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Thread: October 24th-25th Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai

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    October 24th-25th Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai

    Hello All,

    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 sit-a-long-able any time thereafter ...

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




    FOR THOSE NOT ALREADY MEMBERS OF THE CIRCLE WHO WISH TO JOIN TO SIT LIVE WITH A CAMERA, INSTRUCTIONS ARE POSTED AT THIS LINK. WE ARE NOW LIMITED TO 10 INDIVIDUALS WITH CAMERAS, BUT ANY NUMBER CAN WATCH LIVE 'ONE WAY' AND SIT-A-LONG VIA THE ABOVE SCREEN. IF JOINING WITH CAMERA, PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR MICROPHONE IS MUTED:

    00:00 – 00:15 CEREMONY (HEART SUTRA in English) 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 about 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 Chants we will recite at the following link (PDF):


    Chant Book (PDF)

    or

    Chant Book (SHORT VERSION HTML)

    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
    Last edited by Jundo; 10-24-2014 at 11:53 PM.
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    Our Heart Sutra for today, in Japanese ... Eminem Kanzeon ...



    Maka Han Nya Hara Mita Shin Gyo (Heart Sutra in Japanese)

    KAN JI ZAI BO SA GYO JIN HAN-NYA HA RA MI TA JI
    SHO KEN GO ON KAI KU DO IS-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 FUJO FU ZO FU GEN
    ZE KO KU CHU MU SHIKI MU JU SO GYO SHIKI
    MU GEN-NI BI ZES-SHIN I
    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
    SHIM-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 SAM-MYAKU SAM-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
    Last edited by Jundo; 10-23-2014 at 03:42 PM.
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    Mp
    Guest
    Wonderful, I will be there live. =)

    Gassho
    Shingen

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    Looking forward to being there for the first hour, but then I have some business to take care of. I'll catch up the rest later. _/\_
    Shinzan
    Last edited by Shinzan; 10-23-2014 at 04:38 PM.

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    Hoping that the Google+ gremlins will let me 'in' this week...

    Gassho,

    Bryson

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    I'll be there live

    Gassho,

    Kyonin
    Hondō Kyōnin
    奔道 協忍

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    I'll be here with bells on!

    Gassho,
    Dosho

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    I will be there, see you all soon

    Gassho,

    Jeff

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    Joyo
    Guest
    Hello everyone, very long week for me, not feeling well, so I will not be there live. Have a wonderful zazenkai everyone.

    Gassho,
    Joyo

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    Participating.


    Gassho,
    Myosha
    "Recognize suffering, remove suffering." - Shakyamuni Buddha when asked, "Uhm . . .what?"

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    I fear I am not going to get 'in' again today... The youtube screen is up here, but nothing on the Google+ hangout dropdown...

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    Thanks ! Good to see you, even tho from the outside looking in...

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    Could not get in 2 way. Maybe next time. Great sit. Good weekend everyone!

    Gassho, Jishin

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    Thanks to all.


    Gassho,
    Myosha
    "Recognize suffering, remove suffering." - Shakyamuni Buddha when asked, "Uhm . . .what?"

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    Mp
    Guest
    Thank you everyone, great to sit with you. Have a wonderful weekend. =)

    Gassho
    Shingen

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    thank you all!

    sat one-way and, even in spite of that, didn't dance/chant as if no one was watching :-)

    Gassho,
    Jon

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    Yugen
    Guest
    Thank you and deep bows
    Yugen


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

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    Gassho and Thank you.

    Daizan

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    Thank you very much

    Gassho
    John

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    Shinyo
    Guest
    Question on chanting Heart Sutra. I like chanting Hannya Shingyo, but when chanting in English, it feels awkward. Does anyone else struggle with this and, if so, how do you remedy? It would seem logical that an English speaker would do better chanting in English. For me, it becomes a distraction. Thoughts?

    Gassho

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    Many don't feel comfortable chanting in English right away. I think the remedy is not to think about it and let it become comfortable over time.

    Gassho
    求道芸化 Kyūdō Geika
    I am just a priest-in-training, please do not take anything I say as a teaching.

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    Mp
    Guest
    Quote Originally Posted by Shinyo View Post
    Question on chanting Heart Sutra. I like chanting Hannya Shingyo, but when chanting in English, it feels awkward. Does anyone else struggle with this and, if so, how do you remedy? It would seem logical that an English speaker would do better chanting in English. For me, it becomes a distraction. Thoughts?

    Gassho
    Hello Shinyo,

    If you feel it in your heart while chanting, then language does not matter. =)

    Gassho
    Shingen

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    Sitting this one now. Gassho, Matt J

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shingen View Post
    Hello Shinyo,

    If you feel it in your heart while chanting, then language does not matter. =)

    Gassho
    Shingen
    Yes!

    Where is the resistance one is feeling, in a Sutra about seeing through resistance?! What words truly hold the Heart of the Heart Sutra?!

    But there is no reason not to also chant in one's own language as we chant in English. Some of our Japanese visitors, who do not understand English, chant under their breath the Japanese version as we go our merry way in English.

    Gassho, J
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    Thanks to all.
    Great to have guests.

    Gassho,
    Danny

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    Did you say "Eminem heart sutra"? Oh this I gotta hear - I'm gonna be joining tomorrow morning, fo shizzle yo! Or whatever gangsta rapper phrase is more appropriate.

    Gassho from your far southeast coast rapper-wannabe homie,
    Rafael

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    Thank you Jundo and Dosho and Gassho to everyone sitting.
    Gassho Heisoku
    Heisoku 平 息
    Every day is a journey, and the journey itself is home. (Basho)

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    Thank you

    Gassho,

    Risho

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    Just sat this. Wonderful everyone. deep bows.

    Gassho
    Bobby
    🙏🙏🙏

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    Shinyo
    Guest
    I also had to follow with the recording. Still very nice and felt like I was there. Thank you.

    Gassho,
    Shinyo

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shinyo View Post
    Still very nice and felt like I was there.
    That's because you were!

    Gassho,
    Dosho

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shinyo View Post
    I also had to follow with the recording. Still very nice and felt like I was there. Thank you.

    Gassho,
    Shinyo
    There is no "had to", no now or then, and here is there and there is here.

    Gassho, Jundo
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    Shinyo
    Guest
    Quote Originally Posted by Jundo View Post
    There is no "had to", no now or then, and here is there and there is here.

    Gassho, Jundo
    _/|\_

    Gassho,
    Shinyo

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    Thank you Jundo,thank you all
    Gassho
    Gi Shu-George
    Gi Shu -George

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    Thanks for your practice, everyone!

    Gassho,

    Daitetsu
    no thing needs to be added

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