• July 26-27th, 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/cQtz-_iZUl0

    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: July 26-27th, 2013 Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai started by Jundo View original post
    Comments 35 Comments
    1. Myosha's Avatar
      Myosha -
      Thank you.


      Gassho,
      Edward
    1. Myozan Kodo's Avatar
      Myozan Kodo -
      Thanks Matt. The local doctor hospitalised my second son today. So, more drama from the Kilroy corner, I'm afraid.

      Not too serious this time. Not like the other guy. But he was just refusing liquids and was badly dehydrated. Nothing IV fluids can't sort out.

      The trip our family will never forget! Plus $30,000 in medical bills (the insurance should cover most of that though).

      The capping verse of this koan: ALWAYS GET TRAVEL INSURANCE!!!

      Gassho
      Myozan
    1. Amelia's Avatar
      Amelia -
      My goodness, Myozan. Best of luck and metta.
    1. Jundo's Avatar
      Jundo -
      Sitting with you.

      Let's also sit for all doctors and medical professionels too.

      Gassho, J
    1. Yugen's Avatar
      Yugen -
      Myozan,
      Much metta to all of you. We are sitting with you.

      A very wise capping verse!

      Gassho
      Yugen
    1. Dosho's Avatar
      Dosho -
      Myozan,

      Much metta and good wishes to you and the family. I hope everyone is resting comfortably this evening.

      Gassho,
      Dosho
    1. Myozan Kodo's Avatar
      Myozan Kodo -
      Thanks all. Amen to sitting for all medical professionals. Everyone we met took their Hippocratic Oath to heart, absolutely wonderful people in Norwalk Hospital, Connecticut. The hand of Kannon was their hand in action. Kindness and care personified. The warmest, enduring affection we will all have for all these people we met in America, people that were there when we needed them most.
      Gassho
      Myozan
    1. Ed's Avatar
      Ed -
      I sit at local group on Friday's.
      In gassho to all here,
      Seido
    1. Ed's Avatar
      Ed -
      I sit at local group on Friday's.
      In gassho to all here,
      Seido
    1. Daitetsu's Avatar
      Daitetsu -
      Thanks for your practice!

      I am glad things turned out well, Myozan, and Jundo, have a great holiday!

      Gassho,

      Timo
    1. Matt's Avatar
      Matt -
      Going to sit this tonight. Gassho, Matt J
    1. Clark's Avatar
      Clark -
      I noticed a good deal of (Jimi Hendrixish)feedback at the beginning of this broadcast. Is it the equipment or am I doing something wrong. Anyone else have it? As a result I couldn't clearly here what Jundo had to say about future broadcasts over the next few weeks; while he is in Korea will someone be taking over?

      Thanks Clark
    1. Dosho's Avatar
      Dosho -
      Clark,

      There is always a little feedback, but it doesn't usually lead to Jundo not coming through clearly. I too had difficulty understanding him though, so it wasn't just you.

      And, yes, one of the unsui will be leading the next sitting.

      Gassho,
      Dosho
    1. Clark's Avatar
      Clark -
      Thank you Dosho
    1. Amelia's Avatar
      Amelia -
      Thank you all for sitting with me.

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