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Jundo
07-11-2014, 02:18 AM
Re-MINDer: This will be our last regularly scheduled Friday/Saturday Treeleaf Zazenkai until the end of August. However, Zazenkai will be netcast every few days (times to be posted soon) from our Sangha Member's homes during Jundo's DHARMA TRACKS Across AMERICA (Jul 16-Aug 26) & the WASHINGTON RETREAT (Aug 9-14) (http://www.treeleaf.org/forums/showthread.php?12310-UPDATE-DHARMA-TRACKS-Across-AMERICA-%28Jul-16-Aug-26%29-WASHINGTON-RETREAT-%28Aug-9-14%29) guided by Taigu. Please come sit with us then.

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

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

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
07-11-2014, 02:54 AM
Thank you Jundo, I will be there live. =)

Gassho
Shingen

Ishin
07-11-2014, 02:55 AM
will sit Sunday night, supervising a trip this weekend [gassholook]
Gassho
C

Kyonin
07-11-2014, 10:31 AM
I'll be there live :)

Gassho,
Kyonin

Daiyo
07-11-2014, 12:31 PM
I'd love so much to be there live, but I am not sure if I will be able to arrive home from work on time.
If not I will surely join "one-way" after kinhin and sit the second zazen to the end of the netcast.

Maybe I will be able to join the next Zazenkais as the time difference between US and Argentina is shorter.

May you all have a wonderful weekend.

Gassho,
Walter

Juki
07-11-2014, 02:02 PM
I will be there live.

Gassho,
Juki

RichardH
07-11-2014, 02:33 PM
I'll be here/there :)


Gassho
Daizan

Joyo
07-11-2014, 08:18 PM
I would very much like to be there, but I've got a bad flu. Will have to be there/not there today. Have a wonderful time everyone.

Gassho,
Joyo

Shingen
07-11-2014, 10:18 PM
I would very much like to be there, but I've got a bad flu. Will have to be there/not there today. Have a wonderful time everyone.

Gassho,
Joyo
Feel better Joyo ... We all sit together even when we are sick. =)

Gassho
Shingen

Kyotai
07-11-2014, 10:39 PM
I will be off to work, but enjoy everyone.

Gassho

Shawn

Nengyo
07-11-2014, 11:33 PM
I will be sitting the recorded version later tonight. I have a terribly exciting paper to write on medical billing! :eek:
_/\_

Myosha
07-11-2014, 11:36 PM
Participating.


Gassho,
Myosha

ScottM
07-12-2014, 01:33 AM
Thanks everyone...wonderful to sit with the whole sangha in this very moment! :)

Gassho,
Dosho

Juki
07-12-2014, 01:34 AM
Thanks to Jundo and Dosho. Thanks to all who sat live or who will sit later. Have a good weekend.

Gassho,
Juki

Geika
07-12-2014, 01:34 AM
I joined live, one-way. Thank you all. Gassho

Shingen
07-12-2014, 01:34 AM
Thank you everyone, a nice cap to a long week. Have a great weekend. =)

Gassho
Shingen

Joyo
07-12-2014, 01:42 AM
Feel better Joyo ... We all sit together even when we are sick. =)

Gassho
Shingen

Thank you, Shingen!! gassho1

Gassho,
Joyo

Myosha
07-12-2014, 01:58 AM
Hello,

For the leaving, and the staying (and the staying, and the leaving) -

BON VOYAGE!


​ Thanks to all.


Gassho,
Myosha

Sekishi
07-12-2014, 02:21 AM
Thank you all for your practice and creating this sacred space in the midst of turmoil.
Deep bows, again and again.
Sekishi

RichardH
07-12-2014, 04:55 AM
I worked through the evening, and will be sitting zazenkai recorded on Sunday.

Gasshp
Daizan

Taikyo
07-12-2014, 07:41 AM
I couldn't and still can't get a link to today's zazenkai on any of my devices. So I sat without your virtual presence but I know with your heart presence. Gassho
Taikyo

Kyonin
07-12-2014, 10:09 AM
Thanks all who sat / will sit.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Gassho,

Kyonin

Myoku
07-12-2014, 10:45 AM
Thank you everyone,
and an extra thank you to google/youtube making it possible to re-sit this later on,
Gassho
Myoku

TimF
07-13-2014, 05:01 PM
Many thanks on a wonderful zazenkai!

Gassho,
Tim

Meishin
07-13-2014, 06:35 PM
Thank you.

Gassho,
John

Byokan
07-14-2014, 01:43 AM
Thank you dear Sangha!

Gassho
Lisa

Daiyo
07-14-2014, 08:08 PM
Thank you all.

Please excuse me, for trying to join live late. It was a mistake.
I was so eager to join and was alone with the kids making dinner early for them.
When I finished it was late so I thought I could join after kinhin.

After doing it I realized that if it was a physical meeting I would never, ever, had entered late.
That's why I appeared for a short time during kinhin and then disappeared.
I was trying to watch without turning on my camera, but did it in G+ instead of going to YouTube.

I didn't mean to be disrespectul. I feel embarrassed.


Gassho


P.S.: I finally sat on Saturday, early in the morning, but was kind of distracted by the screen.
I will have to put it in another position next time, and get used to this way of sitting.

Jundo
07-15-2014, 01:35 AM
Hi Walter,

While it is best to sit start to finish, and not come in and out ... nonetheless, sometimes it happens. Somebody's connection cuts, somebody's neighbor comes to the door, somebody is due in class early, etc. etc. Please do not worry. In fact, I do not think most of us even noticed this happened (I did not). If you can, please do sit start to finish ...

... but always knowing there is no starting or finishing, coming or going.

Do not face the screen. Face the wall, drop the screen from mind. The screen is ultimately not distracting, but your mind is.

Gassho, J

Kantai
07-15-2014, 11:02 PM
Thanks all of you!

Gassho
Kantai

Matt
07-18-2014, 01:55 PM
Going to sit this one now. Looking forward to the US zazenkais, as well. Gassho, Matt J

Josan
08-23-2014, 06:55 PM
Thank you to all. This was my first time to sit with you and it was very special. Gassho, David