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Jundo
01-23-2010, 04:30 AM
Calling All Sitters ...

We have a LIVE, WEEKLY 90 minute group sitting EACH SATURDAY (with a longer 4-hour retreat on the first Saturday of each month) ... though actually Friday night in some times zones ... led by Jundo ...

The weekly 90-minute "Live from Treeleaf" Zazenkai commences from 9am Japan time Saturday morning (that is New York 7pm, Los Angeles 4pm (Friday night), London midnight and Paris 1am (early Saturday morning)) ... and is 90 minutes long.

The monthly 4-hour ZAZENKAI is held on the first Friday Night/Saturday of the month from Saturday morning 8am Japan time (that is New York 6pm to 10pm, Los Angeles 3pm to 7pm (Friday night), London 11pm to 3am and Paris midnight to 4am (early Saturday morning)) ... and is 4 hours long.

You can find the comparative time in Japan for your specific location here (it is generally Saturday morning in the United States, afternoon in Europe, evening or late night in Asia) Times will vary for daylight savings and other circumstances:

http://www.worldtimezone.com/time/wtzre ... 232&forma= (http://http://www.worldtimezone.com/time/wtzresult.php?CiID=17232&forma=)

THE LIVE FEED WILL BE NETCAST ON GOOGLE+ AT THE ABOVE TIMES AND UP TO 10 PEOPLE MAY JOIN AND SIT FACE TO FACE, LIVE!
If the room is full you may still sit LIVE with a streaming 1 way video that will be embedded and streaming in that Zazenkai post.


However, if it is not possible for you to join 'live' in your location at the appointed times, FEAR NOT, as the entire sitting will be recorded in 'REAL TIME' and available for full participation 'ON DEMAND' at any time after that, no different from the 'live' sitting. (the links will be posted each week in this forum).


OUR NEW 90 MINUTE SITTING SCHEDULE IS AS FOLLOWS:

00:00 00:15 CEREMONY (HEART SUTRA in English ONLY) 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 30 minutes each, with 10 minutes of Kinhin in between, and we end the sitting with 'The Verse of Atonement' and 'The Four Vows'.


The 4-hour monthly Zazenkai retreat on the first Saturday of each month runs as follows:

00:00 00:50 CEREMONY (HEART SUTRA in English ONLY / SANDOKAI) & ZAZEN
00:50 01:00 KINHIN
01:00 01:40 ZAZEN
01:40 01:50 KINHIN
01:50 02:30 ZAZEN & DHARMA TALK
02:30 02:40 KINHIN
02:40 03:20 ZAZEN
03:20 03:30 KINHIN
03:30 04:00 METTA CHANT & ZAZEN
04:00 04:10 FOUR VOWS, VERSE OF ATONEMENT & CLOSING COMMENTS

As you can see, there will be 5 periods of Zazen, each 40 minutes long, although several include time for chanting. In between each period of Zazen, there will be a 10 minute period for Kinhin walking (which will also serve for any needed bathroom breaks).

The chants to be used in our ceremonies (weekly and monthly are a little different) are available at THIS LINK:

http://www.treeleaf.org/forums/showthread.php?7032-Weekly-Monthly-Zazenkai-Chant-Book-is-Here

I STRONGLY SUGGEST THAT YOU POSITION YOUR ZAFU ON THE FLOOR IN A PLACE WHERE YOU ARE NOT STARING DIRECTLY AT THE COMPUTER SCREEN, BUT CAN GLANCE OVER AND SEE THE SCREEN WHEN NECESSARY. YOUR ZAFU SHOULD ALSO BE IN A POSITION WHERE YOU CAN SEE THE COMPUTER SCREEN WHILE STANDING IN FRONT OF THE ZAFU FOR THE CEREMONIES, AND HAVE ROOM FOR BOWING AND KINHIN.

ALSO, REMEMBER TO SET YOUR COMPUTER (& SCREEN SAVER) SO THAT IT DOES NOT SHUT OFF DURING THE 4 HOURS.

Please be patient with technical glitches and little annoyances ... as all are just part of the experience and practice! :D

I hope you will join us ... an open Zafu is waiting.

Gassho, Jundo

Ricky Ramos
10-08-2013, 02:29 PM
How do I koin th eweekly Zazen practices? Are they in G+ as well? Please let me know.

Shingen
10-08-2013, 03:07 PM
How do I koin th eweekly Zazen practices? Are they in G+ as well? Please let me know.

Hey there Ricky,

Yes, they are all done via Google+. Are connected up yet with Google+? If not let us know. :)

Update: I just looked in the Treeleaf Google+ group and didn't see your name, so once you get setup, you can be added to the group.

