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    Published on 05-27-2012 01:54 AM



    00:00 – 00:15 CEREMONY (HEART SUTRA in English ONLY) and Dedication
    00:15 – 00:45 ZAZEN
    00:45 – 00:50 KINHIN
    00:50 – 00:55 FOUR VOWS, & VERSE OF ATONEMENT

    PLEASE SIT AN ADDITIONAL PERIOD OF ZAZEN ...
    Published on 05-24-2012 01:50 AM  Number of Views: 214 


    Dear All,

    Please 'SIT-A-LONG with DOKAN' (and my son Leon for a little bit) to welcome Dokan to Japan and Treeleaf!

    Today's sitting ...
    Published on 05-21-2012 05:21 PM  Number of Views: 392 





    Well, thought I could cross one item off the BUCKET LIST this morning, as a TOTAL ECLIPSE ...
    Published on 05-20-2012 01:58 AM  Number of Views: 219 



    Hello All,

    WE WELCOME TREELEAF MEMBER LOU (aka "MR. LOU") WHO IS TRAIN RIDING AND THEN BICYCLING FROM NEIGHBORING GUNMA PREFECTURE JAPAN, HOURS FROM HERE, IN ORDER TO JOIN US FOR ZAZEN THIS MORNING ... ASSUMING THE WEATHER ALLOWS ...

    Please 'sit-a-long' with ...
    Published on 05-13-2012 02:38 AM  Number of Views: 618 



    Hello and Herzlich Willkommen everyone,

    Please 'sit-a-long' with our weekly SATURDAY 'LIVE ZAZENKAI from Mongen's little attic room

    (Berlin time 4PM,

    07:00:00 a.m. Saturday May 12, 2012 in US/Pacific,

    10:00:00 a.m. Saturday May 12, 2012 in US/Eastern,

    11:00:00 p.m. Saturday May 12, 2012 in Asia/Tokyo,

    03:00:00 p.m. Saturday May 12, 2012 in Europe/London

    if in doubt, always refer back to the Berlin time as a reference)
    OUR 90 MINUTE SITTING SCHEDULE IS AS FOLLOWS:

    00:00 – 00:15 CEREMONY (HEART SUTRA in JAPANESE ONLY) 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 Japanese (the words are below), some full floor prostrations in sets of three (please follow along ...
    Published on 05-08-2012 02:14 AM  Number of Views: 343 

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    Published on 05-06-2012 03:59 AM  Number of Views: 362 



    Our Treeleaf Sangha is about to begin dancing - and living - the 100 Koans of the treasured “BOOK OF EQUANIMITY”. So, it’s a good time to look at some all too common MISUNDERSTANDINGS, NARROW VIEWS, BIASES, SECTARIAN DOGMAS, “MY WAY OR THE HIGHWAY-isms”, PARTIAL TRUTHS and PREJUDICES that plague discussion of ...

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