• November 15th-16th, 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/7geT1PDkE4E

    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 15th-16th, 2013 Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai started by Jundo View original post
    Comments 29 Comments
    1. Kyonin's Avatar
      Kyonin -
      Thank you all who sat and will sit.

      Enjoy a wonderful weekend

      Gassho,

      Kyonin
    1. Shokai's Avatar
      Shokai -
      _/\_

      Sent from my Note 2 using Tapatalk4
    1. Myoku's Avatar
      Myoku -
      Gassho and thank you everyone for this lovely zazenkai,
      have a wonderful weekend,
      Myoku
    1. Kantai's Avatar
      Kantai -
      Thanks everyone!
      Here`s whats on my Butsudan this week:
      Attachment 1399
      Gassho
      Ed
    1. Daitetsu's Avatar
      Daitetsu -
      Just finished with the recording (was too sleepy to do the live thing this time...).
      All the best to you all and thank you!

      Gassho,

      Timo
    1. Gi Shu-George's Avatar
      Gi Shu-George -
      Thank you all for this practice
      Gassho
      Gishu-George
    1. Stacy's Avatar
      Stacy -
      A good sit, and an interesting new old song that fits.

      “Mercedes Benz” is a lonely blues tune about the illusory happiness promised (but rarely delivered) by the pursuit of worldly goods, a hippie-era rejection of the consumerist ideals that Joplin saw growing up as a self-described “middle-class white chick” in Port Arthur, Texas. She had come to California in the early ’60s and quickly earned a place as one of the leading musical lights in a generation that shared her utopian anti-materialism. When Joplin sang, in the second and third verses of “Mercedes Benz,” for “a color TV” and “a night on the town,” she knew all too well that neither would bring her peace. “It’s the want of something that gives you the blues,” she once said. “It’s not what isn’t, it’s what you wish was that makes unhappiness.”
      http://performingsongwriter.com/jani...mercedes-benz/

      Gassho, Stacy
    1. Jundo's Avatar
      Jundo -
      Quote Originally Posted by Stacy View Post
      A good sit, and an interesting new old song that fits.



      http://performingsongwriter.com/jani...mercedes-benz/

      Gassho, Stacy
      Unfortunately, Janis did not seem to heed her own Wisdom before her youthful heroine OD.

      Gassho, J
    1. Shokai's Avatar
      Shokai -
      I know i mentioned this before (two or three years ago ) but, the first funeral I attended upon our return to Canada was for Lorrie who had met head on with a Ford 150 on her way home after three or four hours in the local pub. needless to say, it was a closed casket since Lorrie's car had been totaled. Being a young lady with lots of friends the funeral was massive. I can still see the horrified look on the pastor's face when an unplanned change in the service occurred, A family member stood up, produced a huge ghetto blaster and announced the next hymn to be one of Lorrie's favorites. Yep, you guessed it, "Oh Lord won't you buy me a Mercedes Benz." Thank you Buddha.

      ghassho, Shokai