• May 26th, 2012 Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai ... with Sada



    00:00 00:15 CEREMONY (HEART SUTRA in English ONLY) and Dedication
    00:15 00:45 ZAZEN
    00:45 00:50 KINHIN
    00:50 00:55 FOUR VOWS, & VERSE OF ATONEMENT

    PLEASE SIT AN ADDITIONAL PERIOD OF ZAZEN ON YOUR OWN TODAY.

    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 (usually) 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

    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
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    Jundo

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    But be careful about bowing during, as it can be tricky.

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    Seikan

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    Ditto. I started bowing a lot more during Ango last year, and it just became such a habit that I still do it. It also provides a valuable opportunity

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    I do this too. I picked up this practice when we went through the “Simple Living” book. Bow to the toilet before and after, then bow to

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    Recently I began bowing on entering the bathroom/toilet. It's quickly become a wake up bell for the sacredness of the ordinary.

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