• August 23-24th, 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/VGTOZdyixu4

    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: August 23-24th, 2013 Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai started by Jundo View original post
    Comments 30 Comments
    1. Yugen's Avatar
      Yugen -
      I will not be able to attend tonight unfortunately.

      Deep bows
      Yugen
    1. Koshin's Avatar
      Koshin -
      Will be there

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

      Gassho
      Shingen
    1. Genshin's Avatar
      Genshin -
      I will follow along to the recorded version.

      Gassho
      Matt
    1. Juki's Avatar
      Juki -
      Provided that my Google issues are all resolved and my recent hacking problems do not prevent it, I will be there live as well.

      Gassho,
      William
    1. adrianbkelly's Avatar
      adrianbkelly -
      I'll be there Sunday morning!

      _/\_
      Ade
    1. gwz's Avatar
      gwz -
      I'll be there.
    1. Dosho's Avatar
      Dosho -
      Im in.

      Gassho,
      Dosho
    1. Daijo's Avatar
      Daijo -
      I will sit with this weeks zazenkai this weekend with my sitting group.
    1. Juki's Avatar
      Juki -
      Google Plus is not letting me in. I will follow on the stream. Gassho, William
    1. Clark's Avatar
      Clark -
      Will sit this weekend. Thank you all for participating and for your practice.
      Gassho C
    1. Myosha's Avatar
      Myosha -
      Not Google + yet, but live via YOUTUBE for the second Saturday/Friday is a start.

      Thank you for all and one.


      Gassho,
      Edward
    1. Dosho's Avatar
      Dosho -
      Hi all,

      Not sure what happened, but good to sit with you nonetheless. Have a good weekend!

      Gassho,
      Dosho
    1. Koshin's Avatar
      Koshin -
      Somehow I managed to connect to the Hangout, but I knew everybody was there... Thank you fellow sitters

      Gassho
    1. Shingen's Avatar
      Shingen -
      Yah, some technical issues for sure, but always great to sit with you all. Have a great weekend.

      Gassho
      Shingen
    1. Nengyo's Avatar
      Nengyo -
      So, am the only one who stopped and looked for the loud bird (or whatever made that loud noise) in the middle of kinhin? I swear it was in my living room for a minute while I was walking out the room.
    1. anzan's Avatar
      anzan -
      Thanks for tonight/this morning.
    1. Genshin's Avatar
      Genshin -
      Thank you everyone. Good to sit with you all.

      Gassho
      Matt
    1. Juki's Avatar
      Juki -
      Good to sit with all of you again, even if there were technical issues.

      gassho,
      william
    1. Shokai's Avatar
      Shokai -
      What technical issues ??