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Thread: September 22nd, 2012 Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai

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    September 22nd, 2012 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 any time thereafter ...

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




    FOR THOSE NOT ALREADY MEMBERS OF THE CIRCLE WHO WISH TO JOIN TO SIT LIVE WITH A CAMERA, INSTRUCTIONS WILL BE POSTED FOR FUTURE WEEKS. WE ARE NOW LIMITED TO 10 INDIVIDUALS WITH CAMERAS, BUT ANY NUMBER CAN WATCH LIVE 'ONE WAY' AND SIT-A-LONG. IF JOINING WITH CAMERA, PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR MICROPHONE IS MUTED:

    00:00 – 00:15 CEREMONY (HEART SUTRA in English 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 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
    Last edited by Jundo; 09-21-2012 at 11:43 PM.
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    Thank you Jundo, I will be there live.

    Gassho
    Michael
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    I'll be there.

    Gassho,
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    I'll be there.

    Gassho, kojip.
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    Count me in!
    Please remember I am only a priest in training. I could be wrong in everything I say. Slap me if needed.

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    I will be there as well!

    Gassho
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    Today is my mom's B-day, I don't know if it will be possible to be there live, but I will do my best. If not, then Saturday morning

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    P.S. Yup, I know, my English sucks

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    I'll be sitting with OBC (and all of you!) tomorrow afternoon.

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    Leo,

    If the choice is sitting with us or sitting with your mother on her birthday, I'd definitely suggest the latter.

    Gassho,
    Dosho

    Quote Originally Posted by lipor View Post
    Today is my mom's B-day, I don't know if it will be possible to be there live, but I will do my best. If not, then Saturday morning

    Gassho
    Shudo Dosho - Ordained Priest-in-Training
    With your help and guidance from Jundo & Taigu
    I am learning, but please take what I say with a
    grain of salt, especially in matters of the Dharma.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dosho View Post
    Leo,

    If the choice is sitting with us or sitting with your mother on her birthday, I'd definitely suggest the latter.

    Gassho,
    Dosho
    Yes, mothers come first around here.

    But the beauty of our Zazenkai is that there is always time to sit Zazenkai before or after the birthday party.

    Let's sit for all parents.

    Gassho, J
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    Thank you, Jundo & Sangha for this zazenkai

    _/\_
    Gassho,
    Kaishin

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    Thank you Jundo and to all who sat or will sit. Great job on the chant Dosho.

    Have a wonderful weekend.

    Gassho
    Michael
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    As a trainee priest, please take any commentary by me on matters of the Dharma with a pinch of salt.

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    Thanks Judo et. al. Dosho, I agree with Michael...great job on the chant.

    Gassho,

    Richard

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    Thanks for sitting everyone...deep bows to you all!

    Gassho,
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    With your help and guidance from Jundo & Taigu
    I am learning, but please take what I say with a
    grain of salt, especially in matters of the Dharma.

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    Thanks Jundo and all who sat / will sit.

    During the second zazen session I felt an explosive itch on my forearm. A mosquito was there, feeding from me. I reacted instinctively and squashed it and then I felt a guilty.

    So I sat for the poor insect.

    Gassho,

    Kyonin
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    Hi guys,
    We are without Internet tonight but I sat with you and followed the Zazenkai schedule .... Thank you all and deep bows,

    Yugen

    PS - tonight's reading - just started Gary Snyder's Practice of the Wild - great stuff!
    Please take all my comments with a grain of salt - I am a novice priest and anything I say is to be taken with a good dose of skepticism - Shodo Yugen

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    Thank you all.Gassho
    George-Gishu

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    Thank you!
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    Thank you all, as you can see Jundo and Dosho, I followed your recommendation

    Deep Gassho
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    P.S. Yup, I know, my English sucks

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    Thanks everyone!

    _/\_

    Ade

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    Thank you everyone,
    Gassho
    Myoku

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    Thank you all for sitting together.

    Gassho
    Bianca
    Gassho,
    Bianca

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    Thank you

    Gassho
    Jeff

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    Thank you Jundo and everyone sitting. Gassho.
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    Thanks to Jundo and everyone sitting

    _/\_

    Bob

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    Thanks, everybody!

    Gassho

    Jen
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    I sat this morning and want to thank everyone!
    Gassho

    Mark

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    Sat with Shujin (and everyone else of course!)

    Thank You and Gassho,

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