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Jundo
12-24-2010, 12:43 PM
HO HO HO, MERRY RIGHT THIS MOMENT!

HAPPY HOLIDAYS (ALL OF THEM) TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY!

Please 'sit-a-long' with our weekly FRIDAY/SATURDAY 'LIVE FROM TREELEAF' 90 minute ZAZENKAI, netcast LIVE TODAY 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 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/11622582 (http://http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/11622582)

OUR 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!

Kyrillos
12-24-2010, 04:12 PM
Ohhhh...don't know about this one live this time Jundo. There's Great Vespers for Christmas, and then late services, and some special Offices Christmas morning!!!!! Glad these are recorded. I will probably be able to sit this one with you all on Sunday. Merry Christmas! Merikurisumasu! Joyeux Noel! Frohe Weihnachten! God Jul!

Gassho,

Seishin Kyrill

ScottM
12-24-2010, 10:32 PM
I've made it live most weeks since the time change, but I'll have to SIT this one out!

BA--DOOM-DOOM--CHING!

Ooooh, that was bad... ;)

I'll catch the recorded version later...I hope everyone is having a good holiday!

Gassho,
Dosho

Engyo
12-25-2010, 01:42 AM
Thank you, Jundo and all!
Good to see new friends there.
Thanks also to all who sat there and here; now and then; sooner or later.
...and the very best of this holiday season to all!
Gassho,
Don

Myoku
12-25-2010, 07:20 AM
Thank you so much everybody, I feel very grateful this cold winter morning,
_()_
Peter

Heisoku
12-25-2010, 10:50 AM
Thanks for a just sitting sit.

Happy gassho's Nigel.

Risho
12-26-2010, 05:08 PM
Thanks everyone!

Gassho,

Cyril

Kyrillos
12-26-2010, 05:28 PM
Great to sit with everyone on this snowy morning.

Gassho,

Seishin Kyrill

Kaishin
12-27-2010, 05:45 PM
Wanted to make this my first Treeleaf Zazenkai but, alas, the timing wasn't good with holiday travels. I hope to sit with everyone next time. I have not done the chanting/bowing aspects before, so looking forward to bringing that into my practice.

Cheers,
Matt

ScottM
12-28-2010, 01:46 AM
Hi all,

Finally found some time to sit the zazenkai...deep bows to those who have sat, are sitting, or will sit...all as one.

Gassho,
Dosho

Nenka
12-28-2010, 03:15 PM
Home from the holidays, had a sit. :)

Gassho

Onshin
12-28-2010, 04:51 PM
Hi all, sat this yesterday, forgot to come aboard and thank you all for sitting with me and to Jundo for broadcasting, so...
Thanks to you all

Gassho

Joe

jonhinkson
12-30-2010, 11:55 AM
Thank you for this! It was my first "long" sitting. The clouds are indeed part of thte sky!

Jonathan