• May 16th-17th, 2014 Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai

    NOTE: KINHIN and first 10 minutes of 2nd ZAZEN OFF AIR. PLEASE 'SELF'-TIME.

    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 8pm, Los Angeles 5pm (Friday night), London 1am and Paris 2am (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/dFZApX9mTl8

    LAST 20 MINUTES:

    http://youtu.be/-lE8VmhFYA4

    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: May 16th-17th, 2014 Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai started by Jundo View original post
    Comments 23 Comments
    1. Shingen's Avatar
      Shingen -
      There it is .... and there I will be. =)

      Gassho
      Shingen
    1. Daizan's Avatar
      Daizan -
      will be here/there

      Gassho Daizan
    1. Koshin's Avatar
      Koshin -
      Arriving

      Gassho
    1. Ishin's Avatar
      Ishin -
      will sit with you all this weekend in Zen time
      Gassho
      C
    1. Myosha's Avatar
      Myosha -
      Participating.


      Gassho,
      Myosha
    1. Shingen's Avatar
      Shingen -
      Thank you Jundo and everyone ... Google was being funny, but all good. =) Have a great weekend!

      Gassho
      Shingen
    1. Kyonin's Avatar
      Kyonin -
      Thank you all.

      Jundo got disconnected so we finished zazen and chanted the Verse of Atonement and the Four Bows.

      Have a great weekend, everyone.

      Gassho,

      Kyonin
    1. Koshin's Avatar
      Koshin -
      Everything perfect as it is, have a great weekend

      Gassho
    1. Daizan's Avatar
      Daizan -
      Thank you Kyonin!

      Gassho Daizan
    1. Juki's Avatar
      Juki -
      Thank you Jundo and Kyonin. That was a very nice Zazenkai. Thanks to all who sat live or who will sit later. Practice.

      Gassho,
      Juki
    1. Taikyo's Avatar
      Taikyo -
      Thanks to all who sat, are sitting and will sit. Have a great weekend everyone - a lovely morning here in the UK
      Gassho
      Taikyo
    1. Sekishi's Avatar
      Sekishi -
      Thank you all. Deep bows.
    1. Meishin's Avatar
      Meishin -
      Thank you.

      Gassho
      John
    1. Myosha's Avatar
      Myosha -
      Grateful thanks.

      Super team-work. Truly there is no "I" in zazenkai, . . .oh, wait. . . .

      "the only action"


      Gassho,
      Myosha
    1. Myoku's Avatar
      Myoku -
      Gassho and thank you everyone, lovely,
      Myoku
    1. Myozan Kodo's Avatar
      Myozan Kodo -
      Thanks all. No where else to be...
      Gassho
      Myozan
    1. Ishin's Avatar
      Ishin -
      Thank you all who sat and will sit. Perhaps the answer to what happens when a Buddhist takes a selfie, is that she sits alone knowing all are sitting with no othr place to be with her.

      Gassho
      C
    1. Daitetsu's Avatar
      Daitetsu -
      Thanks a lot for your practice!

      Gassho,

      Daitetsu
    1. Byokan's Avatar
      Byokan -
      Thank you all!

      Gassho,
      Lisa
    1. Matt's Avatar
      Matt -
      Will be sitting this one today. Gassho, Matt J
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