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Thread: September 13th-14th Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai

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    September 13th-14th 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:

    ZAZENKAI BEGINS 5 MINUTES FROM START OF THE VIDEO



    FOR THOSE WHO WISH TO JOIN TO SIT LIVE WITH A CAMERA, A LINK TO JOIN WILL BE POSTED BELOW IN THIS THREAD. JUST CLICK AND JOIN BEFORE START TIME. 'TWO WAY' REQUIRES INDIVIDUALS WITH CAMERAS, BUT ANYONE 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 Sekishi; 09-14-2019 at 12:56 AM. Reason: Added youtube video.
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    Unfortunately, I have a doctor's appointment during zazenkai time in the evening here. I unexpectedly had to reschedule the appointment from earlier this week to that time due to an office scheduling mishap.

    But that is okay. I will sit it later this weekend.

    Gassho
    krissy
    st/lah
    Thank you for teaching me.

    I am very much a beginner and appreciate any words you may give me.

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    Member Anna's Avatar
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    Rural Queensland, Australia
    If connected we'll be connected. If not it will be no different. Thank you Jundo.
    Gassho
    Anna

    Sat today/lent a hand
    Life's too serious to be taken seriously.
    No Gods No Masters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by krissydear View Post


    Unfortunately, I have a doctor's appointment during zazenkai time in the evening here. I unexpectedly had to reschedule the appointment from earlier this week to that time due to an office scheduling mishap.

    But that is okay. I will sit it later this weekend.

    Gassho
    krissy
    st/lah
    You are here with us, Krissy.

    Gassho, J

    STLah
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    Two way intention.

    Gassho
    Doyu sat and lah today
    特別な人ではない

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    Sitting with recording over the weekend.

    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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    Member Getchi's Avatar
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    Between Sea and Sky, Australia.
    Ive followed this for many years, I still wish that the talk was in every Sit.

    Thats what I crave.


    Gassho

    -geoff.

    SaTToday
    LaH.
    Nothing to do? Why not Sit?

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    I will sit with you all in “time” this weekend. Tonight is time for my daughter’s birthday.
    Gassho
    Sat lah
    Grateful for your practice

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    I'm looking forward to it!

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    Thank you, Jundo and everyone. I will not be able to participate tonight because I don't have sound on my computer. Hopefully it can be fixed.

    Gassho,
    Onkai
    Sat/LAH

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    Member mundi's Avatar
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    lutruwita/Tasmania, Australia
    Good morning Jundo

    I will be joining (one way) with sosen this morning.

    Gassho

    dean

    sattoday

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    Treeleaf Unsui / Engineer Sekishi's Avatar
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    Virginia, USA
    Hi everyone,

    To join the Zazenkai two way, here is the Zoom meeting link:
    https://zoom.us/j/583395571

    If you have not installed Zoom, following the above link will walk you through installing Zoom as an app on your mobile device or as a desktop client under Windows, Mac, or Linux. If you have already installed the Zoom desktop client or mobile app, you can use the link above, or simply open Zoom and join with the following meeting id: 583 395 571

    Gassho,
    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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    Going to join for one way live tonight. I will be about 5 minutes late though. Helping my wife with some medicine at 9 first.

    Gassho
    Kendrick
    Sat/lah
    “Life and death are of supreme importance. Time swiftly passes by and opportunity is lost. Each of us should strive to awaken. Awaken! Take heed, do not squander your life.” ― Dōgen

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    Member Anna's Avatar
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    Sorry for bailing early comrades. I will watch the rest later.
    Gassho
    Anna
    ST/LAH
    Life's too serious to be taken seriously.
    No Gods No Masters.

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    Thank you Jundo, Sekishi and everyone! Have a wonderful weekend, planned or unplanned

    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, Jundo. Thank you Sekishi. Thank you everyone. _()_

    gassho
    doyu sat/lah today
    特別な人ではない

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    Thank you, Jundo and all for the wonderful zazenkai. /\ Feeling refreshed.

    Gassho
    Kendrick
    Sat/lah
    “Life and death are of supreme importance. Time swiftly passes by and opportunity is lost. Each of us should strive to awaken. Awaken! Take heed, do not squander your life.” ― Dōgen

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    Thanks to Jundo and Sekishi for a 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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    Treeleaf Unsui / Engineer Sekishi's Avatar
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    Thank you all for coming together to practice. So glad we plan for sittings!

