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    Jan 31th-Feb 1st, 2014 Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai - for Nishijima Roshi

    NOTE: Our Monthly 4-Hour Treeleaf Zazenkai will be moved to February 15th in commemoration of Buddha's Parinirvana Day and to mark the passing of our Teacher, Gudo Wafu Nishijima. Today's sitting is also dedicated to Nishijima Roshi, as well as other friends now experiencing hard days.



    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; 01-31-2014 at 10:53 PM.
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

    #SAT TODAY!

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    I'll be there. Room for kinhin in the basement now too. Unless it floods, which it has a habit of doing. In that case... swimming kinhin.

    Gassho, John

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    I will be there live.

    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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    I will be here.

    Gassho,
    Dosho
    Ordained Priest -In-Training
    Please take what I say with a grain of salt,
    especially in matters of the Dharma!

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    Should be here.

    Gassho

    Shawn

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    I will be there live, as well.

    Gassho,
    Juki
    "First you have to give up." Tyler Durden

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    Count me in

    Gassho
    ______________________________
    Kōshin / Leo



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

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    I too will be there live.

    Gassho
    Shingen
    RINDO SHINGEN
    倫道 真現

    As a trainee priest, please take any commentary by me on matters of the Dharma with a pinch of salt.

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    Let me also note that a lovely small calligraphy was donated by our Shokai, and will be kept in our Zendo from now on. It will be featured as well during today's Zazenkai. It is from the Heart Sutra, and reads ...

    ... 無罣礙 ... no attachments nor hindrances ...

    Let us dedicate it to Shokai's wife, Lillian, who is in hospital today ...

    Gassho, J
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

    #SAT TODAY!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jundo View Post
    Let me also note that a lovely small calligraphy was donated by our Shokai, and will be kept in our Zendo from now on. It will be featured as well during today's Zazenkai. It is from the Heart Sutra, and reads ...

    ... 無罣礙 ... no attachments nor hindrances ...

    Let us dedicate it to Shokai's wife, Lillian, who is in hospital today ...

    Gassho, J
    Yes, beautiful teachings, from such beautiful teachers!

    Gassho
    Shingen
    RINDO SHINGEN
    倫道 真現

    As a trainee priest, please take any commentary by me on matters of the Dharma with a pinch of salt.

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    Will be sitting this one tonight. Gassho, Matt J

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    Guys can't get into the Hangout... could someone please invite me?

    Thanks!
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Kyonin View Post
    Guys can't get into the Hangout... could someone please invite me?

    Thanks!
    I sent you an invite Kyonin, did you get it?

    Gassho
    Shingen
    RINDO SHINGEN
    倫道 真現

    As a trainee priest, please take any commentary by me on matters of the Dharma with a pinch of salt.

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    All my respect and thanks to Nishijima Roshi.

    All my thoughts and metta to Shokai and his wife.

    May all sentient beings be free of suffering.

    Thank you for this zazenkai.

    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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    Jundo,

    I'm sorry I can't get into the hangout. I'm sitting live with you now.

    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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    Also watching.

    Gassho,
    Dosho
    Ordained Priest -In-Training
    Please take what I say with a grain of salt,
    especially in matters of the Dharma!

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    Shingen,

    Thank you for the invite, but for some reason I didn't get it.

    Google+ is a mystery. Just like life itself.

    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Kyonin View Post
    Shingen,

    Thank you for the invite, but for some reason I didn't get it.

    Google+ is a mystery. Just like life itself.

    Gassho,

    Kyonin
    So true Kyonin, so true. =)

    Thank you to Nishijima Roshi, Jundo, and everyone ... I am very thankful to have you all in my life. =) Have a great weekend.

    Gassho
    Shingen
    RINDO SHINGEN
    倫道 真現

    As a trainee priest, please take any commentary by me on matters of the Dharma with a pinch of salt.

