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Myozan Kodo
02-27-2013, 09:20 AM
Hello All,

(It's Myozan here. I'll be filling in for Jundo this week. However, to facilitate regular live sitters, I will start this week's Zazenkai at the normal time (that's Midnight GMT). Please remember, I am a novice. So, things may not be as smooth as they usually are!) [duh]

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 sit-a-long-able any time thereafter ...


www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qc2MWq-cKCQ&feature=g-user-lss

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" \t "_blank

WE ARE NOW LIMITED TO 10 INDIVIDUALS WITH CAMERAS, BUT ANY NUMBER CAN WATCH LIVE 'ONE WAY' AND SIT-A-LONG VIA THE SCREEN WHICH WILL BE POSTED ABOVE BEFORE THE SIT. IF JOINING WITH CAMERA, PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR MICROPHONE IS MUTED:

Here is the structure of the Zazenkai:

00:00 – 00:15 CEREMONY (HEART SUTRA in Japanese) 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 Japanese (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):

http://www.treeleaf.org/treeleaf_zazenkai_chant_book.pdf

Once again, we will chant:

The Maka Hannya Haramita Shin Gyo
Dedication of Merit
Verse of Atonement
The Four Vows

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, Myozan gassho2

Jundo
02-27-2013, 09:49 AM
Thank you, Myozan.

And just a reminder that our 4- hour monthly Zazenkai for March will be moved to a week later, March 9th (which is March 8th in America and Europe).

Gassho, Jundo

Kyonin
02-27-2013, 11:29 AM
I'll be there live :)

Gassho,

Kyonin

Hans
02-27-2013, 12:27 PM
Hello,

looking forward to sitting with all you fine folks!

All the best and gassho,

Hans Chudo Mongen

ScottM
02-27-2013, 01:11 PM
I'll be there.

Gassho,
Dosho

Yugen
02-27-2013, 01:27 PM
I will have to sit this one Saturday morning my time - I'm looking forward to sitting with you Myozan and all!

Deep bows
Yugen

Shingen
02-27-2013, 02:20 PM
I too will be there live. :)

Gassho
Shingen

Shinko
02-28-2013, 12:08 AM
I will be sitting later, I wont get home from work until zazenkai is over.

RichardH
03-01-2013, 12:16 PM
I'll be here.

Gassho
Daizan

Seimyo
03-01-2013, 07:59 PM
Will look forward to sitting with everyone tomorrow. Thanks for hosting Myozan.

Gassho.
Seimyo

Geoff
03-01-2013, 10:05 PM
I'll be there... but not with a camera for my first time [monk]

Thanks for setting this up!

Gassho
Geoff

RichardH
03-02-2013, 01:26 AM
Thank you, Myozan, Everyone.


Gassho

Daizan

Shingen
03-02-2013, 01:28 AM
Thank you Myozan, wonderful job ... Have a great weekend everyone. :)

Gassho
Shingen

ScottM
03-02-2013, 04:17 AM
Thanks everyone...and well done my brother in the dharma! :D

Gassho,
Dosho

Jinyo
03-02-2013, 11:52 AM
gassho2

Willow

Genshin
03-02-2013, 01:24 PM
Sat this morning (recorded). Thanks to all.

Gassho
Matt

Kyonin
03-02-2013, 01:35 PM
Thank you Myozan! Lovely zazenkai.

Thanks all who sat/will sit.

Gassho,

Kyonin

Myozan Kodo
03-02-2013, 02:00 PM
Hi guys,
Great to sit with you all. No wonderful job done at all. All I did was serve the sushi the sushi master made ... with a few mistakes thrown in!
Gassho
Myozan

Myoku
03-02-2013, 03:24 PM
What a nice surprise to see that Irish face :)
Great job and thanks to you, Myozan and everyone sitting,
_()_
Myoku

ScottM
03-02-2013, 06:29 PM
Myozan,

I must respectfully disagree...it was wonderful and the "mistakes" are greater teachers than the parts you did "correctly". Haven't you learned that by now? ;)

Deep bows.

Gassho,
Dosho


Hi guys,
Great to sit with you all. No wonderful job done at all. All I did was serve the sushi the sushi master made ... with a few mistakes thrown in!
Gassho
Myozan

adrianbkelly
03-03-2013, 11:47 AM
Thanks everyone!

_/\_

Ade

Myozan Kodo
03-03-2013, 03:31 PM
Gassho to you, bro Dosho,
Myozan

Myoshin
03-03-2013, 04:49 PM
I finished to seat, good job Myozan :encouragement:

Gassho

Myoshin

Shingen
03-03-2013, 06:49 PM
Myozan,

I must respectfully disagree...it was wonderful and the "mistakes" are greater teachers than the parts you did "correctly". Haven't you learned that by now? ;)

Deep bows.

Gassho,
Dosho

I also agree with Dosho, I feel you did a wonderful job! :)

Gassho
Shingen

Risho
03-03-2013, 07:55 PM
Thank you Myozan!

Gassho,

Risho

Jundo
03-04-2013, 03:10 AM
Wonderful sitting with you all today.

Thank you, Myozan. Lovely.

Gassho, J

Shokai
03-05-2013, 02:09 PM
And good sushi it was all the same [monk][claps]

Daitetsu
03-05-2013, 05:42 PM
Sat with the recording last night - well done, Myozan! :encouragement:

Thanks a lot for your practice! gassho2

Gassho,

Timo

Gi Shu-George
03-06-2013, 03:34 PM
Thank you Myozan.
Gassho Gi-shu George.

Nenka
03-14-2013, 08:55 PM
Great job, Myozan!

(I caught up with this one today . . . been traveling.)

Gassho

Jen