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Jundo
06-27-2014, 08:26 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/vU6lnWYRpbQ

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
06-27-2014, 10:16 AM
I'll be there with my bell ready :)

Gassho,

Kyonin

Juki
06-27-2014, 12:37 PM
I will be there live.

Gassho,
Juki

Shingen
06-27-2014, 01:05 PM
I too will be there live. =)

Gassho
Shingen

RichardH
06-27-2014, 01:39 PM
Will be there/here live .

Gassho
Daizan

ScottM
06-27-2014, 08:03 PM
I'll be here.

Gassho,
Dosho

Hotetsu
06-27-2014, 08:35 PM
This will be my first one. Hopefully I can get the camera on my laptop to work ;-P. Either way, I'll be there. Gassho, Scott

Byokan
06-27-2014, 11:51 PM
I'll be live 'one-way'.

Gassho
Lisa

Juki
06-28-2014, 01:32 AM
Thank you Jundo and Kyonin! Lovely Zazenkai. Thanks to all who sat live or who will sit later. Enjoy the weekend.

Gassho,
Juki

Byokan
06-28-2014, 01:32 AM
Thank you dear Sangha!
Did not expect to see The Eye of Sauron there, awesome.

Gassho
Lisa

Shingen
06-28-2014, 01:32 AM
Thank you Jundo and everyone, was great sitting with you all ... have a great weekend. =)

Gassho
Shingen

Sekishi
06-28-2014, 01:34 AM
Thank you all, it was wonderful to sit with you!

"No EYE, ear, nose tongue, body, mind." Except for the big old psychedelic eye watching us. [scared] Glad you could make it Scott.

Gassho,
Sekishi

Shingen
06-28-2014, 01:35 AM
Except for the big old psychedelic eye watching us. [scared] Glad you could make it Scott.

The Giant Eye of Mordor! [claps]

Gassho
Shingen

Jundo
06-28-2014, 01:43 AM
Thank you all!

Just to clarify what I said at the start ...

My cancer test was NEGATIVE which is positive, a good thing for cancer tests! :encouragement: Even though this Way is some Positive that transcends all human judgments of negative and positive (and sickness/health, life/death too!) ... nice to have some nice news. (It means I will probably be around a little longer ... unless hit by a bus in the meantime!) [monk]

Also, our daughter's high fever is down, thanks to the good doctors at our local hospital. Even though this Way is right through high vs. low ... good to have a low fever! gassho2

May you and yours be healthy and at ease in all one's ills too.

Gassho, J

Joyo
06-28-2014, 01:46 AM
Thank you everyone, I had to leave early, but it was nice to share the bit of time practicing with all of you.

Gassho
Joyo

ScottM
06-28-2014, 01:57 AM
Thanks to everybody, especially Jundo and Kyonin. Wonderful to sit with all of you.

Gassho,
Dosho

Hotetsu
06-28-2014, 01:57 AM
Hi all. Couldn't get my camera to work, then my computer crashed, then it came back up without a mic. Isn't technology grand LOL :D. It was wonderful to sit with you all. Sorry about the psychedelic eye of Sauron. I made that a long time ago when I still was making electronic music as an avatar. Marriage and children put an end to that right fast :p. Gassho, Scott (eye of non-Sauron)

Byokan
06-28-2014, 02:03 AM
... From the land of Pittsburgh, where the Shadows lie...

Hotetsu
06-28-2014, 02:14 AM
ROFL! [claps]. I can just picture in my head Big Ben huddled over his last Super Bowl ring, muttering, "My precious..."

Kyonin
06-28-2014, 02:54 AM
Hey guys,

Sorry for the noisy chanting today. I had no idea this would happen, but a local Catholic temple held a procession right outside my house. They were transporting some saint to another temple. So there were hundreds of people, fire crackers, bells and praying along our Heart Sutra.

Thank you all for your patience.

Gassho,

Kyonin

Jundo
06-28-2014, 03:24 AM
Hey guys,

Sorry for the noisy chanting today. I had no idea this would happen, but a local Catholic temple held a procession right outside my house. They were transporting some saint to another temple. So there were hundreds of people, fire crackers, bells and praying along our Heart Sutra.

Thank you all for your patience.

Gassho,

Kyonin

Oh, THAT IS WONDERFUL! Our Ceremony merged Harmoniously with theirs, and all the Saints Danced!!

I must confess that I thought (really) I was hearing gunshots during our Dedication for World Peace!! [scared]

Gassho, J

Shingen
06-28-2014, 03:42 AM
Oh, THAT IS WONDERFUL! Our Ceremony merged Harmoniously with theirs, and all the Saints Danced!!

