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Tb
09-01-2011, 04:28 PM
Hi.

This weeks Zazenkai is dedicated to all the broken hearts out there.
Remember that an crack can be used to let the light in.

Please 'sit-a-long' with our weekly SATURDAY 'LIVE FROM TREELEAF - for the time being, Fugen's Living Room' 90 minute ZAZENKAI', netcast LIVE from 2 pm Swedish/Paris time, 1 pm London time, New York 8am and LA 5am, Japan 9pm ... all on SATURDAY, September 3rd.)

... 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:

http://justin.tv/treeleafzen/b/294155842

OUR 90 MINUTE SITTING SCHEDULE IS AS FOLLOWS:

00:00 – 00:15 CEREMONY (HEART SUTRA in JAPANESE 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 Japanese (the words are 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 below and at the following link:
viewtopic.php?f=11&t=2231 (http://http://www.treeleaf.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=2231)



Begins with a series of rings of the small Inkin bell ••••••• followed by 3x PROSTRATIONS by EVERYONE

Then chant of Heart Sutra inJapanese:


INO = CHANT LEADER ONLY
EVERYONE = ALL JOIN IN


INO ONLY =

Maka Hannya Haramita Shin Gyo*
(The Heart of the Great Perfection of Wisdom Sutra in JAPANESE)

EVERYONE =


Kan Ji Zai Bo Satsu Gyo Jin Han Nya Ha Ra Mi Ta Ji Sho
Ken Go* On Kai Ku Do I Sai Ku Yaku Sha Ri Shi Shiki Fu
I Ku Ku Fu I Shiki Shiki Soku Ze Ku Ku Soku Ze Shiki Ju
So Gyo Shiki Yaku Bu Nyo Ze Sha Ri Shi Ze Sho Ho Ku
So Fu Sho Fu Metsu Fu Ku Fu Jo Fu Zo Fu Gen Ze Ko Ku
Chu Mu Shiki Mu Ju So Gyo Shiki Mu Gen Ni Bi Ze Shin
Ni Mu Shiki Sho Ko Mi Soku Ho Mu Gen Kai Nai Shi Mu
I Shiki Kai Mu Mu Myo Yaku Mu Mu Myo Jin Nai Shi Mu
Ro Shi Yaku Mu Ro Shi Jin Mu Ku Shu Metsu Do Mu Chi
Yaku Mu Toku I Mu Sho Tok ko Bo Dai Sat Ta E Han-Nya
Ha Ra Mi Ta Ko* Shin Mu Kei Ge Mu Kei Ge Ko Mu
U Ku Fu On Ri Is-Sai Ten Do Mu So Ku Gyo Ne Han San
Ze Sho Butsu E Han Nya Ha Ra Mi Ta Ko* Toku A Noku
Ta Ra San Myaku San Bo Dai Ko Chi Han-Nya Ha Ra Mi
Ta Ze Dai Jin Shu Ze Dai Myo Shu Ze Mu Jo Shu Ze Mu
To To Shu No Jo Is sai Ku Shin Jitsu Fu Ko Ko Setsu Han
Nya Ha Ra Mi Ta Shu Soku Setsu Shu Watsu Gya* Tei
Gya Tei Ha Ra Gya Tei Hara* So Gya Tei Bo Ji Sowa Ka
Han Nya Shin Gyo * * *

FOLLOWED BY DEDICATION OF MERIT - READ BY INO ONLY:

Buddha Nature pervades the whole universe, Reality, existing right here:
In reciting THE HEART OF THE PERFECTION OF GREAT WISDOM SUTRA (and THE IDENTITY OF RELATIVE AND ABSOLUTE) we dedicate our sincere efforts to:
•Shakyamuni Buddha Honored One; the Historical Buddha and Teacher …
and to those ancestral teachers:
Eihei Dogen Honored One
Soji Keizan Honored One,
All successive Honored Ones up until
Renpo Niwa Honored One and
Gudo Wafu Honored One
and to all other Honored Ones throughout history, Male and Female Honored Ones, whose names have been forgotten or left unsaid.
We also dedicate these efforts to the Three Treasures,
Buddha, Dharma, Sangha,
To all Awakened Ones and Teachers in all places and times.

We especially seek tranquility & well being for all creatures now suffering or ill in health.
May they be serene through all their ills.
May their lives be at peace and Wisdom pervade the darkness of ignorance.

