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Thread: Sept 27th-2th, 2019 - OUR MONTHLY (Oct.?) 4-hour Treeleaf ZAZENKAI with Rev. KYONIN!

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    Sept 27th-2th, 2019 - OUR MONTHLY (Oct.?) 4-hour Treeleaf ZAZENKAI with Rev. KYONIN!



    Our Zazenkai Welcomes Rev. Kyonin Barros to Japan from far off Mexico! ...

    ... so, our "October" Zazenkai is a little early this month!


    Please 'sit-a-long' with our MONTHLY 4-hour ZAZENKAI, netcast LIVE 8am to noon Japan time Saturday morning (that is New York 7pm to 11pm, Los Angeles 4pm to 8pm, 6pm to Midnight in Mexico City (Friday night), London midnight to 4am and Paris 1am to 5am (early Saturday morning)) ... and visible at the following link during those times ...

    ... 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 3 MINUTES FROM START OF THE VIDEO



    Dharma Talk Audio / Podcast Episode:
    LINK TO BE POSTED HERE IN THE COMING DAYS


    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:

    The Sitting Schedule is as follows:

    00:00 - 00:50 CEREMONY (HEART SUTRA IN JAPANESE / SANDOKAI IN ENGLISH) & ZAZEN
    00:50 - 01:00 KINHIN
    01:00 - 01:30 ZAZEN
    01:30 - 01:50 KINHIN

    01:50 - 02:30 DHARMA TALK & ZAZEN
    02:30 - 02:40 KINHIN & HOKEY-POKEY

    02:40 - 03:15 ZAZEN
    03:15 - 03:30 KINHIN
    03:30 - 04:00 METTA CHANT & ZAZEN, VERSE OF ATONEMENT, FOUR VOWS, & CLOSING



    Our Zazenkai consists of our chanting the 'Heart Sutra' in Japanese and the 'Identity of Relative and Absolute (Sandokai)' in English (please download our Chant Book at the link below), some full floor prostrations (please follow along with me ... or a simple Gassho can be substituted if you wish), a little talk by me ... and we close with the 'Metta Chant', followed at the end with the 'Verse of Atonement' and 'The Four Vows'. Oh, and lots and lots of Zazen and walkin' Kinhin in between!

    Please 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, Identity of Relative & Absolute, Metta Verses, 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!

    I STRONGLY SUGGEST THAT YOU POSITION YOUR ZAFU ON THE FLOOR IN A PLACE WHERE YOU ARE NOT STARING DIRECTLY AT THE COMPUTER SCREEN, BUT CAN GLANCE OVER AND SEE THE SCREEN WHEN NECESSARY. YOUR ZAFU SHOULD ALSO BE IN A POSITION WHERE YOU CAN SEE THE COMPUTER SCREEN WHILE STANDING IN FRONT OF THE ZAFU FOR THE CEREMONIES, AND HAVE ROOM FOR BOWING AND KINHIN.

    ALSO, REMEMBER TO SET YOUR COMPUTER (& SCREEN SAVER) SO THAT IT DOES NOT SHUT OFF DURING THE 4 HOURS.


    I hope you will join us ... an open Zafu is waiting. 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; 09-27-2019 at 10:58 PM. Reason: Added video.
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    Our Heart Sutra recital will be in Spanish this time ...

    El Sutra de la Perfección de la Gran Sabiduría
    (Sutra del corazón)


    * * *//
    El Sutra de la Perfección de la Gran Sabiduría *

    Avalokiteshvara bodhisattva, quien despertó
    al Prajna Paramita, la Perfección de la Gran Sabiduría *
    Percibió el vacío de las Cinco Condiciones
    y se liberó del sufrimiento.
    O Shariputra, la forma equivale al vacío;
    el vacío equivale a la forma;
    la forma es precisamente el vacío, el vacío es precisamente la forma.
    Las sensaciones, percepciones, formaciones y consciencia también son así.
    O Shariputra, todas las cosas son expresiones del vacío,
    Nada nace, ni se destruye, nada se mancha, nada es puro;
    Nada se oculta, nada nace.
    Por eso el vacío no es la forma; no hay sensación, no hay percepción, no hay formación, no hay consciencia.
    No existen ojos, oído, nariz, lengua, cuerpo ni mente.
    No existen los sentidos de la vista, oído, olfato, gusto, tacto, ni objeto mental;
    No hay reino de la vista, no hay reino de la consciencia;
    No existe la ignorancia, no existe el fin a la ignorancia;
    No hay vejez ni muerte;
    No hay cesación de vejez ni muerte;
    No hay sufrimiento, no existe causa o fin para el sufrimiento;
    No hay camino, no hay sabiduría y nada qué ganar.
    Nada qué ganar, por ende los Bodhisattvas viven en Prajna Paramita*
    Sin ningún obstáculo mental-
    Sin obstáculos el miedo se va.
    Más allá del autoengaño, el Nirvana siempre ha estado aquí.
    Todos los Budas pasados y futuros
    Viven en Prajna Paramita*
    Y alcanzan la suprema y completa iluminación.
    Por eso entiende que Prajna Paramita
    es el mantra sagrado el mantra luminoso,
    el mantra supremo, el mantra incomparable
    con el que el sufrimiento se va
    Esto es la verdad
    Por ello entona el mantra de Prajna Paramita
    Canta este mantra y proclama *
    Gate Gate
    Paragate
    Parasamgate
    Bodhi! Soaka!
    Han Nya Shin Gyo * * *//
    Last edited by Jundo; 09-26-2019 at 01:42 PM.
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    Our Sacred "Hockey Pockey" becomes a Maha Mambo ...

