• June 20th-21st, 2014 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 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/mVgltqXx3Qo

    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: June 20th-21st, 2014 Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai started by Jundo View original post
    Comments 27 Comments
    1. Jundo's Avatar
      Jundo -
      Quote Originally Posted by Roland View Post
      Thank you for sitting, and also, I really love our beautiful temple.

      Gassho,

      Roland
      Our "temple, is everything right before and behind your eyes (and your eyes too). It is Golden and Beautiful, Sacred and Wondrous, whether appearing beautiful or ugly, sacred or ordinary to human eyes.

      In fact, our Koan this week from the Book of Serenity Teaches so ...

      http://www.treeleaf.org/forums/showt...NIMITY-Case-42

      Gassho, J
    1. Daizan's Avatar
      Daizan -
      Quote Originally Posted by Dosho View Post
      Thanks Jundo, Yugen, and everyone!

      Apologies if my coming and going was disruptive. I kept getting kicked offline.

      Daizan: Jundo was speaking of Kyonin, so I don't have my passport just yet. But it should get here in time with room to spare.

      Gassho,
      Dosho
      Sorry... more shale slipping off my brain... Glad to hear Kyonin has his travel docs

      Gassho Daizan
    1. Kantai's Avatar
      Kantai -
      Thank you for sitting!

      Gassho
      Kantai
    1. TimF's Avatar
      TimF -
      Many thanks for this sitting! While I am still not able to participate live (work schedule), I am thankful for the opportunity to sit with you all through the wonders of technology.

      Gassho,
      Tim
    1. Byokan's Avatar
      Byokan -
      Thank you dear Sangha!

      Gassho
      Lisa
    1. Matt's Avatar
      Matt -
      Will be sitting this one today. Gassho, Matt J
    1. Kokuu's Avatar
      Kokuu -
      Lovely to sit with you all.


      Andy
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