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Thread: Our January 2019 Treeleaf JUKAI (Undertaking the Precepts) CELEBRATION! -MAIN PAGE-

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    Our January 2019 Treeleaf JUKAI (Undertaking the Precepts) CELEBRATION! -MAIN PAGE-

    The time has again arrived for our annual


    JUKAI CEREMONY at Treeleaf Sangha


    ... to commence Sunday, January 13th at Midnight (Sunday-Monday) Japan time (that is New York 10am, Los Angeles 7am (Sunday morning), London 3pm and Paris 4pm (Sunday afternoon)). The ceremony will last about 1 hour, and will be visible from that time at the screen below:


    Our 10 Preceptees come together simultaneously from 6 countries (from Thailand, Vietnam, New Zealand, Canada, USA and Germany, plus several other folks undertaking Jukai with us for the second or more times including participants from Ukraine and Tasmania) joining in this Jukai as one, after having spent several months preparing for this day, studying the Precepts, sewing a rakusu, weighing the place of the Buddhist Teachings in their life. As with everything at Treeleaf, all was accomplished fully online, and invite all our Sangha to the celebration. Jundo Cohen is the Preceptor.

    Jukai literally means to receive or to undertake the Precepts. It is the ceremony both of one’s formally committing to the Buddhist Sangha and to the Practice of Zen Buddhism, and of one’s undertaking the “Sixteen Mahayana Bodhisattva Precepts” as guides for life. Traditionally for Jukai, one receives from a teacher the Rakusu, which represents the robe of the Buddha, the Kechimyaku, a written lineage chart connecting the recipient to the Buddhas and Ancestors of the past, and a “Dharma name” selected by the teacher and representing qualities of the recipient’s personality and practice.

    My teacher, Nishijima Roshi, wrote this:

    When a Buddhist seeks to commence upon the study of Buddhism, there is first a ceremony which should be undertaken: It is called “Jukai,” the “Receipt of the Precepts,” the ceremony in which one receives and undertakes the Precepts as a disciple of the Buddha… Master Dogen specifically left us a chapter entitled ‘”Jukai,” in which it is strongly emphasized that, when the Buddhist believer first sets out to commence Buddhist practice… be it monk, be it lay person, no matter… the initial needed steps include the holding of the ceremony of Jukai and the undertaking of the Precepts… The rationale of all of the Buddhist Precepts, the Mahayana Boddhisattva Precepts ... is as a pointing toward the best ways for us to live in this life, in this real world… how to live benefiting both ourselves and others as best we can.

    WELCOME!


    It is an honor to experience this moment with you.

    Gassho, Jundo




    Traditional "Three Treasures Seal" (三宝印) Representing the Bloodline
    Last edited by Jundo; 01-11-2019 at 03:48 AM.
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    Seating Confirmation

    Shingen or I will contacting everyone and will help usher all in to their respective groups shortly before the start time. We will also POST IN THIS THREAD THE RESPECTIVE URLS FOR EACH OF THE CEREMONY ROOM BELOW for assigned people to join their hangout, once the hangouts are opened about 20 to 30 minutes before Ceremony start time.

    JUKAI ROOM PARTICIPANTS
    Maitri (Robert)
    Leon
    Todd
    Kunzang (Frank)
    RobertB
    Artisan (Joseph)
    Michael Joseph
    Washin (Vow Renewal)
    Sekishi (Our Ino) then Kenshou (Vow Renewal)
    Jundo

    We have some Jukai recipients who cannot join "two-way" below, but they are fully present "not one not two ways" face to face (and I will meet with them for confirmation of their Vows after). Our "one way" folks ... fully present and seen too in all our hearts ...

    Nickbo
    Samantha
    Sereus

    Also, welcome to all others returning to repeat their Vows of prior years.

    Gassho, Jundo
    Last edited by Jundo; 01-13-2019 at 02:38 AM.
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    Hello everyone,

    I have sent you folks who are going to be here two way a PM saying that I will be posting the link to the Jukai Ceremony Hangout tomorrow. So please stay tuned for that posting here. Again if you have any issue, please contact me via email at zenjukai@gmail.com.

