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Thread: January 26th, 2013 Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai

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    January 26th, 2013 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; 01-25-2013 at 10:52 PM.
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    I will be there live.

    Gassho
    Shingen



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

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    Wohoo!
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    Treeleaf Unsui/Engineer Kyonin's Avatar
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    I'll be there live

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    Will be there.

    Gassho, Daizan
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    Same here

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    I'll be there.

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    grain of salt, especially in matters of the Dharma.

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    I'll be there sunday with the recorded video

    Gassho
    Myoshin 妙 心
    "A person who receives the Buddhist Precepts enters the state of Buddha at once. They stand at the same level as Gautama Buddha. We can say they are a child of the Buddha." Jundo

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    I will be there to practice with you.

    Deep bows
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    Due to Flu (AGAIN) I will be joining you on Sunday.

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    Will be there.

    Gassho

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    I'll be there.

    Gassho,

    Jeff

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    Thank you Jundo and all who sat ... have a great weekend.

    Gassho
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    If you cannot find the truth right where you are, where else do you expect to find it?
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    Have a great weekend all Treeleafers

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    Thank you all who sat/will sit!

    Gassho,

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    Please remember I am only a priest in training. I could be wrong in everything I say. Slap me if needed.

    The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few, or the one. Mr. Spock

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    Thank you all!

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    Thanks everyone!

    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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    Thank you all. Almost a full house!
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    As a trainee priest, please take any commentary by me on matters of the Dharma with a pinch of salt.
    "Here the way unfolds."

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    Gassho and thank you everyone,
    Myoku

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    Feels like coming home
    Many weeks since zazenkai
    Gratitude flows over

    Gassho

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    We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are.
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    Thank you Jundo and everyone sitting.
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    Thanks a lot for your practice!
    Have a great Sunday all!

    Gassho,

    Timo
    no thing needs to be added

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    I sat with you later in Saturday. Thanks everyone.
    Gassho,

    Daisho


    (Jack K.)

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    Thank you all for sitting together.

    Gassho
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    Thanks everyone!

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    I sat today. This was my first Zazenkai with Treeleaf.

    Many thanks to everyone.

    Gassho
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    Thanks.



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    Thanks to all who sat and will sit.

    and, a special "Way to go" to MattW
    gassho, Shokai, still learning the way and knowing nothing
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    I just joined and have tried to print out the chant book from the PDF file, but it doesn't print out properly. It ends up all different characters and I cannot read it. If any body has any help they can offer about this would be awesome. I am looking forward to do my first zazenkai soon. But I am still nervous since I have only been sitting for30 minutes a day.
    Gassho
    Lee

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    Hi Lee,

    I just tried it, and it seems to be printing properly.

    Perhaps you could just cut and paste into a WORD files from the HTML link.

    http://www.treeleaf.org/forums/showt...t-Book-is-Here

    By the way, this Saturday, as the first Saturday of the month, is our monthly 4-Hour Zazenkai! Of course, one is not sitting the whole 4 hours!

    Gassho, Jundo
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    Thank you so much Jundo. I will print it out tomorrow when I get to work. I will not be able to make it live but I will be there in spirt! I will try to get do the video on demand on Tuesday if everything goes well with work. Thank you again
    Gassho
    Lee

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    Quote Originally Posted by dharma7154 View Post
    I will try to get do the video on demand on Tuesday ...
    Gassho
    Lee
    Around here we say, Video upon Non-desire.

    Gassho, J
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    Thank you all for the sitting.
    Gassho,
    Lee

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