• June 14-15th, 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/Ww-15q4sGPk

    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: June 14-15th, 2013 Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai started by Jundo View original post
    Comments 26 Comments
    1. Shingen's Avatar
      Shingen -
      I will be there.

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

      Gassho
    1. Yugen's Avatar
      Yugen -
      I'm in!

      Gassho
      Yugen
    1. Matt's Avatar
      Matt -
      I will be sitting this. Gassho, Matt J
    1. Risho's Avatar
      Risho -
      I will be there

      Gassho,

      Risho
    1. Dosho's Avatar
      Dosho -
      I'm there!

      Gassho,
      Dosho
    1. Kyonin's Avatar
      Kyonin -
      Hope I can make it. I barely sleep last night, so I can't promise my brain will be operational at that time.

      If I can't, I'll sit on Saturday morning before Father Sun comes up.

      Gassho,

      Kyonin
    1. Taikyo's Avatar
      Taikyo -
      I'll be a few hours after you in Wales.

      Gassho

      David
    1. arnold's Avatar
      arnold -
      I was delayed at work today and am missing this one. I will try to sit this one tomorrow. I hope that everyone is having and will have a wonderful Zazenkai.
    1. Risho's Avatar
      Risho -
      Thank you ... good sitting live for a change.

      Gassho,

      Risho
    1. Shingen's Avatar
      Shingen -
      Wonderful everyone, thank you. Have a great weekend.

      Gassho
      Shingen
    1. Sekishi's Avatar
      Sekishi -
      Thank you all for sitting. It seems that the iOS Google+ app no longer supports hangouts so I sat with YouTube tonight. ^_^

      Deep gassho,
      Eric
    1. Koshin's Avatar
      Koshin -
      Thank you everyone, have a great weekend

      Gassho
    1. Dosho's Avatar
      Dosho -
      Thanks everyone...great to see you Risho!

      Gassho,
      Dosho
    1. Yugen's Avatar
      Yugen -
      Thank you everyone and good morning to our colleagues sitting in the UK and Europe.

      Gassho
      Yugen
    1. Jundo's Avatar
      Jundo -
      Thank you for everyone's patience with the giant truck outside and my briefly putting us off the air!


      Gassho, Jundo
    1. Taikyo's Avatar
      Taikyo -
      Wonderful to sit with you all again. Thanks for your practice to all it is so inspirational.

      Gassho

      David
    1. Genshin's Avatar
      Genshin -
      Lovely start to the day. Thank you Jundo and to everyone who sat and will sit.

      Gassho
      Matt
    1. Heisoku's Avatar
      Heisoku -
      Gassho to everyone sitting.
    1. Myoku's Avatar
      Myoku -
      Hello and thank you everyone,
      Gassho
      Myoku