Please 'sit-a-long' with our weekly FRIDAY/SATURDAY 'LIVE FROM HANS'S HOUSE' (this time) 90 minute ZAZENKAI, only this time netcast LIVE SATURDAY at 9 AM BERLIN TIME, which is 7 AM GMT, 2AM US CENTRAL TIME and 4PM TOKYO TIME (if my timezone converter is correct and in case I entered the times correctly).
... and will be visible at the following link and sit-a-long-able any time thereafter ...
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)
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!
Hans Chudo Mongen