• TREELEAF SANGHA online 2-DAY ANGO-JUKAI-ROHATSU RETREAT -- 2013 --



    WELCOME ...

    ... to our TREELEAF 'AT HOME' Two Day 'ALL ONLINE' ROHATSU (Buddha's Enlightenment Day) RETREAT, being held by LIVE NETCAST on Saturday/Sunday December 7th and 8th, 2013 (though starting Friday night in some time zones).

    Please 'sit-a-long' with the LIVE NETCAST at the times below ... to be visible "live" on our Treeleaf Google+ Page during those hours:

    LINK TO TREELEAF GOOGLE+ PAGE to SIT LIVE IS HERE!

    HOWEVER, you may still join the Retreat and sit-a-long at ANY AND ALL TIME after, by the real time recorded version at the links below (no different from the original!).

    The full sitting schedule is below, and you may download our CHANT BOOK HERE(LINK to PDF).


    and please review the various RETREAT POINTERS HERE(LINK to PDF).


    Recordings of each segment are posted below in time order ... and if we drop from mind all thought of 'now' 'then' 'here' and 'there' ... we will all be sitting together right when and where you are!

    This Retreat celebrates the 'official' closure of our ANGO (90 day Special Practice Season) at Treeleaf, is a part of current preparations for our JUKAI (Undertaking the Precepts) Ceremony in January, and marks ROHATSU ... the traditional holiday in Japan celebrating the time of the Buddha's Enlightenment.

    Jundo will be guiding the first day of sitting on Saturday, and Taigu on Sunday.

    In case of technical problems, please just go along as best you can with the schedule ... we sit with "what is".. .

    OF COURSE, EVERYTHING IN MODERATION ... if the sitting ever feels too much, be sure to walk lots and lots of Kinhin (even if during a sitting period). And if the whole retreat becomes too much, or you feel ill, you may slow down ... , spread things out, shorten the sittings ... or STOP! Be sure that you have someone close by whom you can call, or who can check on you from time to time. If there is any question about health, do not take any chances!

    Our thanks to Sangha Member William Anderson for presenting a 15-Minute YOGA LESSON TO HELP US STRETCH DURING ANY BREAK TIME (LINK HERE)

    Please write and let us know how it goes. Gassho, Jundo & Taigu

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    DAY 1 UNIT 1
    (Live Netcast: Start = FRIDAY NY 4pm London 9pm / End = FRIDAY NY 7:05pm, London 12:05am)
    (ALL TIMES APPROXIMATE)


    DAY 1
    06:00-06:50 AM Entrance by Officiant (Jundo) & Zazen. If you usually wear a Rakusu, DO NOT wear it yet (keep it in its bag) until Takkesage (Kesa Verse) later in morning.
    06:50-07:00 Kinhin* (All Kinhin times can be bathroom break)
    07:00-07:35 Zazen
    07:35-07:45 Kinhin

    07:45-08:25 Zazen + Kesa Verse
    08:25-09:05 "Long" Service.Please follow along in the Sutra Books that will be provided. Floor prostrations when hear ching-ching-ching-ching- ching roll of bell.
    09:05-09:20 REST PERIOD


    RECORDING OF ABOVE IS HERE:
    Unit 1-1
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WFKXU4H3giI
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    DAY 1 UNIT 2
    (Live Netcast: Start=FRIDAY NY 7:20pm London SATURDAY 12:20am /End=FRIDAY NY 7:50pm, SATURDAY London 12:50am)


    09:20-09:50 Oryoki Bring you bowls and small table before start.
    09:50-10:30 Samu/Rest Period Mindfully wash and repack Oryoki bowls.


