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Thread: May 17th-18th Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai

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    May 17th-18th 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 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 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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    I will sit one way,tomorrow I will be at ceremony at temple

    Gassho
    Sat today
    Kakunen


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    I will be there with bells.

    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 guys!

    If work allows, I'll be live with you.

    Gassho,

    Kyonin
    Sat/LAH
    Hondō Kyōnin
    奔道 協忍

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    I'll make an effort to go 2-way. _()_

    gassho
    doyu
    sat today
    特別な人ではない

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    I'll be there with you and in the future.

    Gassho, Shinshi

    SaT-LaH
    空道 心志 Kudo Shinshi
    I am just a priest-in-training, any resemblance between what I post and actual teachings is purely coincidental.

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    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    Sitting with you all one-way.

    _()_
    sosen
    stlah

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    I am here. Joining one-way.

    Gassho,
    Wuyi
    Sat/LAH
    無依 W Yī
    "Relies on Nothing"

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    Thank you, Jundo, Jakuden, and everyone. Lost my two-way connection, but was fine one-way. I enjoyed the talk. Have a great weekend!

    Gassho
    Onkai
    Sat/LAH

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    Thank you all ever so. A "beautiful" way to experience an evening here. _()_

    Don't know what to think about that mute button, it was displayed as off, with the bar across the mike, at my end. I tried clicking it a couple of times and it failed to toggle, though I know it has been working in the scheduled sitting room. You might have to mute me every time?

    gassho
    doyu
    sat today
    特別な人ではない

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    Thank you everyone! Jundo I think your podcast will be a hit for sure!
    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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    Thank you sincerely for the Zazenkai. It is a fine way to spend a Saturday morning.

    Gassho,
    Wuyi
    Sat/LAH
    無依 W Yī
    "Relies on Nothing"

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    Thank you Jundo, thank you Jakuden, thank you everyone.
    Such a lovely thing to start my day sitting with you all

    Gassho,
    Washin
    st
    Kaido (有道) Every Way
    Washin (和信) Harmony Trust
    ----
    I am a novice priest-in-training. Anything what I say must not be considered as teaching
    and should be taken with a 'grain of salt'.

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    Thank you Jundo and Jakuden

    Sat on one way

    Hope to have a new day!

    Gassho
    Sat today
    Kakunen


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    Seishin

    Sei - Meticulous
    Shin - Heart

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    Thank you all. I sat with you this beautiful sunny Sunday morning.

    This weekend is Victoria Day weekend in Canada and traditionally a gardening weekend. Have been spending the weekend in samu preparing the vegetable garden and doing other work outside.


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

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    Just sat with this. Thank you all for the zazenkai!

    Gassho
    Anant
    SaT

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    Sto
    Guest
    Just sat with this too.
    With an entrusting heart I thank Jundo and Jakuden as well as you all
    The verse of atonement chanted especially earnestly over here

    Gassho
    Lah

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    Just sat this one. Thank you Jakuden and Jundo. To add to Jundo's talk about makeup, I'll just note that the Buddha I have on my altar clearly has no issue with a little eyeliner and lipstick.

    Gassho
    Kyōshin
    Satlah

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    I started sitting this week's zazenkai this morning. I'm ashamed to admit I will have to finish it off tomorrow as I cut short to watch the Game of Thrones finale.

    Gassho,

    Neil

    StLaH

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    Quote Originally Posted by EnlistedHipster View Post
    I started sitting this week's zazenkai this morning. I'm ashamed to admit I will have to finish it off tomorrow as I cut short to watch the Game of Thrones finale.

    Gassho,

    Neil

    StLaH
    Hmmm. That's okay. But no spoilers, as only one Season 7.

    Gassho, J

    STLah
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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

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    Thank you, Jundo, Jakuden and everybody. A beautiful Zazenkai.
    By the way, Im glad to know Im not the only one to sit in shorts. Sometimes, when its too hot and I not using FSR or SSR, I also sit without shirts. Always thought I was a little too informal...
    Gassho,
    Mateus
    Sat today/LAH

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    Quote Originally Posted by mateus.baldin View Post
    Thank you, Jundo, Jakuden and everybody. A beautiful Zazenkai.
    By the way, I’m glad to know I’m not the only one to sit in shorts. Sometimes, when it’s too hot and I’ not using FSR or SSR, I also sit without shirts. Always thought I was a little too informal...
    Gassho,
    Mateus
    Sat today/LAH
    Anyone near the equator or in other hot places (i am from Florida) can sometimes sit in shorts, it is okay. Especially in the privacy of your own home, or if the local group you are sitting with finds it acceptable.

    Gassho, J

    STLah
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jundo View Post
    Anyone near the equator or in other hot places (i am from Florida) can sometimes sit in shorts, it is okay. Especially in the privacy of your own home, or if the local group you are sitting with finds it acceptable.

    Gassho, J

    STLah



    Mateus
    Sat/LAH

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    I am late to the party but that was lovely! Thank you all!

    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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