To welcome this NEW YEAR, NEW DAY, NEW MOMENTLESS MOMENT ....
... please 'sit-a-long' with our SPECIAL NEW YEAR 4-hour ZAZENKAI netcast, recorded today 'live' in "real time" and available at the following links for sitting anytime:
Remember, when we drop all thought of 'here' 'there' 'now' 'then' ... we are sitting all together! Please pull up a Zafu, wherever you are, and join us!
The netcast recording is divided into 2 parts as follows (click on the links below) :
00:00 - 00:50 CEREMONY (HEART SUTRA / SANDOKAI) & ZAZEN
00:50 - 01:00 KINHIN
01:00 - 01:40 ZAZEN
01:40 - 01:50 KINHIN
LINK TO JOIN ZAZENKAI PART 1
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
Our Zazenkai will consist of chanting the 'Heart Sutra' and the 'Identity of Relative and Absolute(Sandokai)' in English (the words are at the link below), some full floor prostrations in sets of three (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 words of the Chants we will recite
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.You can toggle the tv screen to 'FULL SCREEN' mode with the little button on the bottom right of the screen.
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.