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Jundo
09-14-2012, 03:30 AM
Hello All,

Please 'sit-a-long' with our weekly FRIDAY/SATURDAY 'LIVE FROM TREELEAF' 90 minute ZAZENKAI, netcast LIVE from 9am Japan time Saturday morning (that is New York 8pm, Los Angeles 5pm (Friday night), London 1am and Paris 2am (early Saturday morning)

... and 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


http://youtu.be/JJhheJP7shs

FOR THOSE NOT ALREADY MEMBERS OF THE CIRCLE WHO WISH TO JOIN TO SIT LIVE WITH A CAMERA, INSTRUCTIONS WILL BE POSTED FOR FUTURE WEEKS. WE ARE NOW LIMITED TO 10 INDIVIDUALS WITH CAMERAS, BUT ANY NUMBER CAN WATCH LIVE 'ONE WAY' AND SIT-A-LONG. IF JOINING WITH CAMERA, PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR MICROPHONE IS MUTED:

00:00 – 00:15 CEREMONY (HEART SUTRA in English ONLY) and Dedication
00:15 – 00:45 ZAZEN
00:45 – 00:55 KINHIN
00:55 – 01:25 ZAZEN
01:25 – 01:30 FOUR VOWS & VERSE OF ATONEMENT

As you can see, our Zazenkai consists of chanting the 'Heart Sutra' 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), followed by our Dedication, Zazen twice for about 30 minutes each, with 10 minutes of Kinhin in between, and we end the sitting with 'The Verse of Atonement' and 'The Four Vows'.

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

Chant Book (PDF) (http://www.treeleaf.org/treeleaf_zazenkai_chant_book.pdf)

or

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

So, please join us as soon as you can, and we will keep a Zafu open for you.

Remember, when we drop all thought of 'here' 'there' 'now' 'then' ... we are sitting all together!


Gassho, Jundo gassho1

Shingen
09-14-2012, 03:53 AM
Thank you Jundo ... I will be there live. :-)

Gassho
Michael

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ScottM
09-14-2012, 05:30 AM
I'll be there.

Gassho,
Dosho

Kyonin
09-14-2012, 09:58 AM
I'll have to sit with the recorded version :(

RichardH
09-14-2012, 10:01 AM
Will be there.

Gassho, kojip.

Yugen
09-14-2012, 02:42 PM
I will be there live.

Gassho
Yugen

adrianbkelly
09-14-2012, 02:59 PM
Will be there bright & early Sunday morning.

_/\_

Ade

Koshin
09-14-2012, 03:04 PM
Will be there live.... sunday morning gassho1

Shinko
09-14-2012, 05:13 PM
Please save me a zafu, I'll be there live!

richss
09-15-2012, 01:32 AM
Thanks Jundo and everyone. This was a good experience for my first live and online zazenkai. My back is not quite used to the duration, but I am sure time will help and spasms will reduce.

Gassho,

Richard

p.s. Thanks Myoku et. al, for assisting with my Google+ issues.
e.d. fixed attribution for Google+ help.

ScottM
09-15-2012, 01:38 AM
So glad you made it in to sit with us Rich (of course you were sitting with us before and always), but the technology can be difficult to navigate!

Thanks to Jundo and all who sit...deep bows.

Gassho,
Dosho

Yugen
09-15-2012, 02:00 AM
Thank you all for sitting tonight / this morning / this weekend.... !

Deep bows
Yugen

Jundo
09-15-2012, 02:17 AM
The sound from the second microphone was clearer during my tests than during today's Zazenkai, but I will try to improve it for next time.

Gassho, J

Ekai
09-15-2012, 02:25 AM
I will sit this weekend. Hopefully my son will stay sleeping. He's been getting up around 4 - 5 am lately.

Gassho,
Ekai

Shingen
09-15-2012, 02:25 AM
Thank you Jundo and everyone who sat ... seems I got kicked out and wasn't able to get back in ... but I was with you all the way. :)

Gassho
Michael

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RichardH
09-15-2012, 04:33 AM
Thank you.

Gassho.

Myoku
09-15-2012, 07:30 AM
Thank you everyone,
Gassho
Myoku

Rich
09-15-2012, 11:15 AM
Will try to sit with recorded version. Still recovering from my move.

Risho
09-15-2012, 01:31 PM
ugh... moves are tiring. Gassho everyone! I have a dumb question: since we're in Ango, do you think we could do the Metta Practice at the end of the 90 minute zazenkai's? It's not a big deal; I just thought it would be nice. lol

Have a great day,afternoon or night.