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    Thank you guys, and thank you Shingen for being our voices .... A hug for Shokai as he waits for her wife Lillian, may she be healty real soon....and deep bows for Gudo Wagu Roshi's family

    Have a great weekend

    Gassho
    ______________________________
    Kōshin / Leo



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

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    Great zazenkai Sat invisibly but it was still wonderful. Didn't know I could be invisible... I vow to use this power for the good of all sentient beings. Anyway, thank you.

    Gassho, John

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    Well, last week we all got in but Shingen could not. This week, Google+ decided to balance the scales.

    Lovely Zazenkai. Thanks to Jundo and to all who sat along with the live feed.

    Gassho,
    Juki
    "First you have to give up." Tyler Durden

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    Well, you guys were there in heart.

    This week, I invited the "Treeleaf Sangha" Circle at the beginning (and again during Kinhin). Check you Junk box to see if the invitations are landing there.

    Also, I notice on Youtube that Michael's face in not visible at the bottom of the screen even though I could see him during the Hangout.

    All good!

    Gassho, J
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

    #SAT TODAY!

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    Thank you all for your practice. Deep gratitude for Sawaki Roshi, Nishijima Roshi, our teachers, this Sangha, and all Buddhas and Bodhisattvas throughout space and time! Much love and Metta for Nishijima's family, friends, and students and to Lillian and Shokai.

    How different we each are, and how varied our difficulties, and yet how connected we all are, even in our darkest hour.

    Nine bows to all.

    髭 Sekishi / Eric

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    Thank you all for your practice!
    Glad I could watch the live feed at least. You are all in my heart anyway, so no need to actually see you every time.


    Despite those sad times, try to enjoy your weekend...

    Gassho,

    Daitetsu
    no thing needs to be added

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    Thanks everyone!

    Gassho,
    Dosho
    Ordained Priest -In-Training
    Please take what I say with a grain of salt,
    especially in matters of the Dharma!

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    Thank you everyone and especially Jundo for the touching dedication. I should let you know it elicited amore than a few tears when I told her about it this mormimg May all be free from suffering

    gassho, Shokai
    仁道 生開 - Jindo Shokai "Open to life in a benevolent way"
    Just another itinerant monk going nowhere; try somewhere else to listen to someone who really knows.

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    Thanks to all who sat, are sitting and will sit. Was it a little shorter today or was just a glitch in the G+ timing? Jundo I liked your chanting! Deep Bows to Nishijima Roshi and much Love to Shokai and Lillian. Hope all is well.
    Gassho
    Taikyo
    Last edited by Taikyo; 02-01-2014 at 08:16 AM.

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    Much metta to Lillian and Shokai. Deep bows to Nishijima Roshi. Bows of gratitude to Jundo and all who sat.
    Gassho
    Myozan

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    Thank you Jundo, and all that sat and will sit. Deep bows for Nishijima Roshi. Much metta to Lillian and Shokai.

    Gassho
    Genshin (Matt)

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    Thank you everyone,
    Gassho
    Myoku

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    Fine dedications.

    Thanks to all.


    Gassho,
    Myosha
    Last edited by Myosha; 02-01-2014 at 07:25 PM.
    "Recognize suffering, remove suffering." - Shakyamuni Buddha when asked, "Uhm . . .what?"

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    Thank you Jundo

    _/\_
    Try not to be a jerk-- one of the Buddhas

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    Thank you Jundo. Many bows to Nishijima Roshi and much metta to Shokai and Lillian.

    Gassho
    Bobby

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    Thank´s for this zazenkai. Bows to Nishijima Roshi and metta to Shokai and Lillian.
    Such a beautiful calligraphy; mu kei ge.

    Gassho
    Kantai

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    Thank you for a lovely sit. Much gratitude to Nishjima Roshi, Jundo, Shingen and all of you who sat.

    Gassho
    Kokuu

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    Thank you all for your practice

    Gassho

    Daido
    Jiken Daido - Unsui at Treeleaf's Brother Sangha, the Blue Mountain White Clouds Hermitage.

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