    Gassho,
    Sekishi
    #sat


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    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 all. I enjoyed sitting with you tonight. I hope there will be a ceremony for the ghosts of technology/devices retired. I need to lose my unreasonable expectation that devices will last forever and feel gratitude for them instead of annoyance and betrayal when they go.
    Gassho,
    Krista
    st/lah

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    Thank you all

    Satlah, which comes up as stalag if I don't stop the autocorrect!

    Tokan

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    Thank you everyone, may you all be at peace,
    Gassho
    Myoku
    sat

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    Thank you to everyone who sat or will sit.

    Peace to 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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    Thank you Jundo, I will sit this today.

    Gassho,
    Mitka
    Peace begins inside

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    Thank you for the sitting ..and the talk.
    Gassho to all
    Heisoku
    stlah
    Heisoku
    平 息

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    Sat with you all time shifted to 7AM in Mexico City.
    Thank you all including Jakuden and Anna's cats.

    Gassho,
    Kevin
    Sat

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    Thank you everyone. I sat with you this morning.


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

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    Just sat today.

    Thank you all

    Gassho,

    Kyonin
    Sat/LAH
    Hondō Kyōnin
    奔道 協忍

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    Thank you everyone. =)

    Gassho
    Shingen

    Sat/LAH
    RINDO SHINGEN
    倫道 真現

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

    Sat


    Seishin

    Sei - Meticulous
    Shin - Heart

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    Thanks guys!

    Gassho
    Anant
    Just Sat

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    I had to go back and watch the part with Jakuden's cat again, just because.

    Gassho,
    Nengei
    Sat. LAH.

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    Thank you all
    Plan or no plan

    Gassho
    Ishin
    Sat/lah
    Grateful for your practice

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    _/\_

    Anne

    ~st~

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    Nenka

    ST

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    Sat with you all this afternoon, thank you

    Gassho,
    Sen

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    Just sat this Zazenkai.
    Thanks a lot for your practice everyone!

    Gassho,

    大哲

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anna View Post
    Sorry for bailing early comrades. I will watch the rest later.
    Gassho
    Anna
    ST/LAH
    Finally finished. YAHTZEE!
    Gassho
    Anna
    ST
    Life's too serious to be taken seriously.
    No Gods No Masters.

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    Just finished this. Thank you all and Jundo for the talk.
    Sometimes no planning is the ideal plan.

    Gassho
    Washin
    sat (head full of plans)
    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, Sekishi and everybody for this beautiful Zazenkai.
    May all have a great Ango week.
    Gassho,
    Mateus
    Sat today/LAH

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    I sat in the mountains this weekend at a temple with Prajna Chan Monastery.

    Very glad to have returned home to sit a belated Zazenkai with Treeleaf today. Thank you for being here.

    Gassho,
    Mui
    Sat/LAH
    無依 Mui
    "Relies on Nothing"

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    Thank you everyone.
    Just sat with you all.
    Gassho,
    Kotei lah, too.
    古庭 KoTei / Ralf

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    Many thanks to Jundo, Sekishi and all of the Treeleaf sanga.

    Gassho
    ST-lah
    James

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    Thank you, Jundo, Sekishi, and everyone. I just sat with this zazenkai. Enjoyed the talk about planning and spontaneity.

    Gassho,
    Onkai

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    Sat today with you via the recording. Thank you all for your practice and that wonderful zazenkai with this great teaching about plans, planning, and planning non-planning, jundo


    Gassho
    Ben


    Stlah

    Gesendet von meinem PLK-L01 mit Tapatalk

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    Thank you


    Doshin
    St

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    Finally - Terrible Internet connection this week!
    Thank you everyone.
    Gassho
    Meitou
    Satwithyoualltoday lah
    命 Mei - life
    島 Tou - island

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    Thanks everyone,

    Better late than never for me as usual...

    Zazenkai-

    Cicadas calling from Japan-
    my washing machine
    chirps back

    Gassho
    m
    Sat

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    I finally had a chance to sit this Zazenkai. It was great to hear the talk Jundo. It is remarkably similar to a talk given by my old Rinzai Zen teacher in Canada.

    Thanks again and happy Ango to you all.

    Gassho,

    Brad

    SatToday

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