• November 8th-9th, 2013 Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai

    Re-MINDer: DAYLIGHT SAVINGS HAS ENDED. CHECK CURRENT START TIMES.

    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 7pm, Los Angeles 4pm (Friday night), London midnight and Paris 1am (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/0U2MF8a2sMQ

    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: November 8th-9th, 2013 Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai started by Jundo View original post
    Comments 28 Comments
    1. Daitetsu's Avatar
      Daitetsu -
      Quote Originally Posted by Dosho View Post
      Thanks everyone!

      And great to finally "see" you Timo!
      Thanks, Dosho!
      This was actually made possible by the time change here in Germany (start at 1 am instead of 2 am).
      However, I must admit I had to struggle against sleep at the end of the second sit...

      Gassho,

      Timo
    1. Shingen's Avatar
      Shingen -
      Quote Originally Posted by LimoLama View Post
      Thanks, Dosho!
      This was actually made possible by the time change here in Germany (start at 1 am instead of 2 am).
      However, I must admit I had to struggle against sleep at the end of the second sit...

      Gassho,

      Timo
      Wow ... I think I would have lost the battle with sleep.

      Gassho
      Shingen
    1. Daido's Avatar
      Daido -
      Thank you to all for your compassion in sitting

      Gassho,

      Daido
    1. Myozan Kodo's Avatar
      Myozan Kodo -
      Hi everyone,
      What a crowd this week! Great!

      Thank you for this opportunity to sit with you in Venice.

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

      Risho
    1. Entai's Avatar
      Entai -
      Thank you for the chance to sit with you all.

      Gassho,
      Bill
    1. Gi Shu-George's Avatar
      Gi Shu-George -
      Thank you all for this sitting
      Gassho
      Gi shu George
    1. Kantai's Avatar
      Kantai -
      Made it at last!

      Gassho
      Ed