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Thread: December 28th-29th Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai

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    December 28th-29th 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 8pm, Los Angeles 5pm (Friday night), London 1am and Paris 2am (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 IS HERE:
    CLICK ON THE TAB ON LOWER RIGHT FOR 'FULL SCREEN





    FOR THOSE WHO WISH TO JOIN TO SIT LIVE WITH A CAMERA, A LINK TO JOIN WILL BE POSTED BELOW IN THIS THREAD ABOUT 15 MINUTES BEFORE START TIME. JUST CLICK AND JOIN. 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 VERSE OF ATONEMENT & FOUR VOWS


    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 join us in the Chanting of the Heart Sutra (although please keep your microphone muted). You can download and print out the Chants we will recite at the following link (PDF):


    Chant Book (PDF)

    or

    Chant Book (SHORT VERSION HTML)

    Not everyone realizes that they can join in the Chanting of the Heart Sutra, Verse of Atonement and Four Vows (although we ask that you keep your microphone down). Please follow along with the Chant Book, and let your voice ring!

    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

    SatTodayLAH

    PS - There is no "wrong" or "right" in Zazen ... yet here is a little explanation of the "right" times to Bow (A Koan) ...


    The other video I mention on Zendo decorum is this one, from our "Always Beginners" video Series:

    Sit-a-Long with Jundo: Zazen for Beginners (12) - Basic Zendo Decorum At Home
    https://www.treeleaf.org/forums/show...093#post189093
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    Back from my Holiday wandering so will sit with ya’ll

    Gassho
    Doshin
    stlah

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    Hi Jundo!

    I'll be there with instruments ready

    Gassho,

    Kyonin
    Sat/LAH
    Hondō Kyōnin
    奔道 協忍

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    Hi Jundo, Hi Everyone,
    joining you ll one way.
    sosen
    _()_
    st/lah

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    Exited a little early. Thanks to all. See you same place, same time next year.

    Gassho
    Doshin
    stlah

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    It's nice to be back into zazenkai, it took me a while to get back into the routine after Rohatsu and the holidays. I'm hoping for a good ango and rohatsu next year. I was late for Zazenakai as per usual, the health food store down the street was having a customer appreciation day. I snuck away to take advantage of the sale to get their kombucha kits. There will be a lot of kombucha to drink in the New Year, as well as new steps to learning the practice and living in each moment fully and meaningfully. Sekishi, if you see this reply, I'm hoping you will be able to give me a couple tips on kombucha. Happy New Year from Manitoba to Mexico, America, Europe, and Japan.
    "May I be a flashlight to all beings living in life's dreary and despicable basement" - Sean C.T.

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    The "Fudo-Myoo" that I mentioned in my talk, a wrathful protector often seen in the more esoteric Buddhist temples (Shingon, Tendai, sometimes in Zen temples) in Japan. A scary looking protector, but actually a good guy. His name means something like "The Unmoving Brightness King."


    A little more about him from the Buddhist Scholars at Wiki ...

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acala

    Gassho, J

    STLah
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    Gassho all
    Gassho 2018

    If I had a Fudo-Myoo statue in front of me for zazen I might be too scared to fidget!

    "All we are is in our minds written down like a thousand stories. What you seek, what you become." - Will Evans.

    Have a safe new year everyone.

    James F
    Sat lah

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    Thank you everyone.

    Happy New Year!


    Tairin
    Sat today and lah
    泰林 - Tai Rin - Peaceful Woods

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    Wonderful full Zendo!

    Yoi otoshi yo!

    Gassho
    Frank (Kunzang)
    Satoday




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    Thank you, Jundo, Kyonin, and everyone. I lost track of time last night, but was glad to sit with the recording today. Happy New Year!

    Gassho,
    Onkai
    Sat

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    thanks everyone,
    gassho
    sean
    sat

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    Thank you everyone
    Wishing a good new year to all!

    Gassho
    Washin
    just sat
    Kaido (有道) Every Way
    Washin (和信) Harmony Trust

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    Thank you Jundo, Kyonin and everyone. And a Happy New Year to all.

    Martyn.

    Sat today.


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    Thank you Jundo, Kyonin and everyone.
    Thank you all for sharing this peaceful and calm place, while heading for a new 107,000 km/h (67,000 mph) orbit around our star.
    Gassho,
    Kotei sat/lah today.
    古庭 KoTei / Ralf

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