Please join our JUNE MONTHLY 4-hour 'Live from Treeleaf' ZAZENKAI,
recorded in "real time
" and available at the following links:
SMALL CAUTION: Due to a TECHNICAL GLITCH, the recording is divided into 2 parts this time as follows:
00:00 - 00:50 CEREMONY (HEART SUTRA / SANDOKAI) & ZAZEN
00:50 - 01:00 KINHIN
01:00 - 01:40 ZAZEN
01:40 - 01:50 KINHIN
01:50 - 02:30 DHARMA TALK & ZAZEN
02:30 - 02:40 KINHIN
02:40 - 03:20 ZAZEN < (RECORDING STOPS MIDWAY IN THIS SITTING. PLEASE SELF TIME)
03:20 - 03:30 KINHIN < (NOT RECORDED)
ZAZENKAI PART I 03:30 - 04:00 METTA CHANT & ZAZEN, VERSE OF ATONEMENT, FOUR VOWS, & CLOSING
Remember, when we drop all thought of 'here' 'there' 'now' and 'then'
... we are sitting all together!
Our Zazenkai consists of our chanting the 'Heart Sutra
' and the 'Identity of Relative and Absolute
)' in English (please download our Chant Book at the link below), some full floor prostrations
(please follow along with me ... or a simple Gassho
can be substituted if you wish), a little talk by me ... and we close with the 'Metta Chant
', followed at the end with the 'Verse of Atonement'
and 'The Four Vows'.
Please download and print out the Chant Book
(PDF) at the following link:
I SUGGEST THAT YOU POSITION YOUR ZAFU
ON THE FLOOR IN A PLACE WHERE YOU ARE NOT STARING DIRECTLY AT THE
COMPUTER SCREEN, BUT CAN GLANCE OVER AND SEE THE SCREEN WHEN NECESSARY.
YOUR ZAFU SHOULD ALSO BE IN A POSITION WHERE YOU CAN SEE THE COMPUTER
SCREEN WHILE STANDING IN FRONT OF THE ZAFU FOR THE CEREMONIES.
ALSO, REMEMBER TO SET YOUR COMPUTER (& SCREEN SAVER) SO THAT IT DOES NOT SHUT OFF DURING THE 4 HOURS.
Please join in, one and all.