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Jundo
06-06-2013, 04:42 PM
NOTE: Our Dharma Talk this time will roll with the Genjo Koan (text below in this thread) ...

Please 'sit-a-long' with our MONTHLY 4-hour ZAZENKAI, netcast LIVE 8am to noon Japan time Saturday morning (that is New York 7pm to 11pm, Los Angeles 4pm to 8pm (Friday night), London midnight to 4am and Paris 1am to 5am (early Saturday morning)) ... and visible at the following link during those times ...

... 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/Zs6JY3yEgPQ

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!

Jundo
06-06-2013, 04:42 PM
Our Dharma Talk this time will bounce with these passages of the Genjo Koan ...


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When buddhas are truly buddhas they do not necessarily notice that they are buddhas. However, they are actualized buddhas, who go on actualizing buddhas.

When you see forms or hear sounds fully engaging body-and-mind, you grasp things directly. Unlike things and their reflections in the mirror, and unlike the moon and its reflection in the water, when one side is illumined the other side is dark.

To study the buddha way is to study the self. To study the self is to forget the self. To forget the self is to be actualized by myriad things. When actualized by myriad things, your body and mind as well as the bodies and minds of others drop away. No trace of realization remains, and this no-trace continues endlessly.

When you first seek dharma, you imagine you are far away from its environs. But dharma is already correctly transmitted; you are immediately your original self. When you ride in a boat and watch the shore, you might assume that the shore is moving. But when you keep your eyes closely on the boat, you can see that the boat moves. Similarly, if you examine myriad things with a confused body and mind you might suppose that your mind and nature are permanent. When you practice intimately and return to where you are, it will be clear that nothing at all has unchanging self.

Juki
06-06-2013, 04:59 PM
I will be there live, assuming that Google + actually allows me to find the Hangout this week.

Gassho,
William

Kyonin
06-06-2013, 06:04 PM
I will be there :)

Gassho,

Kyonin

Yugen
06-06-2013, 06:06 PM
I will be there too

Gassho
Yugen

Taikyo
06-06-2013, 06:25 PM
I will be there live. A while since I sat through the night;)

Gassho

David

ScottM
06-06-2013, 07:52 PM
I'll be there.

Gassho,
Dosho

Daijo
06-06-2013, 08:37 PM
I will be there on the following morning. but I will be live. :)

Koshin
06-07-2013, 01:14 AM
Live here too :)
Gassho

Shingen
06-07-2013, 01:25 AM
I too will be there live. :)

Gassho
Shingen

arnold
06-07-2013, 01:46 AM
I'll be there.

Gassho,
Arnold

McGettigan
06-07-2013, 02:12 PM
I will be sitting Saturday morning. Looking forward to sitting with all of you.

Gassho,
Mc.

Juki
06-07-2013, 06:32 PM
Just got told that I am working late tonight. So, I will sit this one tomorrow.

Matt
06-07-2013, 11:04 PM
Have been traveling this past week, so looking forward to getting home tomorrow night and sitting this one. Gassho, Matt J

Myosha
06-07-2013, 11:11 PM
Look forward to sit / not sit with / without all.


Gassho,
Edward

Shingen
06-08-2013, 03:06 AM
Nice way to end the week, thank you everyone. Have a great weekend and are you Sunday. :)

Gassho
Shingen

Yugen
06-08-2013, 03:12 AM
Thank you to all who sat and will sit!

Deep bows
Yugen

Taikyo
06-08-2013, 03:20 AM
Thank you all - I could not get to join the hangout for some reason but I was with you live on youtube Thank you Jundo for your talk I am now going to get myself a cup of coffee and go with the flow!!!

Gassho

David

ScottM
06-08-2013, 03:27 AM
Thanks to everyone who sat or will sit...deep bows.

Gassho,
Dosho

Koshin
06-08-2013, 03:27 AM
Thank you guys, see you in the ordination ceremony :)

Gassho

Kyonin
06-08-2013, 10:13 AM
Thank all who sat and will sit. Have a nice weekend :)

Gassho,

Kyonin

Myoku
06-08-2013, 04:40 PM
Thank you Jundo and everyone practicing,
Gassho
Myoku

Sekishi
06-08-2013, 09:04 PM
Thanks to our ancestral teachers, Jundo, all who sit, pets with squeak toys, and all sentient beings. Wonderful Zazenkai and teachings Jundo.

Deep gassho,
Eric

Jundo
06-09-2013, 01:15 AM
A question was asked by Arnold about the footnotes in the Nishijima Roshi-Chodo Cross translation which point to the verb yadosu/yadoru. They are two tenses of the same verb which mean something like "shelter, accommodate, give dwelling to", and our nice expressions in Japanese which express that a mirror "accommodates/gives dwelling to" the reflection held there, or that the moon "dwells in/is accommodated by" the water holding its reflection. It is just a very nice term for reflection, something like how we might say in English "the dew drops give home to the light of the moon".

Master Dogen then goes a bit further, and also speaks of an intimacy even beyond and through such ... where the moon in the sky and the water below are not apart, the mirror and all displayed within are not two, each also intimately one.

I hope that helps.

Gassho, J

Shingen
06-09-2013, 01:20 AM
Thanks for the clarification Jundo. :)

Gassho
Shingen

arnold
06-09-2013, 02:47 AM
Thank you Jundo. Very kind of you.

Marla567
06-10-2013, 11:02 AM
Thank you all for sitting together! Thank you Jundo for the Dharma talk and the others for the questions.

Gassho,
Shinka

Juki
06-10-2013, 12:23 PM
I finally got to sit this one last night. Excellent talk. Thanks to all what sat.

Gassho,
William

Geika
06-11-2013, 04:01 AM
Hopefully I will be able to sit a good chunk of this tomorrow. I never have the adequate privacy to do an entire monthly zazenkai, though I at least try to sit the duration of it throughout the week. I am pretty caught up with most weekly sits, though. Happy to be sitting with you all. gassho1

Gi Shu-George
06-13-2013, 02:29 PM
Thank you Jundo, thank you all for this sitting
Gassho
Gi shu- George.

Risho
06-15-2013, 06:01 PM
Wonderful talk and sit. Thank you.

Gassho,

Risho

Myosha
06-16-2013, 03:17 AM
Thank you Jundo.

Zazen and trucks = priceless.

Gassho,
Edward

Daitetsu
06-16-2013, 11:09 PM
Thanks a lot for your practice.
And - as always - what a great Dharma Talk, Jundo!

gassho2
Gassho,

Timo