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Jundo
12-14-2012, 02:18 PM
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/ONDtoYMy1Os

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) 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

Koshin
12-14-2012, 02:38 PM
Will be there live. Thank you :)

Gassho

ScottM
12-14-2012, 02:45 PM
I'll be there.

Gassho,
Dosho

Yugen
12-14-2012, 03:52 PM
I will be there as well.

Deep bows

RichardH
12-14-2012, 03:52 PM
Will be there/here.


Gassho, kojip

Myoku
12-14-2012, 06:23 PM
Hello everyone,
if all goes well, I will sit on Google+ exactly 7 hours 30 minutes after the official sit and stream the original sit into the hangout from a second computer,so if you cant do it live and want to sit the recording with others (thats currently just me), please be there at 7:30 AM GMT.
Gassho
Myoku

Shingen
12-14-2012, 06:57 PM
I will be there live as well. :)

Gassho
Michael

Jundo
12-14-2012, 10:54 PM
Timo posted on another thread today ...



Hi Jundo,



Of course, I usually bow down to Buddha Statues endless times more than I burn them. However, sometimes it is fine to burn them, and one should never be attached. A Buddha Statue is also a piece of wood, nothing special. However, a Buddha Statue is also a reMINDer and symbol and embodiment of these Teachings. So, while not attached, I bow down and do embrace fully and honor the meaning in my heart. So it is with wearing Robes.
I totally agree with you.
Actually, it depends on how we approach it - a Buddha statue can be both something holy and something ordinary. The same holds true for my vacuum cleaner or any dust particle it removes.
While these don't have a commonly accepted religious meaning I can give them the meaning when I approach them in a certain manner.

It is like TNH's Gatha I use when I wash the dishes:
Washing the dishes
is like bathing a baby Buddha.
The profane is the sacred.
Everyday mind is Buddha's mind.


Gassho,

Timo

Daitetsu
12-15-2012, 01:44 AM
When Jundo put up the vacuum cleaner - I heard myself saying "no way" and then I burst into a laughter. :D
While I spontaneously bow to random things in my environment after sitting it was very unusual seeing Jundo doing it during Zazenkai.
(I am glad he didn't burn the Buddha statue...)

Thanks for putting this into practice, Jundo, and thanks to all who sat and will be sitting!

Gassho,

Timo

Shingen
12-15-2012, 01:51 AM
Thank you Jundo, Gena, and all who sat ... Have a great weekend. :)

Gassho
Michael

ScottM
12-15-2012, 01:57 AM
Thanks everyone...deep bows, especially to Gina. She's not really going anywhere, just moving from the big screen at the top to one of the little ones at the bottom. ;)

Gassho,
Dosho

Koshin
12-15-2012, 02:03 AM
So true Dosho.... Gina, have a safe trip to America

Thank you all sitters :)

This is a great practice..... enjoy your weekend

Gassho

Yugen
12-15-2012, 03:02 AM
Thank you all - have a great weekend - and thank you Gina - safe travels

Gassho
Yugen

Myoku
12-15-2012, 09:09 AM
Thank you everyone sitting then, now and whenever,
Gassho
Myoku

RichardH
12-15-2012, 12:24 PM
When Jundo put up the vacuum cleaner - I heard myself saying "no way" and then I burst into a laughter. :D
While I spontaneously bow to random things in my environment after sitting it was very unusual seeing Jundo doing it during Zazenkai.
(I am glad he didn't burn the Buddha statue...)

Thanks for putting this into practice, Jundo, and thanks to all who sat and will be sitting!

Gassho,

Timo

That Buddha sucks.... ar ar ar.. couldn't resist.[morehappy]



Thank you and gassho. kojip

Nenka
12-17-2012, 06:54 PM
So I'm guessing that vacuum cleaner doesn't have any . . . attachments. :D

Anyway . . . best of luck to Gina!

Gassho

Jen

P.S. The sound was really good this week.

Shingen
12-17-2012, 07:44 PM
So I'm guessing that vacuum cleaner doesn't have any . . . attachments. :D

Anyway . . . best of luck to Gina!

Gassho

Jen

P.S. The sound was really good this week.

Too funny ... No attachments . :)

Gassho
Michael

Risho
12-19-2012, 06:02 AM
lol

Gassho,

Risho