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Thread: June 21st-22nd Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai

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    June 21st-22nd 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 be there with bells

    Gassho
    Jakuden
    SatToday/LAH


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    SEIDO JAKUDEN
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    I will be doing the time warp again. See you all Sunday.

    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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    Treeleaf Unsui Geika's Avatar
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    Jan 2010
    Location
    San Diego County, California
    I just wanted to stop by and let everyone know that I have been working late on Fridays. Hopefully it will change soon... but that is why I am never seen... I am tentatively beginning a job change which will free up my Fridays, so hopefully very soon I will become a regular face.

    Gassho

    Sat today, lah
    求道芸化 Kyudo Geika
    I am just a priest-in-training, please do not take anything I say as a teaching.

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    I am going to try my best to attend one-way live tonight (family, children permitting lol).

    Gassho /\
    Kendrick
    Sat/LAH

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    Daughter may join us in the last 15 minutes! _()_

    gassho
    doyu sat/lah
    土友 上人 ... 特別な人ではない

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    joining you all one-way
    _()_
    sosen
    stlah

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    Thank you Jundo and Jakuden, wonderful Zazenkai. And thanks to all who sat or will sit, Have a great week.

    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, Jakuden, and everyone. It was a lovely zazenkai. I will practice gratitude for all that is around me.

    Gassho
    Onkai
    Sat/LAH

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    Sat One-Way Live with everyone tonight. Time for that homework. Thank you, Jundo and everyone!

    Gassho /\
    Kendrick
    SatTonight/LAH

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    Thank you everyone! Simple but oh so relevant talk, Jundo Roshi, this time of year is super busybut taking that little bit of extra time to express gratitude helps to stay grounded in every moment.
    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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    Thanks to all. Jakuden, you have a beautiful voice.

    Gassho
    STlah
    James

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    You "later" folks are present today.

    Gassho, J

    STLah
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    Thank you, everyone. Jundo, Jakuden.

    Yes, there is a party going on at our house (annual solstice potluck) and Daughter and an old friend of ours elected to come and sit. _()_

    gassho
    doyu sat/lah
    土友 上人 ... 特別な人ではない

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    Jundo grateful for the good health report! I will also be grateful for the small things.

    Thank you all

    Gassho
    Doshin
    St

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    Thank you folks ... and lovely talk Jundo. All things are the way they are ... it is our minds that need to see such.

    Gassho
    Shingen

    Sat/LAH
    RINDO SHINGEN
    倫道 真現

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    Thank you everyone. I sat with you this morning.

    I like the homework. I adopted a similar practice a few years ago. Simple things that I did daily without any consideration now transformed in to a moment of awareness and gratitude

    I was glad to hear your checkup went well Jundo


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

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    Quote Originally Posted by James View Post
    Thanks to all. Jakuden, you have a beautiful voice.

    Gassho
    STlah
    James
    Aw shucks! Thank you James!

    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 everyone!
    Gassho,
    Kotei sat with you today.
    古庭 KoTei / Ralf

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    Thank you for sitting together

    Gassho
    Souchi

    SatToday

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    I sit right now.

    Thank you very much,Jundo Jakuden,from Japan

    Gassho
    Sat today
    Kakunen


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    Member Seishin's Avatar
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    La Croix-Avranchin, Basse Normandie, France
    Thank you Jundo, thank you jakuden. thank you all.


    Seishin

    Sei - Meticulous
    Shin - Heart

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    Thank you Jundo for a meaningful opening to this weeks zazenkai. It is a major relief to hear you have hit the year and a half mark on post-treatment. Take care

    SAT TODAY
    Shozan

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    Thank you all! I sat with you this morning.

    Gassho,

    Junkyo
    SAT

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    Thank you everyone, I sat the zazenkai with you all this morning.

    Gassho,

    Neil

    STLaH

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    Sat last night. Thank you all.

    Gassho,

    Kyonin
    Sat/LAH
    Hondō Kyōnin
    奔道 協忍

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    Bit late to the party. Glad to sit with you all.

    Gassho,

    Nanrin

    Sat

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    Thank you all!

    On the subject of dying during zazenkai, I have been reading Roshi Joan Halifax's book 'Being with Dying'. In one part she talks about a retreat she was on in the 1970s during which a man keeled over on his meditation cushion and died. CPR was attempted but they later discovered his aorta had burst during sitting.

    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Kokuu View Post
    Thank you all!

    On the subject of dying during zazenkai, I have been reading Roshi Joan Halifax's book 'Being with Dying'. In one part she talks about a retreat she was on in the 1970s during which a man keeled over on his meditation cushion and died. CPR was attempted but they later discovered his aorta had burst during sitting.

    Gassho
    Kokuu
    The Zen Masters of old (some today) used to intentionally try to go in the Lotus Posture.

    If I have the where-with-all at the time, I'll try that! Of course, I will netcast it so that the Sangha can be present and we can post to youtube.

    I am sure that you have seen some of the collections of Zen death poems. They say that the Master should pen one just for going (going not going). However, I think it is okay to pen one in advance, then just pretend it is one's last words ...

    https://www.japantimes.co.jp/culture...-poetry-death/

    Empty-handed
    I entered the world
    Barefoot I leave it.
    My coming, my going –
    Two simple happenings
    That got entangled.
    (Kozan)


    Gassho, J

    STLah
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    I am very glad to have this homework while I am vacationing back home in the States. Thank you.

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

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