I must confess that I thought (really) I was hearing gunshots during our Dedication for World Peace!! [scared]

Gassho, J

LOL ... I was wondering the same thing too ... nice to hear it is a celebration! =)

Gassho
Shingen

Kyonin
06-28-2014, 03:43 AM
Hi Jundo,

Yes! The saints merged and rang the bells :)

Thankfully they were not gun shots. Only super noisy firecrackers. The area where I live is not violent at all. But we do get our share of Catholic events so very often.

This is pretty close to what you heard today:

http://youtu.be/FFBI4mUQ9bs?t=2m30s

Gassho,

Kyonin

ScottM
06-28-2014, 04:12 AM
Kyonin,

I just thought your microphone was turned up really high so that keystrokes sounded like explosions! As if I were a tiny insignificant creature among the endless universe, which I am anyway! ;)

It was perfectly imperfect!

Gassho,
Dosho

Jundo
06-28-2014, 04:27 AM
Oh my, when you said "Transporting the Saint", I thought you meant perhaps a painting! Not the actual Saint in a Glass Casket!

However, do you know that such exists in corners of Buddhism as well? I think it shows some common inner way various people need to relate to these things East or West Anyone interested in the topic can just Google "Buddhist Mummies".

Gassho, J

Taikyo
06-28-2014, 06:23 AM
Thank you to all who sit Gassho
Taikyo

Myosha
06-28-2014, 07:47 AM
Great dance. Good news.

Master Yunmen faux mummy.http://cantonbuddhism.weebly.com/uploads/1/6/4/8/16486422/1632224_orig.jpg?205

Thanks to all.


Gassho,
Myosha

Kyonin
06-28-2014, 10:08 AM
Hi Jundo!

Oh that was not a corpse! It was a very realistic statue of a corpse. Sometimes it's a virgin, others an object. Some of them are cycling around temples all year long.

And it gets noisy as you can see.

I have seen some film clips about the same kind of festivities all around the world. We humans have the need to relate to the sacred. It's in our DNA!

Gassho,

Kyonin



Oh my, when you said "Transporting the Saint", I thought you meant perhaps a painting! Not the actual Saint in a Glass Casket!

However, do you know that such exists in corners of Buddhism as well? I think it shows some common inner way various people need to relate to these things East or West Anyone interested in the topic can just Google "Buddhist Mummies".

Gassho, J

Kyonin
06-28-2014, 10:11 AM
Kyonin,

I just thought your microphone was turned up really high so that keystrokes sounded like explosions!

Hi Dosho!

Well they were explosions. And got louder during the night. The good thing is there will be a small food festival in a couple hours, when sun rises. Lots of great fried and greasy stuff to eat!

Gassho,

Kyonin

Meishin
06-28-2014, 12:25 PM
Hello all,

Thank you.

Gassho,
John

Myoku
06-28-2014, 01:53 PM
Hello everyone,
thank you and Gassho
Myoku (also wondering about the gunshots)

Jundo
06-28-2014, 02:49 PM
In Japan, the Shinto folks take the shrine gods out for a walk this way ... (I have done it, and still have the scars to show for it.) ... Jump in about the 2 minute mark for a sense ...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGPOs3soOLM

Gassho, J

Jika
06-29-2014, 07:17 AM
As this was the first time I made it through the whole zazenkai without some part or the whole of me falling asleep, I just thought that was how the sound was supposed to be!

The Ino has lots of instruments and makes strange noises.

Good someone explained, I would have expected it every time now.

[morehappy]

Gassho,
Danny

Roland
06-29-2014, 11:03 AM
Thank you for the sitting, explosions included!

Gassho,

Roland

Gi Shu-George
07-01-2014, 02:52 PM
Thank you Jundo-Kyonin, thank you all for this sitting
Gassho
Gi Shu-George

Matt
07-01-2014, 06:07 PM
Will be sitting this tonight. Great to hear that your and your daughter are healthy, Jundo :)

Kokuu
07-03-2014, 12:39 PM
Thank you all. Lovely as ever!

Glad for the good news for both you and your daughter, Jundo. Healthy on the inside is good indeed!

gassho2
Andy

Kantai
07-03-2014, 10:16 PM
Thank you everyone.

Gassho
Kantai

rego
07-07-2014, 04:57 AM
Hello,

Sorry that I have not been able to sit with you all live, but thanks to all those that do! Good to hear all the good news on the health front as well!

Have a good week, everybody.

Andrew