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Thread: December 15th, 2012 Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai

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    December 15th, 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 7pm, Los Angeles 4pm (Friday night), London midnight and Paris 1am (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 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
    Last edited by Jundo; 12-14-2012 at 10:45 PM.
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    Senior Member Koshin's Avatar
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    Will be there live. Thank you

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    I'll be there.

    Gassho,
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    I am learning, but please take what I say with a
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    Treeleaf Unsui Yugen's Avatar
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    I will be there as well.

    Deep bows
    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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    Will be there/here.


    Gassho, kojip
    大山

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    Hello everyone,
    if all goes well, I will sit on Google+ exactly 7 hours 30 minutes after the official sit and stream the original sit into the hangout from a second computer,so if you cant do it live and want to sit the recording with others (thats currently just me), please be there at 7:30 AM GMT.
    Gassho
    Myoku

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    I will be there live as well.

    Gassho
    Michael



    If you cannot find the truth right where you are, where else do you expect to find it?
    ~ Dogen Zenji

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    Timo posted on another thread today ...


    Hi Jundo,

    Quote Originally Posted by Jundo View Post
    Of course, I usually bow down to Buddha Statues endless times more than I burn them. However, sometimes it is fine to burn them, and one should never be attached. A Buddha Statue is also a piece of wood, nothing special. However, a Buddha Statue is also a reMINDer and symbol and embodiment of these Teachings. So, while not attached, I bow down and do embrace fully and honor the meaning in my heart. So it is with wearing Robes.
    I totally agree with you.
    Actually, it depends on how we approach it - a Buddha statue can be both something holy and something ordinary. The same holds true for my vacuum cleaner or any dust particle it removes.
    While these don't have a commonly accepted religious meaning I can give them the meaning when I approach them in a certain manner.

    It is like TNH's Gatha I use when I wash the dishes:
    Washing the dishes
    is like bathing a baby Buddha.
    The profane is the sacred.
    Everyday mind is Buddha's mind.

    Gassho,

    Timo
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    When Jundo put up the vacuum cleaner - I heard myself saying "no way" and then I burst into a laughter.
    While I spontaneously bow to random things in my environment after sitting it was very unusual seeing Jundo doing it during Zazenkai.
    (I am glad he didn't burn the Buddha statue...)

    Thanks for putting this into practice, Jundo, and thanks to all who sat and will be sitting!

    Gassho,

    Timo
    no thing needs to be added

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    Thank you Jundo, Gena, and all who sat ... Have a great weekend.

    Gassho
    Michael



    If you cannot find the truth right where you are, where else do you expect to find it?
    ~ Dogen Zenji

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    Thanks everyone...deep bows, especially to Gina. She's not really going anywhere, just moving from the big screen at the top to one of the little ones at the bottom.

    Gassho,
    Dosho
    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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    So true Dosho.... Gina, have a safe trip to America

    Thank you all sitters

    This is a great practice..... enjoy your weekend

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    Thank you all - have a great weekend - and thank you Gina - safe travels

    Gassho
    Yugen
    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 everyone sitting then, now and whenever,
    Gassho
    Myoku

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    Quote Originally Posted by LimoLama View Post
    When Jundo put up the vacuum cleaner - I heard myself saying "no way" and then I burst into a laughter.
    While I spontaneously bow to random things in my environment after sitting it was very unusual seeing Jundo doing it during Zazenkai.
    (I am glad he didn't burn the Buddha statue...)

    Thanks for putting this into practice, Jundo, and thanks to all who sat and will be sitting!

    Gassho,

    Timo
    That Buddha sucks.... ar ar ar.. couldn't resist.



    Thank you and gassho. kojip
    大山

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    So I'm guessing that vacuum cleaner doesn't have any . . . attachments.

    Anyway . . . best of luck to Gina!

    Gassho

    Jen

    P.S. The sound was really good this week.
    The result is not the point; it is the effort to improve ourselves that is valuable. There is no end to this practice. --Shunryu Suzuki

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nenka View Post
    So I'm guessing that vacuum cleaner doesn't have any . . . attachments.

    Anyway . . . best of luck to Gina!

    Gassho

    Jen

    P.S. The sound was really good this week.
    Too funny ... No attachments .

    Gassho
    Michael



    If you cannot find the truth right where you are, where else do you expect to find it?
    ~ Dogen Zenji

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