• June 6th-7th, 2014 - OUR MONTHLY 4-hour ZAZENKAI!

    THE LITTLE TALK TODAY WILL BE ON THREE KOANS OF 'THE BOOK OF SERENITY', BELOW IN THIS THREAD.

    Dear All,

    Please 'sit-a-long' with our MONTHLY 4-hour ZAZENKAI, netcast LIVE 8am to noon Japan time Saturday morning (that is New York 7pm to 11pm, Los Angeles 4pm to 8pm (Friday night), London midnight to 4am and Paris 1am to 5am (early Saturday morning)) ...

    ... to be visible at the following link during those times and any time thereafter ...

    LIVE ZAZENKAI NETCAST at GOOGLE+ IS HERE:
    CLICK ON THE TAB ON LOWER RIGHT FOR 'FULL SCREEN


    http://youtu.be/6BH_tnypQuU

    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:

    The Sitting Schedule is as follows;

    00:00 - 00:50 CEREMONY (HEART SUTRA / SANDOKAI IN ENGLISH) & ZAZEN
    00:50 - 01:00 KINHIN
    01:00 - 01:30 ZAZEN
    01:30 - 01:50 KINHIN

    01:50 - 02:30 DHARMA TALK & ZAZEN
    02:30 - 02:40 KINHIN

    02:40 - 03:15 ZAZEN
    03:15 - 03:30 KINHIN
    03:30 - 04:00 METTA CHANT & ZAZEN, VERSE OF ATONEMENT, FOUR VOWS, & CLOSING



    Our Zazenkai consists of our chanting the 'Heart Sutra' and the 'Identity of Relative and Absolute (Sandokai)' in English (please download our Chant Book at the link below), some full floor prostrations (please follow along with me ... or a simple Gassho can be substituted if you wish), a little talk by me ... and we close with the 'Metta Chant', followed at the end with the 'Verse of Atonement' and 'The Four Vows'. Oh, and lots and lots of Zazen and walkin' Kinhin in between!

    Please download and print out the Chants we will recite at the following link (PDF):

    Chant Book (PDF)

    or

    Chant Book (SHORT VERSION HTML)

    I STRONGLY SUGGEST THAT YOU POSITION YOUR ZAFU ON THE FLOOR IN A PLACE WHERE YOU ARE NOT STARING DIRECTLY AT THE COMPUTER SCREEN, BUT CAN GLANCE OVER AND SEE THE SCREEN WHEN NECESSARY. YOUR ZAFU SHOULD ALSO BE IN A POSITION WHERE YOU CAN SEE THE COMPUTER SCREEN WHILE STANDING IN FRONT OF THE ZAFU FOR THE CEREMONIES, AND HAVE ROOM FOR BOWING AND KINHIN.

    ALSO, REMEMBER TO SET YOUR COMPUTER (& SCREEN SAVER) SO THAT IT DOES NOT SHUT OFF DURING THE 4 HOURS.


    I hope you will join us ... an open Zafu is waiting. 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: June 6th-7th, 2014 - OUR MONTHLY 4-hour ZAZENKAI! started by Jundo View original post
    Comments 32 Comments
    1. Taikyo's Avatar
      Taikyo -
      Thank you Jundo, Thank you all who sit everywhere.
      Gassho
      Taikyo
    1. Myosha's Avatar
      Myosha -
      Thanks to all.

      New router works.


      See one of us, sea all of us.


      Gassho,
      Myosha
    1. Kyonin's Avatar
      Kyonin -
      Thank you all who sat and will sit.

      And special thanks to the old router, a big part of our zendo.

      Now lets sail the seas and see what the horizon has in store for us.

      Gassho,

      Kyonin
    1. rego's Avatar
      rego -
      Thank you, Jundo, and to everyone that participated. I wasn't able to participate live, hopefully I'll be able to in the future.

      Gassho, Andrew
    1. Kokuu's Avatar
      Kokuu -
      Beautiful. Thank you!

      This vessel is a bit wobbly but all the better for a good sit.

      Summer zazenkai
      two squirrels chase each other
      I watch silently.



      Gassho
      Andy
    1. Ed's Avatar
      Ed -
      Dear Sangha just so you know I am here if peripherally...I do sit the Zazenkai's mid week or later in the weekend as the house allows. Me and my wife have my daugheter and her 2 sons: Lucas 4 and Jimmy-one-sock 1.4 leaving with us..so this house literally rocks. Sadness and a dark year past is turning to sunshine and happy noise....it will change again of that we are sure, but there is comfort on that now.
      I think this sangha is stronger than ever and the quality of the population is quite high, committed.
      In deepest gassho to Jundo, Taigu and the Treeleaf Sangha!
      Seido Ed B
    1. Jundo's Avatar
      Jundo -
      Hi Ed,

      We are always sitting together.

      Gassho, J
    1. Roland's Avatar
      Roland -
      Thank you for the sitting... I must admit I do the Zazenkai in several parts, but eventually I'll get there.

      Gassho,

      Roland
    1. Shingen's Avatar
      Shingen -
      Quote Originally Posted by Roland View Post
      I must admit I do the Zazenkai in several parts, but eventually I'll get there.
      Sometimes we take big steps, sometimes baby steps ... either way we all make it up the mountain. =)

      Gassho
      Shingen
    1. Gi Shu-George's Avatar
      Gi Shu-George -
      Thank you jundo, thank you all
      Gassho
      Gi-Shu-George
    1. Byokan's Avatar
      Byokan -
      Thank you all!

      Gassho
      Lisa
    1. Kantai's Avatar
      Kantai -
      Allīs well!


      Gassho
      Kantai
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