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Jundo
08-03-2012, 03:56 AM
Dear All,

OUR SUBJECTLESS TALK SUBJECT WILL BE RECENT KOANS FROM 'THE BOOK OF SERENITY'.

Please 'sit-a-long' with our MONTHLY 4-hour ZAZENKAI, netcast LIVE 8am to noon Japan time Saturday morning (that is New York 7pm to 11pm, Los Angeles 4pm to 8pm (Friday night), London midnight to 4am and Paris 1am to 5am (early Saturday morning))

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

LIVE ZAZENKAI NETCAST at GOOGLE+ IS HERE:
CLICK ON THE TAB ON LOWER RIGHT FOR 'FULL SCREEN

LINK TO BE POSTED HERE SHORTLY BEFORE NETCASThttp://youtu.be/yj45xyLIemU

WATCH LIVE 'ONE WAY' AND SIT-A-LONG. IF JOINING WITH CAMERA, PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR MICROPHONE IS MUTED:

The Sitting Schedule is as follows;

00:00 - 00:50 CEREMONY (HEART SUTRA / SANDOKAI IN ENGLISH) & ZAZEN
00:50 - 01:00 KINHIN
01:00 - 01:30 ZAZEN
01:30 - 01:50 KINHIN

01:50 - 02:30 DHARMA TALK & ZAZEN
02:30 - 02:40 KINHIN

02:40 - 03:15 ZAZEN
03:15 - 03:30 KINHIN
03:30 - 04:00 METTA CHANT & ZAZEN, VERSE OF ATONEMENT, FOUR VOWS, & CLOSING


Our Zazenkai consists of our chanting the 'Heart Sutra' and the 'Identity of Relative and Absolute (Sandokai)' 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'. Oh, and lots and lots of Zazen and walkin' Kinhin in between!

Please download and print out the Chants we will recite at the following link (PDF):

Chant Book (PDF) (http://www.treeleaf.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=447&d=1341018471)

or

Chant Book (SHORT VERSION HTML) (http://www.treeleaf.org/forums/showthread.php?7032-Weekly-Monthly-Zazenkai-Chant-Book-is-Here)

I STRONGLY 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, AND HAVE ROOM FOR BOWING AND KINHIN.

ALSO, REMEMBER TO SET YOUR COMPUTER (& SCREEN SAVER) SO THAT IT DOES NOT SHUT OFF DURING THE 4 HOURS.

I hope you will join us ... an open Zafu is waiting. When we drop all thought of 'here' 'there' 'now' 'then' ... we are sitting all together!

Gassho, Jundo

ScottM
08-03-2012, 04:11 AM
I'll be there.

Gassho,
Dosho

Shingen
08-03-2012, 04:32 AM
I will try and be there live. There has been some internet issues over here, so hopefully they have them sorted out by then.

Gassho
Michael

adrianbkelly
08-03-2012, 04:56 AM
I'll be there bright & early Sunday morning.

_/\_

Ade

RichardH
08-03-2012, 06:37 AM
I'll be there/here.

Gassho, kojip

Hans
08-03-2012, 07:27 AM
Hello,

I'll sit with you on Sunday! Thank you for your practise.

All the best and Gassho,

Hans

Kyonin
08-03-2012, 10:14 AM
I'll be there live :)

Gassho,

Kyonin

Koshin
08-03-2012, 01:20 PM
Today it's my sisters' b-day so I don't know if I will be there live, but I will be there live anyway, even if it is on sunday[monk]

Gassho

ScottM
08-04-2012, 03:01 AM
My thanks to Jundo, the boota, the Buddha, and all other buddhas, sitting anytime...deep bows.

Gassho,
Dosho

RichardH
08-04-2012, 03:58 AM
Thank you!

Gassho, kojip

Myoku
08-04-2012, 05:44 AM
Just a quick note that we'll be doing a re-sit for those not be able to sit live on Saturday 1 PM German Time on Google+ hangouts, I posted an invite at Google+ and it should show up to you at your local time correctly. Its also in the calendar here (Forum/Calendar)
Gassho
Myoku

Kyonin
08-04-2012, 10:33 AM
Thank you all who sat / will sit.

Jundo, this teaching was so very powerful. It left my mind spinning for a bit. Thank you.

Everyone have a great weekend!

Koshin
08-04-2012, 04:35 PM
Thank you Jundo and all sitters, I just hope the Bootha is ok akter flying at the end of the Zazenkai [happy]

Gassho

Myoku
08-04-2012, 05:31 PM
Thank you everyone,
Gassho
Myoku

Kyrillos
08-04-2012, 06:24 PM
I don't know where the problem lays, but I can get about 15 minutes ata time of clear sailing Zazenkai and then it "times-out" for about 10 minutes; then I get another 10-15 minutes clear again. The zazens could go on for-ever that way...stop laughing Jundo! And Jundo's Dharma talks are as if he is talking and then someone has to stop and translate what he said for someone else I do not see before he can go on. I suppose it is all to teach me patience [monk]!

Anyway it was a good experience.

Gassho (putting his shoes on top of his head and walking away)

Seishin Kyrill

Shingen
08-05-2012, 04:33 AM
Finished zazenkai today, it was wonderful ... thank you Jundo and all who sat. :)

Gassho
Michael

Myoku
08-05-2012, 07:39 AM
I don't know where the problem lays,...

me neither. But maybe your internet connection is flaky and thus the video loading sometimes is just to slow for a continuous playback. When I have slow connection I start the video an hour before I actually sit and press Pause, when I start sitting it usually has loaded enough in advance so I can sit continuously even with a flaky connection.
_()_
Myoku

adrianbkelly
08-05-2012, 08:18 AM
Thanks everyone!

_/\_

Ade

BobSpour
08-05-2012, 09:47 AM
Zazenkai done! Thanks everyone.
_/\_
bob

Heisoku
08-05-2012, 11:42 AM
Thank you Jundo for a bootiful zazenkai [toomuch]. Gassho to everyone sitting this one.

Marla567
08-08-2012, 09:07 PM
Thanks everyone (including the boot)

Gassho
Bianca

Shohei
08-09-2012, 12:46 PM
I will be sitting this this weekend as part of a couple day mini retreat (zazen, sewing and more zazen)

Gassho
Shohei

Shujin
08-16-2012, 12:35 AM
Thank you for the opportunity to practice together.

Gassho,
Shujin

Shokai
08-16-2012, 12:06 PM
Thank you for this wonderful teaching and gassho to all who sat or are sitting [monk] [gassholook]