• 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. Juki's Avatar
      Juki -
      Shokai: none of us could join live. We all sat with the live stream. But, there was no invitation to join the hangout on Google Plus.
    1. Heisoku's Avatar
      Heisoku -
      Thank you Jundo and Gassho to everyone sitting. Sat for the first time in my kesa, man was it hot! Gassho.
    1. Myoku's Avatar
      Myoku -
      Gassho and thank you everyone,
      nice haircut Jundo ;-)
      Gassho
      Myoku
    1. adrianbkelly's Avatar
      adrianbkelly -
      Thanks everyone!

      _/\_
      Ade
    1. Genki's Avatar
      Genki -
      Thank you for this time. I sat with you all this Sunday evening.

      Gassho,
      Björn
    1. Daitetsu's Avatar
      Daitetsu -
      Just finished sitting with you all - thanks a lot for your practice!

      Gassho,

      Timo
    1. Kantai's Avatar
      Kantai -
      Thank you everyone, nice sound this time.

      Gassho
      !
      /Edward
    1. Daijo's Avatar
      Daijo -
      I sat along Sunday with 5 others at the Bodhi Tree Cafe. The audio was very low and I missed the bell a couple of times, but my natural timer kicked in so we were within a few seconds of you Jundo. Thank you.
    1. Jundo's Avatar
      Jundo -
      Quote Originally Posted by chuck13 View Post
      I sat along Sunday with 5 others at the Bodhi Tree Cafe. The audio was very low and I missed the bell a couple of times, but my natural timer kicked in so we were within a few seconds of you Jundo. Thank you.
      Yes, we are in different time Zones but (Einstein aside), 30 minutes here is 30 minutes there.

      Nice have you all together.

      Gassho, J
    1. Joyo's Avatar
      Joyo -
      I missed this, plan on watching the recording this weekend.

      Gassho,
      Treena
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