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Jundo
06-15-2012, 03:15 AM
Hello All,

NOTE: WE WERE ONLY ABLE TO HAVE KYONIN JOIN US FROM MEXICO TODAY ... AND MY COMPUTER DECIDED TO INSTALL SOME SOFTWARE 20 MINUTES INTO THE SITTING WHICH CUT THE NETCAST OFF ... SO LET US CONSIDER TODAY A 'TRIAL RUN' ... AND WE WILL HAVE OUR 'OFFICIAL' OPENING OF OUR 'SEE EACH OTHER, SEE AS ONE' NOT-TWO WAY ZAZENKAI NEXT WEEK!

Please 'sit-a-long' with our weekly FRIDAY/SATURDAY 'LIVE FROM TREELEAF' 90 minute ZAZENKAI, netcast LIVE from 9am Japan time Saturday morning (that is New York 8pm, Los Angeles 5pm (Friday night), London 1am and Paris 2am (early Saturday morning)

... and to be visible at the following link during those times and any time thereafter ...

LIVE ZAZENKAI NETCAST at GOOGLE+ IS HERE:
CLICK ON THE TAB ON LOWER RIGHT FOR 'FULL SCREEN

http://youtu.be/dDnp8MM37-4

FOR THOSE NOT ALREADY MEMBERS OF THE CIRCLE WHO WISH TO JOIN TO SIT LIVE WITH A CAMERA, INSTRUCTIONS WILL BE POSTED FOR FUTURE WEEKS. WE ARE NOW LIMITED TO 10 INDIVIDUALS WITH CAMERAS, BUT ANY NUMBER CAN WATCH LIVE 'ONE WAY' AND SIT-A-LONG:

00:00 – 00:15 CEREMONY (HEART SUTRA in English 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 English (the words are at the link 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 at the following link:

viewtopic.php?f=11&t=2231 (http://http://www.treeleaf.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=2231)

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!


Gassho, Jundo gassho1

Yugen
06-15-2012, 03:33 AM
I will be sitting with the recorded version over the weekend - sorry not to be joining you live

Gassho
Yugen

Shingen
06-15-2012, 04:07 AM
I will be there live ...

Gassho,
Michael

Seimyo
06-15-2012, 04:16 AM
Very cool! I wish that I could be there and hope that it goes well.

Gassho,
Chris

Jundo
06-15-2012, 04:32 AM
Standby ... just spoke to Chris ... we may try to go for nondoing this tomorrow as a Google Hangout after all ...

Consulting with out tech gurus now ...

Rimon
06-15-2012, 08:52 AM
Good luck with the two way sitting! I'll sit to the recorded version during the weekend. 2 am is well... 2 am...

gassho2

Kyonin
06-15-2012, 10:07 AM
I'll be there live!

Rich
06-15-2012, 10:26 AM
Will be there and will try Google+

ScottM
06-15-2012, 11:54 AM
I'll be there.

Just as a note, if anyone is "camera shy" I believe you can attend the live sitting without appearing on the broadcast when we do switch to G+. I would encourage all to do so, but I am quite sure when I first arrived that the idea of appearing on camera would have scared me half to death! Can one of the tech gurus explain how that would work? Thanks!

Gassho,
Dosho

Daijo
06-15-2012, 12:01 PM
If the family non-schedule allows I really hope to sit this one live.

Dokan
06-15-2012, 01:38 PM
Just as a note, if anyone is "camera shy" I believe you can attend the live sitting without appearing on the broadcast when we do switch to G+.

Thanks Dosho for the reminder!

So, unless you join the Hangout on the Treeleaf Sangha page (https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/116930448607190706458/116930448607190706458/posts) you will only be watching the YouTube video.

The YouTube stream/recorded version will be posted to the Treeleaf Sangha page (https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/116930448607190706458/116930448607190706458/posts) as well as to this Zazenkai thread.

Hope this helps.

Gassho,

Dokan

PS - I will attempt to sit live (on Hangout) however it's sort of dependent on the tolerance of my 3 year old...as I'm on babysitting duty while my wife throws a bunch of guys around at Aikido. :)

ScottM
06-15-2012, 03:04 PM
Hope this helps.

Yes, it surely does Dokan...thank you!

Gassho,
Dosho

Shugen
06-15-2012, 03:04 PM
I'll be there.

Just as a note, if anyone is "camera shy" I believe you can attend the live sitting without appearing on the broadcast when we do switch to G+. I would encourage all to do so, but I am quite sure when I first arrived that the idea of appearing on camera would have scared me half to death! Can one of the tech gurus explain how that would work? Thanks!

