• Seimyo

    Published on 04-28-2012 04:10 AM  Number of Views: 630 



    It is said that Buddhas and Zen Masters have the amazing power to transcend BIG and small ...

    ... to make the small TREMENDOUS, and the BIG as tiny as an atom ...

    ... to know the BIGGEST held easily in the smallest, and to hold the entirety of space and time ...
    Published on 04-22-2012 03:23 AM  Number of Views: 423 



    Hello All,

    HAPPY NON-BIRTHDAY, TAIGU!

    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 ...
    Published on 04-18-2012 04:12 AM  Number of Views: 821 





    This Sunday, our Sangha will welcome new novice priests through the ritual of Shukke Tokudo Ordination. As is typical of our Sangha, the ceremony will be conducted simultaneously in three ...
    Published on 04-15-2012 03:37 AM  Number of Views: 719 



    Hiyas!

    Please 'sit-a-long' with our weekly SATURDAY 'LIVE FROM TREELEAF from Shohei's Living Room (or very tiny zazen area depending on the kids OR even the front deck)' 90 minute ZAZENKAI, netcast LIVE from 10 am Atlantic Standard Time /10 pm Japan time (that is New York 9 am, Los Angeles 6 am)

    Sorry Folks due to technical issues with my router (they do not like 5 foot drops more than 3 times)I am reposting a previous Zazenkai

    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 ...
    Published on 04-08-2012 03:29 AM  Number of Views: 479 



    Dear All,

    In reflection of VESAK, THE BUDDHA'S NON-BIRTHDAY (known as Hana Matsuri in Japan, and traditionally celebrated there on April 8th although other days in other Buddhist countries ... AS A NON-BIRTHDAY, NEVER TOO MANY!) ...

    Please 'sit-a-long' with our MONTHLY 4-hour ZAZENKAI, netcast LIVE 8am to noon Japan time Saturday morning (that is New York ...
    Published on 04-01-2012 04:14 AM  Number of Views: 610 



    It is the first day of April here in Japan, the start of Spring, and that is a time to think of endings and beginnings ...

    SO, I AM VERY SAD TO ANNOUNCE THE END OF TREELEAF SANGHA ...
    Published on 04-01-2012 03:40 AM  Number of Views: 461 



    NOTE: DUE TO 'TECHNICAL NON-DIFFICULTIES', SOUND ONLY AND NO CAMERA FOR PART OF OUR SITTING TODAY ... BUT WE CAN STILL SEE EACH OTHER CLEARLY IN OUR HEART ...

    Please 'sit-a-long' with our weekly FRIDAY/SATURDAY 'LIVE FROM TREELEAF' 90 minute ZAZENKAI, netcast LIVE from 9am Japan time ...
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