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Jundo
12-28-2010, 02:20 PM
RING IN THE NEW YEAR ... AND EVERY NEW MOMENT ... WITH OUR 4-HOUR ZAZENKAI ...

ALSO NOTE THAT SOME KINHIN TIMES HAVE BEEN LENGTHENED IN COMPASSION FOR NEW SITTERS JOINING US ...

Dear All,

Please 'sit-a-long' with our NEW YEAR 4-hour ZAZENKAI, netcast LIVE 8am to noon Japan time Saturday morning (1/1) (that is New York 7pm to 11pm, Los Angeles 4pm to 8pm (Friday night 12/31), London 11pm to 3am and Paris midnight to 4am (early Saturday morning)) ... and 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 . Just click then on the links below:

THE 'REAL TIME, ANY TIME' recorded version is divided into 2 parts as follows (click on the blue links) :



00:00 - 00:50 CEREMONY (HEART SUTRA / SANDOKAI IN ENGLISH) & ZAZEN
00:50 - 01:00 KINHIN
01:00 - 01:30 ZAZEN
01:30 - 01:50 KINHIN

ZAZENKAI PART I LINK:
http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/11749513 (http://http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/11749513)

01:50 - 02:30 DHARMA TALK & ZAZEN
02:30 - 02:40 KINHIN
02:40 - 03:15 ZAZEN
03:15 - 03:30 KINHIN
03:30 - 04:00 METTA CHANT & ZAZEN, VERSE OF ATONEMENT, FOUR VOWS, & CLOSING

ZAZENKAI PART 2 LINK:
http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/11751489 (http://http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/11751489)



Our Zazenkai consists of our chanting the 'Heart Sutra' and the 'Identity of Relative and Absolute (Sandokai)' in English (please download our Chant Book at the link below), some full floor prostrations (please follow along with me ... or a simple Gassho can be substituted if you wish), a little talk by me ... and we close with the 'Metta Chant', followed at the end with the 'Verse of Atonement' and 'The Four Vows'. Oh, and lots and lots of Zazen and walkin' Kinhin in between!

Please download and print out the Chant Book (PDF) at the following link:

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

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.

I hope you will join us ... an open Zafu is waiting. When we drop all thought of 'here' 'there' 'now' 'then' ... we are sitting all together!


HAPPY NEW RIGHT THIS MOMENT!

Gassho, Jundo

Seiryu
12-28-2010, 11:53 PM
I will try to be there live!

Rimon
12-29-2010, 09:19 AM
Having a small child, I'm an early bird, and I crash around 11pm, so I'm sure i'd get sound asleep after the first half an hour of sitting, but I'll join you in the recorded sitting. After all time is an ilusion... :)

Have a very present 2011!

Saijun
12-29-2010, 09:40 PM
After all time is an ilusion...

...lunch time doubly so! :P

I'll be right there with you, David.

Metta,

Perry

Geika
12-30-2010, 02:12 AM
I think I can be there this time!

ScottM
12-30-2010, 04:51 AM
I'll be there!

Shonin
12-30-2010, 07:11 PM
Been too long since i sat i may make it for this, tho i will be at work the first part of it.

Engyo
12-31-2010, 06:04 AM
Wouldn't miss it!
Gassho,
Don

Jinyu
12-31-2010, 05:07 PM
Hi! :D

Unfortunately, I won't be able to sit with everyone live! But I'll sit with everyone Saturday! :lol:
Have a fun moment everyone!

gassho,
jinyu
ps: It is snowing outside :mrgreen:

Dokan
12-31-2010, 10:11 PM
I'm in! See you all in a couple hours.

Shawn

ScottM
01-01-2011, 12:31 AM
Hi all,

I doubt it matters much now, but the times for North America were slightly off in Jundo's post. It's 6pm to 10pm New York, 3pm to 7pm Los Angeles.

Gassho,
Dosho

ScottM
01-01-2011, 03:00 AM
My thanks to all who have sat, are sitting, or will sit....deep bows...and happy new year! :)

Gassho,
Dosho

Myoku
01-01-2011, 03:01 AM
Thanks and happy new everything :)
_()_
Peter

Engyo
01-01-2011, 03:05 AM
Warm regards and thank you, Jundo and all who sat or will sit this Zazenkai. It was good to spend this evening here with you.
Best wishes for the New Year.
Gassho,
Don

Seiryu
01-01-2011, 03:18 AM
Only caught the end of the sit, but either way HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
Bring it on 2011!!!!


Gassho :D :D :D :D :D :D


Rafael

Dokan
01-01-2011, 03:33 AM
Thank you for the sitting tonight all. A special thanks to the woman sitting with Jundo, she was an inspiration and gave me no excuses to be tired. :)

PS - My 2 year old daughter came and sat with us in my lap for about 5 min...she then proceeded to walk up to the laptop screen, said Hi a few times, waved and left. (She's used to Skype).

Hope you all have a great New Years Eve/Day.

Gassho,

Shawn

Shohei
01-01-2011, 01:20 PM
Hiyas
Wouldn't have missed it but the flu took out my wife and my self, I will sit this tomorrow I hope

Gassho
Shohei

Nenka
01-01-2011, 03:19 PM
Caught some zazen and the dharma talk . . plan to sit more tonight by myself (won't have computer access).

Happy New Year everybody! :D

Geika
01-01-2011, 07:10 PM
Wouldn't have missed it but the flu took out my wife and my self, I will sit this tomorrow I hope

Get better soon, please. _/_

Kyrillos
01-01-2011, 07:29 PM
So happy to have been able to sit with everyone at this beginning of all things new.

Happy New Year, Month, Day, Hour, Minute and Second!!!

Gassho,

Seishin Kyrill

ScottM
01-01-2011, 08:29 PM
Wouldn't have missed it but the flu took out my wife and my self, I will sit this tomorrow I hope

Get better soon, please. _/_

What Amelia said! And next year, flu shots for everyone! :D

Gassho,
Dosho

Geika
01-01-2011, 09:09 PM
And next year, flu shots for everyone! :D

Though I am grateful for the sentiment, I think I will sit the vaccinations out!

ScottM
01-01-2011, 10:19 PM
And next year, flu shots for everyone! :D

Though I am grateful for the sentiment, I think I will sit the vaccinations out!

Amelia,

I'm sorry if I offended you...that certainly wasn't my intention.

Here's to good health in 2011! :)

Gassho,
Dosho

Geika
01-02-2011, 06:25 PM
And next year, flu shots for everyone! :D

Though I am grateful for the sentiment, I think I will sit the vaccinations out!

Amelia,

I'm sorry if I offended you...that certainly wasn't my intention.

Oh, no way! =)

Nenka
01-03-2011, 03:54 PM
BTW where does one obtain an oil burner that plays "Love Me Tender?"

:mrgreen:

Dokan
01-07-2011, 09:12 PM
Is there Zazenkai tonight? Like in 2 hours? I will join anyway if not otherwise confirmed. Hope to sit with you all soon!

Gassho,

Shawn