    Congratulations and see you all tomorrow. =)

    Deep bows
    Shingen

    Sat/LAH
    RINDO SHINGEN
    倫道 真現

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    Got it. Thank you

    Frank(Kunzang)

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    Hello Jukaiee's,

    The day is here, wonderful! =)

    For those undertaking Jukai two way, please use the link below. For those watching one way, please just watch via the posting below.

    Jukaiee's Hangout Link: https://hangouts.google.com/hangouts...hl=en_GB&pli=1

    Gassho
    Shingen

    Sat/LAH
    RINDO SHINGEN
    倫道 真現

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    I believe that this is the link to sit in the hangout

    https://hangouts.google.com/hangouts...06458&hl=en_GB
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    I am for some reason not being able to get in ... I see that there are folks coming in, which is good, but I am just getting a black screen.

    Will keep an eye out ... but looks like things are going along smoothly. =)

    Gassho
    Shingen

    Sat./LAH
    RINDO SHINGEN
    倫道 真現

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    Here with you one-way.

    Gassho
    Byokan
    sat + lah
    Please take my words with a big grain of salt. I know nothing. Wisdom is only found in our whole-hearted practice together.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nengei View Post
    I may click in with one-way as I am having all sorts of troubles I don't know the solution to, for hangouts.

    Gassho,
    Joseph
    Just as an fyi ... if there are any technical issues at this times, please don't worry about it. Jundo will make time for anyone later to go over the precepts face-to-face. Either way, we are all there undertaking these lovely precepts. =)

    Gassho
    Shingen

    Sat/LAH
    RINDO SHINGEN
    倫道 真現

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    Hangouts is failing on my end also.
    I am here one way renewing my Jukai vows.

    Gassho

    Kenshou

    sat today/LAH

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    Sharing this time with you.

    Gassho
    Doshin

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    Wonderful, wonderful, and congratulations everyone ... lovely to be part of such, I look forward to walking this path with all of you. =)

    Also, here is the videos on How to Handle the Rakusu, as well as, some talks on the Verse of the Kesa.

    Talks on the Verse of the Kesa and Handling the Rakusu: https://www.treeleaf.org/forums/show...l=1#post193204

    Nine Bows
    Shingen

    Sat/LAH
    RINDO SHINGEN
    倫道 真現

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    Thank you for letting me share this ceremony with you all. It was lovely.

    Gassho, Shinshi

    SaT-LaH

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    Wonderful to share this ceremony with you all and renew my vows too, congratulations everyone, I look forward to seeing your new Dharma names.
    Thank you Jundo and all who made this possible.
    Gassho
    Meitou
    satwithyoualltodaylah
    命 Mei - life
    島 Tou - island

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    What a wonderful day!
    Congratulations to all our Jukaiees!!!

    Thank you for taking and renewing the vows together.

    Gassho,
    Kotei sat/lah today.
    古庭 KoTei / Ralf

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    thank you all for this wonderful ceremony. I'll be feeling it in the morning for sure

    Gassho,

    Nanrin

    St, lah

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    Jundo and everyone,

    This was a beautiful experience, and I thank you all.

    Gassho,

    Nengei
    Sat

    You deserve to be happy.
    You deserve to be loved.

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    Doshin

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    Wonderful! Congratulations to all children of Buddha!

    Thank you all for your commitment to the three treasures.



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    Thank you all so much for leading us through Jukai! It was a wonderful ceremony.

    I am very grateful.

    Gassho,

    Junkyo (Rob)

    SAT

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    Oh, and if anyone wishes to use their Dharma name for the forum, please send me a PM!

    Gassho,
    Sekishi
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    Fixed at the last moment!

    Quote Originally Posted by Shingen View Post
    Just as an fyi ... if there are any technical issues at this times, please don't worry about it. Jundo will make time for anyone later to go over the precepts face-to-face. Either way, we are all there undertaking these lovely precepts. =)

    Gassho
    Shingen

    Sat/LAH

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    Congratulations to all Jukaiees.
    It was a moving ceremony especially at the end taking Jundo's place and being circled by the entire Sangha past, present, and future!
    Gassho,
    Kevin
    #sattoday

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    Thank you to all who participated in Jukai, thank you to all who made Jukai possible (Jundo, Shingen, etc.), and all the members of the sangha who were, are, and will be always with us. It was moving, fun--and quite a workout.

