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Thread: October 23rd-24th Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai

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    October 23rd-24th Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai

    Gonna DANCE our HEART SUTRA today! BRING YOUR DANCING ZAFU!!

    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; 10-23-2015 at 05:04 AM.
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    Our selection for this evening is ...


    Gassho, Jundo

    SatToday
    Last edited by Jundo; 10-23-2015 at 05:01 AM.
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    Won't be able to sit live due to time zone differences but will definitely be watching Saturday 'on demand'. Looking forward to my first zazenkai with treeleaf



    Gassho

    Ryan

    #SatToday

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

    Gassho
    Shingen

    #justsat

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    I'll be here/ there with the smooth moves.

    Gassho
    Daizan

    sat today

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    I think I'll just sit by myself tomorrow; the dance music interferes with my equilibrium...

    But I'll be there with you in spirit

    Gassho,
    Anshu

    -sat today-

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    Joyo
    Guest
    I will do my best to be there live tonight. =)

    Gassho,
    Joyo
    sat today

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    Oh goody, I have been wanting to comment that I miss the dancing and was hoping it would come back

    Gassho,
    Sierra
    SatToday

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    Wow,
    How did I not know this was a thing?! I'm probably going to buy this guy's album now.

    Gassho,
    Ken
    SatToday
    The strength and beneficence of the soft and yielding.
    Water achieves clarity through stillness.

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    I will sit/dance two-ways. Doing the double stretching already..

    Gassho,
    Sergey
    sat-today

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    The Dharma Dance Music - Heart Sutra was awesome. I will be there tonight, either one way or two way.

    Gassho,
    Laurie
    Sat Today

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    I will not be here since it's just me and my kids at home for the evening.

    Gassho,
    Dosho

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    Great selection!

    SAT today
    _/_
    Rich
    MUHYO
    無 (MU, Emptiness) and 氷 (HYO, Ice) ... Emptiness Ice ...

    https://instagram.com/notmovingmind

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    By the way, if you are wondering, Tibetan Practitioners and some others tend to use a somewhat longer version of the Heart Sutra, with a little more at the startless start and endless end. I highlight that. I also include link to Mr. Dyson's page below for those interested. He was king enough to allow us to use his music ...

    The Sutra of the Heart of Transcendent Knowledge

    Thus have I heard. Once the Blessed One was dwelling in Rajagriha at Vulture Peak mountain, together with a great gathering of the sangha of monks and a great gathering of the sangha of bodhisattvas. At that time the Blessed One entered the samadhi that expresses the dharma called "profound illumination," and at the same time noble Avalokiteshvara, the bodhisattva mahasattva, while practicing the profound prajnaparamita, saw in this way: he saw the five skandhas to be empty of nature. Then, through the power of the Buddha, venerable Shariputra said to noble Avalokiteshvara, the bodhisattva mahasattva, "How should a son or daughter of noble family train, who wishes to practice the profound prajnaparamita?" Addressed in this way, noble Avalokiteshvara, the bodhisattva mahasattva, said to venerable Shariputra, "O Shariputra, a son or daughter of noble family who wishes to practice the profound prajnaparamita should see in this way: seeing the five skandhas to be empty of nature. Form is emptiness; emptiness also is form. Emptiness is no other than form; form is no other than emptiness. In the same way, feeling, perception, formation, and consciousness are emptiness. Thus, Shariputra, all dharmas are emptiness. There are no characteristics. There is no birth and no cessation. There is no impurity and no purity. There is no decrease and no increase. Therefore, Shariputra, in emptiness,
    there is no form, no feeling, no perception, no formation, no consciousness; no eye, no ear, no nose, no tongue, no body, no mind; no appearance, no sound, no smell, no taste, no touch, no dharmas, no eye dhatu up to no mind dhatu, no dhatu of dharmas, no mind consciousness dhatu; no ignorance, no end of ignorance up to no old age and death, no end of old age and death; no suffering, no origin of suffering, no cessation of suffering, no path, no wisdom, no attainment, and no non-attainment. Therefore, Shariputra, since the bodhisattvas have no attainment, they abide by means of prajnaparamita. Since there is no obscuration of mind, there is no fear. They transcend falsity and attain complete nirvana. All the buddhas of the three times, by means of prajnaparamita, fully awaken to unsurpassable, true, complete enlightenment. Therefore, the great mantra of prajnaparamita, the mantra of great insight, the unsurpassed mantra, the unequalled mantra, the mantra that calms all suffering, should be known as truth, since there no deception. The prajnaparamita mantra is said in this way:
    TADYATHA OM GATE GATE PARAGATE PARASAMGATE BODHI SVAHA
    Thus, Shariputra, the bodhisattva mahasattva should train in the profound prajnaparamita. Then the Blessed One arose from that samadhi and praised noble Avalokiteshvara, the bodhisattva mahasattva, saying, "Good, good, O son of noble family; thus it is, O son of noble family, thus it is. One should practice the profound prajnaparamita just as you have taught and all the tathagatas will rejoice." When the Blessed One had said this, venerable Shariputra and noble Avalokiteshvara, the bodhisattva mahasattva, that whole assembly and the world with its gods, humans, asuras, and gandharvas rejoiced and praised the words of the Blessed One.

