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Jundo
01-31-2014, 08:27 AM
NOTE: Our Monthly 4-Hour Treeleaf Zazenkai will be moved to February 15th in commemoration of Buddha's Parinirvana Day and to mark the passing of our Teacher, Gudo Wafu Nishijima. Today's sitting is also dedicated to Nishijima Roshi, as well as other friends now experiencing hard days.

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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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dxU1SviOy40

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

Nameless
01-31-2014, 08:57 AM
I'll be there. Room for kinhin in the basement now too. Unless it floods, which it has a habit of doing. In that case... swimming kinhin.

Gassho, John

Kyonin
01-31-2014, 11:10 AM
I will be there live.

Gassho,

Kyonin

ScottM
01-31-2014, 12:57 PM
I will be here.

Gassho,
Dosho

Kyotai
01-31-2014, 12:59 PM
Should be here.

Gassho

Shawn

Juki
01-31-2014, 01:11 PM
I will be there live, as well.

Gassho,
Juki

Koshin
01-31-2014, 02:16 PM
Count me in

Gassho

Shingen
01-31-2014, 02:17 PM
I too will be there live.

Gassho
Shingen

Jundo
01-31-2014, 04:30 PM
Let me also note that a lovely small calligraphy was donated by our Shokai, and will be kept in our Zendo from now on. It will be featured as well during today's Zazenkai. It is from the Heart Sutra, and reads ...

... 無罣礙 ... no attachments nor hindrances ...

Let us dedicate it to Shokai's wife, Lillian, who is in hospital today ...

Gassho, J

Shingen
01-31-2014, 04:39 PM
Let me also note that a lovely small calligraphy was donated by our Shokai, and will be kept in our Zendo from now on. It will be featured as well during today's Zazenkai. It is from the Heart Sutra, and reads ...

... 無罣礙 ... no attachments nor hindrances ...

Let us dedicate it to Shokai's wife, Lillian, who is in hospital today ...

Gassho, J

Yes, beautiful teachings, from such beautiful teachers!

Gassho
Shingen

Matt
01-31-2014, 08:10 PM
Will be sitting this one tonight. Gassho, Matt J

Kyonin
01-31-2014, 11:54 PM
Guys can't get into the Hangout... could someone please invite me?

Thanks!

Kyonin
02-01-2014, 12:04 AM
Jundo,

I'm sorry I can't get into the hangout. I'm sitting live with you now.

Gassho,

Kyonin

ScottM
02-01-2014, 12:08 AM
Also watching.

Gassho,
Dosho

Shingen
02-01-2014, 12:44 AM
Guys can't get into the Hangout... could someone please invite me?

Thanks!

I sent you an invite Kyonin, did you get it?

Gassho
Shingen

Kyonin
02-01-2014, 01:32 AM
Shingen,

Thank you for the invite, but for some reason I didn't get it.

Google+ is a mystery. Just like life itself.

Gassho,

Kyonin

Kyonin
02-01-2014, 01:33 AM
All my respect and thanks to Nishijima Roshi.

All my thoughts and metta to Shokai and his wife.

May all sentient beings be free of suffering.

Thank you for this zazenkai.

Gassho,

Kyonin

Koshin
02-01-2014, 01:33 AM
Thank you guys, and thank you Shingen for being our voices :).... A hug for Shokai as he waits for her wife Lillian, may she be healty real soon....and deep bows for Gudo Wagu Roshi's family

Have a great weekend

Gassho

Nameless
02-01-2014, 01:33 AM
Great zazenkai :) Sat invisibly but it was still wonderful. Didn't know I could be invisible... I vow to use this power for the good of all sentient beings. [monk] Anyway, thank you.

Gassho, John

Shingen
02-01-2014, 01:33 AM
Shingen,

Thank you for the invite, but for some reason I didn't get it.

Google+ is a mystery. Just like life itself.

Gassho,

Kyonin

So true Kyonin, so true. =)

Thank you to Nishijima Roshi, Jundo, and everyone ... I am very thankful to have you all in my life. =) Have a great weekend.

Gassho
Shingen

Juki
02-01-2014, 01:34 AM
Well, last week we all got in but Shingen could not. This week, Google+ decided to balance the scales.

Lovely Zazenkai. Thanks to Jundo and to all who sat along with the live feed.

Gassho,
Juki

Sekishi
02-01-2014, 01:42 AM
Thank you all for your practice. Deep gratitude for Sawaki Roshi, Nishijima Roshi, our teachers, this Sangha, and all Buddhas and Bodhisattvas throughout space and time! Much love and Metta for Nishijima's family, friends, and students and to Lillian and Shokai.

How different we each are, and how varied our difficulties, and yet how connected we all are, even in our darkest hour.

Nine bows to all.

Jundo
02-01-2014, 01:44 AM
Well, you guys were there in heart.

This week, I invited the "Treeleaf Sangha" Circle at the beginning (and again during Kinhin). Check you Junk box to see if the invitations are landing there.

Also, I notice on Youtube that Michael's face in not visible at the bottom of the screen even though I could see him during the Hangout.

All good!

Gassho, J

Daitetsu
02-01-2014, 01:47 AM
Thank you all for your practice!
Glad I could watch the live feed at least. You are all in my heart anyway, so no need to actually see you every time. ;)


Despite those sad times, try to enjoy your weekend...

Gassho,

Daitetsu

ScottM
02-01-2014, 01:49 AM
Thanks everyone!

Gassho,
Dosho

Shokai
02-01-2014, 02:56 AM
Thank you everyone and especially Jundo for the touching dedication. I should let you know it elicited amore than a few tears when I told her about it this mormimg May all be free from suffering

gassho, Shokai

Taikyo
02-01-2014, 08:16 AM
Thanks to all who sat, are sitting and will sit. Was it a little shorter today or was just a glitch in the G+ timing? Jundo I liked your chanting! Deep Bows to Nishijima Roshi and much Love to Shokai and Lillian. Hope all is well.
Gassho
Taikyo

Myozan Kodo
02-01-2014, 10:55 AM
Much metta to Lillian and Shokai. Deep bows to Nishijima Roshi. Bows of gratitude to Jundo and all who sat.
Gassho
Myozan

Genshin
02-01-2014, 01:31 PM
Thank you Jundo, and all that sat and will sit. Deep bows for Nishijima Roshi. Much metta to Lillian and Shokai.

Gassho
Genshin (Matt)

Myoku
02-01-2014, 03:27 PM
Thank you everyone,
Gassho
Myoku

Myosha
02-01-2014, 07:23 PM
Fine dedications.

Thanks to all.


Gassho,
Myosha

Genki
02-01-2014, 09:13 PM
Thank you all

Gassho
Genki


Björn

Nengyo
02-01-2014, 09:46 PM
Thank you Jundo

_/\_

Bobby
02-02-2014, 01:22 PM
Thank you Jundo. Many bows to Nishijima Roshi and much metta to Shokai and Lillian.

Gassho
Bobby

Kantai
02-02-2014, 03:47 PM
Thank´s for this zazenkai. Bows to Nishijima Roshi and metta to Shokai and Lillian.
Such a beautiful calligraphy; mu kei ge.

Gassho
Kantai

Risho
02-02-2014, 05:15 PM
Gassho,

Risho

Kokuu
02-04-2014, 01:29 PM
Thank you for a lovely sit. Much gratitude to Nishjima Roshi, Jundo, Shingen and all of you who sat.

Gassho
Kokuu

Liang
02-05-2014, 02:15 AM
Gassho and Metta, Fred

Jiken
02-07-2014, 09:52 PM
Thank you all for your practice

Gassho

Daido