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    January 4th-5th Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai (WELCOMING JAKUDO)

    We welcome our long time member JAKUDO (Shawn) who is visiting Treeleaf Japan this weekend AND don't forget our special ZAZENKAI with NORMAN FISCHER TOO! ( NORMAN FISCHER LINK)

    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
    Last edited by Jundo; 01-03-2019 at 04:47 AM.
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    Member Koki's Avatar
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    Parma Ohio (just outside Cleveland)
    With all thevisitors lately, I just wanted to share, that I also had a visitor for Zazen today. Vinny-San, is a local Zen Master.

    He has mastered "purring" during zazen, which can be soothing for him.

    Gassho
    Frank (Kunzang)
    Satoday (purring zazen)

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    I'll be there with instruments ready, just in case

    Gassho,

    Kyonin
    Hondō Kyōnin
    奔道 協忍

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    I am here one-way. Hi Jakudo!

    Gassho,
    Jakuden
    SatToday/LAH
    清 道 寂田
    SEIDO JAKUDEN
    I am a novice priest. Any resemblance my posts may have to actual teachings about the Dharma, living or dead, is purely coincidental (and just my attempt to be helpful).

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    Hi Jundo, Everyone,
    joining you one-way.

    _()_
    sosen
    st/lah

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    Member Koki's Avatar
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    Location
    Parma Ohio (just outside Cleveland)
    Sitting one way this evening.
    Gassho
    Frank (Kunzang)


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    Thank you Jundo!

    It was nice to finally sit 2 way! The timing often doesn't work out for me.

    Gassho,

    Rob

    SAT

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    Treeleaf Unsui / Engineer Sekishi's Avatar
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    Location
    Virginia, USA
    Lovely to sit with everyone. Sorry for coming in late.

    Safe travels Jakudo!

    Deep bows,
    Sekishi
    #sat
    sekishi
    石志

    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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    Thank you, Jundo, Kyonin, Jakudo, Dani, and everyone! It was a lovely New Year's zazenkai. Have a great weekend.

    Gassho,
    Onkai
    Sat

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    Ditto. I'm sorry for coming in late. Does anybody have a cure for a sprained ankle? It makes it difficult to sit. If I trade off my zafu for the big comfy chair, I start falling asleep.
    "May I be a flashlight to all beings living in life's dreary and despicable basement" - Sean C.T.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beakon View Post
    Ditto. I'm sorry for coming in late. Does anybody have a cure for a sprained ankle? It makes it difficult to sit. If I trade off my zafu for the big comfy chair, I start falling asleep.
    I always put a little heat on it and then some tiger balm or similar ointment. It seems to help with discomfort.

    Gassho,

    Rob
    SAT

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    Thank you, Robert!



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    "May I be a flashlight to all beings living in life's dreary and despicable basement" - Sean C.T.

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    Sat slightly delayed one way.
    Thankyou all.

    Gassho

    Kenshou
    Sat today / LAH

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    Thank you everyone! It was a pleasure to sit with you across time.

    Gassho, Shinshi

    SaT-LaH
    What's so funny 'bout Peace, Love and Understanding.

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    thanks
    gassho,
    sean
    sat

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    Thank you all!

    Gassho
    Washin
    st
    Wa (和) Harmony
    Shin (心) Heart-Mind

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