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Thread: May 17-18th, 2013 Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai

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    May 17-18th, 2013 Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai

    DUE TO TECHNICAL NON-DIFFICULTIES, TODAY IS A RESIT OF A PASTLESS 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 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; 05-18-2013 at 03:05 PM.
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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

    Gassho,

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    Treeleaf Unsui Yugen's Avatar
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    I will be there as well.

    Deep bows
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    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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    I'll be there.

    Gassho,
    Dosho
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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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    Senior Member Juki's Avatar
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    I am sick. But, I will try to sit live this evening.

    Gassho,
    William

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    I will be there as well.

    Gassho
    Shingen



    If you cannot find the truth right where you are, where else do you expect to find it?
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    I should be able to make it.
    "You yourself must strive. The Buddhas only point the way." - Shakyamuni Buddha

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    Be well, and content in all one's ills, William.
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    I'm in the UK and bake bread for our community shop early morning so will not be able to join you live but will sit with you at around 04.00am BST

    Gassho

    David

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    Am joining right now. Gassho, Matt J

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    Senior Member Juki's Avatar
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    Had some connection issues, but I got in just as Yugen was starting the recitation of the Heart Sutra. Thanks to all who sat or will sit later. I love to sit Zazen with the sound of Japanese birds floating in an out. Gassho, William

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    Thank you everyone for siting together tonight. These Friday night Zazenkai are now a very important part of my week. I would not have this opportunity without all of you and your faith in Zazen.

    With Gratitude,

    Arnold

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    Thank you everyone...deep bows.

    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 for being there, have a great weekend

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

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    Thank you Jundo and everyone ... have a great weekend.

    Gassho
    Shingen



    If you cannot find the truth right where you are, where else do you expect to find it?
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    Thanks everyone for sitting. Arnold, I agree completely with you. A very special way to spend Friday evenings.

    Have a fine weekend everyone.

    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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    Treeleaf Unsui/Engineer Kyonin's Avatar
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    Thank you all who sat/will sit.

    Yes, it's the best way to kick off the weekend

    Gassho,

    Kyonin
    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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    Don't know if it is something wrong my end with the link but tried to access the video at 4.30 BST & again now but all that I'm viewing is Jundo speaking to someone briefly - the video lasting for about 5min?!

    Gassho

    David

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    Same here David - never mind, we all sit together video link or non-video link.

    Gassho

    Willow

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    David, Willow.
    You're right. I'm getting the same thing. I'll just sit regardless.
    Gassho
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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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    Senior Member Nengyo's Avatar
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    Whatever William had, he obviously gave it to me yesterday when I visited the forum . I will re-sit when this mega-headache passes .

    Gassho to everyone who sat, who had connection problems, and who will sit! .
    "You yourself must strive. The Buddhas only point the way." - Shakyamuni Buddha

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    Gassho and thank you everyone,
    also sat a self rolled zazenkai
    Myoku

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    due to some technical non-difficulty today, i have posted a resit.
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    Senior Member Heisoku's Avatar
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    Sat in my own way as the video is currently unavailable, but as we all are sitting together in our own way anyway this really isn't a problem. Gassho to you all and have a great week.
    Heisoku
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    PS: Sitting in my own way is no different to zazenkai sitting... I just don't recite the dedication!
    Heisoku
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    Thank you all for sitting together!

    Gassho,
    Shinka

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