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Jundo
05-03-2012, 12:47 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://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9CBq4wh73JQ

01:50 - 02:30 DHARMA TALK & ZAZEN
02:30 - 02:40 KINHIN
TALK & ZAZEN PART 2 LINK:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VSyPOO6n2pI

02:40 - 03:15 ZAZEN
03:15 - 03:30 KINHIN
03:30 - 04:00 METTA CHANT & ZAZEN, VERSE OF ATONEMENT, FOUR VOWS, & CLOSING
TALK & ZAZEN PART 3 LINK:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H6aw3riDi_o



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
05-03-2012, 04:52 PM
I'll be a bit late, putting the kids to bed, but I'll be there.

Gassho,
Dosho

Kyonin
05-03-2012, 06:22 PM
I'll be there!

Kaishin
05-03-2012, 07:15 PM
Will sit the recorded version

_/_

Yugen
05-04-2012, 01:39 AM
I will be there!

Gassho,
Yugen

Gregor
05-04-2012, 02:21 AM
Gonna try to attend the live sit. Not sure how long. I will last on the cushion. My half lotus is a little rusty may need to cheat and use a chair or seiza bench at some point. See y'uns at 7pm my time come Saturday.

Off to burn some incense and practice some shikantaza... Night.

Rich
05-04-2012, 02:32 AM
See you 7pm ny est friday evening

Koshin
05-04-2012, 01:52 PM
IŽll be there Saturday morning. Gassho all

Daijo
05-04-2012, 06:07 PM
I'll be "not" here or now.

Jundo
05-04-2012, 11:06 PM
A few minutes late due to cat.

Dokan
05-05-2012, 01:19 AM
Well...tried joining several times with different browsers. I get about 5 seconds of Jundo and 15 seconds of ads...over and over. Maybe their servers are overloaded. Anyone else have any success?

Anyway, will sit the recorded version later. :)

Gassho,

Dokan

ScottM
05-05-2012, 03:06 AM
My thanks to Jundo and all who sat...deep bows and my gratitude for your practice is boundless!

Gassho,
Dosho

Kyonin
05-05-2012, 03:08 AM
Thank you, Jundo. It's a great experience to be in every zazenkai I can.

Thank you guys who sat/will sit.

And don't forget to fight for your right to party!

Have a great weekend everyone!

Yugen
05-05-2012, 03:10 AM
Thank you all for your practice tonight... I cannot find words to adequately express my gratitude.....


deep bows and my gratitude for your practice is boundless!

...what he said! :)

Go Kyonin!

A deep bow,
Yugen

Jundo
05-05-2012, 03:12 AM
I guess, other than Dokan, most of the live netcast folks were able to sit and view, no difficulties?

Sorry about the delay in starting ... but when waiting, just sit Zazen!

Gassho, J

Koshin
05-05-2012, 03:14 AM
Thank you, great Zazenkai, I had no problems watching it

Have a great weekend.

Gassho

ScottM
05-05-2012, 03:35 AM
No problems on my end...only thing I can report is that they keep adding ads wherever they can to the live broadcast. So, now there's an ad every time you go offline for a moment to get the next recording going. Doesn't seem to do it everytime you come back though...just when you first come online.

Gassho,
Dosho

Jundo
05-05-2012, 04:51 AM
Well, the bandwidth must be paid for!

Let's just consider the Ads as lessons in non-attachment and consumerism.

Gassho, J

Dokan
05-05-2012, 12:09 PM
Apologies for the false alarm. I discovered that I had still be connected to my work via VPN and so it was messing with my connection.

Updated the videos to be on YouTube and have uploaded the dharma talk to podcast!

Now to sit it!

Gassho,

Dokan

Ekai
05-05-2012, 12:29 PM
Apologies for the false alarm. I discovered that I had still be connected to my work via VPN and so it was messing with my connection.

Updated the videos to be on YouTube and have uploaded the dharma talk to podcast!

Now to sit it!

Gassho,

Dokan

Thank you! The YouTube helps a lot since I sit Zazenkai with my iPad.

Gassho,
Ekai

Risho
05-05-2012, 01:29 PM
Thank you everyone. Thank you for the excellent talk Jundo sensei.

Gassho,

Risho

andyZ
05-05-2012, 02:19 PM
Thank you Jundo for the zazenkai and to everyone who sat and will sit.

Myoku
05-05-2012, 02:59 PM
Gassho and thank you to Jundo and everyone sitting, live or recorded,
_()_
Myoku

Heisoku
05-05-2012, 09:04 PM
Thank you Jundo and all sitting this. Had to break the zazen with kincleaning and kincooking but I do look forward to the Book of Equanimity. Thanks also for the introduction to koan study._/_

Shokai
05-05-2012, 10:01 PM
Gassho and thank you to Jundo and everyone sitting, live or recorded, especially Rich, Kyonin, Yugen and Dosho. It was good to know you all were there. Have read the transcript and will re-watch the video talk on Koan study once more before Saturday.

Koshin
05-05-2012, 11:29 PM
Thank you Jundo and all sitting this. Had to break the zazen with kincleaning and kincooking but I do look forward to the Book of Equanimity. Thanks also for the introduction to koan study._/_

:) ... Well, I confess that I had to interrupt the last zazen for ten minutes for some "kin-get the whining dogs out to do you know what". :oops: I managed to get back in time at the end to chant with you, however. All is part of the Practice :wink:

I just got the Kindle version of the Book of Equanimity, see you at the book club :)

Risho
05-06-2012, 04:53 AM
Ah I just read about Adam's passing ( from the Beastie Boys). Now I understand the shout out. :(.

Nenka
05-06-2012, 07:03 PM
I had to break this up into two days.

Today's sit was for everyone affected by the tornado, especially the family of the 14 year old boy who was killed.

Gassho

Jen

Myozan Kodo
05-11-2012, 10:39 PM
Hi,
Finally got to sit this this evening.
Gassho and thanks. Looking forward to the koans.
Myozan