• October 25-26th, 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/scocOJXX7f4

    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 25-26th, 2013 Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai started by Jundo View original post
    Comments 38 Comments
    1. Shingen's Avatar
      Shingen -
      Thank you Jundo, I will be there live.

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

      Gassho,
      Willia,
    1. Kyonin's Avatar
      Kyonin -
      And of course you can count me in

      Gassho,

      Kyonin
    1. Daijo's Avatar
      Daijo -
      Will sit Sunday with sitting group.
    1. Koshin's Avatar
      Koshin -
      I will be there too

      Gassho
    1. Myosha's Avatar
      Myosha -
      "QUAKE?? We don't need no steeenking QUAKE!!!" (oops. . .wrong ethnic slur)^^

      Will be there here and there.

      Metta to all.


      Gassho,
      Edward
    1. Joyo's Avatar
      Joyo -
      I do not have my chant book printed off yet (plan on doing that soon), but I do think I will be able to be there tonight, live, for at least part of Zazenkai. Looking forward to it

      Gassho,
      Treena
    1. Dosho's Avatar
      Dosho -
      I'll be here...with or without bells on.

      Gassho,
      Dosho
    1. Seimyo's Avatar
      Seimyo -
      I will be sitting this one later tonight. Bows to all sitting and not sitting.

      Seimyo
    1. gwz's Avatar
      gwz -
      i'm here live but invisible, as usual.
    1. Juki's Avatar
      Juki -
      cannot find the Hangout. Gassho, William
    1. Kyonin's Avatar
      Kyonin -
      Quote Originally Posted by William Anderson View Post
      cannot find the Hangout. Gassho, William
      Same here...
    1. Dosho's Avatar
      Dosho -
      It is being broadcast however; up top!
    1. Dosho's Avatar
      Dosho -
      Thanks everyone, especially Kyonin's bells, and Jundo being a real witch.



      Gassho,
      Dosho
    1. Koshin's Avatar
      Koshin -
      Great to see you there guys, have a great weekend

      Gassho
    1. Juki's Avatar
      Juki -
      Ah, the mysteries of Google Plus. It was nice to see that everyone was able to get into the Hangout. Thank you to all for your practice and thanks to those who will sit this one later. Gassho, William
    1. Daizan's Avatar
      Daizan -
      Thank you.


      Gassho
      Daizan
    1. Shingen's Avatar
      Shingen -
      Thank you everyone, have a great weekend.

      Gassho
      Shingen
    1. Shingen's Avatar
      Shingen -
      Quote Originally Posted by William Anderson View Post
      Ah, the mysteries of Google Plus. It was nice to see that everyone was able to get into the Hangout. Thank you to all for your practice and thanks to those who will sit this one later. Gassho, William
      It was the ghosts of Google+ .... wwuuuhhaaaaa

      Gassho
      Shingen
    1. Kyonin's Avatar
      Kyonin -
      Thank you all who sat and will sit.

      I apologize for being distracted during chanting. Too much noise inside the house and outside on the street. Will do better next time.

      (Cat was demanding too much attention )

      Have a lovely weekend.

      Gassho,

      Kyonin
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