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Jundo
11-23-2012, 12:36 PM
reMINDer: OUR "AT HOME" 2-DAY ROHATSU RETREAT is the weekend of December 8th & 9th, via live netcast

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 7pm, Los Angeles 4pm (Friday night), London midnight and Paris 1am (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/9UFirHfW0ms

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:

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

Daitetsu
11-23-2012, 02:36 PM
Will try to be there live again (don't have a webcam though), if I am still awake by then (it's in the middle of the night in my time zone).

Gassho,

Timo

RichardH
11-23-2012, 02:54 PM
Will be here, virus free.

Gassho, kojip

Jundo
11-23-2012, 03:42 PM
Will try to be there live again (don't have a webcam though), if I am still awake by then (it's in the middle of the night in my time zone).

Gassho,

Timo

Don't overdo if not your natural waking time. The Zazenkai is intended to be sat in any time, any time zone, no difference. Don't get caught up in "live" or not.

Variation on a famous Koan ...

Zen master taps a computer screen with his stick and asks, "live or not? I won't say, I won't say."

Gassho, J

Daitetsu
11-23-2012, 04:05 PM
Don't overdo if not your natural waking time. The Zazenkai is intended to be sat in any time, any time zone, no difference. Don't get caught up in "live" or not.

Thanks for your concern, Jundo!
Actually, I am a nightowl, but since I haven't had much sleep lately there might be problems. Last weekend I was there "live" up to and including your speech, but I had to do the second sitting with the recording on the next day.




Variation on a famous Koan ...

Zen master taps a computer screen with his stick and asks, "live or not? I won't say, I won't say."


It's what I make out of it, I guess...
Many thanks for your encouragement, Jundo!

Gassho,

Timo

Shingen
11-23-2012, 04:17 PM
I will be there live. :)

Gassho
Michael

Koshin
11-23-2012, 04:43 PM
I'll be there :)

Gassho

ScottM
11-23-2012, 05:56 PM
Hi all,

Not sure if I'll be there tonight. After feeling better on Sunday, I've had a sore throat all week. Doc assures me the virus is just stubborn and nothing serious, but eating and drinking are not so fun. :(

Gassho,
Dosho

Neika
11-23-2012, 08:29 PM
Will be sitting tonight, but not until later, as always I look forward to the weekly zazenkai.

Sent from my PG86100 using Tapatalk 2

Kyonin
11-23-2012, 10:48 PM
I will sit this zazenkai on Sunday morning with Chris.

Enjoy, live sitters!

Gassho,

Kyonin

Shinko
11-24-2012, 01:09 AM
participating w/o camera tonight..

ScottM
11-24-2012, 01:33 AM
Good to see everyone and I'm so very honored to practice with this sangha.

Gassho,
Dosho

Shingen
11-24-2012, 01:33 AM
Thank you Jundo and everyone who sat and will sit ... have a great weekend. :)

Gassho
Michael

RichardH
11-24-2012, 01:34 AM
Gassho and thank you!


kojip

Koshin
11-24-2012, 01:44 AM
Thank you sitters :)

Gassho

Myozan Kodo
11-24-2012, 09:14 AM
Great to sit with you.
Gassho and thanks,
Myozan

Heisoku
11-24-2012, 12:10 PM
Thank you Jundo and everyone sitting this.Gassho.

Kyotai
11-24-2012, 03:33 PM
Participated in my first zazenkai this past friday night (saturday morning japan time). Very welcoming experience, encourage everyone to try if able.

Myoku
11-24-2012, 03:50 PM
Thank you everyone,
Gassho
Myoku

Shingen
11-24-2012, 04:53 PM
Participated in my first zazenkai this past friday night (saturday morning japan time). Very welcoming experience, encourage everyone to try if able.

It was great to have you Shawn ... always nice to see new faces. :)

Gassho
Michael

Koshin
11-24-2012, 05:15 PM
Ditto :)

Gassho

Nindo
11-25-2012, 05:45 PM
Participated in my first zazenkai this past friday night (saturday morning japan time). Very welcoming experience, encourage everyone to try if able.

Excellent! I was going to ask who the maple leaf guy was :)

Sat Sunday morning. Fresh snow outside.

Kyonin
11-25-2012, 05:57 PM
Sunday morning zazenkai for me.

With stuffy nose, headache, sore throat and noisy neighbors. Pure practice opportunities. [morehappy]

Still, everything is fine and as it should be.

Thanks to all who sat/will sit.

Gassho,

Kyonin

Risho
11-25-2012, 06:51 PM
Gassho,

Risho

Shugen
11-25-2012, 10:33 PM
Will sit around 9pm EST this evening with Shujin if anyone would like to join for part or all.

Gassho


Shugen

Hans
11-26-2012, 04:46 PM
Hello folks,

just a quick thank you to thank you all for your practise. I sat the Zazenkai on Sunday, but it was great to know you gus had been sitting beforehand and would sit slightly later as well.

Big gassho,

Hans Chudo Mongen

Matt
11-27-2012, 01:45 AM
Was able to sit this today. Enjoyed it. Gassho, Matt

Jiken
11-27-2012, 02:40 PM
"In the rain there is the sun and in the sun there is the rain."

Thanks Treeleaf.

Gassho,

Daido

Yugen
11-27-2012, 08:24 PM
Thank you all - Thank you Jundo

Deep bows
Yugen

Marla567
11-28-2012, 08:46 PM
Thank you all for sitting together.

Gassho
Bianca

Gi Shu-George
11-29-2012, 05:39 PM
Thank you all. Thank you Jundo
Gassho George-Gishu