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Jundo
04-08-2011, 01:00 PM
Hello All,

Please 'sit-a-long' with our weekly FRIDAY/SATURDAY 'LIVE FROM TREELEAF' 90 minute ZAZENKAI, netcast LIVE from 9am Japan time Saturday morning (that is New York 8pm, Los Angeles 5pm (Friday night), London 1am and Paris 2am (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/13864409

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!


Gassho, Jundo

Onshin
04-08-2011, 06:22 PM
Look forward to joining you all tomorrow folks. :D

Hoyu
04-08-2011, 07:07 PM
As per my usual routine I'll be sitting first thing Saturday morning :D
Thanks to all fellow sitters past(of no past), present(of no present), and future(of no future)!

Gassho,
John

Saijun
04-08-2011, 07:53 PM
Hello friends,

I'll be joining all of you Sunday afternoon this weekend.

Metta,

Saijun

ScottM
04-09-2011, 01:50 AM
Thanks to all sitters, past, present and future...

...deep bows. :)

Gassho,
Dosho

Kyonin
04-09-2011, 02:39 AM
That's going to be tomorrow morning for me, but looking forward to it!

Onshin
04-09-2011, 11:12 AM
Hello fellow sitters in all time zones, just finished a good sit ( even though there are no bad sits). Thank you all for joining me and a big thanky to Jundo for leading it :D


Gassho

Kyonin
04-09-2011, 12:36 PM
Just did my zazenkai, although on the second zazen my mind wandered off rahter often. Need to put more effort into controlling that. Still much to learn. And I like that. :)

Thank you, Jundo. It was a great session.

Hoyu
04-09-2011, 01:04 PM
Thank you Jundo Sensei.
I see that the butsudan door was fixed since our last Zazenkai :D
No Japanese guests again this week though :( Maybe they thought it was going to be another 4 hour one?

Gassho,
John

Myoku
04-09-2011, 02:25 PM
Thank you and Gassho
Peter

Nenka
04-09-2011, 05:47 PM
A good sit. Thanks.

Gassho

Jennifer

ScottM
04-09-2011, 08:37 PM
Just did my zazenkai, although on the second zazen my mind wandered off rahter often. Need to put more effort into controlling that. Still much to learn. And I like that. :)

I'd say less effort...or perhaps more effort into letting go of any effort to control your effort.

;)

Gassho,
Dosho

Jundo
04-10-2011, 12:54 AM
Just did my zazenkai, although on the second zazen my mind wandered off rahter often. Need to put more effort into controlling that. Still much to learn. And I like that. :)

Thank you, Jundo. It was a great session.

Hi,

No need to "control" anything. Just return 10,000 times and 10,000 times again ... all while there is no place to return to, and the whole trip is Zazen.

Did you get a chance to look at Uchiyama Roshi's beautiful comments on ZZ' mind ...

viewtopic.php?p=20645#p20645 (http://http://www.treeleaf.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=20645#p20645)

Also, on the Japan sitters: We have had about a dozen folks call and express interest since I put a small notice in a local community paper here in Tsukuba. So far, though, they have not come ... but all promise to come in the next few weeks. The earthquakes and accompanying situations at home have distracted most folks for sure. Our foreign sitters should start back next week, as they are coming back to Japan ... At least I think they are coming back to Japan!

Gassho, Jundo

Myozan Kodo
04-11-2011, 03:22 PM
Hi,
Did Zazenkai this morning. Thank you.
Gassho,
Soen

Shujin
04-15-2011, 01:57 AM
Happy to ride the zazen train; late, on-schedule or otherwise.

gassho,
Shujin

Hoyu
04-15-2011, 02:22 PM
Shujin wrote:
Happy to ride the zazen train; late, on-schedule or otherwise.

Hi Shujin,
Glad we were able to have one more passenger!

We are never late :) Don't forget what Jundo Sensei always says.

Jundo wrote:
Remember, when we drop all thought of 'here' 'there' 'now' 'then' ... we are sitting all together!

Gassho,
John

Saijun
04-18-2011, 01:42 PM
Hello friends,

Sat this on Friday night, forgot to post my note.

Thank you all for sitting.

Metta,

Saijun