• November 29th-30th, 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 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/eadxYvbVTv8

    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 29th-30th, 2013 Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai started by Jundo View original post
    Comments 27 Comments
    1. Kyonin's Avatar
      Kyonin -
      I'll be there live

      Gassho,

      Kyonin
    1. Juki's Avatar
      Juki -
      I will be there live.

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

      Gassho
      Shingen
    1. Kantai's Avatar
      Kantai -
      I won't be there live.

      Will be there at monday afternoon I think.

      Gassho
      Ed
    1. Joyo's Avatar
      Joyo -
      I should be able to be there live tonight too, hopefully for the full 90 min. this time

      Gassho,
      Treena
    1. Shinzan's Avatar
      Shinzan -
      I will be there.
      Shinzan
    1. Dosho's Avatar
      Dosho -
      Not sure if I'll be able to make it...it shall depend on where my practice leads me. It might be on the cushion with all of you or perhaps in a chair talking with my parents. Either way, I know you are with me.

      Gassho,
      Dosho
    1. Joyo's Avatar
      Joyo -
      Quote Originally Posted by Dosho View Post
      Not sure if I'll be able to make it...it shall depend on where my practice leads me. It might be on the cushion with all of you or perhaps in a chair talking with my parents. Either way, I know you are with me.

      Gassho,
      Dosho
      I feel the same way, Dosho. If I'm busy on a Friday evening, still feels like we are all practicing together.

      Gassho,
      Treena
    1. Juki's Avatar
      Juki -
      Thanks to all who sat or will sit this one later. This was a wonderful Zazenkai. Or maybe it was a poker game, because that sure looked like a Full House to me. Gassho, William
    1. Shingen's Avatar
      Shingen -
      That was lovely, thank you everyone. Have a great weekend. =)

      Gassho
      Shingen
    1. Daitetsu's Avatar
      Daitetsu -
      That was a nice Zazenkai - thank you all and have a wonderful weekend!

      Gassho,

      Timo
    1. Sekishi's Avatar
      Sekishi -
      Thank you all for your practice. Have a wonderful week!
      Gassho,
      Eric
    1. Shokai's Avatar
      Shokai -
      Tkanks to all for a god sit, habe a great week-end
      gassho, Shokai

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    1. Joyo's Avatar
      Joyo -
      Did anyone else have trouble with the screens freezing up continuously? All and all, still a wonderful time, thank you everyone.

      Gassho,
      Treena
    1. Steven's Avatar
      Steven -
      Quote Originally Posted by Emmy View Post
      Did anyone else have trouble with the screens freezing up continuously? All and all, still a wonderful time, thank you everyone.

      Gassho,
      Treena
      I was having this problem as well. It was nice to be able to sit with everyone live for once though!
    1. Taikyo's Avatar
      Taikyo -
      Thanks to all for your practice. To all who sat & will sit
      Gassho
      Taikyo
    1. Genshin's Avatar
      Genshin -
      Thank you Jundo, Kyonin, and all who sat and will sit. Have a great weekend.

      Gassho
      Matt
    1. Myozan Kodo's Avatar
      Myozan Kodo -
      Hi guys,
      Thanks for the sitting this morning. And happy Thanksgiving to all the American Sangha.
      Gassho
      Myozan
    1. Myoku's Avatar
      Myoku -
      Gassho and thank you everyone,
      have a lovely weekend,
      Myoku
    1. Myosha's Avatar
      Myosha -
      Belated thanks to all.


      Gassho,
      Edward
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