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Jundo
04-12-2013, 06:53 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 sit-a-long-able any time thereafter ...

LIVE ZAZENKAI NETCAST at GOOGLE+ IS HERE:
CLICK ON THE TAB ON LOWER RIGHT FOR 'FULL SCREEN

http://youtu.be/lQmM_OqGDHo

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

Kyonin
04-12-2013, 10:07 AM
I'll be there live!

Gassho,

Kyonin

Juki
04-12-2013, 12:15 PM
I have to be working again, for the second Friday night in a row, and I will sit on Saturday morning. I will be back to live sitting next week. Looking forward to seeing everyone again.

Gassho,

William

Yugen
04-12-2013, 01:09 PM
I will be there!

Deep bows
Yugen

Shingen
04-12-2013, 01:22 PM
I too will be there. :)

Gassho
Shingen

Koshin
04-12-2013, 01:30 PM
Same here :)

Gassho

ScottM
04-12-2013, 03:24 PM
Not feeling very well today, but will do my best to attend.

Gassho,
Dosho

Jundo
04-12-2013, 03:52 PM
Be well, D ... or at ease in all your ills.

Shingen
04-12-2013, 04:41 PM
Not feeling very well today, but will do my best to attend.

Gassho,
Dosho

Take care and be well Dosho ... maybe enjoy some horizontal zazen. :)

Gassho
Shingen

jus
04-12-2013, 10:45 PM
I will be sitting with you guys again as well. last week was my first time and a little rough on me (a beginner)!

jus
04-13-2013, 01:33 AM
thank you, again. and im not sure if this is the right place for this question, but im having trouble with "just sitting", as opposed to other forms of meditation like "breath counting" or "insight meditation", where it feels like my brain is getting to do something. just sitting and facing the wall i start to feel a little bit nuts. any suggestions? thanks..

Shingen
04-13-2013, 01:36 AM
Thank you Jundo and everyone who sat. Have a great weekend.

Nice to see you again Georgina. :)

Gassho
Shingen

Jundo
04-13-2013, 02:55 AM
thank you, again. and im not sure if this is the right place for this question, but im having trouble with "just sitting", as opposed to other forms of meditation like "breath counting" or "insight meditation", where it feels like my brain is getting to do something. just sitting and facing the wall i start to feel a little bit nuts. any suggestions? thanks..

Hey Jus,

Good to have you sitting with us today.

I tried to respond on this other thread ...

http://www.treeleaf.org/forums/showthread.php?10802-Zazen-is-actually-not-complicated-C-J-Beck&p=98888&viewfull=1#post98888


Gassho, J

Koshin
04-13-2013, 03:01 AM
Thank you everyone :) Have a great weekend
Gassho

ScottM
04-13-2013, 04:43 AM
Thanks everyone.

Gassho,
Dosho

Myoku
04-13-2013, 07:26 AM
Thank you everyone,
take good care and Gassho
Myoku

Marla567
04-13-2013, 07:39 AM
Thank you all for sitting together!

Gassho
Shinka

Genshin
04-13-2013, 12:08 PM
Thanks everyone.

Gassho
Matt

Stacy
04-13-2013, 08:16 PM
Thank you for the sitting, everyone. gassho1 This was the first Zazenkai I have done. I look forward to next time.

Gassho, Stacy

Jinyo
04-13-2013, 08:18 PM
Lap top wouldn't hold signal - only realised because of fade out on the birds - love the sound of that in the background gassho1willow

Heisoku
04-14-2013, 01:48 PM
Metta to Shawn and family, with thanks to Jundo and everyone sitting. Gassho.

Daitetsu
04-14-2013, 11:58 PM
Thanks a lot for your practice!

Gassho,

Timo

Myozan Kodo
04-16-2013, 10:17 PM
Thank you for this sitting. Nice hat.
Gassho
Myozan

Gi Shu-George
04-17-2013, 03:53 PM
Thank you all for this sitting.
Gassho
Gi shu -George