• August 30-31st, 2013 Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai

    NOTE: OUR HEART SUTRA went SILENT FOR A BIT TODAY. PLEASE HEAR THE SILENT SOUND.

    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/jV0HeZU_hRE

    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 30-31st, 2013 Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai started by Jundo View original post
    Comments 38 Comments
    1. Juki's Avatar
      Juki -
      i'm in.

      gassho,
      william
    1. Shingen's Avatar
      Shingen -
      I will be there too.

      Gassho
      Shingen
    1. Dosho's Avatar
      Dosho -
      I'll be here.

      Gassho,
      Dosho
    1. Clark's Avatar
      Clark -
      Look forward to sitting( though not live)
      Gassho C
    1. Yugen's Avatar
      Yugen -
      I'm in!

      Gassho
      Yugen
    1. Myozan Kodo's Avatar
      Myozan Kodo -
      Hi,
      Will have to sit the recorded version.
      Gassho
      Myozan
    1. pinoybuddhist's Avatar
      pinoybuddhist -
      Me too. Looking forward to sitting with all of you again after several months.




      Rafael
    1. Koshin's Avatar
      Koshin -
      Will sit recorded due to work commitments

      Gassho
    1. adrianbkelly's Avatar
      adrianbkelly -
      I'll be there Sunday morning (probably full of Chinese food from Saturday night!)

      _/\_
      Ade
    1. Myosha's Avatar
      Myosha -
      In it too.


      Gassho,
      Edward
    1. Kyonin's Avatar
      Kyonin -
      I'll be there live!

      Gassho,

      Kyonin
    1. gwz's Avatar
      gwz -
      I'll be sitting along
    1. Genshin's Avatar
      Genshin -
      I will be there (recorded) when the sun comes up in the UK.

      Gassho
      Matt
    1. Bengalidan's Avatar
      Bengalidan -
      May be delayed, so will likely sit with the recording.
      Gassho,
      Dan
    1. Genki's Avatar
      Genki -
      Ill be there unlive!

      Gassho
      Björn
    1. Jundo's Avatar
      Jundo -
      Quote Originally Posted by Björn View Post
      Ill be there unlive!

      Gassho
      Björn
      live unlive neither live nor unlive .... nonlive! living the vida loca!

      (a Zenspeak joke)
    1. Shohei's Avatar
      Shohei -
      I will be sitting this tomorrow morning when the internet is a bit more cooperative.
      Deep bows to all

      Shohei
    1. Kyonin's Avatar
      Kyonin -
      Thank you all who sat/will sit.

      Have a great weekend

      Gassho,

      Kyonin
    1. Juki's Avatar
      Juki -
      Thanks to all who sat and will sit. We were having a massive thunderstorm in Tallahassee tonight. I thought the roof was going to blow off the house during the second Zazen sitting. The power went out briefly, but somehow I kept with the live feed. Gassho, William
    1. Dosho's Avatar
      Dosho -
      Great to practice with you all!

      Gassho,
      Dosho
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