• 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. Kokuu's Avatar
      Kokuu -
      Thank you, Dosho, Yugen and all who sat and will sit.

      Gassho
      Andy
    1. willow's Avatar
      willow -
      Thank you Dosho, Yugen and all who sat. I'm just able to sit a shortened version but that direct, human exchange of words at the end is very nice.

      Gassho

      Willow
    1. Myozan Kodo's Avatar
      Myozan Kodo -
      Thank you Dosho.
      Gassho
      Myozan

      PS. Goog job guys!
    1. Daitetsu's Avatar
      Daitetsu -
      Thanks a lot, Dosho and all who sat/will be sitting!

      Gassho,

      Timo
    1. Shohei's Avatar
      Shohei -
      Great zazenkai Dosho and Yugen!


      Deep bows

      Shohei
    1. Cumminjd's Avatar
      Cumminjd -
      When I get internet back, instead of going to wifi hotspots every day, I will do this sitting! Thank you for this!

      Gassho,

      James
    1. Jundo's Avatar
      Jundo -
      Quote Originally Posted by Cumminjd View Post
      When I get internet back, instead of going to wifi hotspots every day, I will do this sitting! Thank you for this!

      Gassho,

      James
      And now just sit where you are.

      Monks of old sometimes found themselves away from the monastery, on the road. Did they regret being out of touch? No "hotspots" except on the Zafu or rock where you find yourself sitting.

      Gassho, J
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