Zazen.

      With Gratitude,

      Arnold
    1. Dosho's Avatar
      Dosho -
      Thank you everyone...deep bows.

      Gassho,
      Dosho
    1. Koshin's Avatar
      Koshin -
      Thank you for being there, have a great weekend

      Gassho
    1. Shingen's Avatar
      Shingen -
      Thank you Jundo and everyone ... have a great weekend.

      Gassho
      Shingen
    1. Yugen's Avatar
      Yugen -
      Thanks everyone for sitting. Arnold, I agree completely with you. A very special way to spend Friday evenings.

      Have a fine weekend everyone.

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

      Yes, it's the best way to kick off the weekend

      Gassho,

      Kyonin
    1. Taikyo's Avatar
      Taikyo -
      Don't know if it is something wrong my end with the link but tried to access the video at 4.30 BST & again now but all that I'm viewing is Jundo speaking to someone briefly - the video lasting for about 5min?!

      Gassho

      David
    1. willow's Avatar
      willow -
      Same here David - never mind, we all sit together video link or non-video link.

      Gassho

      Willow
    1. Myozan Kodo's Avatar
      Myozan Kodo -
      David, Willow.
      You're right. I'm getting the same thing. I'll just sit regardless.
      Gassho
      Myozan
    1. Nengyo's Avatar
      Nengyo -
      Whatever William had, he obviously gave it to me yesterday when I visited the forum . I will re-sit when this mega-headache passes .

      Gassho to everyone who sat, who had connection problems, and who will sit! .