• August 2-3rd, 2013 Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai

    Hello All,

    Please 'sit-a-long' with our weekly FRIDAY/SATURDAY 'LIVE FROM DOSHO'S HOUSE' 90 minute ZAZENKAI, netcast LIVE at 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




    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, Dosho
    This article was originally published in forum thread: August 2-3rd, 2013 Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai started by Dosho View original post
    Comments 27 Comments
    1. Kyonin's Avatar
      Kyonin -
      I'll be there live

      Gassho,

      Kyonin
    1. Shingen's Avatar
      Shingen -
      I too will be there live.

      Gassho
      Shingen
    1. Myosha's Avatar
      Myosha -
      Be there or be square.


      Gassho,
      Edward
    1. Taikyo's Avatar
      Taikyo -
      Be there a couple of hrs later as in UK

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

      Gassho
      Yugen
    1. Koshin's Avatar
      Koshin -
      Will meet you there

      Gassho
    1. Shingen's Avatar
      Shingen -
      That was wonderful ... perfectly imperfect! Thank you Dosho and everyone ... have great weekend.

      Gassho
      Shingen
    1. Dosho's Avatar
      Dosho -
      Thank you all for sitting! I see from a quick glance at the recording that the camera moved, so apologies for having to stare at my neck! I think just about everything that could go "wrong" did.

      But it was perfect and I wouldn't change a thing.

      Have a good weekend everyone!

      Gassho,
      Dosho
    1. Koshin's Avatar
      Koshin -
      Thank you Dosho, it was a great Zazenkai....have a great weekend with your family

      Gassho
    1. Dosho's Avatar
      Dosho -
      BTW, I just tried the lighter again...works just fine.
    1. mpdalles's Avatar
      mpdalles -
      Hey friends,

      Thanks for the opportunity but there where some problems with my internet connection in Google+... suddenly the window closed, I lost the Kinhin time... see you soon again.

      Gassho
    1. Seimyo's Avatar
      Seimyo -
      Thank you Dosho. I will sit with all of you tonight.

      Gassho.
      Seimyo
    1. Yugen's Avatar
      Yugen -
      Fine job Dosho! Thank you everyone! Have a wonderful and safe weekend.

      Gassho
      Yugen
    1. Kyonin's Avatar
      Kyonin -
      Great job, Dosho! Thank you very much

      And thanks to all who sat/will sit.

      Gassho,

      Kyonin
    1. Taikyo's Avatar
      Taikyo -
      Great stuff Dosho and thank you all for the opportunity to sit with you and my thanks to all who will sit.
      Gassho
      David
    1. Heisoku's Avatar
      Heisoku -
      Thank you Dosho and Yugen and to everyone sitting, Gassho.
    1. Clark's Avatar
      Clark -
      Thank you Dosho
      Thanks for sitting with me all!
      Gassho
      C
    1. Myoku's Avatar
      Myoku -
      Thank you everyone,
      great job Dosho, Jugen, thank you!
      Gassho
      Myoku
    1. Hans's Avatar
      Hans -
      Hello Dosho,

      thank you very much for your practise!

      All the best and Gassho from Germany,

      Hans Chudo Mongen
    1. em's Avatar
      em -
      Thank you