• October 18-19th, 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


    TO BE POSTED HERE SHORTLY BEFORE NETCAST

    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: October 18-19th, 2013 Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai started by Jundo View original post
    Comments 30 Comments
    1. Myozan Kodo's Avatar
      Myozan Kodo -
      Thanks all. Great to sit with you this morning. Might steal your idea, Jundo. Perfect day to take the kids on a hike.
      Gassho with thanks.
      Myozan
    1. Heisoku's Avatar
      Heisoku -
      Thank you Jundo and everyone sitting. Have a great weekend. Gassho.
    1. Ishin's Avatar
      Ishin -
      Thanks Everyone. The weather here while I sat was perfectly Ango, in that there was a light rain just outside my window. Hopefully I will be able to do a full live sit with all someday.

      Gassho
      C
    1. Myoku's Avatar
      Myoku -
      Thank you everyone,
      Gassho
      Myoku
    1. Daitetsu's Avatar
      Daitetsu -
      Thanks for your practice!

      Gassho,

      Timo
    1. Geika's Avatar
      Geika -
      Thank you all.
    1. adrianbkelly's Avatar
      adrianbkelly -
      Thanks everyone (including the birds, who were on good form!)

      _/\_
      Ade
    1. Kokuu's Avatar
      Kokuu -
      Thank you all for your practice.

      Feeling a soft breeze
      body and mind drop away
      with the falling leaves.



      Same time next week?

      Gassho
      Andy
    1. Marcelo de Valnisio's Avatar
      Marcelo de Valnisio -
      Thank you for the sitting.

      Gassho.
    1. Risho's Avatar
      Risho -
      Gassho,

      Risho
  • Recent Blog Posts

    Shokai

    68/108 Gates of Dharma Illumination

    The Sixty-eighth Gate
    Mindfulness, as a part of the state of truth, is a gate of Dharma illumination; for it is wisdom that accords with real dharmas.

    Mindfulness:
    keeping aware;...

    Shokai Today 12:24 AM
    Shokai

    67/108 Gates of Dharma Illumination

    The Sixty-seventh Gate
    The power of wisdom is a gate of Dharma illumination; for [with it] we depart from the two extremes

    Power of Wisdom :
    great or marked ability to know what is...

    Shokai Yesterday 02:53 AM
    Shokai

    66/108 Gates of Dharma Illumination

    The Sixty-sixth Gate
    The power of balance is a gate of Dharma illumination; for [with it] we discontinue all thoughts.

    Power of balance :
    great or marked ability to maintain mental...

    Shokai 02-25-2017 04:25 AM
    Shokai

    65/108 Gates of Dharma Illumination

    The Sixty-fifth Gate
    The power of mindfulness is a gate of Dharma illumination; for [with it] we do not [blindly] go along with others.

    Power of mindfulness :
    great or marked...

    Shokai 02-24-2017 01:51 AM
    Shokai

    64/108 Gates of Dharma Illumination

    The Sixty-fourth Gate
    The power of effort is a gate of Dharma illumination; for [with it] we do not regress or stray.

    Power of Effort :
    great or marked ability to make an earnest...

    Shokai 02-23-2017 03:30 AM
  • Recent Forum Posts

    Jundo

    The Case Against Empathy

    By the way, the following has always touched me. The Dogen movie retells the Kisa Gotami story with Dogen as the principal. From the 48:40 mark here ...

    Jundo Today, 02:22 AM Go to last post
    Jundo

    The Case Against Empathy







    I just feel that these are very wise ways to approach this. Empathy is vital, yet with balance

    Jundo Today, 01:54 AM Go to last post
    Getchi

    A Buddhist chef

    SOY SAUCE!!!!!


    Great show, my wife and I have watched every episode. It really is a show about there passion, contrast Kwan's episode

    Getchi Yesterday, 10:36 PM Go to last post
    Getchi

    The Case Against Empathy

    Great article, and I always love reading Ricard!

    Im stay-at-home-Dad and my wife was a Nurse. She suffers anxiety and PTSD, both of which

    Getchi Yesterday, 10:31 PM Go to last post
    fudoushin91

    The Case Against Empathy

    I work in long term care here in the States as an LPN. This excerpt perfectly illustrates why it could be nurses get burnt out so frequently, especially

    fudoushin91 Yesterday, 09:16 PM Go to last post