Gassho,
Dosho

I think you can just turn your camera off, just like you would your microphone. (I am very far away from a tech guru so I could very well be wrong FYI)

Ron

ScottM
06-15-2012, 03:11 PM
I think you can just turn your camera off, just like you would your microphone. (I am very far away from a tech guru so I could very well be wrong FYI)

Ron

I think the only issue there is that you may take up the space of someone who does want to be on camera because, please correct me techies if I'm wrong, there is a limit of 10 on a Hangout.

Gassho,
Dosho

Risho
06-15-2012, 04:26 PM
See you guys there!

Dokan
06-15-2012, 04:27 PM
there is a limit of 10 on a Hangout.

Yep! But hey, if we have 10 people all live, that's pretty awesome...whether we can see them or not!

Gassho,

Dokan

Kyonin
06-15-2012, 05:12 PM
I think the only issue there is that you may take up the space of someone who does want to be on camera because, please correct me techies if I'm wrong, there is a limit of 10 on a Hangout.

Gassho,
Dosho

That's right. The limit for people inside the Hangout is 10, but there's no limit for live viewers. So if you can't get in on time, you can still sit live... which is pretty much the same as in Justin.

RichardH
06-15-2012, 05:37 PM
I'll be there... just need to figure out the tech thing.. got a cam.. just signed up for G+..

Myozan Kodo
06-15-2012, 05:49 PM
Dear all,
Best of luck tonight. I'll be fast asleep at 1am, but will sit the recorded version over the weekend as usual.
Gassho
Myozan

Jinyo
06-15-2012, 07:51 PM
Will sit the recorded version.

Gassho

Willow

ScottM
06-15-2012, 08:37 PM
Yep! But hey, if we have 10 people all live, that's pretty awesome...whether we can see them or not!

Quite true Dokan...I was just thinking that if we have 10 people who want to join in with cameras, I think it best for someone without a cam to just watch live. But if we're not full up, by all means!

Gassho,
Dosho

Dojin
06-15-2012, 09:12 PM
Hey, I have wanted to join in for a very long time live. but the hours are really late for me. its 3am in the morning here during the zazenkai.
any chance to add another live one or maybe move the times a bit?
maybe make each week in different time so people in different time zones could join?
that way each week a different group of people could join in.

Gassho, Dojin.

Jundo
06-15-2012, 11:24 PM
Hi Guys,

I don't think that I am yet "friends" with everyone in my "circle" (I am still learning this too), so please be patient if you cannot get in today. In fact, Kyonin is the only person I am sure of, as we ran a test last night. My email I am using for the Treeleaf page is jundotreeleaf@gmail.com, and I don't have everyone yet as a friend there. We will figure this out by next week if I cannot get everyone in today (I will see if we can add some folks in time today). I will try to have the computers running about 20 minutes before we start on the hour.

And Dojin and our friends in Europe, yes, we are planning to add some more live sittings at various times during the week led by our novice priests. However, the "Treeleaf Zazenkai" is a community event, and so we ask that you join in there when you can too ... dropping all thought of now, then, here, there ... live or recorded. :)

Gassho, Jundo

Dokan
06-15-2012, 11:28 PM
Hi Jundo,

If you add the Treeleaf Sangha page:

https://plus.google.com/b/116930448607190706458/

then I can add you there and re-share the circle so everyone has you. :)

But if you switch to Treeleaf Sangha page and start the hangout from there then you'll have everyone anyway.

Gassho,

Dokan


Hi Guys,

I don't think that I am yet "friends" with everyone in my "circle" (I am still learning this too), so please be patient if you cannot get in today. In fact, Kyonin is the only person I am sure of, as we ran a test last night. My email I am using for the Treeleaf page is jundotreeleaf@gmail.com, and I don't have everyone yet as a friend there. We will figure this out by next week if I cannot get everyone in today (I will see if we can add some folks in time today). I will try to have the computers running about 20 minutes before we start on the hour.

And Dojin and our friends in Europe, yes, we are planning to add some more live sittings at various times during the week led by our novice priests. However, the "Treeleaf Zazenkai" is a community event, and so we ask that you join in there when you can too ... dropping all thought of now, then, here, there ... live or recorded. :)

Gassho, Jundo

ScottM
06-15-2012, 11:43 PM
Jundo,

I am here and believe I have you in my friend list, so anytime you want to start the hangout we could see if we can connect as you did with Kyonin.