We dedicate our hopes and aspirations:
To all victims of war and terrorism
To the injured and to all families touched by these tragedies
To the healing of hatred in all countries and among all peoples
To the wisdom and compassion of our world leaders
To the peace of the world and harmony of all beings.

Thus, let the harmful effects of words, thoughts and actions be dispelled
and Compassion bloom in perpetual spring.
May we all realize and live the Enlightened Way together:

EVERYONE CHANTS:

ø All Buddhas throughout space and time
ø All Bodhisattvas-Mahasattvas
ø Maha • Prajna • Paramita ••••••• (followed 3x PROSTRATIONS by EVERYONE) • • •

BE SEATED AS INSTRUCTED

Zazen
kinhin
Zazen

Then...

At the end of the Zazenkai, we recite the following::

VERSE OF ATONEMENT:

All harmful acts, words and thoughts, ever committed by me since of old,

On account of beginningless greed, anger and ignorance,

Born of my body, mouth and mind,

Now I atone for them all


FOUR VOWS (to be recited 3x , vibrant on the second, soft on the third time):

To save all sentient beings, though beings numberless

To transform all delusions, though delusions inexhaustible

To perceive Reality, though Reality is boundless

To attain the Enlightened Way, a Way non-attainable


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!


Mtfbwy
Fugen

ScottM
09-01-2011, 04:52 PM
I'll be there!

And for any folks who are sitting live, I will be hosting a Google+ Hangout during the broadcast. If you'd like to join but don't know how, just post a reply here or send me a PM!

Hope to see some folks there! :D

Gassho,
Dosho

Hogo
09-02-2011, 12:01 AM
Looking forward to this, It has been a while since I have sat Zazenkai with you all. Would love to do the live hangout unfortunatly I will sitting later as I get off work just as you will be wrapping up. Count me there in Spirit! See you all Saturday.

Hogen
09-02-2011, 12:48 PM
freshman orientation is this weekend, so I'll be there in spirit and on my cushion at some point during the weekend.

Dokan
09-03-2011, 03:46 AM
And for any folks who are sitting live, I will be hosting a Google+ Hangout during the broadcast. If you'd like to join but don't know how, just post a reply here or send me a PM!

Hope to see some folks there! :D

I'll be there with you Dosho! My wife has Aikido and so if you see a 3 y/o swing by the screen and gassho to you don't be alarmed...just a mini-buddha. ;)

G,

s

senryu
09-03-2011, 08:04 AM
Hi my friends,
I am really excited because in my hour zone the zazenkai usually happens when I am in my job. But today I could follow you because here are the 3:00a.m. And I am here :D
Gassho
Senryu

Nindo
09-03-2011, 12:00 PM
Good on you Senryu! It's 6am here.

I could not hear the liturgy, too bad.

Myozan Kodo
09-03-2011, 01:29 PM
Thanks Fugen. Well done. Great to sit live for a change. And thanks to all that sat on G+ together.
Gassho
Soen

ScottM
09-03-2011, 01:30 PM
My eternal gratitude to all who sat, are sitting, or will sit! :D

Gassho,
Dosho

Nenka
09-03-2011, 01:33 PM
Gassho

Jen

Shohei
09-03-2011, 01:36 PM
Good Stuff! Thank you Fugen1
(I had to bow out early to get the kids ready to go to my inlaws for the weekend, will sit this fully tonight)

Gassho
Shohei

senryu
09-03-2011, 01:37 PM
Thanks Fugen and Sangha friends,
I feel we are a not only a virtual group but a real sangha.
Gassho
Senryu

Gi Shu-George
09-03-2011, 01:40 PM
My first live zazenkai ever .Thank you Fugen .A good Ango for all.
Gassho. george.

Dokan
09-03-2011, 01:54 PM
Perfectly perfect way to start the day.

Wonderful job Fugen.

Thanks for all sitters.

Gassho,

Shawn

Janne H
09-03-2011, 02:28 PM
Well done, Fugen, and a happy ango to everyone!

Gassho, Janne

Kyrillos
09-03-2011, 05:07 PM
Thank you for the Zazenkai, as we begin Ango and Jukai preparation. All my thouights and prayers are with everyone who sits.

Fugen, one thing...when you were away from your headset doing the various chants, I could hardly hear you even with the volume turned up all the way.

Gassho,

Seishin Kyrill

Kyonin
09-03-2011, 05:07 PM
Thanks, Fugen.

