• February 21-22nd, 2014 Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai (HOSTED BY KYONIN, LIVE FROM MEXICO!)

    TODAY'S SITTING IS THE NORMAL SCHEDULE, but will be HOSTED BY KYONIN LIVE FROM MEXICO, assisted by our Ino Dosho!

    Due to technical non-problems, please self time the last sitting of the day (and recite Verse of Atonement and Four Vows). Video cuts off early at end.

    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


    Due to technical non-problems, please self time the last sitting of the day (and recite Verse of Atonement and Four Vows). Video cuts off early at end.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRKYzVYBR_A#t=4676

    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 or Spanish) 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: February 21-22nd, 2014 Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai (HOSTED BY KYONIN, LIVE FROM MEXICO!) started by Jundo View original post
    Comments 32 Comments
    1. Juki's Avatar
      Juki -
      I will be there live.

      Gassho,
      Juki
    1. Shingen's Avatar
      Shingen -
      Wonderful ... I too will be there live! =)

      Gassho
      Shingen
    1. Dosho's Avatar
      Dosho -
      I'll be here.

      Gassho,
      Dosho
    1. Genshin's Avatar
      Genshin -
      I hope to be there live for a change.

      Gassho
      Genshin
    1. Joyo's Avatar
      Joyo -
      I will try to be there live. Wonderful to have it hosted by Kyonin and Dosho!

      Gassho,
      Joyo
    1. Myosha's Avatar
      Myosha -
      Hello,

      Estoy participando.


      Gassho,
      Myosha
    1. Shinzan's Avatar
      Shinzan -
      I'll be there.
      Shinzan
    1. Koshin's Avatar
      Koshin -
      If work allows...en vivo y a todo color

      Gassho
    1. Daitetsu's Avatar
      Daitetsu -
      Quote Originally Posted by Koshin View Post
      If work allows...en vivo y a todo color
      Jeje, "El Canal de las Estrellas" - en vivo desde el estudio de nuestro hermano Kyonin. Hoy con invitados de todo el mundo. Canto e instrumentos de percusión: Dosho.
      Que se diviertan...

      Will try to be there...

      Gassho,

      Daitetsu
    1. Koshin's Avatar
      Koshin -
      Quote Originally Posted by Daitetsu View Post
      Jeje, "El Canal de las Estrellas" - en vivo desde el estudio de nuestro hermano Kyonin. Hoy con invitados de todo el mundo. Canto e instrumentos de percusión: Dosho.
      Que se diviertan...

      Will try to be there...

      Gassho,

      Daitetsu

    1. Koshin's Avatar
      Koshin -
      Will not be able to make it live, still at the office, but will sit with you making phone calls and work...then a couple of hours later at my zafu

      Thank you all sitters

      Gassho
    1. Kyonin's Avatar
      Kyonin -
      Guys I am so sorry! My laptop fell asleep and it ended the Hangout.

      I am so so sorry.
    1. Joyo's Avatar
      Joyo -
      You were still with us, Kyonin Thank you everyone, wonderful practice tonight.

      Gassho,
      Joyo
    1. Dosho's Avatar
      Dosho -
      Kyonin,

      No problem; all is impermanence!

      Thank you for leading us tonight.

      Gassho,
      Dosho
    1. Shingen's Avatar
      Shingen -
      It is ok Kyonin, thank you for a wonderful job and thank you to Dosho for catching us at the end. Have a great weekend everyone was great to sit with you all. =)

      Gassho
      Shingen
    1. Sekishi's Avatar
      Sekishi -
      Thank you all for your practice! Wonderful Kyonin, laptop naps and all!
      Deep bows,
      Sekishi / Eric
    1. Genshin's Avatar
      Genshin -
      No problem at all, Kyonin.

      Thank you Kyonin, Dosho, and all who sat and will sit. Great to sit with you all.

      Gassho
      Genshin
    1. Juki's Avatar
      Juki -
      Thanks to Kyonin (and his laptop) and to Dosho for their efforts tonight, which are greatly appreciated. Thanks to all who sat live or will sit later. Sangha.

      Gassho,
      Juki
    1. Daitetsu's Avatar
      Daitetsu -
      ˇNo pasa nada, Kyonin! Todo bien.
      Thank you and to Dosho as well!
      Have a great weekend everyone!

      Gassho,

      Daitetsu
    1. Kyonin's Avatar
      Kyonin -
      Thank you for you patience. Yes, everything is impermanent and even laptops need to sleep.

      Gassho,

      Kyonin
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