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    WELCOME HOYU ZAZEN ... and Tea Ceremony ...

    Hoyu offers a "hello" to everyone from Treeleaf Tsukuba ... then we sat a brief 30 minutes of Zazen, and a little Kinhin. Shokai Richard joined us in the middle. Please sit with us if you have a chance.



    We will also had a Tea Ceremony conducted by Hoyu Sensei, which you may still join in at any time ...
    Hiyo writes about that ...

    For those who are able to sit in on the tea ceremony please feel free to participate at home. If everyone can collect ahead of time (see the screen below) ....
    1) a sweet to eat
    2) a cup of your favorite tea. Heck, feel free to make it a cup of java if tea isn't your thing!(though I still wish for you at least consider giving tea a try )

    Just have them ready and we will instruct you when to eat and drink. Nothing to complicated. Just relax and enjoy

    Gassho,
    Hoyu
    And, of course, don't forget our weekly Zazenkai tomorrow!

    http://www.treeleaf.org/forums/showt...i-WITH-HOYU%21

    ... and our SPECIAL CEREMONY "OFFICIALLY" MARKING THE OPENING OF OUR NEW TREELEAF FORUM AND WEBPAGE (even though it has actually been up and running for a few weeks) and traditional-not-so-traditional MEMORIAL SERVICE TO RETIRE OUR OLD COMPUTER HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE. The ceremony will begin (one hour later than originally planned) ...

    ... from 10pm Japan time Saturday night (that is New York 9am, Los Angeles 6am (Saturday morning), London 2pm and Paris 2pm (Saturday afternoon)

    I apologize for the change, due to Hoyu attending Aikido with my wife Mina.

    I will have Google+ links up for each shortly before our beginning time. Please check back.

    Welcome Hoyu John & Family!

    Gassho, Jundo
    Last edited by Jundo; 07-28-2012 at 03:41 AM.
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    Our Tea Ceremony with Hoyu Sensei ...

    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    Hi.

    Thanks Hoyu (and Jundo) for the videos.
    That looked awesome!

    Mtfbwy
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    Thank you Hoyu Sensei for a wonderful demonstration!

    Gassho,
    Dosho
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    With your help and guidance from Jundo & Taigu
    I am learning, but please take what I say with a
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    Thanks everyone! Slightly more elaborate than my teabag in a cup method!

    _/\_

    Ade

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    Beautiful Hoyu ... thank you!

    Gassho
    Michael



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    Thank you, great way to start the day. I had a cup of choco

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    Thank you Hoyu for your demonstration.
    Gassho,
    Andy

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    So great that you could share this with Treeleafers, Hoyu!!
    Gassho,
    Kaishin

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    Hey Hoyu! Thank you for your dedication and attention to detail. I am grateful to have been a part of this by watching.

    Gassho,

    Daido


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    Very cool demonstration. Thank you Hoyu and family for making this possible. I hope some day you can show me this in person Hoyu. Gassho. Chris

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    Treeleaf Unsui/Engineer Kyonin's Avatar
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    Fantastic demonstration.

    Sadly, I couldn't make it to the live ceremony

    It would be great to learn chado.

    I am thankful to all.
    Please remember I am only a priest in training. I could be wrong in everything I say. Slap me if needed.

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    Our SPECIAL CEREMONY "OFFICIALLY" MARKING THE OPENING OF OUR NEW TREELEAF FORUM AND WEBPAGE and MEMORIAL SERVICE TO RETIRE OUR OLD COMPUTER HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE will begin at the following times (one hour later than originally planned) ...

    ... from 10pm Japan time Saturday night (that is New York 9am, Los Angeles 6am (Saturday morning), London 2pm and Paris 2pm (Saturday afternoon)

    I apologize for the change, due to Hoyu attending Aikido with my wife Mina.

    Gassho, J
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    Hello,


    thank you for this inspiring demonstration.