And thanks everyone sitting.

Tb
09-03-2011, 05:50 PM
Hi.

Sorry for the sound guys, and for me being out of the picture...
But its all good practice.. :lol:

And thank you.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0nFZ7GrY-E8

Mtfbwy
Fugen

Shugen
09-03-2011, 10:14 PM
Thanks Fugen! (and Treeleaf)

_/_

Ron

Dokan
09-04-2011, 12:56 AM
Sorry for the sound guys, and for me being out of the picture...


I notice similar challenges when Shohei did it last week and why Jundo is normally very clear. Then I thought that he probably has the zendo in Tsukuba all wired for proper acoustics...or maybe a wireless mic. Then I started to think if maybe we should get wireless microphones for you guys as well. Then I wondered why my incense was burning so strangely. Then...then...

Then I realized I am supposed to be sitting shikantaza and not all mulling over all this other stuff. :twisted:

Once again...it was perfect and I am truly grateful for the practice of all our priests. So very kind of you all to give of yourselves for our practice.

Deep bows,

Shawn

Myoku
09-04-2011, 06:18 AM
Gassho,
wonderful job Fugen,
Peter

Heisoku
09-04-2011, 06:19 AM
Thank you Fugen and all sitters.
Best wishes at the start of Ango.
Gassho

Undo
09-04-2011, 10:04 AM
Thanks Fugen and everyone else who was, is will be there.

undo

Shokai
09-04-2011, 10:17 AM
Perfect, Thank you Fugen
gassho,
_/_

Shohei
09-04-2011, 03:03 PM
Yeah Shawn, exactly it! I used the default macbook mic and cam so while okay if you are not facing the mic it sounds terrible. In Fugen's case its headphone mic designed to only pick up sound in close proximity and cancel out others (actually my macbook does that too). So proper external mic would fix the sound issue.

Gassho
Shohei

Jundo
09-04-2011, 03:11 PM
I notice similar challenges when Shohei did it last week and why Jundo is normally very clear. Then I thought that he probably has the zendo in Tsukuba all wired for proper acoustics...or maybe a wireless mic.

Hah, no! We are very low tech. Just a $30 computer cam from the local electronics store. Yes, I did spring for a good microphone (connected to the computer by USV), but it also fails once in awhile ... explaining all our sometime "silent sittings!" :oops: That and the laptops I use for the netcast, which can sometimes be overworked and less than cooperative!

Very low budget operation, this Treeleaf.

Gassho, J

JesterShay
09-04-2011, 07:34 PM
I got a little lost on the chanting, but it's all good. Thanks for a great start to Ango.

Gassho, Shay

Kaishin
09-04-2011, 11:51 PM
Excellent! Thanks for your efforts, Fugen.

Dustin
09-05-2011, 06:20 AM
My first time participating in an entire Zazenkai... good stuff!

Dustin

Shujin
09-05-2011, 03:47 PM
Good to sit with y'all. Thank you, Fugen.

gassho,
Shujin

Hogo
09-06-2011, 12:03 AM
Thank you Fugen, and everyone. Good to sit with you all.
Gassho. ~ Hogo.

Ekai
09-06-2011, 05:34 PM
Thank you Fugen! That was cute seeing the kid's toys in the corner. With a toddler at home, I have toys everywhere!

Thanks,
Jodi

Tb
09-06-2011, 06:05 PM
Thank you Fugen! That was cute seeing the kid's toys in the corner. With a toddler at home, I have toys everywhere!

Thanks,
Jodi

Hi.

Yes, i had Filur's Yoda sitting right by me, and you got to see more of him than me during the sittings... :oops:

But kids and toys are good practice.

Mtfbwy
Fugen

Hoyu
09-07-2011, 12:39 PM
Thank you Fugen for leading our first Zazenkai of ango! Deep gassho for your closing words _/_


Shawn wrote:
I notice similar challenges when Shohei did it last week and why Jundo is normally very clear. Then I thought that he probably has the zendo in Tsukuba all wired for proper acoustics...or maybe a wireless mic. Then I started to think if maybe we should get wireless microphones for you guys as well. Then I wondered why my incense was burning so strangely. Then...then...

Then I realized I am supposed to be sitting shikantaza and not all mulling over all this other stuff.
:lol: _/_

Happy ango everyone,
John

Jiken
09-07-2011, 01:30 PM
Thanks Fugen