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Jundo
07-29-2010, 04:27 PM
NOTE: THIS WEEK'S SITTING MUST BE A RE-SIT, AS I AM CALLED AWAY FOR OTHER OBLIGATIONS FOR A FEW DAYS. Jundo

PLEASE NOTE OUR NEW --90-- MINUTE SITTING SCHEDULE!!

Please 'sit-a-long' with our weekly SATURDAY 'LIVE FROM TREELEAF' 90 minute ZAZENKAI... the entire sitting is recorded in 'REAL TIME' and available for full participation 'on demand' at any time after that, no different from the 'live' sitting :

'REAL TIME' recorded 'ANY TIME' version link is here:

http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/8480411 (http://http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/8480411)

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'.

Please download and print out the words of the Chants we will recite at the following link:

viewtopic.php?f=11&t=2231 (http://http://www.treeleaf.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=2231)

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

Shujin
07-30-2010, 04:14 AM
I caught this session in advance, since I'm working nights & weekends this month. Good to sit with you all.

gassho,
Chris

Taylor
07-30-2010, 05:26 AM
If anyone would like to join, I will be in the sitting hall at the appointed time (maybe this is a common practice already? :P )

Hope to see some of you! Gasshos,
Taylor

Myoku
07-31-2010, 11:59 AM
I'll try to be in zen hall too; it not seems to like my mac sometimes, so we'll see if it works. Looking forward to it,
_()_
Peter

Taylor
07-31-2010, 12:25 PM
I'll try to be in zen hall too; it not seems to like my mac sometimes, so we'll see if it works. Looking forward to it,
_()_
Peter

Try a few different camera options. I thought mine would be "built in" but it seems to like the USB camera a bit more, meh, go figure! See you all in 30!

Onshin
07-31-2010, 01:51 PM
Hi,
I cannot sit with you all live because the laptop I need to borrow is rubbish at streaming. I will record onto stick and play later, but I will be there in spirit with you all.
Gassho
Joe

Taylor
07-31-2010, 02:30 PM
Thanks Peter (and everyone else) for sitting along! Now I just have to shake the feeling back into my legs :P

Taylor

Myoku
08-01-2010, 10:55 AM
Thank you Taylor, thank you Joe and Chris, thank you all who have being sitting,

It was my first zazenkai at treeleaf, but sure not my last :-)

_()_
Peter

Onshin
08-01-2010, 03:06 PM
Just used the time warp facillity to sit Zazenkai. Good session, made me feel just as in touch as I used to when I could get to the Priory.
Many thanks Jundo and everyone else.
Joe

Nick B
08-03-2010, 01:01 AM
I worked all weekend and just finished sitting my first Zazenkai.

Engyo
08-12-2010, 05:14 PM
I watched the August 7th Zazenkai today and participated in this one to sort of prepare for my first Zazenkai in company.
The only thing I had a challenge with was the Kinhin (this room is quite small). So borrowing a phrase from Fugen's signature line (It's all good practice), I did walking-meditation-in-place. It probably looked more like a military slow march, but heh, it was only me looking.
Thank you very much for the provision of recorded sessions. See you Saturday (or Sunday morning for me).

Gassho,
Don