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Jundo
04-25-2014, 04:01 AM
Re-MINDer: Our Heart Sutra today will be the be music by our old member Will.

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/A8IFS8uAD0g

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

Jundo
04-25-2014, 04:01 AM
Hi,

Our Heart Sutra today will be music by our old member Will (Hi Will!). Our Japanese guests called to say they could not come today, and the version by Gary Dyson I was going to play only gave silence when I hit play (perhaps the most profound Heart Sutra of all)!

Here is a link to Will's lovely interpretation ... This always just carries me away when I hear ...

http://soundclick.com/share.cfm?id=6273880

Gassho, Jundo

Shingen
04-25-2014, 04:06 AM
Hi,

Hello! =)

Also, I will be at zazenkai live.

Gassho
Shingen

Kyonin
04-25-2014, 10:12 AM
I will be there live!

Gassho,

Kyonin

Juki
04-25-2014, 12:31 PM
I will be there live.

Gassho,
Juki

RichardH
04-25-2014, 01:38 PM
I'll be there/here

Gassho Daizan

ScottM
04-25-2014, 04:21 PM
I will not be able to make it tonight due to family duties.

Gassho,
Dosho

Koshin
04-25-2014, 04:26 PM
Out of town tonight .... will sit/dance with you tomorrow night.

Gassho

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Myosha
04-25-2014, 07:13 PM
Participating.


Gassho,
Myosha

Sekishi
04-25-2014, 09:56 PM
Weather and Internet willing (big storms rolling through tonight), I will be there.

Head nod and deep bows,
Sekishi

Roland
04-25-2014, 10:09 PM
Most probably participating

Gassho,

Roland

Joyo
04-25-2014, 11:42 PM
I would love to be there, but it does not work for me tonight. Will be there/not there with you all.

Gassho,
Joyo

Shingen
04-25-2014, 11:46 PM
I would love to be there, but it does not work for me tonight. Will be there/not there with you all.

Gassho,
Joyo

Whether here or there ... you are with us Joyo. =)

Gassho
Shingen

Joyo
04-25-2014, 11:55 PM
Whether here or there ... you are with us Joyo. =)

Gassho
Shingen

Thank you my dharma brother [gassholook]

Gassho,
Joyo

Shingen
04-26-2014, 01:29 AM
Thank you Jundo and everyone for sitting and having a Heart Sutra dance. =) Have a great weekend.

Gassho
Shingen

Juki
04-26-2014, 01:30 AM
Always wonderful to sit with all of you. Thank you all for your practice.

Gassho,
Juki

RichardH
04-26-2014, 01:33 AM
Thank you, everyone.

Gassho Daizan

Sekishi
04-26-2014, 01:34 AM
Raindrops fell on the roof. Bells rang in Mexico. Crows called in Japan. Where are those who sat?

Thank you all for your practice.

Deep bows,
Sekishi

Roland
04-26-2014, 01:35 AM
Thank you all for another wonderful sitting...

Gassho

Roland

Gilly
04-26-2014, 02:00 AM
I sat in Victoria Point in Queensland, Australia. It was my first time sitting with Treeleaf in real time and I enjoyed it very much.

I confess to having a bit of a bop to the Heart Sutra. No-one was around to tell me not to so.... :)

Thanks, everybody.

Gilly

Jundo
04-26-2014, 02:11 AM
I sat in Victoria Point in Queensland, Australia. It was my first time sitting with Treeleaf in real time and I enjoyed it very much.

I confess to having a bit of a bop to the Heart Sutra. No-one was around to tell me not to so.... :)

Thanks, everybody.

Gilly

I bopped too![claps]gassho2

Shingen
04-26-2014, 02:19 AM
I sat in Victoria Point in Queensland, Australia. It was my first time sitting with Treeleaf in real time and I enjoyed it very much.

I confess to having a bit of a bop to the Heart Sutra. No-one was around to tell me not to so.... :)

Thanks, everybody.

Gilly

I found my feet were doing a little jig as well ... was hard not too. =)

Gassho
Shingen

Jundo
04-26-2014, 03:03 AM
I found my feet were doing a little jig as well ... was hard not too. =)

Gassho
Shingen

No reason not to dance, every reason to dance the Heart Sutra.

Emptiness is Great Dance!

Gassho, J

Shingen
04-26-2014, 03:10 AM
Emptiness is Great Dance!

Love it Jundo, thank you. And yes, every moment is a great moment to dance. =)

Gassho
Shingen

Sekishi
04-26-2014, 04:02 AM
I danced with every part of me not on camera - the tree frogs, the great ocean, the moon and all the stars and planets. And my feet, definitely my tapping feet!

Taikyo
04-26-2014, 06:41 AM
Thanks to all who sat, are sitting and who will sit.I had to have a bop around with the heart sutra, thanks for that Jundo.
Gassho
Tailyo

Myozan Kodo
04-26-2014, 08:02 AM
Hi all,
Sat this morning with you.
Thanks and Gassho,
Myozan

PS Rap Sutra, anyone?


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Marla567
04-26-2014, 09:19 AM
Thank you all for sitting together.

Gassho,
Shinka

Kyonin
04-26-2014, 10:04 AM
One world, one love, one zazenkai.

Thank you all who sat/will sit.

Gassho,

Kyonin

Shokai
04-26-2014, 10:38 AM
Thanks to all who sat and will sit. Also enjoyed the chant. Gilly, knock yourself out in Queensland.
And good night Wil Barry wherever you are. Hope to see you back at Treeleaf someday.

gassho, Shokai, still learning the way and knowing nothing.

Myosha
04-26-2014, 10:53 PM
Thanks to all.


Gassho,
Myosha

Myoku
04-27-2014, 12:36 PM
Thank you everyone,
Gassho
Myoku

Daitetsu
04-27-2014, 12:41 PM
That was a nice zazenkai - thanks to all!

Gassho,

Daitetsu

Risho
04-27-2014, 06:35 PM
Thank you.

Gassho,

Risho

Koshin
04-28-2014, 12:55 AM
Thank you all sitters now and then.

Gassho

Kokuu
04-29-2014, 01:38 PM
Thank you. Lovely as always.

Gassho
Andy

Matt
04-29-2014, 08:17 PM
Going to sit this one tonight. Gassho, Matt J