Gassho
Shingen

ScottM
10-08-2013, 04:28 PM
Ricky,

Here are some instructions on how to join: http://www.treeleaf.org/forums/showthread.php?10200-How-to-Join-GOOGLE-for-Zazenkai

Let me know if you have any problems.

Gassho,
Dosho

Ricky Ramos
10-09-2013, 02:28 AM
I requested to join but have not been approved yet.

ScottM
10-09-2013, 02:43 AM
Added!


I requested to join but have not been approved yet.

Ryokan
10-17-2014, 08:55 PM
Added!

Can you, please, add me too...?

I requested it under Gustavo Lopez (lacan77) account.-

Thanks

Gassho.

Ryokan
10-17-2014, 10:46 PM
Can you, please, add me too...?

I requested it under Gustavo Lopez (lacan77) account.-

Thanks

Gassho.

Thank You. Added. Gassho.

Dave d
02-01-2015, 11:28 AM
Hi can you please add me too,tried last night but still not been accepted.thanks
gasho
dave d

ScottM
02-01-2015, 02:48 PM
Dave,

Please follow the procedures at this link:

http://www.treeleaf.org/forums/showthread.php?10200-How-to-Join-GOOGLE-for-Zazenkai

We don't accept "blind" join requests because a majority of them are not actual members. Contacting myself or Myoku lets us know you are a real person. I also don't generally add people until they have uploaded an avatar.

Gassho,
Dosho

Sat today


Hi can you please add me too,tried last night but still not been accepted.thanks
gasho
dave d

Klw87
01-08-2016, 05:27 AM
Dave,

Please follow the procedures at this link:

http://www.treeleaf.org/forums/showthread.php?10200-How-to-Join-GOOGLE-for-Zazenkai

We don't accept "blind" join requests because a majority of them are not actual members. Contacting myself or Myoku lets us know you are a real person. I also don't generally add people until they have uploaded an avatar.

Gassho,
Dosho

Sat today
I also requested but have not been added.

Thanks!

Shingen
01-08-2016, 05:39 AM
I also requested but have not been added.

Thanks!

Hello Klw87,

I was wondering if you could first head over to our thread for new folks and introduce yourself ... let us give you a warm Treeleaf welcome. =)

http://www.treeleaf.org/forums/showthread.php?14086-Greetings-by-new-folks-%28January%29

Gassho
Shingen

#sattoday

Shugen
01-08-2016, 03:06 PM
Once you take care of that and add an avatar, PM me and we'll push all the magic buttons to add you!

Gassho,

Shugen

#sattoday
Hello Klw87,

I was wondering if you could first head over to our thread for new folks and introduce yourself ... let us give you a warm Treeleaf welcome. =)

http://www.treeleaf.org/forums/showthread.php?14086-Greetings-by-new-folks-%28January%29

Gassho
Shingen

#sattoday

Gokai
02-21-2016, 09:42 PM
Sorry, i meant: If i did something wrong or if i miss a step.
Gassho
David

Shingen
02-21-2016, 09:47 PM
Sorry, i meant: If i did something wrong or if i miss a step.
Gassho
David

Hey David,

Do you have an Avatar with your Google+ account?

Gassho
Shingen

#sattoday

Gokai
02-28-2016, 06:05 PM
Hello
No i have the same photo i use here. why?

Gassho, David

Shingen
02-28-2016, 06:18 PM
Hello
No i have the same photo i use here. why?

Gassho, David

We get a lot of requests to Google+ and so having the ability to put a face to the name is helpful in getting you connected up. =)

I have searched under the name "davidclp" and I am unable to find you. Could you please paste your Google+ profile link here and then I can add you directly through that.

Gassho
Shingen

#sattoday

Gokai
02-29-2016, 06:42 PM
Hello Shingen

Thank you for your patience in trying to add me to google +. I'm not sure if what you ask is the URL of my profile that is: google.com/+DavidPereira2
I had never used google +.

Gassho
David
Sattoday

Shingen
02-29-2016, 08:06 PM
Hello Shingen

Thank you for your patience in trying to add me to google +. I'm not sure if what you ask is the URL of my profile that is: google.com/+DavidPereira2
I had never used google +.

Gassho
David
Sattoday

Thanks David, that worked and I have found you and added you to the Google+ group. =)

Gassho
Shingen

#sattoday

Gokai
02-29-2016, 10:25 PM
Thank You very much.
Gassho, David

Beakon
06-27-2018, 04:15 PM
May I get a Google + invitation to join the July 4-Hour Zazenkai?