    We will be dancing the Great Mambo No. 8 of the renowned band leader Dámaso Perez Prado, featuring the Charlie Chaplain of Mexico, comedian Resortes (today played by Kyonin) and actress Ninon Sevilla (that's Jundo) ...


    Gassho, Jundo

    He sentado hoy, y echado una mano!
    Last edited by Jundo; 09-26-2019 at 01:56 PM.
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    Que Bueno! I will be sitting this one on Saturday. Thanks in advance to all,

    Gassho
    Sat/lah
    Grateful for your practice

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    ¡Genial!
    No puedo esperar, pero voy a sentar este zazenkai otra día.

    Muchas gracias y
    Gassho


    Ben

    Stlah

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    Last edited by hishiryo; 09-26-2019 at 02:27 PM.

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    I have other commitments so won't be joining 2 way live this week. Will sit 1 way on Sunday morning.
    Gassho
    Anna
    ST
    Life's too serious to be taken seriously.
    No Gods No Masters.

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    This is the first time I have read the Heart Sutra in Spanish, and for some reason it resonates more with me than the English version.
    A while ago I read a few chapters of the Shobogenzo in Spanish - the same. I think I should explore this avenue of reading Dharma related things in Spanish...
    (Sorry for the off-topic!)

    Anyway, I won't make it live (too late), but will sit this on another day.
    Looking forward to see Kyonin together with Jundo!

    Gassho,

    Daitetsu

    #sat2day
    no thing needs to be added

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    No lo puedo creer!

    I think I will miss it. Maybe I can join later, perhaps.

    What a wonderful translation of the Sutra!!!
    I used to recite another, rough, translation with the local sangha, but this one is beautiful, more poetic.

    Who did it?

    I will surely sit with you over the weekend.

    (I guess today I could be excused because it's my birthday, and my family wants to take me out for dinner?)


    Gassho,
    Daiyo,

    St/Lah

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    Last edited by Daiyo; 09-27-2019 at 11:46 AM.
    Gassho,Walter

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    Two way intention.

    Gassho
    Doyu sat today
    特別な人ではない

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    Hello everyone!

    The spanish version of the Heart Sutra made me realize that I don't really understand the meaning behind the words of the Sutra. So, can someone explain it or give me some links to where I can read more?

    Gassho,
    Nikolas,
    Sat

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    I will be there part of the time one way. I'll finish up Sunday.

    Can't wait!

    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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    I should be there to attend the talk. Grateful that Kyonin is there safe and sound.

    Gassho,

    Brad

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    I will try to attend 1 way to at the very least hear the talk! I will be working this evening so I will sit with you all tomorrow!

    Gassho,

    Junkyo
    SAT

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    Hi everyone,

    To join the Zazenkai two way, here is the Zoom meeting link:
    https://zoom.us/j/4834831244

    If you have not installed Zoom, following the above link should 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: 483 483 1244

    Here are a few other notes and tips for using Zoom that we've learned over the past weeks:

    - When you first join, you'll need to choose an audio source (usually you can simply select "Join with Computer Audio" on desktop or "Call using Internet Audio" on mobile).

    - When you first join, you *should* be automatically muted (this is how the room is set up, but I'm still not 100% this works as expected -- please let me know if anyone discovers otherwise).

    - Each participant can switch between the "speaker view" (the default view) and "gallery view" (a grid / Hollywood Squares / Brady Bunch style view) whenever they would like
    -- On desktop, click the "gallery view" / "speaker view" toggle button on the top right
    -- On mobile, swipe right for "gallery views" -- only 4 participants are shown at a time on mobile, so keep swiping right to go through different groups, swipe left to go back to the "gallery view"
    -- During the Zazenkai, the Doshi (Jundo) should always be "pinned", so in "speaker view" you'll never see anyone else

    - You can mute, unmute, etc. with the control bar on the bottom of the screen
    -- On desktop, hover the mouse over the window and the control bar should pop up
    -- On mobile, tap the screen and the control bar should pop up
    -- On mobile, so that your own picture does not take up one of the four slots you see, you can tap for the control bar, then tap "... menu" and select "Remove myself from gallery view"

    - The free version of Zoom will only allow you to HOST meetings up to 40 minutes long, but you can JOIN meetings of any length (the Zazenkai, etc.) with it.