    RECORDING OF ABOVE IS HERE:
    Unit 1-2 Oryoki
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gojXrRqL0jY#t=59
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    DAY 1 UNIT 3
    (Live Netcast: Start=FRIDAY NY 8:30pm London SATURDAY 1:30am /End=FRIDAY NY 10:45pm, SATURDAY London 3:45am)



    10:30-11:10 Zazen
    11:10-11:20 Kinhin
    11:20-12:00 Zazen &Dharma Talk Chant Gatha on Opening & Closing Sutra

    12:00-12:10 Kinhin
    12:10-12:45 Zazen
    12:45-13:10 REST PERIOD


    RECORDING OF THE ABOVE IS HERE:
    Unit 1-3
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCK3aL5xyko

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    DAY 1 UNIT 4
    (Live Netcast: Start=FRIDAY NY 11:10pm London SATURDAY 4:10am /End=FRIDAY NY 11:40pm, SATURDAY London 4:40am)


    13:10-13:40 Oryoki Bring you bowls and small table before start.
    13:40-14:30 Samu/Rest Period Mindfully wash and repack Oryoki bowls.


    RECORDING OF THE ABOVE IS HERE
    Unit 1-4 Oryoki
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_17sUfrdkQ

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    DAY 1 UNIT 5
    (Live Netcast: Start=SATURDAY NY 12:30am London 5:30am /End=SATURDAY NY 1:30am, London 6:30am)



    14:30-15:00 Samu Work Practice Indoor if night time, Outdoor if daytime and possible
    15:00-16:00 REST PERIOD


    RECORDING OF THE ABOVE IS HERE:
    1-5 Samu
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uYnMZsbyjrI#t=690
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    DAY 1 UNIT 6
    (Live Netcast: Start=SATURDAY NY 2:00am London 7:00am /End=SATURDAY NY 4:25am, London 9:25am)


    16:00-16:40 Zazen
    16:40-16:50 Kinhin
    16:50-17:40 Zazen & Dharma Talk Chant Gatha on Opening & Closing Sutra

    17:40-17:50 Kinhin
    17:50-18:25 Zazen
    18:25-19:00 REST PERIOD


    RECORDING OF THE ABOVE IS HERE:
    Unit 1-6
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_uFjPO40dI
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    DAY 1 UNIT 7
    (Live Netcast: Start=SATURDAY NY 5:00am London 10:00am /End=SATURDAY NY 5:30am, London 10:30am)


    19:00-19:30 Samu Work Practice Indoor if night time, Outdoor if daytime and possible
    19:30-20:00 REST PERIOD


    RECORDING OF THE ABOVE IS HERE:
    Unit 1-7 Samu
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fF8KPnuo_68

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    DAY 1 UNIT 8
    (Live Netcast: Start=SATURDAY NY 6:00am London 11:00am /End=SATURDAY NY 8:30am, London 1:30pm)


    20:00-20:50 "Short" Service & Zazen Please follow along in the Sutra Books that will be provided. Floor prostrations when here ching-ching-ching-ching- ching roll of bell.
    20:50-21:00 Kinhin

    21:00-21:40 Zazen &Dharma Talk Chant Gatha on Opening & Closing Sutra
    21:40-21:50 Kinhin
    21:50-22:30 Metta Chant & Zazen Close with Verse of Atonement & Four Vows


    RECORDING OF THE ABOVE IS HERE:
    Unit-1-8
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BbNWzr4rkk8

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    DAY 1 UNIT 9
    ( No Live Netcast from SATURDAY NY 8:30am London 1:30pm to NY 4:00pm, London 9:00pm)
    PLEASE CATCH UP WITH MISSED OVERNIGHT UNITS!


    (Optional: Waza = Tradition of 'All Night Zazen' ... but we recommend you sleep instead.
    See you in the morning)


    22:30 PM-
    (Day 2)
    05:30 AM
    BATH & SLEEP

    NO RECORDING OF ABOVE

    However, this may be a good time for the 15-Minute YOGA LESSON TO HELP US STRETCH (LINK HERE) presented by our Sangha Member William.



