• 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. Kyrillos's Avatar
      Kyrillos -
      Still sitting, today with you and the recorded Zazenkai on Saturday morning. Good to see you all.

      Gassho,

      Seishin Kyrill
    1. Jundo's Avatar
      Jundo -
      Good to see you Fr. K.

      Gassho, Jundo
    1. Heisoku's Avatar
      Heisoku -
      Thank you Jundo and Kyonin and Gassho to everyone sitting.
    1. Gi Shu-George's Avatar
      Gi Shu-George -
      Thank you Jundo,thank you all for this sitting.
      Gassho
      Gi shu-George.
    1. Bobby's Avatar
      Bobby -
      Just finished the recorded. Thank you everyone, its wonderful to sit with you.

      Gassho, Bobby
    1. Kantai's Avatar
      Kantai -
      Nice sitting with you all.

      Gassho
      Edward
    1. Ishin's Avatar
      Ishin -
      Thankful to all

      Gassho
      C
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