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Jundo
01-06-2012, 08:42 AM
WELCOMING THE NEW YEAR TOGETHER ...

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 6pm to 10pm, Los Angeles 3pm to 7pm (Friday night), London 11pm to 3am and Paris midnight to 4am (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/304737923

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/304740652

03:30 - 04:00 METTA CHANT & ZAZEN, VERSE OF ATONEMENT, FOUR VOWS, & CLOSING
ZAZENKAI PART 3 LINK:
http://justin.tv/treeleafzen/b/304740698



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

ScottM
01-06-2012, 04:14 PM
I'll be there.

Gassho,
Dosho

Kyonin
01-06-2012, 04:41 PM
Count me in!

RichardH
01-06-2012, 07:05 PM
Count me in too. I usually sit at my studio where it is quiet, but there is no internet. So this will be at home where it is very unquiet. The family says they will give space.... fingers crossed. Also, I have practiced chanting in Korean and in Pali, but not Japanese, so please count me as a beginner who needs to start from scratch here with the ways of this tradition. Gassho.

Kaishin
01-06-2012, 07:10 PM
Will be sitting this one recorded, will be with you all nonetheless!

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Myozan Kodo
01-06-2012, 09:06 PM
Will sit recorded version. Ends 3am my time ... And up at 6 with the kids!
Gassho

Yugen
01-06-2012, 09:16 PM
I will join you as well, but two hours behind... have to cook dinner and get the kids settled. I will start at 8 PM New York time....

Gassho,
Yugen

ScottM
01-07-2012, 03:01 AM
My thanks to Jundo and all who sat, are sitting, or will sit....and to those in our sangha who are suffering...deep bows.

Gassho,
Dosho

Kyonin
01-07-2012, 03:02 AM
The dharma talk really got to me. I see my practice from a much more down to earth point of view.

Thanks, Jundo.

And thanks all who sat/will sit.

We are one!

Myoku
01-07-2012, 11:05 AM
Thank you everyone,
Gassho
Myoku

Myozan Kodo
01-07-2012, 12:07 PM
Sat this morning. Thank you for this Zazenkai and great talk. Looking forward to the book!
Gassho
Myozan

RichardH
01-07-2012, 02:36 PM
ah..so that would be Friday in Toronto...not Saturday. Sat in night just the same. You are a good teacher Jundo. It doesn't need to be said, but I'll say it anyway. The accessible approach and open Sangha here is appreciated. Still, I am so used to physical Sangha, this is taking some getting used to.

Nenka
01-07-2012, 06:32 PM
Thank you, Jundo.

Gassho,

Jen

Jinyu
01-10-2012, 06:17 PM
Hi everyone,

I just sat this month's zazenkai with recorded version!
It was a pleasure to practice with all, thanks to Jundo and to everyone making this possible :wink:

deep gassho,
Jinyu

Dokan
01-10-2012, 06:36 PM
Finally found some free time to sit this zazenkai.

Thank you Jundo for the wonderful talk.

Gassho,

Dokan

PS - Dharma talk posted to podcast