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Jundo
12-20-2013, 06:52 AM
NOTE: BECAUSE OF (AGAIN) INTERNET NON-COOPERATION, THE BELOW IS A RESIT OF AN EARLIER ZAZENKAI!

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 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/Nk-Al3XHnj8

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

Shingen
12-20-2013, 07:03 AM
I will be there live. =)

Gassho
Shingen

Kyonin
12-20-2013, 11:01 AM
Will be there too!

Gassho,

Kyonin

Juki
12-20-2013, 01:05 PM
I will be there live, as well.

Gassho,
William

Daijo
12-20-2013, 05:25 PM
I am about 92.5% sure I will be sitting live as well.

Shinzan
12-20-2013, 09:07 PM
I'll be there.
Shinzan

ScottM
12-20-2013, 09:29 PM
I'll be here.

Gassho,
Dosho

Joyo
12-20-2013, 09:45 PM
I will try to be there live

Gassho,
Treena

Daijo
12-20-2013, 09:54 PM
The small percentage won again. Wont be live. will sit with the Bodhi Tree group on Sunday morning.

Gassho,

Chuck

Jundo
12-20-2013, 11:56 PM
Google is not recognizing me as an administrator.

Kyonin
12-20-2013, 11:57 PM
Google is not recognizing me as an administrator. May nbe s

Did someone change the password?

ScottM
12-20-2013, 11:58 PM
That's odd...I checked and it says you are.

Gassho,
Dosho

Juki
12-21-2013, 12:00 AM
I will start sitting, and wait.

Gassho,
William

Sekishi
12-21-2013, 12:01 AM
No go for me. Will start sitting and check back in a few minutes.

Kyonin
12-21-2013, 12:02 AM
I will start sitting, and wait.

Gassho,
William

Sitting as well...

Joyo
12-21-2013, 12:03 AM
Also sitting

gassho,
Treena

ScottM
12-21-2013, 12:05 AM
Sitting.

Shingen
12-21-2013, 12:06 AM
Sitting.

Diddo ... sitting.

Gassho
Shingen

Kyonin
12-21-2013, 12:12 AM
Dosho,

Should we start a side-Hangout?

ScottM
12-21-2013, 12:13 AM
Just sit. :)


Dosho,

Should we start a side-Hangout?

ScottM
12-21-2013, 12:14 AM
We are all together, whether we can see each other or not.

ScottM
12-21-2013, 12:30 AM
If you have been sitting since the top of the hour, make sure to do some kinhin. Do the same at the top of the next hour.

Myosha
12-21-2013, 12:33 AM
Thank you.


Gassho,
Edward

Yugen
12-21-2013, 12:40 AM
Just sitting

Deep bows

Nameless
12-21-2013, 12:54 AM
Checked in no feed, but will sit with you all now anyway :)

Gassho, John

odiedoodie
12-21-2013, 01:14 AM
Waiting, will sit now.
Gassho
Jon T

ScottM
12-21-2013, 01:26 AM
VERSE OF ATONEMENT

All harmful words, thoughts, and acts ever committed by me since of Old,

On account of beginning-less greed, anger, and ignorance,

Born of my body, mouth and mind,

Now I atone for them all.

FOUR VOWS (3x)

To save all sentient beings, though beings numberless.

To transform all delusions, though delusions inexhaustible.

To perceive Reality, though Reality is boundless.

To attain the Enlightened Way, a Way non-attainable.

ScottM
12-21-2013, 01:28 AM
Thank you everyone...so wonderful to sit with you.

Gassho,
Dosho

Shingen
12-21-2013, 01:30 AM
Thank you everyone, great sitting with you. Have a good weekend. =)

Gassho
Shingen

Shinzan
12-21-2013, 01:32 AM
Thanks to all 43 of you, (ah, but numberless) sitting together just now.
Shinzan

Juki
12-21-2013, 01:33 AM
Sometimes, we need to be reminded that Zazenkai does not happen on Google Plus. It happens in the here and now. It happens in this moment, which we all share together. I see all the usual faces tonight. We sit together enough that I know what you look like and I knew that you were on a zafu beside me. I am grateful for your practice and your support.

I set a timer and followed the schedule. Recited the Heart Sutra, the Verse of Atonement and the Four Vows. During the second period of Zazen, my little girl kitty, Echo, chanted a Sutra of her own in the hallway for me. I hope you all enjoyed that.

Gassho,
William

Sekishi
12-21-2013, 01:33 AM
Thank you all for your practice. Although we did not see each other, I understand that when we sit Zazen, we sit with all Buddhas and dharma ancestors, and I have never seen them either. All is Buddha! _/|\_

Gassho,
Eric

Jundo
12-21-2013, 01:44 AM
Sorry about that. I tested the system twice this week, and it was working. There is something about the conditions today that were different and I need to figure out.

Good to sit with you all. Martin, one of our sitters in Tsukuba, was also sitting with me in the Zendo today.

Gassho, J

Nameless
12-21-2013, 01:52 AM
Thank you everyone. It was a nice sitting with you, and yep Eric you're right, when we sit everyone sits. :) And wow, 43 Shinzan? That's awesome. I thought there wasn't even one. ;)

Gassho, John

Kyonin
12-21-2013, 01:58 AM
Thank you all for sitting.

We are always together. Same planet, same roof, one Buddha.

Gassho,

Kyonin

Joyo
12-21-2013, 02:34 AM
Thank you everyone. Yes, we were still all together. Have a great weekend everyone. :)

Gassho,
Treena

Taikyo
12-21-2013, 07:35 AM
Thanks to all who sat, are sitting, and will sit. Past, present, future all are one - so what are technical hitches!!!
Gassho,
Taikyo


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Myozan Kodo
12-21-2013, 08:12 AM
Thanks Jundo. Thanks all.
Gassho
Myozan

Myosha
12-21-2013, 10:12 AM
Thanks to all.


Gassho,
Edward

Myoku
12-21-2013, 05:30 PM
Thank you everyone,
Gassho
Myoku

Matt
12-21-2013, 10:39 PM
Sitting this one right now. Gassho, Matt J

Bobby
12-22-2013, 05:09 PM
Thank you everyone :)

Gassho
Bobby

Entai
12-23-2013, 01:36 AM
I never seem to make it here on Saturday. So I sat Sunday as usual....also live. ;)

Genki
01-04-2014, 08:41 PM
Thank you everyone!
Gassho, Björn


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Shujin
01-06-2014, 04:05 PM
Thank you for the opportunity to sit together.

Gassho.

Ishin
01-13-2014, 03:57 AM
Thank you all for your practice and this sitting together.

Gassho
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