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    January 18th-19th 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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    Thank you Jundo.

    I'll be there

    Gassho,

    Kyonin
    sat/lah
    Hondō Kyōnin
    奔道 協忍

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    I wish I had learned earlier my dear friends how to post my lovely pictures, some quite beautiful! Amazon tells me I have more than 14000 in their cloud, same with one drive! I bought with money my dad gave me, Photoshop Elements 2019 and I already have 2018 so soon I shall be.posting. I want very much to be part of Zazenkai this evening!
    Tai Shi
    sat today/lah
    Gassho


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    "We cannot enjoy life if we spend a lot of time worrying about what happened yesterday and what will happen tomorrow." Thich Nhat Hanh

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    I will do my best to be there one way. I might have to time warp to tomorrow morning.

    Gassho, Shinshi

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

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    I will have to sit later on with the recording. I have a sick little girl who needs some of Dad's famous cuddles!

    Gassho,

    Junkyo
    SAT

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    Member Geika's Avatar
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    Junkyo, I hope she feels better soon!

    Sat today, lah
    迎 Geika

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    Hi Jundo, Everyone,
    joining you all one way

    _()_
    sosen
    st/lah

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    Sitting one-way with you all

    Gassho
    Jakuden
    SatToday/LAH


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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Geika View Post
    Junkyo, I hope she feels better soon!

    Sat today, lah
    We do too! Thanks!

    Gassho,

    Junkyo
    SAT

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    Quote Originally Posted by Junkyo View Post
    I will have to sit later on with the recording. I have a sick little girl who needs some of Dad's famous cuddles!

    Gassho,

    Junkyo
    SAT

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    We will dedicate our Sitting to parents and sick little kids.

    Gassho, J

    STLah
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    Thank you Jundo, Kyonin and all who sat and will sit.

    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, Jundo, Kyonin, and everyone. Have a great weekend!

    Gassho,
    Onkai
    Sat

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    Treeleaf Unsui / Engineer Sekishi's Avatar
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    Arigato! Gratitude for up and down, good and bad, for all beings, and for you. Yes, you.

    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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    Lovely to sit with everyone,

    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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    Arigato (my phone really wants to say”rigatoni” instead and may all sick little children feel better.
    Gassho
    Jakuden
    SatToday/ LAH


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    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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    Thank you very much,Jundo,Kyonin,and everyTreeleafer.

    I come back from hospital right now.I was at hospital from yesterday.

    When I drive a car,I can hear Hannya-shingyo(Heart sutra) chant by Kyonin.
    I can not stop crying.

    After I come back ,I open PC and wear robe and go to Zendo.

    I feel ,here is a real Zendo,from deeply inside.

    ありがとうございます。Arigato-Gozaimasu

    Kakunen
    Sat today
    Nine bows

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    The three Japanese expressions are ...

    Arigato (ありがとう), which means "thank you," but also means "it is to be celebrated" ...

    Osewa ni narimasu (お世話になります), which means something like "you are a great help to me" ...

    and

    Okage sama de (お陰様で) means "Thank you, it is because of you," and is actually originally from Buddhism. Usually it is said in Japan, even to strangers, to report good news. For example, if someone asks me about my health, I might say "Ogenki desu. Okage sama de" (I am well, and it is thanks to you) even if the person asking had no logical connection to my being well, passing the test, having some success in life. The belief in Buddhism is that, because we are all connected, it is due to the person who is asking even if there is no obvious causal connection.

    However, I believe that we should express these things even at the sad or hard times in life, the parts of life that we might not welcome at all. It is because of the hard days, as well as the easy days, that we have all the days of life.

    https://www.nippon.com/opinion311/society/0025/

    Thank you. You are a great help to me. All my life is because of you.

    Gassho, Jundo

    STLah
    Last edited by Jundo; 01-19-2019 at 07:05 AM.
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    Thank you everybody - and also for the expressions stated above ^
    gassho
    sean
    sat,lah

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    Thank you everyone, it was lovely to sit with you across time.

    Thank you too for the teachings Jundo. I will endeavor to be thankful and grateful for all my experiences.

    I really like the idea of Okage sama de.

    Gassho, Shinshi

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

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    I'm having some allergies. I sat grateful for not being able to breathe through my nose and for the leaky faucet of my nose.

    Nanrin - Southern Forest

    St, lah

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    I’ve missed the last two Zazenkai so it was lovely to sit with you all again today.

    Thank you


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

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    Member Seishin's Avatar
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    First Zazenkai since just before Christmas, as my wife's medication routine has changed, making it harder to factor in, in the morning but still been sitting all the same. Plus been trying to untangle all the Brexit mess, which could see our French healthcare disappear, on March 30. What a wonderful birthday present that will be!! So I hope for the best and plan for the worst.

    Thank you all.


    Seishin

    Sei - Meticulous
    Shin - Heart



    Sat Today / lah

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    Lovely sit. Thank you!

    Gassho
    Kokuu
    ------------------------------------
    Feel free to message me if you wish to talk about issues around practicing with physical limitations. This is something I have been sitting with for a fair while and am happy to help with suggestions or just offer a listening ear.

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    Arigato to all. A special thanks to the sky, mountains and birds.

    Gassho
    Doshin
    ST

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    I sat on Saturday morning (US-PA) with this. Thank you for the teachings.

    Sat-lah

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    Thank you everyone.
    Gassho,
    Kotei sat/lah today.
    古庭 KoTei / Ralf

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