PDA

View Full Version : SIT-A-LONG with JUNDO: Rohatsu, Retreat and Family



Jundo
12-01-2015, 02:26 PM
https://www.treeleaf.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=5456&d=1543857595 This week we celebrate ROHATSU, remembering the Enlightenment of the Buddha who sat under the Bodhi Tree, realizing the end of his long search as he saw the light of the Morning Star. If you cannot travel to a Rohatsu Retreat, we invite you to sit in "retreat" just where you are, with our Treeleaf Sangha Annual 'ALWAYS AT HOME' Two Day 'ALL ONLINE' ROHATSU RETREAT, to be live netcast this coming Saturday and Sunday (or available for sitting any later time when you can arrange).

The two days will include Zazen sitting, Kinhin, Chanting, Zazen sitting, Oryoki, Zazen sitting, Bowing, Talks, 'Samu' Work Practice, and More Zazen Sitting, as in any Soto Zen Retreat, all in celebration of the Buddha's days of Zazen and Enlightenment. Folks will be sitting with us from places as far and wide as Sweden, Mexico, the US, UK, Australia, Canada, Japan, Indonesia, the Ukraine and other places ... all together as a Community, forgetting distance. The retreat is designed to be sat in any time zone around the world through a combination of 'live-live' and 'live though recorded' segments, and one may still join the Retreat and sit-a-long at ANY AND ALL TIME after, by the real time recorded version (no different from the original!). For further details, please have a look here.


https://www.treeleaf.org/forums/showthread.php?16597-ATTENTION%21-Our-2018-AT-HOME-2-DAY-ROHATSU-RETREAT-PREPARATORY-LESSONS&highlight=rohatsu+december+bodhi+tree

One aspect of our retreat is what I call a no where to retreat to" retreat. If life interrupts, if work disturbs, if the children need care and the world cannot be avoided, all of this becomes just part of the "retreat" simply by dropping all thought of "disturbance" and "interruption" from heart. I speak about this in the following talk.

Also, I speak about bringing some of the meaning of Rohatsu home at this time of year for our kids. This holiday too can be a time for families to unite, to bond through doing together, all to bring children into the spirit of the time through the celebration.

The central messages of the holiday ... selflessness, generosity, non-attachment, peace, awakening, compassion, loving kindness ... can be communicated to children in a positive and enjoyable way.

A few years ago, some of our members and I came up with some ideas and events to undertake at home for this Rohatsu, found here. Please try some with your family and let us know what happens.



BUDDHIST FAMILY HOLIDAY - ROHATSU (https://www.sites.google.com/site/buddhistfamilyholidays/home)



A PEACEFUL, JOYOUS, CONTENT ROHATSU TO YOU AND ALL SENTIENT BEINGS! gassho2






https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MX6ROovA7Og

THE DOWNLOADABLE AUDIO PODCAST VERSION IS HERE:

Click for Podcast or Audio Download (http://treeleaf.podbean.com/e/sit-a-long-with-jundo-rohatsu-retreat-and-family/)

Byokan
12-01-2015, 07:03 PM
Thank you Jundo gassho2 Wishing a peaceful Rohatsu to all!

Gassho
Lisa
sat today

Byrne
12-01-2015, 07:53 PM
Wonderful. I'll be teaching banjo workshops all weekend but I will be sure to tune in when I can.

Gassho

Sat Today

Doshin
12-01-2015, 09:10 PM
Thank you

Gassho
Randy
sattoday

Kyonin
12-01-2015, 10:46 PM
Thank you Jundo.

Looking forward to sit Rohatsu with you all.

Gassho,

Kyonin
#SatToday

Shingen
12-01-2015, 11:03 PM
I too am looking froward to Rohatsu, sitting and practicing with you all. =)

Gassho
Shingen

#sattoday

Kotei
12-02-2015, 07:46 AM
Thank you.
Happy to be with you all.

Gassho,
Ralf sattoday.

Washin
12-02-2015, 02:10 PM
Thank you, Jundo.
Grateful for the opportunity to be at this retreat with the Sangha.
Happy Rohatsu to all Treeleafers :buddha:

Gassho
Sergey
sat-today

KellyRok
12-02-2015, 06:13 PM
I'm looking forward to another Rohatsu with all of you. I won't be able to do it live due to a busy wrestling weekend with my boys, but I will complete the recorded version on Mon-Tues.

Thank you all for your commitment to making this happen here year after year!

Gassho,
Kelly/Jinmei
sattoday

Sekishi
12-03-2015, 04:03 AM
Podcast episode is up: http://treeleaf.podbean.com/e/sit-a-long-with-jundo-rohatsu-retreat-and-family/

Gassho,
Sekishi
#sattoday

Jakuden
12-03-2015, 04:18 AM
Thank you Jundo... Wishing the peace and joy of Rohatsu to be with all of you.

Gassho,
Sierra
SatToday

Hoseki
12-03-2015, 05:50 PM
Thank you Jundo.

This helps put my heart-mind at ease. My wife is suffering from an acute case of pregnancy and will need my help with our toddler so I will be spending much of my time with them. But I will spend naptime and after my little ones bedtime following the retreat schedule. I also have some tasks around the house that I've been avoiding that would make good candidates for Samu.

Gassho
Adam
Sattoday

Theophan
12-04-2015, 07:31 AM
Jundo,
Thanks
Gassho
Theophan
Sat Today

CK732
12-04-2015, 09:19 PM
Thank you Jundo [emoji3]

I'm looking forward to the retreat.

Gassho

Clarisse Sat2Day


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Doshin
12-04-2015, 09:53 PM
Jundo thanks,

i will sit with all of you live first thing Saturday and then the rest of the day with
the Order of Clear Mind Zen. But as you say I will be sitting with everyone even then. Back live on Sunday and then the recorded version of Saturday's on Monday. I figured I needed an extra day, as I shared before one of my teachers once said I needed a lot of work :)

Gassho

Randy
sitting tonight

Jundo
12-03-2018, 04:17 PM
As we enter our Rohatsu season, I would like to bump this thread ...

Shinshi
12-07-2018, 11:03 PM
Thank you Jundo.

Gassho, Shinshi

SaT-LaH