    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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    Sitting with you all live oneway

    sosen & Mundi

    _()_
    stlah

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    Hi all

    Will sit half today half tomorrow, but will have to do with the recorded version - there with you 'live' in spirit.

    Gassho, Tokan

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    I will have to do the time warp on this one - been watching my kids and the neighbors kids this evening. /\

    Gassho
    Kendrick
    Sat/LAH tonight
    “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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    Thank you Jundo, Kyonin and Sekishi for an awesome first Zazenkai led by a transmitted student of Jundo'
    kyonin and teacher.png

    Have a wonderful 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, Kyonin, Jundo and Sekishi. It was wonderful.

    Gassho,
    Onkai

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    Treeleaf Unsui / Engineer Sekishi's Avatar
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    How wonderful to you together in Tsukuba!!




    Deep bows,
    Sekishi
    #sat


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    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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    OK that was as heartwarming as Zen gets. Boundless gratitude for the joy of learning from BOTH of my teachers tonight, and thank you to my big brother Sekishi for being Ino. Kyonin, what a wonderful talk (and your English is perfect!!) Looking forward to seeing more of you around Japon the next couple of weeks!!

    Gassho and hugs,
    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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    This was a wonderful zazenkai. Mirror, mirror. _()_ _()_ _()_

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

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    Thank you for this zazenkai. I may be new here, yet I found it very moving (and sometimes hilarious - the dancing was very special!) to experience what a global sangha can offer.

    gassho

    dean

    sattoday
    Last edited by mundi; 09-28-2019 at 10:06 AM.

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    Thank you Kyonin, Sekishi, and Jundo for that Zazenkai. Thank you to the whole Sangha .

    Gassho,

    Brad

    SatToday

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    What a wonderful zazenkai. Lovely to practice with you all.
    Gassho
    Heisoku
    Stlah


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    Heisoku
    平 息

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    Best zazenkai ever! (even though my Spanish never really got beyond ¡Buenas noches!)

    Great to see that Kyonin got there safely. Thank you for the talk, brother. Have a wonderful retreat and remainder of your trip.

    ¡Gracias a todos!

    Gassho
    Kokuu

    ps. Nikolas, there are two good talks on The Heart Sutra in Domyo Burk's Zen Studies podcast series:
    The Heart Sutra pt 1
    The Heart Sutra pt 2

    Thich Nhat Hanh's 'The Heart of Understanding' is a good introduction to the sutra in my opinion. Red Pine's translation and commentary goes deeper. There is also good material in Shohaku Okumura's book 'Living By Vow'
    Last edited by Kokuu; 09-28-2019 at 10:03 PM.
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    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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    Rev. Kyonin, what a lovely tribute to Jundo and the all the teachers who have carried the Dharma forward from the Buddha. It was a beautiful talk. I look forward to hearing more of your travels.

    It was wonderful to sit with you all. Thank you all.
    Gassho,
    Krista
    st

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    Thank you all, I began sitting this morning and will continue throughout the week. What a special event to be a part of, I'm so glad to see Kyonin and Jundo together.

    My morning Duolingo hasn't prepared me for the Heart Sutra in Spanish.

    Gassho,

    Neil

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    Member Anna's Avatar
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    What a joy it was to see you in Japan Kyonin. Sitting, playing and dancing with our teacher Jundo.
    Your talk about finding a teacher being akin to finding a mirror was timely and reaffirming. As was your commentary on taking refuge in the Three Jewells. Your Hetfield quote made me laugh out loud and showed me a side of you that I had not seen in my short time with Treeleaf. The dancing was NEXT LEVEL this week and if pressed I'd give Doyu 10/10 for her interpretive dance routine hehehe. It was brilliant! Finally the Metta chant today was incredibly moving for me.
    I experienced a significant loss of a loved one last week and as I shared with Jundo and my Ango partner Tokan I found myself automatically seeking refuge in the Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha which as a relatively new practitioner kinda shocked me. I'm still feeling incredibly numb and rather disconnected from everything and everyone. I still sit my daily 4am Zazen but aside from Samu my Jukai studies, Rakusu sewing and other Ango commitments went down the drain for almost a week.
    Yesterday I started afresh with the Ango commitments that had lapsed but was still feeling numb and disconnected. Sitting with you all at this very special Zazenkai has reminded me how important my relationship with this Sangha is and how grateful I am to Kokuu who is solely responsible for steering me to Treeleaf where I found my Teacher.
    Thank you again Kyonin for conducting this Zazenkai, thank you Sekishi for being our tech wizard today, and finally thank you Jundo for being you.

