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Kokuu
03-20-2020, 05:20 PM
Dear all

This Sunday, 22 March 2020, I will be hosting a special guided Tonglen Practice Circle for anyone who wishes to do taking and sending practice for themselves and everyone affected by the Cov-2019 pandemic, and the fear that goes with it. Which is pretty much the whole world now.

It is easy to become overwhelmed by huge world events like this and our Zen practice of Shikantaza gives us a place to find some calm in the centre of the storm.

Tonglen and metta practice are another way of doing this, softening our hearts and connecting with suffering and other sentient beings in a structured way.

This event will occur in the Scheduled Sitting Room (SSR) at 8pm UK time (GMT/UST) and last for around 40 minutes (10 minutes of introduction plus around 30 minutes of practice).

Basic instructions are to be found here (https://www.treeleaf.org/forums/showthread.php?15440-Welcome-to-the-Tonglen-Practice-Circle-Instructions) but I will be talking us all through it anyway.

World Times (almost 100% probably correct but please check!):

Anchorage (AKDT): 12pm
LA (PDT): 1pm
Phoenix (MDT): 2pm
Houston (CDT): 3pm
New York (EDT): 4pm
London (GMT/UST): 8pm
Paris/Berlin (UST+1): 9pm
Kyiv (UST+2): 10pm
Bangkok (UST+7): 3am (Monday)
Tokyo (UST+9): 5am (Monday)
Canberra (UST+11): 7am (Monday)
Wellington (UST+13): 9am (Monday)

I hope to see you all there. With Zoom there is plenty of space!

Deep bows
Kokuu
-sattoday/lah-

Washin
03-20-2020, 05:43 PM
Thank you, Kokuu.
I will be there..

Gassho
Washin
st-lah

mateus.baldin
03-20-2020, 06:56 PM
I will try to be there, Kokuu.
Gassho,
Mateus
Sat today/LAH

Yokai
03-20-2020, 11:15 PM
Hi Kokuu, would love to be there but still needed in school in NZ. Will it recorded or any repeat session planned? Many thanks. Gassho, Chris

Kokuu
03-21-2020, 10:22 AM
Hi Chris

I am going to learn how to record this!

Gassho
Kokuu
-sattoday/lah-

mateus.baldin
03-22-2020, 08:12 PM
Unfortunately, I couldn’t enter the SSR. I will keep trying for a bit more.
Gassho,
Mateus
Sat today/LAH

Washin
03-22-2020, 08:15 PM
It is strange but Zoom is not allowing me to enter the Scheduled room now..
I can't figure the problem as I use this room almost daily and never encountered such before.
Anyhow I'm sitting with you off-line.

Gassho
Washin
st

Kokuu
03-22-2020, 08:45 PM
Oops, did I do something weird? I will check with Sekishi what went wrong.

Sorry. The video is here to sit with.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3FvxmEGqXcU

Gassho
Kokuu
-sattoday/lah-

Washin
03-22-2020, 08:49 PM
Kokuu,

Perhaps something with the settings. I could find your livestream on Youtube and followed
it until 10:45pm here. Then when you finished the SSR has re-opened for availability.

Gassho
Washin
st

Naiko
03-22-2020, 09:59 PM
I also could not get into the sitting room. Thank you for posting the video, Kokuu. This was a wonderful practice and I hope to join you again.
Gassho,
Krista
st/lah

Kokuu
03-22-2020, 10:39 PM
Thank you all for trying and for sitting with the video.

I will check in with Sekishi and find out why I locked you all out.
Hopefully I can fix the video quality for next time also.

Gassho
Kokuu
-sattoday/lah-

Sekishi
03-23-2020, 06:27 PM
Hi all,

Unfortunately, I have *no idea* what happened here. We've not had this happen before. Kokuu, lets you and I do some experimenting and see if we can duplicate and then fix this.

Apologies everyone. We'll get this figured out.

Gassho,
Sekishi
#sat #lah

Jundo
03-24-2020, 01:38 AM
Hi all,

Unfortunately, I have *no idea* what happened here. We've not had this happen before. Kokuu, lets you and I do some experimenting and see if we can duplicate and then fix this.

Apologies everyone. We'll get this figured out.

Gassho,
Sekishi
#sat #lah

I also went ahead and trimmed the first 5.46 minutes out from the start of Kokuu's video. Remember all that blank time before the actual start of the event.

Gassho, J

Sekishi
03-24-2020, 02:35 AM
Unfortunately, I have *no idea* what happened here. We've not had this happen before. Kokuu, lets you and I do some experimenting and see if we can duplicate and then fix this.

Apologies everyone. We'll get this figured out.


I think Kokuu and I figured the issue out and chased off the technical gremlins for next time.

Deep bows to all,
Sekishi #sat