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Thread: May 8th-9th Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai

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    May 8th-9th Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai

    Hello All,

    Please 'sit-a-long' with our weekly FRIDAY/SATURDAY 'LIVE FROM TREELEAF' 90 minute ZAZENKAI, netcast from 10am Japan time Saturday morning (that is New York 9pm, Los Angeles 6pm (Friday night), London 2am and Paris 3am (early Saturday morning)

    ... and to be visible on the following screen 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; 05-09-2015 at 12:57 AM.
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    See you all there!

    Gassho,
    Anshu

    -sat today-

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    Mp
    Guest
    I will be there live ready with bells. =)

    Gassho
    Shingen

    #justsat

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    Working overnight tonight. I'll sit Zazenkai Sunday PM.

    Deep bows
    Daizan

    Sat today

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    Treeleaf Unsui / Engineer Sekishi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    Virginia, USA
    See you all soon.



    Sekishi
    #sattoday
    sekishi
    石志

    He/him. As a novice priest-in-training, this is simply an expression of my opinion. Please take it with a grain of salt.

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    Yugen
    Guest
    If I'm back from my parents' place in time will join you live. If I'm not there in person will be with you in heart.

    Deep bows
    Yugen


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    I'll try to have dinner and send family to bed early.

    If I achieve such a goal, I'll be there live.


    Gassho,
    Daiyo


    SatToday
    Gassho,Walter

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    I'll be here.

    Gassho,
    Dosho

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    Joyo
    Guest
    I will be there.

    Gassho,
    Joyo

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    Hi guys,

    I am still working

    I think I'll sit Saturday morning.

    Gassho,

    Kyonin
    #SatToday
    Hondō Kyōnin
    奔道 協忍

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    My youngest likes to put his latest Lego creations on the altar...which I gladly accept.

    Thanks to all!

    Gassho,
    Dosho

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    Mp
    Guest
    Thank you Jundo and everyone ... always a pleasure to sit with you all. =)

    I also love the new zazen attire Jundo that your daughter was wearing ... pink tutus for all around.

    Gassho
    Shingen

    #sattoday

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    Treeleaf Unsui / Engineer Sekishi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    Virginia, USA
    Thank you all for your practice. Thank you to all the little redecorators. Thank you to the awakening insects (at least here in the northern hemisphere). Thank you to all sentient beings, past and present.

    And big ups to ino Shingen!

    Gassho,
    Sekishi
    sekishi
    石志

    He/him. As a novice priest-in-training, this is simply an expression of my opinion. Please take it with a grain of salt.

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    Joyo
    Guest
    Thank you all, that was pure emptiness, in a wonderful way. Shingen, thank you, lovely job.

    Have a wonderful weekend everyone.

    Gassho,
    Joyo
    sat today

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    Joyo
    Guest
    Quote Originally Posted by Shingen View Post

    I also love the new zazen attire Jundo that your daughter was wearing ... pink tutus for all around.

    Gassho
    Shingen

    #sattoday
    Now I would definitely agree to having that be part of Treeleaf

    Gassho,
    Joyo
    sat today

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    Thanks Jundo, and Shingen for your resonant chanting! I thought I might miss out, after being bumped out due to my dodgy internet connection (!) but, thankfully, managed to get back in. Always wonderful to sit with you all.

    Gassho,
    Anshu

    -sat today-

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    Yugen
    Guest
    Just got back to Maine, I will sit with you this weekend. Thank you all.

    Deep bows
    Yugen

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    Thanks to all,

    (a little animal having human experience).


    Gassho
    Myosha sat today
    Last edited by Myosha; 05-09-2015 at 06:10 AM.
    "Recognize suffering, remove suffering." - Shakyamuni Buddha when asked, "Uhm . . .what?"

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    Thank you all.

    Gassho,
    Ralf
    sattoday.

    義道 冴庭 / Gidō Kotei.
    Being a novice priest doesn't mean that my writing about the Dharma is more substantial than yours. Actually, it might well be the other way round.

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    Thank you all.

    Gassho,
    Danny
    #sattoday

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    Thank you all who sat and will sit.

    Gassho,

    Kyonin
    #SatToday
    Hondō Kyōnin
    奔道 協忍

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    Thank you very much

    Gassho
    Meishin
    Sat today

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    Ansan
    Guest
    Thank you all. I was present today with an extra Zazen. Since I cannot watch the video, I will carry the images of the new decorations and tutus beneath my closed eyelids.

    Gassho
    Ansan

    SatToday
    Last edited by Ansan; 05-11-2015 at 01:59 AM.

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    I did my first full sit along to the weekly Zazenkai recording yesterday. I've been doing a daily 25 minute shikantaza for about 2 months, so a full 90 mins is a looooong time!
    Very good to have (virtual) company while sitting - many thanks to all


    Gassho
    Jeremy


    SatToday

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    Sat this one today.
    Gassho,
    Matt

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