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Hans
05-09-2012, 07:01 PM
May 12th, 2012 Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai


Hello and Herzlich Willkommen everyone,

Please 'sit-a-long' with our weekly SATURDAY 'LIVE ZAZENKAI from Mongen's little attic room

(Berlin time 4PM,

07:00:00 a.m. Saturday May 12, 2012 in US/Pacific,

10:00:00 a.m. Saturday May 12, 2012 in US/Eastern,

11:00:00 p.m. Saturday May 12, 2012 in Asia/Tokyo,

03:00:00 p.m. Saturday May 12, 2012 in Europe/London

if in doubt, always refer back to the Berlin time as a reference)




http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xh2vXIm6aRE

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 print out the words of the Chants we will recite:



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

Then chant of Heart Sutra in Japanese:


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 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:

ψ All Buddhas throughout space and time
ψ All Bodhisattvas-Mahasattvas
ψ 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

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Looking forward to sitting with you.

Deep bows and Gassho,

Hans Chudo Mongen

ScottM
05-09-2012, 07:12 PM
Hi Hans,

I'll be watching my eldest son trying to hit a baseball off a tee and catch grounders and fly balls then, so I'll have to sit with the recorded version sometime over the weekend.

Gassho,
Dosho

Dokan
05-09-2012, 08:30 PM
See you at 9am CDT on Saturday!

http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/f ... ah=1&am=30 (http://http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?msg=Zazenkai&iso=20120512T16&p1=37&ah=1&am=30)

Gassho

Dokan

** Edit ** - The missus has an early Aikido practice and i doubt my 3 girls would let me sit for 90 minutes...maybe 90 seconds. :) Will have to do the recorded. Thanks Hans!

Koshin
05-09-2012, 09:01 PM
Thank you for the link Dokan, sometimes my math skills suck :oops:

See you there

Gassho

Jundo
05-10-2012, 12:07 AM
Hi everyone,

I have asked Mongen to calculate the times in North America (East and West Coast) and UK/Europe as we usually do, just to confirm. So, he will post those.

Also, I also made a change to the chant to add "natural events" dedication. I am also going to remove "terrorism" and add "violence", which I have been thinking is better for awhile as so many sentient beings are victims of violence in all manner. Gassho, Jundo

Marek
05-10-2012, 07:22 AM
Oh, Yeah! Berlin time is a great time for me :D

I will be after work hic et ubique

Thank you/Danke schφn


Also, I also made a change to the chant to add "natural events" dedication. I am also going to remove "terrorism" and add "violence", which I have been thinking is better for awhile as so many sentient beings are victims of violence in all manner. Gassho, Jundo

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Gary
05-10-2012, 05:25 PM
I will be there with you all on Saturday afternoon BST

Gassho
Gary

Rich
05-11-2012, 10:46 AM
Will join in sat evening us est

Kyonin
05-11-2012, 11:14 AM
This will be a Saturday afternoon Zazenkai for me.

But regardless of the time and space, we are one. :D

Risho
05-11-2012, 06:27 PM
See you at 10 am :) I definitely have to prepare the Japanese version of the Heart Sutra, so I'll have it ready this time.

Gassho,

Risho

Myozan Kodo
05-11-2012, 10:37 PM
Hi everyone,
Will be sitting with a group in Dublin tomorrow for a few hours led by SFZC priest Ingen Breen. So, will sit Hans' Zazenkai on Sunday.

Good luck, Hans. I know you'll do a great job. See you Sunday.

Gassho
Myozan

Jinyo
05-11-2012, 10:52 PM
Will be sitting over the weekend.

Thank you Hans.


Gassho

Willow

Hoyu
05-11-2012, 10:58 PM
Just noticed this weeks change. Working this weekend so I will be sitting with a recorded version this evening 7pm central time. Will be sitting on G+ so anyone who wants to pop in, feel free to anytime :)
Have a great Zazenkai tomorrow everyone!

Gassho,
Hoyu

Myoku
05-12-2012, 01:03 PM
In the original invitation the link is missing, or I'm blind, I guess its like always

http://www.justin.tv/treeleafzen (http://http://www.justin.tv/treeleafzen)

_()_
Myoku

Hans
05-12-2012, 01:57 PM
IMPORTANT UPDATE:


The Zazenkai will start 15 minutes later than planned. My whole computer shuts down the second I access my webcam...this has never ever happened before, so please give me a few minutes to fix this.

Thank you for your patience.


Gassho,

Hans Chudo Mongen

Koshin
05-12-2012, 02:01 PM
No worries :) everything is as it is

Risho
05-12-2012, 02:09 PM
Sure. Blame the computer :P

Hans
05-12-2012, 02:10 PM
Seriously sorry for the delay...I'll try to install new driver etc. I expect another 15 minute delay. Very strange, since I've been unsing this camera without any problems for quite a while now.


Gassho,

Hans Chudo Mongen

Marek
05-12-2012, 02:12 PM
No worries Hans. things such as this happens.

Koshin
05-12-2012, 02:23 PM
Don't worry Hans, it is just another case of Murphy's/Dukkha's Law :)

Jiken
05-12-2012, 02:27 PM
Hans,

Sorry about the camera. Ill have to skip out now due to time constraints (i had a tight window this morning) but Ill catch it later this week on recorded version if it starts working.

Daido

Heisoku
05-12-2012, 04:14 PM
Thank you Hans... there was no problem!!! Just a delay :D
Have a good weekend.

Myoku
05-12-2012, 04:14 PM
Gassho Hans, everyone sitting just and with the recording,
if everything goes "wrong" we truly originally practice, no ? It was great,
Have a nice weekend everyone
_()_
Peter Myoku

Marek
05-12-2012, 04:15 PM
It was wonderful zazenkai !

Thank you Hans and all sitters.

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Hans
05-12-2012, 04:21 PM
Hey folks,

don't be so nice, otherwise I could get used to it :)

Seriously though, excuse my abyssmal performance. After frantically trying to get things working for more than an hour, I was both mentally and physically drained, not an excuse, but a description.. And you know what, I still have no idea what the problem was, Logitech, Microsoft or something else.

All the best and deep bows,

Hans

Gary
05-12-2012, 05:19 PM
Thank you Hans for your practice and this weeks Zazenkai, and thank you everyone who sat, will sit or are unable to sit this time.

Continue in awesomeness dudes.

Gassho
Gary

Nenka
05-12-2012, 05:46 PM
IMPORTANT UPDATE:


The Zazenkai will start 15 minutes later than planned. My whole computer shuts down the second I access my webcam...this has never ever happened before, so please give me a few minutes to fix this.

Thank you for your patience.


Gassho,

Hans Chudo Mongen

Meh, half the time I try to use my webcam, my computer tells me I don't have one. :?

Anyway, I had a 90-minute sit on my own, thinking of all you guys. :)

Gassho

Jen

Risho
05-12-2012, 06:17 PM
It was a good zazenkai.. Thank you!

Shokai
05-12-2012, 10:51 PM
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Rich
05-13-2012, 01:12 AM
No worries, the recorded version is just fine. Very impressed with your Japanese Heart Sutra.

Kyonin
05-13-2012, 10:55 PM
Mongen,

Thank you for this Zazenkai. Life includes the hard parts too, like crashing computers :)

Jiken
05-14-2012, 01:28 PM
Gassho

Daido

Myozan Kodo
05-14-2012, 07:06 PM
Hans,
Thank you. Sat this evening. You did a good job In a difficult situation.
Gassho
Myozan