TREELEAF: March 19, 2011 - Special Zazenkai At This Time

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NOTE: OUR INTERNET CONNECTION IS NOT YET STABLE HERE IN JAPAN, AND THERE IS A POSSIBILITY OF BEING UNABLE TO SUSTAIN OR OF LOSING THE SIGNAL AT ANY POINT DURING THE NETCAST OF THIS ZAZENKAI. FOR THAT REASON, PLEASE FOLLOW ALONG ON YOUR OWN IN CASE WE CANNOT MAINTAIN THE NETCAST. THANK YOU. OUR ZENDO ... MORE THAN SUFFICIENT, AS WE CAN SIT WITHIN EVEN A GRAIN OF DUST ... WILL BE A CORNER OF A ROOM LENT TO US BY A TRUE FRIEND IN OSAKA. GASSHO, JUNDO

NOTE THAT DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME HAS BEGUN IN THE U.S. and CANADA (IT WILL NOT COMMENCE IN EUROPE UNTIL MARCH 27th)


Please join our SPECIAL MEMORIAL ZAZENKAI for all those who lost their visible lives, those they love, as well as in dedication to all who are homeless tonight in northern Japan. The netcast will commence from 9am Japan time Saturday morning (that is New York 8pm, Los Angeles 5pm (Friday night), London midnight and Paris 1am (early Saturday morning)

... and to be visible at the following link during those times ...

LIVE ZAZENKAI NETCAST at USTREAM:

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/sit-a-long-with-jundo

If not possible for you to join 'live' in your location at those times, the entire sitting is recorded in 'REAL TIME' and available for full participation at any time after that

LINK TO BE POSTED HERE AFTER LIVE SITTING

I shall chant today the SHARIRAIMON (Verse of Homage to Buddha's Relics) (once in Japanese ... the words are below if you wish to follow along) ... then, we shall continue in our usual way with the Heart Sutra in English and according to the schedule below. 

Please join us at the following link ...

http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/12782034


OUR SITTING SCHEDULE IS AS FOLLOWS (90 MINUTES):


00:00 - 00:20 CEREMONY (SHARIRAIMON in Japanese; HEART SUTRA in English ONLY) and Dedication
00:20 - 00:45 ZAZEN
00:45 - 00:55 KINHIN
00:55 - 01:25 ZAZEN
01:25 - 01:30 FOUR VOWS, & VERSE OF ATONEMENT

Please download and print out the words of the Chants we will recite at the following link:

viewtopic.php?f=11&t=2231

JUNDO ONLY WILL CHANT THE SHARIRAIMON (Verse of Homage to Buddha's Relics) in Japanese ... 

Verse of Homage to Buddha's Relics
舎利礼文 (Shariraimon)

一心頂禮
IS-SHIN CHŌ RAI

萬德圓滿
MAN DOKU EN MAN

釋迦如來
SHA KA NYO RAI

眞身舍利
SHIN JIN SHA RI

本地法身
HON JI HŌS-SHIN

法界塔婆
HŌ KAI TŌ BA

我等禮敬
GA TŌ RAI KYŌ

爲我現身
I GA GEN SHIN

入我我入
NYŪ GA GA NYŪ

佛加持故
BUTSU KA JI KO

我證菩提
GA SHŌ BO DAI

以佛神力
I BUTSU JIN RIKI

利益衆生
RI YAKU SHU JŌ

發菩提心
HOTSU BO DAI SHIN

修菩薩行
SHU BO SATSU GYŌ

同入圓寂
DŌ NYŪ EN JAKU

平等大智
BYŌ DŌ DAI CHI

今將頂禮
KON JŌ CHŌ RAI

With wholehearted reverence we bow to the relics of the true body of the Tathagata Shakyamuni, who is fully endowed with myriad virtues; to the dharma body, which is the fundamental ground; and to his stupa, which is the whole universe. With deep respect we venerate the one who manifested a body for our sake. Through the sustaining power of the Buddha, which enters us even as we enter it, we verify awakening. By means of the Buddha's spiritual power, we benefit living beings, arouse the thought of awakening, cultivate Bodhisattva practice, and together enter perfect peace, the knowledge of the equality of all things. Now let us reverently bow.



Gassho, to all joining in this sitting from near and far. Jundo

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