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Jundo
08-12-2011, 01:46 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 JUSTIN.TV:
http://www.justin.tv/treeleafzen (http://http://www.justin.tv/treeleafzen)

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:
CLICK ON THE TAB ON LOWER RIGHT FOR 'FULL SCREEN

http://justin.tv/treeleafzen/b/292455740

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

Hoyu
08-12-2011, 02:02 PM
I'll be up at the crack of dawn tomorrow to sit this week's Zazenkai :D

Gassho,
John

Taylor
08-13-2011, 05:31 AM
A pleasure, as always :)

Myoku
08-13-2011, 07:10 AM
After 3 weeks of vacation caused absence its good to sit this again,
thanks everybody and _()_
Peter

Hoyu
08-13-2011, 12:32 PM
Thank you Jundo Sensei and all fellow sitters! It was nice to see Amin able to make it! Hope you guys had a good tea party :)

Gassho,
John

andyZ
08-13-2011, 01:00 PM
Thank you Jundo Sensei, it was my first zazenkai with you guys.
Gassho,
Andy

Hoyu
08-13-2011, 01:20 PM
Thank you Jundo Sensei, it was my first zazenkai with you guys.
Gassho,
Andy
Glad to have you with us Andy!

Gassho,
John

Myozan Kodo
08-13-2011, 01:26 PM
My Zen Master is bald, wears loose robes, is about half a metre high and is six months old. Sorry, Jundo, he decided I could only sit half the Zazenkai today. He's one of those strict Zen Masters that screams his head off at students, you understand. So, I had to listen to him. Will sit the other part tomorrow.
Gassho

Kyonin
08-13-2011, 05:30 PM
Thank you Jundo for this wonderful Zazenkai. Have fun and relax on your family trip! Take a ton of photos so you can share some moments with us :D

Thanks all for sitting.

Engyo
08-14-2011, 04:21 PM
Just came to Zazenkai today. Just sat (and bowed...and chanted).
Good to do all that with y'all.
Gassho,
Engyo

Nenka
08-14-2011, 07:15 PM
Hey, Engyo! Good to see you around again.

And as always, a good sit.

Gassho

Jen

Ekai
08-18-2011, 01:40 PM
Well this was my first Zazenkai but I woke up late this morning and ran out of time so I did not complete the entire Zazenkai :cry: . I think it would be better to try it on a weekend morning...

Jodi

Hoyu
08-18-2011, 02:09 PM
Well this was my first Zazenkai but I woke up late this morning and ran out of time so I did not complete the entire Zazenkai :cry: . I think it would be better to try it on a weekend morning...

Jodi
Glad you sat with us Jodi. Zazenkai is awesome isn't it?! We'll keep a Zafu open for you :D

Gassho,
John