This month's sitting and ceremony is dedicated to a friend whose son
is leaving for service in Afghanistan ... and to all such families ...
Please join our NOVEMBER MONTHLY 4-hour 'Live from Treeleaf' ZAZENKAI,
recorded in "real time
" and available at the following links:
The recording is divided into 2 parts as follows (click on the blue link) :00:00 - 00:50 CEREMONY (HEART SUTRA / SANDOKAI) & ZAZEN00:50 - 01:00 KINHIN01:00 - 01:40 ZAZEN01:40 - 01:50 KINHIN
ZAZENKAI PART I
01:50 - 02:30 DHARMA TALK & ZAZEN
02:30 - 02:40 KINHIN
02:40 - 03:20 ZAZEN
03:20 - 03:30 KINHIN
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:
Please join in, one and all.
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.