MARKING THE 'OFFICAL' START OF OUR TREELEAF 'ANGO' 100 DAY SPECIAL PRACTICE SEASON ...details on 'ANGO' here: viewtopic.php?f=7&t=2738
Please 'sit-a-long' with our SATURDAY 'LIVE FROM TREELEAF' 90 minute ZAZENKAI... the entire sitting is recorded in 'REAL TIME' and available for full participation 'on demand' at any time no different from the 'live' sitting :
'REAL TIME' recorded 'ANY TIME' version link is here:
HOWEVER ... PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO SOME TECHNICAL ISSUES WITH THE RECORDING THIS WEEK, THE FOLLOWING IS A 'RE-SIT' OF LAST WEEK'S ZAZENKAI WITH TAIGU AND OUR VISITORS FROM FRANCE (well, that's a nice start to Ango too ... and sitting is sitting!)
(That also means that we get to hear again that wonderful Heart Sutra recitation in Japanese by Taigu)
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 FOUR VOWS, & VERSE OF ATONEMENT
As you can see, our Zazenkai consists of chanting the 'Heart Sutra', 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!