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Jundo
11-01-2012, 06:14 PM
PLEASE NOTE that OUR ANNUAL "AT HOME" 2-DAY ROHATSU RETREAT is currently scheduled for the weekend of December 8th & 9th, via live netcast. LET'S GET READY TO ROHATSU! :)

ALSO NOTE, DAYLIGHT SAVINGS CLOCKS HAVE ROLLED BACK IN EUROPE, and NEXT WEEK IN AMERICA.

Dear All,

Please 'sit-a-long' with our MONTHLY 4-hour ZAZENKAI, netcast LIVE 8am to noon Japan time Saturday morning (that is New York 6pm to 10pm, Los Angeles 3pm to 7pm (Friday night), London 11pm to 3am and Paris midnight to 4am (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

http://youtu.be/V2vUfIX1Sqc

FOR THOSE NOT ALREADY MEMBERS OF THE CIRCLE WHO WISH TO JOIN TO SIT LIVE WITH A CAMERA, INSTRUCTIONS are posted AT THIS LINK (http://www.treeleaf.org/forums/showthread.php?10200-How-to-Join-GOOGLE-for-Zazenkai). WE ARE NOW LIMITED TO 10 INDIVIDUALS WITH CAMERAS, BUT ANY NUMBER CAN WATCH LIVE 'ONE WAY' AND SIT-A-LONG VIA THE ABOVE SCREEN. 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/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)

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!

Kyonin
11-02-2012, 12:50 AM
I'll try to be live!

Gassho,

Kyonin

ScottM
11-02-2012, 01:15 AM
I'll be there.

Gassho,
Dosho

Shingen
11-02-2012, 01:16 AM
I too will be there live. :)

Gassho
Michael

RichardH
11-02-2012, 01:48 AM
I'll be there too. :)

Gassho, kojip

Yugen
11-02-2012, 04:01 PM
I'm going to sit this zazenkai Sunday morning US time. I will miss you all tonight....

For Rohatsu on December 8 and 9, I will be sitting and serving as Doan on Saturday the 8th at Great River Zendo through the day and night, and will join you here at Treeleaf on Sunday the 9th.

Gassho
Yugen

Koshin
11-02-2012, 04:57 PM
May not be able to join the full Zazenkai, but anyway will sit with you all

Gassho

Matt
11-02-2012, 10:02 PM
If my technology works correctly, I will be joining for my first 'live' sitting here at Treeleaf. Looking forward to it. Gassho -Matt

RichardH
11-03-2012, 03:02 AM
Thank you!. gassho kojip

Shingen
11-03-2012, 03:03 AM
Wonderful ... thank you Jundo and all who sat and will sit. Have a great weekend. :)

Gassho
Michael

ScottM
11-03-2012, 03:13 AM
Thanks everyone...wonderful to practice with you! :)

Gassho,
Dosho

Nindo
11-03-2012, 02:39 PM
Managed to be there live for a little bit. Spreading out the feast over the weekend. Thank you all for sitting.

Nengyo
11-03-2012, 02:53 PM
It was very nice to meet some of you live. It's nice to put a person in the place of an avatar! I even managed to sit for a pretty good while. I did have to get up to bathe my toddler and put him to bed during the dharma talk, so I will be rewatching that tonight.

Thank you to all!

Myoku
11-03-2012, 03:57 PM
Thank you everyone,
Gassho
Myoku

Shingen
11-03-2012, 04:06 PM
It was very nice to meet some of you live. It's nice to put a person in the place of an avatar! I even managed to sit for a pretty good while. I did have to get up to bathe my toddler and put him to bed during the dharma talk, so I will be rewatching that tonight.

Thank you to all!

It was great to have you there Charle and yes, to put a face to the Avatar. :)

Gassho
Michael

ScottM
11-03-2012, 04:56 PM
It was great to have you there Charle and yes, to put a face to the Avatar. :)


What Michael said. :)

Gassho,
Dosho

adrianbkelly
11-04-2012, 02:02 PM
Thanks everyone!

(Note to self: don't eat hot curry the night before Zazenkai :mad:)

_/\_
Ade

Matt
11-04-2012, 04:03 PM
Thank you for this wonderful service and teaching. Gassho, Matt

Kyonin
11-05-2012, 02:51 AM
I sat zazenkai on Sunday evening. Thank you all who sat / will sit.

Thank you for the talk, Jundo.

Gassho,

Kyonin

Shokai
11-05-2012, 01:01 PM
Thank you all who sat and will sit; and thank you Jundo for this teaching [monk]

Gassho, Shokai gassho2

Shugen
11-05-2012, 04:32 PM
Sat with Shujin and Yugen last night.

Gassho to all that will/have sat.

Yutai
11-05-2012, 06:04 PM
Just finished first half... will do the last part this evening.
Thank you,

Lindsay