    All the best and gassho,

    Hans Chudo Mongen
    Chudo Mongen, Ordained Novice Priest-in-Training

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    That was really lovely - thank you Hoyu and family for sharing.

    Gassho

    Willow

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    Thank you for this Hoyu. It is inspiring that you have continued this tradition and practice. Gassho.
    Heisoku
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    Thank you Hoyu, for my first tea ceremony. It was lovely, although I didn't really need that gi-normous homemade cupcake I had as my sweet!
    I was happy to meet your smiling wife, Hoyu, and to see Mina & Sada again, Jundo.
    Thank you all for this pleasure.

    Gassho

    Glow

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    Senior Member Hoyu's Avatar
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    Thank you all for your kind words
    I'm happy that we were all able to share in a bowl of virtual tea together

    Here is a little info on the ceremony which was conducted.
    It is 1 of 4 Chabako(tea box) procedures created by Gengensai, the 11th iemoto(head of the household for our lineage of tea). Each one of those 4 corresponds to a particular season(winter, spring, summer, and fall). The one I did for everyone is named Unohana(deutzia/blossom) and performed during the summer months.

    Gassho,
    Hoyu
    Ho (Dharma)
    Yu (Hot Water)

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    Thank you Jundo and Hoyu;
    Sorry I missed the live Tea Ceremony. It's been years since I've partaken in one. It is great to have the opportunity to view this recording.
    gassho,
    gassho, Shokai, still learning the way and knowing nothing
    仁道 生開 - Jindo Shokai "Open to life in a benevolent way"
    Just another itinerant monk; go somewhere else to listen to someone who really knows.

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    Thank you for the Tea ceremony, Hoyu! It was very interesting. I want to try to do this in my home.


    Mark

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    That was an astonishing ceremony, Hoyu!

    Now drinking tea will never be the same for me

    Gassho,
    Marek

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    Thanks a lot, Jundo, for pointing me to this thread!
    I have just finished watching the Tea Ceremony (after sitting with the Zazen/Kinhin recording from the first post).
    Three words: fascinating, impressive, beautiful!

    This was my first Japanese Tea Ceremony. The differences to the Chinese Tea Ceremony (I am still a beginner with only half a year of experience) are huge!

    Deep bows,

    Timo
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    Quote Originally Posted by LimoLama View Post
    This was my first Japanese Tea Ceremony. The differences to the Chinese Tea Ceremony (I am still a beginner with only half a year of experience) are huge!

    Deep bows,

    Timo
    Perhaps, like the many flavors of Chinese Chan or Japanese Zen or Buddhism in general ... sometimes very different yet precisely the same, always just the same but often quite different.

    I am more a "coffee ceremony" fellow myself.

    Gassho, J
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jundo View Post
    Perhaps, like the many flavors of Chinese Chan or Japanese Zen or Buddhism in general ... sometimes very different yet precisely the same, always just the same but often quite different.

    I am more a "coffee ceremony" fellow myself.

    Gassho, J
    I second that brew.

    Gassho
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    Hi Jundo,

    Quote Originally Posted by Jundo View Post
    I am more a "coffee ceremony" fellow myself.
    Hehe, I am a coffee junkie myself - it's great enjoying both brews.

    You might laugh, but I have thought about inventing my own coffee/espresso/cappuccino ceremonies - just for kicks. You see, I drink this stuff at least 3 - 4 times a day, so this kind of begs for a practice...
    There are no new sutras, so why not invent new ceremonies?

    Gassho,

    Timo
    no thing needs to be added

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    Treeleaf Unsui Shokai's Avatar
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    Thanks Timo and all for reviving this rerun; enjoyed the second viewing as much as the first.
    As for coffee rituals, I'll pass; more than one cup a day and my kidneys give up

    gassho, shokai
    gassho, Shokai, still learning the way and knowing nothing
    仁道 生開 - Jindo Shokai "Open to life in a benevolent way"
    Just another itinerant monk; go somewhere else to listen to someone who really knows.

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