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Thread: December 29th, 2012 Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai

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    December 29th, 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 sit-a-long-able 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; 12-28-2012 at 11:02 PM.
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    Hello all,
    I will have to sit this zazenkai on Saturday. Gassho to all and thank you for sitting!

    Yugen
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    I will be there live.

    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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    I will TRY and be there live.

    Gassho..

    Shawn

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    Hello fellow leafers,
    Re-Sit for those who cant attend live and wish to sit together at Google+ hangout is at 6:30 GMT with the video of the original hangout. Invitation at g+ is posted and its added at the calendar here and at g+ so you can look up your time.
    Gassho
    Myoku

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    Will be there here.

    Gassho, kojip.
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    I am currently engaged in the second day of Rohatsu with Shujin. We'll be sitting until about 10:30 PM tonight, so I'll have to sit this zazenkai on the recorded version. It will have to be on early Sunday morning

    Gassho,

    Kyonin
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kyonin View Post
    I am currently engaged in the second day of Rohatsu with Shujin. We'll be sitting until about 10:30 PM tonight, so I'll have to sit this zazenkai on the recorded version. It will have to be on early Sunday morning

    Gassho,

    Kyonin
    I think that sitting Rohatsu with Shujin is sitting with us at Zazenkai. So you see, Zazen affords the miraculous power to be two and all places at once!

    Gassho, J
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    Thank you.


    kojip
    大山

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    Thank you Jundo and everyone who sat ... have a great weekend and Happy New Year.

    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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    Thank you

    Gassho

    Shawn

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    Thank you Jundo and everyone sitting,
    Gassho
    Myoku

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    Gassho,due to family obligations, Kinhin for me was the ever so mindful folding of laundry.

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    Going to sit this right now. Gassho, Matt

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    Sat with the live stream as I could not get logged on...I will have to play with google+ hangouts to figure this out
    Gassho, Shawn Jakudo Hinton
    It all begins when we say, I. Everything that follows is illusion.
    "Even to speak the word Buddha is dragging in the mud soaking wet; Even to say the word Zen is a total embarrassment."
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    Thank you

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuck13 View Post
    Gassho,due to family obligations, Kinhin for me was the ever so mindful folding of laundry.
    Perfectly good Kinhin when that is what it must be. Just fold sincerely and carefully to make all the shirts neat and straight, all while dropping all thoughts of straight vs. crooked.

    Gassho, J
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    Thank you Jundo and all who sat live today. This was my first zazenkai, and I felt like I was with you all, despite having used the recorded version. Today you were my teachers

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    Thank you, Sandworm. Nice sitting with you this first time.

    Might I ask a favor though, would you look over here about posting some face (the visible kind) with the name? Item 4  ...

    http://www.treeleaf.org/forums/showt...Sangha-Members

    I look forward to sitting together again soon.

    Gassho, Jundo
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    Hello,

    thank you for your practise folks!

    Gassho,

    Hans Chudo Mongen
    Chudo Mongen, Ordained Novice Priest-in-Training

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    Hi,

    Sat it last night. Thanks for all who sat and will be sitting!

    Gassho,

    Timo
    no thing needs to be added

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    Absolutely Jundo, I keep meaning to, but every time I log onto the forum I seem to be on my phone I'll take care of it now.

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    Thank you Jundo and Taigu for all the teachings, zazen and practices so generously given this past year. Thank you to everyone sitting and Happy New Year. I look forward to another year in zazen. Gassho.


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