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Jundo
09-29-2011, 02:36 PM
Dear All,

Please 'sit-a-long' with our MONTHLY 4-hour ZAZENKAI, netcast LIVE 8am to noon Japan time Saturday morning (that is New York 7pm to 11pm, Los Angeles 4pm to 8pm (Friday night), London midnight to 4am and Paris 1am to 5am (early Saturday morning)) ... and visible at the following link during those times ...

LIVE ZAZENKAI NETCAST at JUSTIN.TV:
CLICK ON THE TAB ON LOWER RIGHT FOR 'FULL SCREEN
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 . Just click then on the links below:

THE 'REAL TIME, ANY TIME' recorded version is divided into 3 parts as follows (click on the 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://justin.tv/treeleafzen/b/296386882

01:50 - 02:30 DHARMA TALK & ZAZEN
02:30 - 02:40 KINHIN
02:40 - 03:15 ZAZEN
03:15 - 03:30 KINHIN
TALK & ZAZEN PART 2 LINK:
http://justin.tv/treeleafzen/b/296388268

03:30 - 04:00 METTA CHANT & ZAZEN, VERSE OF ATONEMENT, FOUR VOWS, & CLOSING
ZAZENKAI PART 3 LINK:
http://justin.tv/treeleafzen/b/296388310



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!

Gassho, Jundo

Jundo
09-30-2011, 05:41 AM
The Talk this time will be on Master Hongzhi's 'Guidepost of Silent Illumination' ...

viewtopic.php?f=19&t=4226 (http://http://www.treeleaf.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=4226)

A little more about Master Hongzhi (Wanshi in Japanese) here ...

http://www.elqui.mailworks.org/Hongzhi- ... index.html (http://http://www.elqui.mailworks.org/Hongzhi-Zhengjue/index.html)

And for our true "Dharma Wonks", an essay by Soto teacher, translator and historian Taigen Dan Leighten on ...

Hongzhi (Silent Illumination), Dogen and the Background of Shikantaza

http://www.ancientdragon.org/dharma/art ... st_sitting (http://http://www.ancientdragon.org/dharma/articles/the_art_of_just_sitting)

Gassho, J

Nindo
09-30-2011, 07:28 PM
I'll be sitting a live zazenkai on Sunday with my local sangha. I'll hold you all in my heart!

ScottM
09-30-2011, 08:13 PM
Hi all,

I will be sitting live, but not on Google+ this time. However, if anyone else is sitting on Google+ please do indicate as much here on the thread so others may join you!

I'll be back on there soon I expect, but I need to spend a little less time fiddling with technology and a little more time sitting and listening. ;)

Gassho,
Dosho

Taylor
10-01-2011, 12:04 AM
Pumpkin soup took longer than expected,

So I'll see all of your smiling faces tomorrow :D

ScottM
10-01-2011, 03:03 AM
Jundo,

Thank you for your practice and congrats on the impending arrival!

And, as always, my thanks to all who sat, are sitting, or will sit.

Deep bows...

Gassho,
Dosho

Risho
10-02-2011, 05:15 PM
Congrats Jundo! Thank you to everyone for sitting.

Gassho,

Risho

Kyonin
10-03-2011, 02:34 AM
That's great news, Jundo!

And yes! Please take a lot of videos from your trip.

Thanks for this wonderful Zazenkai and teaching.

Jundo
10-03-2011, 02:41 AM
Congrats Jundo! Thank you to everyone for sitting.

Gassho,

Risho

Thank you. I will have a little more news on our impending baby adoption soon ... but it is still a little too early. With all the twists and turns and red tape, still a couple of small mountains to cross. Everything in its time. However, right now ... all systems go, and maybe coming to fruition even in a few weeks!

Gassho, J

Gi Shu-George
10-03-2011, 01:19 PM
Thank you judo for this sitting and teaching. Gassho George.

Nenka
10-04-2011, 03:35 PM
I sat through half of this with my speakers cranked up, straining to hear, assuming technical difficulties . . . and then I noticed my sound bar was set way down low for some reason. :oops: :lol:

Ah well.

Thanks to everyone who sat / will sit.

Gassho

Jen

Dustin
10-05-2011, 08:51 PM
It was nice to sit with you all.

Dustin

Myoku
10-07-2011, 02:51 PM
Being on vacation with limited and poor Internet connection I couldn't watch this Zazenkai, but sat it last Sunday with a recorded older version I downloaded before leaving home. Thanks everybody & Gassho
Peter