Gassho,

Risho

P.s The sound system was much better.. less echoing and tinny sounding than before

Myozan Kodo
09-15-2012, 01:51 PM
Hi everyone,
I sat along with you all this afternoon. Great to have that new mic too.
Gassho
Myozan

Nindo
09-15-2012, 02:24 PM
Thank you for sitting with me
gassho1

Jundo
09-15-2012, 03:07 PM
ugh... moves are tiring. Gassho everyone! I have a dumb question: since we're in Ango, do you think we could do the Metta Practice at the end of the 90 minute zazenkai's? It's not a big deal; I just thought it would be nice. lol

Have a great day,afternoon or night.

Gassho,

Risho

P.s The sound system was much better.. less echoing and tinny sounding than before

Hi Risho,

I probably won't add it to the weekly Zazenkai, but I encourage you to recite it after if you feel it a good time.

Gassho, J

Kyonin
09-15-2012, 04:55 PM
Chris and I just sat zazenkai.

Thank you all who sat / will sit.

Gassho,

Kyonin

Seisou
09-15-2012, 10:26 PM
Sat early this morning. I could almost smell the incense. Thank you.
Gassho
Jeff

Nindo
09-16-2012, 02:20 AM
And: "to be free from anger" hit me in a soft spot today - YES - this must be possible ... isn't this exactly what I yearn for ... yearned for as a small child, but then conditioned in anger I learned anger, I have taken my father's anger and made it my own ... ah don't you love those sudden jolts of live dharma words... [claps]

adrianbkelly
09-16-2012, 06:22 AM
Thanks everyone!

_/\_

Ade

Marla567
09-16-2012, 09:00 AM
Thank you all for sitting together!

Gassho
Bianca

Heisoku
09-16-2012, 10:04 AM
Thank you Jundo and all sitting this one. I dedicate my sitting to all those young people around the globe who are starting out university or are finding their independent life around this time. My son being one of them!......and boy does it bring back some memories! Metta to them all.

glow
09-16-2012, 08:10 PM
New sound system much clearer - thank you, Jundo.

Gassho,

Glow

Shugen
09-17-2012, 02:06 AM
Sat with Shujin. New microphones sound great.

Gassho

Gi Shu-George
09-17-2012, 03:32 PM
Thank you all.Thank you Jundo for this sitting.
Gassho George-Gishu

Koshin
09-17-2012, 03:36 PM
Sat yesterday, great sound, great sitting gassho2

Gassho

Jiken
09-17-2012, 07:08 PM
Thank you all for the sit. Jundo the new mics were pretty good improvement from the other.

Gassho,

Daido

Jundo
09-18-2012, 12:55 AM
Thank you all for the sit. Jundo the new mics were pretty good improvement from the other.

Gassho,

Daido

They are not new mikes, but the old mikes used better. Sometimes in life we can take an old something and do better. [monk]

alan.r
09-18-2012, 01:20 AM
Will sit with everyone tomorrow.

Gassho,
alan

Jiken
09-18-2012, 01:18 PM
They are not new mikes, but the old mikes used better. Sometimes in life we can take an old something and do better. [monk]

That is a good lesson that I will apply to myself

Gassho,

Daido

Shingen
09-18-2012, 03:01 PM
They are not new mikes, but the old mikes used better. Sometimes in life we can take an old something and do better. [monk]

It is the same old me ... just used better. :)

Gassho
Michael

Yutai
09-20-2012, 06:56 PM
And: "to be free from anger" hit me in a soft spot today - YES - this must be possible ... isn't this exactly what I yearn for ... yearned for as a small child, but then conditioned in anger I learned anger, I have taken my father's anger and made it my own ... ah don't you love those sudden jolts of live dharma words... [claps]

I sat the with the recording last night and had a similar response to "be free from anger". Especially after it had been a trying day with young kids. I began the zazenkai with anger and ended (still a little frustrated) but with a smile :).
Gassho,
Lindsay

pinoybuddhist
09-21-2012, 01:06 AM
I sat with the recorded video the other day and about halfway into the first zazen session my phone rang. I picked it up: it was my biological mother. So I bowed and answered the phone. No separation. Zazen is zazen. Talking on the phone is not zazen - and it is zazen. Anyway, the conversation ended just as the bell rang for kinhin so I did that until I noticed the screen wasn't moving anymore. So I continued into the second zazen and kinhin, did the Verse of Atonement and Four Vows myself. Again, no separation. I sat the Zazenkai alone and I sat the Zazenkai with Treeleaf, with all sentient beings, with the Universe. We can also say the Zazenkai Zazenkai'd.

gassho1
Raf

Saijun
09-21-2012, 01:08 AM
Hello,

Almost a week later, I will be sitting with you all tomorrow afternoon.

Metta and Gassho,

Saijun

Kaishin
09-21-2012, 01:28 AM
Thank you for this zazenkai.

_/\_

Hans
09-21-2012, 10:40 AM
Hello,

thank you very much for your practise and this Zazenkai.

All the best and gassho,

Hans Chudo Mongen