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Jundo
05-27-2011, 12:52 PM
Hello All,

NOTE: TODAY WAS A TRULY 'SILENT' RETREAT ... BECAUSE THE MICROPHONE STOPPED WORKING! BUT THAT'S OKAY! PLEASE JUST CHANT, BOW AND SIT 'SILENTLY' WITH US ... AND HEAR WHAT CANNOT BE HEARD! (and keep timeless-time by the schedule below. Or, if you really in need of my raspy voice ... please sit with an earlier week)

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/14999672

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

ScottM
05-28-2011, 01:34 AM
Hi all,

We couldn't hear anything during the live broadcast, but perhaps the recorded version will have sound. Regardless, it was nice sitting with all of you, wherever, whenever, we all are. ;)

Gassho,
Dosho

Engyo
05-28-2011, 01:38 AM
Gassho,
Engyo

Onshin
05-28-2011, 10:30 AM
Gassho to all that sat (quietly or otherwise).

Heisoku
05-28-2011, 05:07 PM
Gassho to the silence.

Nenka
05-28-2011, 07:18 PM
Silent treatment, eh?

A good sit.

Gassho,

Jennifer

Shujin
05-30-2011, 02:50 AM
It's oh so quiet....

_/|_

Shujin

Myozan Kodo
05-31-2011, 09:25 AM
Gassho,
Soen

Saijun
05-31-2011, 12:33 PM
Hello friends,

I'll be sitting with-not-with you all on Thursday evening. For those in the sitting hall, whenever a completely random and inane thought comes up, consider me there with you :wink:.

Metta,

Saijun