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Jundo
08-14-2010, 10:36 AM
NOTE: OUR MONTHLY 4-HOUR ZAZENKAI FOR AUGUST WILL BE THURSDAY, AUGUST 19th, to commemorate our Shukke Tokudo 'Homeleaving' Ordination Ceremony on that day, as well as the visit to Treeleaf in Tsukuba of both Taigu and my Dharma Brother, Jean Marc Bazy and several members of his Sangha in Lyon, France. Additional information here:

viewtopic.php?p=38341#p38341 (http://http://www.treeleaf.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=38341#p38341)

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

Please 'sit-a-long' with our weekly SATURDAY 'LIVE FROM TREELEAF' 90 minute ZAZENKAI, netcast LIVE TODAY from 10pm Japan time (that is New York 9am, Los Angeles 6am, London 2pm and Paris 3pm, SATURDAY) ...
... and to be visible at the following link during those times ...

LIVE ZAZENKAI NETCAST at USTREAM:

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/sit-a-long-with-jundo (http://http://www.ustream.tv/channel/sit-a-long-with-jundo)

But FEAR NOT if not possible for you to join 'live' in your location at those times, as 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/8921202 (http://http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/8921202)

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

Onshin
08-14-2010, 11:01 AM
Hi,
looking forward to joining you at the 'live' zazenkai today.

Gassho,
Joe :D

Engyo
08-14-2010, 01:36 PM
Good thing I saw Joe's post. I had the date-line thing backwards. How arrogant was that; thinking the sun rose and set on Nova Scotia?
Anyway, I rushed to join in. Not sure what happened though. My "login" failed. On second try my screen froze. Nothing went "wrong" though. It just went.
I will join all of you on the re-run.
Gassho,
Don

Taylor
08-14-2010, 02:32 PM
Gassho! Nice to sit with you all. Head was up in the clouds, asleep against the wall, turbulent. Times such as these make, "It's all good practice" come through gritted teeth :)

Taylor

Kyrillos
08-14-2010, 02:33 PM
A good time this morning. See you Thursday!!!

Gassho,

Seishin Kyrill

Onshin
08-14-2010, 02:34 PM
Hi,
Thanks again Jundo.

Gassho

Joe

Heisoku
08-14-2010, 02:35 PM
Thanks Jundo and everyone sitting.
It was going well until the battery clunked out on the first bell for zazen!
Hope to be there Thursday too.
Gassho

Engyo
08-14-2010, 02:38 PM
Finally made it for Zazen, Atonement and Vows.
Good to sit with all of you.
Gassho,

Janne H
08-14-2010, 03:14 PM
HI, nice to sit with you all, looking forward to the Ango!

Janne

Risho
08-14-2010, 07:08 PM
Thanks for the excellent Zazenkai!

Gassho,

Cyril

Shujin
08-14-2010, 08:00 PM
Good to sit with you all - thank you.

gassho,
Chris

forestree
08-15-2010, 04:01 AM
I was unable to be online "live" but joined the "on demand" version today, it was my first Zazenkai and I was really glad to join. I still have to learn the chants and how to properly prostrate but all in all I enjoyed the experience and look forward to joining you all next time.
Gassho Jundo and I hope your back will heal soon!

Francesca

sittingzen
08-16-2010, 01:37 PM
Gassho,

Lu

Nenka
08-18-2010, 06:04 PM
This is the first zazenkai I've ever attended, and it was a good experience!

I must confess I had a laugh when the cat wandered in, meowing for attention. My own cat was doing the exact same thing not five minutes before. What an interesting connection between my time and place, and yours.

Looking forward to the next one (and must remember to feed the cat first).

Gassho,

Jennifer