    Thus concludes the Sutra of the Heart of Transcendent Knowledge
    https://garyazukx.bandcamp.com/track/heart-sutra

    Gassho, J
    Last edited by Jundo; 10-23-2015 at 11:46 PM.
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    I'll be rocking the heart sutra along with you in real time, but with a one-way connection. Many things are endless, but my satellite bandwidth isn't.

    Gassho
    trish
    sat today
    Last edited by tlap; 10-24-2015 at 12:18 AM.

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    Treeleaf Priest / Engineer Sekishi's Avatar
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    Virginia, USA
    I will try to join two-way, but have a big upload going on for a work project - I'm not sure we have the bandwidth for both. ^_^

    If not, I'll probably drop out and sit one-way.

    Gassho,
    Sekishi
    #sattoday
    Sekishi | 石志 | He/him | Better with a grain of salt, but best ignored entirely.

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    Participating.


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

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    Mp
    Guest
    Awesome, thanks for the dance everyone. Have a great weekend. =)

    Gassho
    Shingen

    #sat and danced today

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    Joyo
    Guest
    Thank you everyone =) Have a great weekend, dancers.

    Gassho,
    Joyo
    sat just now

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    Treeleaf Priest / Engineer Sekishi's Avatar
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    Thanks for the dance everyone. ^_^

    Gassho,
    Sekishi
    #dancedtoday
    Sekishi | 石志 | He/him | Better with a grain of salt, but best ignored entirely.

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    Thank you all!!

    Gassho,
    sattoday

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    Thank you everyone. I enjoyed the dance.

    Gassho,
    Laurie
    Sat Today

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    Daizan, you looked different from your picture, I didn't know it was you either without the name clue on your little box. Thanks Jundo and everyone, you all have great dance moves. Have a great weekend!

    Gassho,
    Sierra
    SatToday

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    Thanks to all.


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

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    Thank you



    Gassho
    Daizan

    sat today

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    It was a great dancing and sitting together.
    A nice weekend to all.

    Gassho,
    Sergey
    just sat

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    Thank you all,
    So glad to be able to join you live tonight. Usually my timing doesn't work out and I sit 10 AM Saturday my time. I hope you all have a great weekend.

    Gassho,
    Ken
    SatToday
    The strength and beneficence of the soft and yielding.
    Water achieves clarity through stillness.

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    I will sit this tomorrow morning. I have missed everyone so much.

    Gassho,

    Brooks sat today.
    "The victorious ones have said that emptiness is the relinquishing of all views. For whomever emptiness is a view, that one has achieved nothing." - Nagarjuna

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    Thank you all for dancing together!

    Gassho,
    Ralf satoday.

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

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    Always great to see a full house!

    Gassho,
    Anshu

    -sat today-

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    Thank you all for dancing and sitting together.

    Dancer=Dance is a wonderful way to express Emptiness=Form. Thank you, Jundo!

    Gassho
    trish
    sat today

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    I loved the way you used "feeling" emptiness as a way to described it Jundo.

    Gasho, Jishin, _/st\_

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    Thank you all
    Danced and sat with you this morning
    Gassho
    -r

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    Thank you Jundo and everyone, just sat along for the first time, even though I sat with the recorded video I still felt like I was sitting with you all live. Thoroughly enjoyed the experience and look forward to next time



    Gassho

    Ryan

    Sat Today
    Breathe...Relax...Let Go...

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    Member Shurin's Avatar
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    Sat with this today.

    Kyle

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    It was wonderful to sit (and dance!) with you all this morning.

    Gassho,

    - Deirdre

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    Thank you all very much.
    Thanks for the explanatory text, Jundo.

    Gassho,
    Danny
    #sattoday

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    I'm no fan of dance music, but this Heart Sutra is rather catchy!

    Gassho

    Ongen

    Sat today
    Ongen (音源) - Sound Source

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    Thank you everyone. I danced with you all today.

    Gassho,

    Simon

    Sat today

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    Will be sitting this one tomorrow evening.

    Gassho,
    Matt
    #SatToday

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    Thank you dear Sangha

    Gassho
    Lisa
    sat today

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    I'm so grateful to be able to practice with you all.

    Gassho,

    Risho
    -sattoday

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