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    DAY 2 UNIT 1
    (Live Netcast: Start = SATURDAY NY 4pm London 9pm / End = SATURDAY NY 6:55pm, London 11:55pm)
    (ALL TIMES APPROXIMATE)


    06:00-06:40 AM Zazen Begin sitting without instruction. If you usually wear a Rakusu, DO NOT wear it yet (keep it in its bag) until Takkesage (Kesa Verse) later in morning.
    06:40-07:00 Long (20 minute) Kinhin*
    07:00-07:35 Zazen
    07:35-07:45 Kinhin

    07:45-08:25 Zazen + Kesa Verse When instructed, place on Kesa and recite Kesa Verse. All others, hands in Gassho.
    08:25-08:55 "Long" Service Please follow along in the Sutra Books that will be provided. Floor prostrations when hear ching-ching-ching-ching- ching roll of bell.
    08:55-09:20 REST PERIOD


    RECORDING OF THE ABOVE IS HERE:
    Unit 2-1
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZhFSynlYWZI
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    DAY 2 UNIT 2
    (Live Netcast:Start=SATURDAY NY 7:20pm London SUNDAY 12:20am/End=SATURDAY NY 7:50pm, SUNDAY London 12:50am)


    09:20-09:50 Oryoki Bring you bowls and small table before start.
    09:50-10:30 Samu/Rest Period Mindfully wash and repack Oryoki bowls.


    RECORDING OF THE ABOVE IS HERE:
    Unit 2-2 Oryoki
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gojXrRqL0jY#t=59
    _____________________________________________

    DAY 2 UNIT 3
    (Live Netcast: Start=SATURDAY NY 8:30pm London SUNDAY 1:30am/End=SATURDAY NY 10:45pm, SUNDAY London 3:45am)



    10:30-11:10 Zazen
    11:10-11:20 Kinhin
    11:20-12:00 Zazen & Dharma Talk Chant Gatha on Opening & Closing Sutra

    12:00-12:10 Kinhin
    12:10-12:45 Zazen
    12:45-13:10 REST PERIOD


    RECORDING OF THE ABOVE IS HERE:
    Unit 2-3
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cdpbeAegh8I

    _____________________________________________

    DAY 2 UNIT 4
    (Live Netcast:Start=SATURDAY NY 11:10pm London SUNDAY 4:10am/End=SATURDAY NY 11:40pm, SUNDAY London 4:40am)


    13:10-13:40 Oryoki Bring you bowls and small table before start.
    13:40-14:30 Samu/Rest Period Mindfully wash and repack Oryoki bowls.


    RECORDING OF THE ABOVE IS HERE:
    Unit 2-4 Oryoki
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iEM3Dh5Obk4
    ____________________________________________

    DAY 2 UNIT 5
    (Live Netcast: Start=SUNDAY NY 12:30am London 5:30am /End=SUNDAY NY 1:30am, London 6:30am)


    14:30-15:30 Samu Work Practice Indoor if night time, Outdoor if daytime and possible
    15:30-16:00 REST PERIOD


    RECORDING OF THE ABOVE IS HERE:
    Unit 2-5 Samu
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84hTtYQ5uB4
    _____________________________________________


    DAY 2 UNIT 6
    (Live Netcast: Start=SUNDAY NY 2:00am London 7:00am /End=SUNDAY NY 4:00 am, London 9:00am)


    16:00-16:40 Zazen
    16:40-16:50 Kinhin
    16:50-17:20 Zazen & Dharma Talk Chant Gatha on Opening & Closing Sutra

    17:20-17:30 Kinhin
    17:30-18:00 Zazen
    18:00-19:00 REST PERIOD

    RECORDING OF THE ABOVE IS HERE:
    Unit 2-6
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=src-PfP85wo#t=48
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    DAY 2 UNIT 7
    (Live Netcast: Start=SUNDAY NY 5:00am London 10:00am /End=SUNDAY NY 7:30am, London 12:30pm)


    19:00-19:50 "Short" Service & Zazen Please follow along in the Sutra Books that will be provided. Floor prostrations when here ching-ching-ching-ching- ching roll of bell.
    19:50-20:00 Kinhin
    20:00-20:40 Zazen & Dharma Talk Chant Gatha on Opening & Closing Sutra
    20:40-20:50 Kinhin
    20:50-21:20 Fukanzazengi & Zazen
    21:20-21:30 Verse of Atonement & Four Vows ... Closing Words ...


