NOTE: OUR MONTHLY 4-HOUR ZAZENKAI FOR AUGUST WILL BE THURSDAY, AUGUST 19th, to commemorate our Shukke Tokudo 'Homeleaving' Ordination Ceremony on that day, as well as the visit to Treeleaf in Tsukuba of both Taigu and my Dharma Brother, Jean Marc Bazy and several members of his Sangha in Lyon, France. Additional information here:
PLEASE NOTE OUR NEW --90-- MINUTE SITTING SCHEDULE!!
Please 'sit-a-long' with our weekly SATURDAY 'LIVE FROM TREELEAF' 90 minute ZAZENKAI, netcast LIVE TODAY from 10pm Japan time (that is New York 9am, Los Angeles 6am, London 2pm and Paris 3pm, SATURDAY) ...
... and to be visible at the following link during those times ...
LIVE ZAZENKAI NETCAST at USTREAM:
But FEAR NOT if not possible for you to join 'live' in your location at those times, as the entire sitting is recorded in 'REAL TIME' and available for full participation 'on demand' at any time after that, no different from the 'live' sitting :
'REAL TIME' recorded 'ANY TIME' version link is here:
OUR NEW 90 MINUTE SITTING SCHEDULE IS AS FOLLOWS:[/b]
00:00 – 00:15 CEREMONY (HEART SUTRA in English ONLY) 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 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 words of the Chants we will recite at the following link:
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!