• June 21-22nd, 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/uZFBlv1xV2Q

    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 21-22nd, 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. Kyonin's Avatar
      Kyonin -
      I'll be there live!

      Gassho,

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

      Gassho
      Yugen
    1. Juki's Avatar
      Juki -
      Assuming that Google + gives me a hangout link, I will also be there live. If I cannot join the hangout again, I will watch the live feed.

      Gassho,
      William
    1. Daitetsu's Avatar
      Daitetsu -
      Hi William,

      Quote Originally Posted by William Anderson View Post
      Assuming that Google + gives me a hangout link, I will also be there live. If I cannot join the hangout again, I will watch the live feed.
      A few days ago the only way to join a hangout was by clicking on "Hangouts" (or was it the Notifications symbol?) on the right sidebar. All of a sudden a link for joining the hangout finally popped up.
      Maybe you can try this in case you encounter problems.

      I personally will sit - as usual - with the recorded version, as it is too late for me.

      Gassho,

      Timo
    1. Koshin's Avatar
      Koshin -
      Will be there, between all those bald men

      Gassho

      Sent from Tapatalk 2
    1. Taikyo's Avatar
      Taikyo -
      I'll be there a few hrs later - Welsh time.

      Gassho

      david
    1. Cumminjd's Avatar
      Cumminjd -
      I will have to sit with this tomorrow as I am taking my Fiance on a date tonight. Thank you all who will, are, and have sat. I wish you all well on your journeys

      Gassho,

      James
    1. Yugen's Avatar
      Yugen -
      James: Enjoy your date! It's a beautiful summer evening!

      Gassho
      Yugen
    1. Juki's Avatar
      Juki -
      Thank you all for your practice. It felt great to be back among you. Gassho, william
    1. Koshin's Avatar
      Koshin -
      Thank you William, Kyonin, Yugen, Jundo, and everyone who will sit, sat, are sitting, etc

      GAssho
    1. Yugen's Avatar
      Yugen -
      Koshin, thank you for your steady presence - thank you all for sitting - past, present, and future. Greetings to our colleagues in Europe and the UK who will sit in a few hours' time.

      Deep bows
      Yugen
    1. Shingen's Avatar
      Shingen -
      Thank you everyone .... have a great weekend.

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

      This was a very interesting zazenkai because in the second sitting Jundo's cat in Japan visited the Zendo and started meowing. My cat here in Mexico listened and started to look for him and responded to the call!

      I never thought a Mexican cat would understand a Japanese cat

      Languages and frontiers are only a human invention.

      Anyway. Have a great weekend everyone!

      Gassho,

      Kyonin
    1. Taikyo's Avatar
      Taikyo -
      Thanks to all who sat and all who will. I got confused about the cat as mine often scratches the door of the meditation room. I hope you didn't cut the cat in half Jundo! Bows to all


      Gassho


      David
    1. Genshin's Avatar
      Genshin -
      Thanks to all that sat and will sit, cats included!

      Have a great weekend.

      Gassho,
      Matt
    1. Juki's Avatar
      Juki -
      Quote Originally Posted by Kyonin View Post
      Thank you all who sat/will sit.

      This was a very interesting zazenkai because in the second sitting Jundo's cat in Japan visited the Zendo and started meowing. My cat here in Mexico listened and started to look for him and responded to the call!

      I never thought a Mexican cat would understand a Japanese cat

      Languages and frontiers are only a human invention.

      Anyway. Have a great weekend everyone!

      Gassho,

      Kyonin

      Kyonin, my three kitties had the same reaction. Jundo's cat has a deep, deep voice. But, I just sat, as previously instructed by Jundo, to avoid being "caught by the cat."

      gassho,
      william
    1. Shingen's Avatar
      Shingen -
      Quote Originally Posted by Kyonin View Post
      Thank you all who sat/will sit.

      This was a very interesting zazenkai because in the second sitting Jundo's cat in Japan visited the Zendo and started meowing. My cat here in Mexico listened and started to look for him and responded to the call!

      I never thought a Mexican cat would understand a Japanese cat

      Languages and frontiers are only a human invention.

      Anyway. Have a great weekend everyone!

      Gassho,

      Kyonin
      I always enjoy when Mr. Meow Meow comes to give a talk during zazenkai.

      Gassho
      Shingen
    1. Daitetsu's Avatar
      Daitetsu -
      Thanks a lot for your practice!

      Gassho,

      Timo
    1. Risho's Avatar
      Risho -
      Gassho,

      Risho
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