    RECORDING OF THE ABOVE IS HERE:
    Unit 2-7
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RAHK1GBkl-0



    Nine Bows to All Who Sat This Retreat Together ...



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    Comments 68 Comments
    1. KellyRok's Avatar
      KellyRok -
      I still have yet to sit the retreat...I'm behind this year. Between rounds of sickness and spinal issues, sitting hasn't been possible. Hope things free up soon.

      Gassho,
      Kelly/Jinmei
    1. Shingen's Avatar
      Shingen -
      Quote Originally Posted by KellyRok View Post
      I still have yet to sit the retreat...I'm behind this year. Between rounds of sickness and spinal issues, sitting hasn't been possible. Hope things free up soon.

      Gassho,
      Kelly/Jinmei
      I am sorry to hear of the struggles Jinmei ... I am here for you my friend. I hope things changed for the better soon. =)

      Gassho
      Shingen
    1. Jundo's Avatar
      Jundo -
      Quote Originally Posted by KellyRok View Post
      I still have yet to sit the retreat...I'm behind this year. Between rounds of sickness and spinal issues, sitting hasn't been possible. Hope things free up soon.

      Gassho,
      Kelly/Jinmei
      I hope you feel better and everything in its time. Please feel free to recline, bend, stretch, stand or walk the Retreat as your back needs.

      Gassho, J
    1. KellyRok's Avatar
      KellyRok -
      Thank you Shingen and Jundo for your concern! I'm okay really, just normal back issues I deal with from time to time. Just a lot uncomfortable to sit for very long, but it's getting better.

      The sickness hasn't just been me though (bad cold that turned into bronchitis), it seems my poor kids have caught everything in the last two months . My youngest missed 3 days this week with a nasty intestinal bug.

      All parts of practice, things will change for the better soon. I think maybe I'll tackle the retreat after next week.

      No worries...

      Gassho,
      Kelly/Jinmei
    1. Genki's Avatar
      Genki -
      Hi
      I haven't have the the pleasure to sit rohatsu yet either. A 30years birthday party for my girlfriend, a 200 m2 roof and a 2 years old daughter and of course Christmas have put everything else aside.
      But tomorrow January 1-2 I have manage to get two day free.
      I think it's a great start of 2014.
      Thank you for the recorded version
      See you on Friday.

      Gassho
      Björn


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    1. Jundo's Avatar
      Jundo -
      Quote Originally Posted by Björn View Post
      Hi
      I haven't have the the pleasure to sit rohatsu yet either. A 30years birthday party for my girlfriend, a 200 m2 roof and a 2 years old daughter and of course Christmas have put everything else aside.
      But tomorrow January 1-2 I have manage to get two day free.
      I think it's a great start of 2014.
      Thank you for the recorded version
      See you on Friday.

      Gassho
      Björn
      We will all be sitting with you, Björn.

      Happy New Sit!

      Gassho, Jundo
    1. Genki's Avatar
      Genki -
      Thank you All.
      Thank you Taigu and Jundo.
      Thanks to all supportive family's, mine and yours.

      I must say that this was a perfect start at the 2014. A lot of thoughts and "aha's" has bloomed. And one good thing that come to me was that it has not to perfect. That's the perfection in its self!

      I bow through the floor,

      Gassho, Björn


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    1. Nindo's Avatar
      Nindo -
      Good on you, Björn! Great start for the New Year!
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