    Gassho,

    Hobun

    STLAH

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    Wonderful. Congratulations to the new Jukai recipients.

    It was an honour to renew my vows with you.


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

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    What a great day for Jukai, and becoming a part of my new family!

    When Jundo presented the blood lineage, and becoming part of that line....

    When Jundo presented the rakusu, and it's meaning...

    But when Jundo presented our Dharma name..and I heard it pronounced with its meaning for the first time...

    I got teary-eyed. Jukai, has certainly touched my heart.

    Thank you to all..for your support, and for allowing me to be here with you.

    Big hugs across time and space to you all!

    Gassho
    KOKI. (Formerly Frank/Kunzang) LOL !
    Satoday

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    Thank you Jundo and everyone!
    Congratulations to all Jukaiees!
    It was an honour to share those wonderful moments with you all today

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

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    Happy day! Congratulations, gratitude, and hugs all around.

    Gassho
    Byokan
    sat + lah
    Please take my words with a big grain of salt. I know nothing. Wisdom is only found in our whole-hearted practice together.

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    That was beautiful, congratulations to all and deep bows for your practice
    Gassho
    Jakuden
    SatToday


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    Quote Originally Posted by Nengei View Post
    Fixed at the last moment!
    Good job Nengei. =)

    Gassho
    Shingen

    Sat/LAH
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    Congratulations!!!

    Gassho,

    Shugen

    Sattoday/LAH


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    Congratulations to Jundo and all, especially our new Children of Buddha. This is a wonderful ceremony.
    Go in peace, live gently and celebrate your good fortune.

    gassho, Shokai

    stlah
    仁道 生開 - Jindo Shokai "Open to life in a benevolent way"
    May we all grow together in our knowledge of the Dharma

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    Thank you and congratulations to everyone. Was a wonderful morning to participate in this with all of you!

    My wife listened discretely from the other room and said she was deeply touched by the ceremony, which was great to hear.

    Sat today

    Gassho


    No merit. Vast emptiness; nothing holy. I don't know.

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    Congratulations to everyone, and many bows.

    Gassho, sat today, lah
    迎 Geika

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    Wonderful, wonderful, and congratulations everyone ... lovely to be part of such, I look forward to walking this path with all of you. =)

    Also, here is the videos on How to Handle the Rakusu, as well as, some talks on the Verse of the Kesa.

    Talks on the Verse of the Kesa and Handling the Rakusu: https://www.treeleaf.org/forums/show...l=1#post193204

    Nine Bows
    Shingen

    Sat/LAH
    RINDO SHINGEN
    倫道 真現

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    Congratulation to everyone taking part in Jukai today. Nine Deep Bows to you all.


    Seishin

    Sei - Meticulous
    Shin - Heart



    Sat Today / lah

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    With a warm heart, I extend my deepest congratulations to our Jukai celebrators today. I share in the joy of your great day!

    Gassho,

    Kate
    Sat today / lah
    Kate

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    Congratulations to all of the new Jukaiees.
    It was a wonderful ceremony, technological troubles prevented me attending the ceremony via hangouts, but was with you one-way thanks to the live feed on YouTube.
    Thank you Jundo Roshi and all the Priests and Unsui that make this possible each year.

    Gassho
    Kenshou

    Sat today / LAH

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    Dear brothers and sisters,

    Congratulations! May your practice be your guide and the dharma showers you with peace.

    Lovely ceremony.

    Gassho,

    Kyonin
    Sat/LAH
    Hondō Kyōnin
    奔道 協忍

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    Congratulations to everyone! What a wonderful ceremony.

    Gassho,

    Shoka
    sattoday
    香道 笑花
    Kodo Shoka

    Please don't take anything I say as anything more than just a normal person's thoughts on the topic. I'm just stumbling through life trying to be helpful, but really don't know much.

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    Congratulations

    Thank you for this ceremony.

    Gassho
    Souchi

    SatToday/lah

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    Beautiful ceremony! Congratulations to all the participants.

    Thank you for your practice!

    Gassho
    Kokuu
    -sattoday-
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