Shingen
06-27-2018, 04:55 PM
May I get a Google + invitation to join the July 4-Hour Zazenkai?Hey Beakon,

The link for the zazenkai will be posting in the upcoming zazenkai thread. So stay tuned. =)

Gassho
Shingen

Sat/LAH

Luke108
11-13-2018, 05:08 PM
Good Morning,

I am asking for help. I saw Zazenkai after it had been recorded this week. Thank you! However, I wanted to log on live. I saw where Jundo had posted to use google+. I requested for the G+ Group. Could I be let in? Also, how is it used? I've used google hang outs in a similar way but I have never used G+ to watch something live.
Thank you in advance!
Gassho,
Luke
Sat Today

Shingen
11-13-2018, 05:24 PM
Good Morning,

I am asking for help. I saw Zazenkai after it had been recorded this week. Thank you! However, I wanted to log on live. I saw where Jundo had posted to use google+. I requested for the G+ Group. Could I be let in? Also, how is it used? I've used google hang outs in a similar way but I have never used G+ to watch something live.
Thank you in advance!
Gassho,
Luke
Sat Today

Hello Luke,

The process to join a zazenkai has changed a little, as Google has changed things. The first thing you need to do is make sure you have the Hangout plugin installed, so go here and install it: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/hangoutplugin

From there, I will be posting the link to the zazenkai for each event ... so check with the corresponding zazenkai for that link ... you can see here how I posted it: https://www.treeleaf.org/forums/showthread.php?16576-November-9th-10th-Treeleaf-Weekly-Zazenkai-DAYLIGHT-SAVINGS-CHECK-THE-START-TIMES%21&p=232844&viewfull=1#post232844

Let me know if you have any issues. =)

Gassho
Shingen

Sat/LAH

Luke108
11-13-2018, 05:54 PM
Shingen,
Ah, okay, Thank you for straighten me out. I have the hangout plugin, I will follow the forum link you shared. Thank you so much for your help. I appreciate your direction and time.
Gassho,
Luke
SAT

Shingen
11-13-2018, 06:27 PM
Shingen,
Ah, okay, Thank you for straighten me out. I have the hangout plugin, I will follow the forum link you shared. Thank you so much for your help. I appreciate your direction and time.
Gassho,
Luke
SAT

Also Luke, just a clarification ... the forum link I sent you is just an example of how I post the link to enter into the event. If you want to be notified of events within this thread, at the top right of the forum you will see "Forum Tools" ... click on that and "Subscribe" to the forum thread. This way you will get notified every time Jundo posts a new zazenkai.

Here is the Weekly and Monthly Zazenkai forum link: https://www.treeleaf.org/forums/forumdisplay.php?59-WEEKLY-FRIDAY-SATURDAY-ZAZENKAI-NETCASTS

Gassho
Shingen

Sat/LAH

Shinshi
11-13-2018, 07:38 PM
Hello Luke,

The process to join a zazenkai has changed a little, as Google has changed things. The first thing you need to do is make sure you have the Hangout plugin installed, so go here and install it: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/hangoutplugin

From there, I will be posting the link to the zazenkai for each event ... so check with the corresponding zazenkai for that link ... you can see here how I posted it: https://www.treeleaf.org/forums/showthread.php?16576-November-9th-10th-Treeleaf-Weekly-Zazenkai-DAYLIGHT-SAVINGS-CHECK-THE-START-TIMES%21&p=232844&viewfull=1#post232844

Let me know if you have any issues. =)

Gassho
Shingen

Sat/LAH

Hi Shingen,

I was just playing around with this and I don't think that you have to have the plugin anymore. I do think it makes it easier but I was able to get into the free sitting room in both Firefox and Opera with no plugins installed. I think the plugin probably makes things easier in Chrome, but I don't think it is required even then. I could certainly be wrong. Maybe the Zazenkai links work differently.

Editing to add: I now think you are good to go as long as you are logged into a gmail account. If you are not, then you have to have the plug in.

Gassho, Shinshi

SaT-LaH

Shingen
11-13-2018, 07:42 PM
Hi Shingen,

I was just playing around with this and I don't think that you have to have the plugin anymore. I do think it makes it easier but I was able to get into the free sitting room in both Firefox and Opera with no plugins installed. I think the plugin probably makes things easier in Chrome, but I don't think it is required even then. I could certainly be wrong. Maybe the Zazenkai links work differently.

Editing to add: I now think you are good to go as long as you are logged into a gmail account. If you are not, then you have to have the plug in.

Gassho, Shinshi

SaT-LaH

Either way .... better to be safe then sorry!

Gassho
Shingen

Sat/LAH