    Deepest of bows and much love to all.

    Gassho
    Anna

    Sat today
    Life's too serious to be taken seriously.
    No Gods No Masters.

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    Thank you everyone for your practice,
    heartwarming to see you in action Kyonin. Take care of your head in japanese buildings
    Gassho
    Myoku
    sat

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    Hi guys,

    Thank you for your kind words.

    To look for a mirror is part of our job as Buddhists and I have found here just what I was looking for.

    Gassho,

    Kyonin

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    Hondō Kyōnin
    奔道 協忍

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    Muchas gracias maestros...

    Anne

    ~lahst~

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    Wow, thank you so much for that special zazenkai!
    so lovely to see you two, jundo and kyonin. it was really touching me.
    thank you for that very interesting and inspiring teaching and the insights, kyonin.
    deep bows to you!


    el baile fue muy divertido...loco..! a mi me gusta!
    gassho
    Ben

    stlah
    Last edited by hishiryo; 09-28-2019 at 09:06 PM.

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    I haven't managed to sit this yet, but couldn't resist a sneak preview because I so wanted to see Kyonin in the Treeleaf Zendo.
    Yay!
    Gassho
    Meitou
    sattodaylah
    命 Mei - life
    島 Tou - island

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    Thank you Jundo and Kyonin . Managed till about 01:30 GMT and have been catching up via the recorded zazenkai. Thank you Jundo for your kind words.
    Gassho
    Richard
    Sat/Lah

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    Thank you so much Kokuu . The talks are going to be a great help for now!

    Also thank you to everyone for an amazing Zazenkai, especially to Kyonin who made it a little extra special!

    Gassho,
    Nikolas
    Sat

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    Muchas Gracias!

    That’s one of the most moving Zazenkai I have sat.
    Gassho
    Ishin
    Sat/lah
    Grateful for your practice

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    OK only two thirds through but had to jump in and thank Kyonin for his talk. His final comments and quotes epitomise the uniqueness and specialness of Treeleaf, where else would you find a Priest quoting Metallica ! When Kyonin made a similar reference not long after I joined Treeleaf, that along with Jundo's teaching confirmed I had truly found my home.



    Today recalling the last few words of the song, it dawned on me as a reminder of One/Emptyness, life/death no death "My body lies but still I roam"

    Yet to fully find in myself what would be reflected in that mirror but know where to come when I finally find and need confirmation.

    Thank you Kyonin for sharing your experiences.

    Sat yeah yeah


    Seishin

    Sei - Meticulous
    Shin - Heart

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

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    Thank you everyone. I sat this over the span of a few days. Wonderful talk Kyonin.


    Tairin
    Sat today and lah

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    Nenka

    ST

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    Wonderful Zazenkai! Thank you Kyonin, Jundo and all

    Muchas gracias!

    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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    I joined Zazenkai a few days late this time, but it is part of the special nature of Treeleaf that the sangha allows us to do that.

    Very thoughtful reflection on Dogen and teachers during the Dharma talk.

    Gracias amigos,

    Mui
    Sat/LAH
    無依 Mui
    "Relies on Nothing"

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    Completed this morning. Once again thank you Kyonin and Jundo.

    Sat


    Seishin

    Sei - Meticulous
    Shin - Heart

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    It was nice to sit (and walk) with each of you! Thank you for the teaching, Kyonin!

    I like your phrasing when you said "we are already taking part in the enlightenment of the universe".
    "Air stays fresh when it’s moving."

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    I sat with you all. Thank you.
    Gracias Kyonin.

    Even though the band is from Spain not Mexico, I thought the Macarena could have been an option. Yeah, I would have paid to see that.

    Interesting hearing the Heart Sutra in Spanish. I translate it into Mexican Spanish in my head by adding "way" after each phrase haha. Ok you had to be there.

    Gassho
    Kevin
    Sat/Lah

  47. #47
    Muchas gracias a todos!

    Many thanks to you both Kyonin and Jundo and to everyone else who sat and made this month's extended Zazenkai possible.

    It was lovely to sit with you all today. I loved the idea of teacher as mirror...

    Gassho

    m

    Sat/lah

  48. #48
    Very good
    gassho
    sean
    sat.lah

  49. #49
    Finally sat this wonderful Zazenkai - muchísimas gracias Kyonin, Jundo y por supuesto a todos que participaron!

    Gassho,

    大哲
    no thing needs to be added

  50. #50
    Finally!
    Thank you all
    Gassho
    Meitou
    sattodaylah
    命 Mei - life
    島 Tou - island

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