Gassho,
Dosho

Kyonin
06-15-2012, 11:53 PM
IMPORTANT NOTICE!

Jundo is live RIGHT NOW for Zazenkai.

In order to get in, please visit the Treeleaf G+ page at https://plus.google.com/u/0/116930448607190706458/posts

Be sure to be following the page first and add it to your circles. Otherwise Jundo won't be able to invite you.

ScottM
06-15-2012, 11:57 PM
I am in the circle, but what does following the page mean. At present I see nothing.

RichardH
06-15-2012, 11:59 PM
I am on the Treeleaf G+ page and see no activity.

Dokan
06-16-2012, 12:00 AM
Ya me either. Hopefully Jundo can switch to the Treeleaf Sangha page (as he's an admin now) and then start a hangout from there. At present I don't see a hangout active from him nor Treeleaf Sangha.

Gassho,

Dokan

Shingen
06-16-2012, 12:00 AM
Diddo ... I too am in the circle, but see nothing as well.

Gassho

ScottM
06-16-2012, 12:00 AM
I have my regular feed on one page, Jundo's page on another, and the Treeleaf page and see nothing about the Hangout.

ScottM
06-16-2012, 12:02 AM
I now see the feed but can't join.

RichardH
06-16-2012, 12:26 AM
C'est la vie. .....a new medium.. .....a couple things to figure out. :TL:

I'll sit with the recorded version in the morning.

Gassho, kojip.

ScottM
06-16-2012, 01:32 AM
Well, even though I couldn't see any of you after 20 minutes, I knew you were there all along. My thanks to Jundo and all who sat, are sitting, or will sit!

Deep bows...

Gassho,
Dosho

Dokan
06-16-2012, 01:37 AM
While the Jundo feed died right before the first zazen, a few of us sat the rest of the zazenkai together. I'll post up the video after it finishes processing.

Gassho,

Dokan

Kyonin
06-16-2012, 01:43 AM
This was a very experimental Zazenkai, but it's all part of our practice.

Thank you, Jundo.

And thanks all who sat and will sit.

Koshin
06-16-2012, 01:46 AM
Thank you, a perfect imperfect Zazenkai :02.47-tranquillity:

Have a great weekend :)

Gassho

richss
06-16-2012, 01:54 AM
I will hopefully participate in the not too distant future. I bought a camera this evening, but then got caught up with business travel activities that I could not get away. I will watch the recording and keep sitting.

Risho
06-16-2012, 01:58 AM
Wow, all I see on this forum are a lot of excuses :P (I'm Kidding by the way; I have a devious sense of humor) Thank you everyone for sitting tonight.

Gassho,

Risho

Shingen
06-16-2012, 02:43 AM
Thank you Jundo and all who sat. Even though there was some glitches ... It was the zazen that was needed to be. :D

Gassho
Michael

Ekai
06-16-2012, 03:07 AM
I will be sitting this weekend.

Gassho,
Ekai

Myozan Kodo
06-16-2012, 06:49 AM
Hi,
This still is very exciting. It's going to work very well.
Gassho
Myozan

Myoku
06-16-2012, 07:26 AM
Thank you everyone,
Gassho
Myoku

Dokan
06-16-2012, 11:14 AM
Here's the video from some of us who sat together after the opening ceremony.


30 Min Zazen
10 Min Kinhin
30 Min Zazen
Verse of Atonement & Four Vows

http://youtu.be/2RXOxQqP874



Gassho,

Dokan

RichardH
06-16-2012, 12:49 PM
That nicely captures my confusion with the new system.:confused:


Gassho, kojip

Rich
06-16-2012, 01:22 PM
That nicely captures my confusion with the new system.:confused:


Gassho, kojip

Just joining Google+ and watching the zazenkai was quite the accomplishment. When the screen went blank with some Google messages I thought it was a Google screensaver :)

When its time maybe I'll understand more.gassho1

Hoyu
06-16-2012, 02:01 PM
Thank you Jundo Sensei and all fellow sitters! Love all the new advancements! Couldn't this week but, will definitely be sitting live for the next one :)

Gassho,
Hoyu

P.S. Love the new bird's eye view in Tsukuba :)

Heisoku
06-16-2012, 02:41 PM
Gassho to all sitting.


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ScottM
06-16-2012, 05:45 PM
P.S. Love the new bird's eye view in Tsukuba :)

Agreed! gassho1

Gassho, D

Ekai
06-18-2012, 01:38 PM
Thank you everyone!

Gassho,
Ekai