Taking pity on the jet-lagged condition of our visitors from France ... in this record heat here in Japan ... our original plan for a 4-hour Zazenkai has been made into two 90-minute Zazenkais ...
So ... in celebration of our Shukke Tokudo 'Homeleaving' Ordination Ceremony tonight and to welcome to Treeleaf in Tsukuba my Dharma Brother, Jean Marc Bazy and several members of his Sangha in Lyon, France ... AND TAIGU TOO!! ...
... please 'sit-a-long' with two 90 minute ZAZENKAI ...
Yesterday's 90 minute Zazenkai is here for the "on demand" version .. available for full participation 'on demand', no different from the 'live' sitting :
'REAL TIME' recorded 'ANY TIME' version link is here:
(that includes a wonderful Heart Sutra recitation in Japanese by Taigu)
and today's sitting, with a rather out of breath Heart Sutra Gospel (thank you Eika) is here ...
OUR 90 MINUTE SITTING SCHEDULE IS AS FOLLOWS:
00:00 – 00:15 CEREMONY (HEART SUTRA and Dedication)
00:15 – 00:45 ZAZEN
00:45 – 00:55 KINHIN
00:55 – 01:25 ZAZEN
01:25 – 01:30 VERSE OF ATONEMENT (Metta Chant second day) & FOUR VOWS
Remember, when we drop all thought of 'here' 'there' 'now' 'then' ... we are sitting all together ... from France to Japan to whereever and everywhere!