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Thread: October 11th-12th Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai - For Kyonin and All in the Typhoon Path

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    October 11th-12th Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai - For Kyonin and All in the Typhoon Path

    ATTENTION: OUR ZAZENKAI THIS WEEK WILL HAPPEN AS AN EXTREMELY DANGEROUS TYPHOON NEARS HERE. AS WELL, KYONIN WILL BE SOMEWHERE ALONG HIS RETURN FROM EIHEIJI, AS THE TRAINS AND BUSES FOR RETURN TO THIS PART OF JAPAN HAVE STOPPED. THERE ARE OTHERS WHO FACE SERIOUS DANGER. LET US OFFER THIS ZAZENKAI FOR ALL.



    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 ~10 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 Jundo; 10-12-2019 at 04:37 AM. Reason: Added youtube link.
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    I hope folks might make an effort to come out for this Zazenkai, to support Kyonin who is taking shelter at Eiheiji, and everyone in the face of nature today.

    Gassho, J

    STLah
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    Will be there with bells to sit with my Sangha in support of Kyonin.

    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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    Will be there....most likely one way.

    Doshin
    St

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    Will see you tonight. Stay safe. I wish I could send some of this beautiful, sunny, warm autumn day I'm experiencing right now over there.

    Gassho
    STlah
    James

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    See you all live two way! We are having a snow storm so I can't make it to my evening job, but the bright side is I can join in live for Zazenkai!

    Gassho,

    Junkyo
    SAT

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    I intend to be there to sit with you all live!

    Gassho,
    Sen
    SatToday|LAH
    "Air stays fresh when itís moving."

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    I'm planning to be there to sit for Kyonin with all of you.

    Gassho,
    Washin
    sat-lah
    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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    Treeleaf Unsui Geika's Avatar
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    San Diego County, California
    I will be joining live for as long as is possible for me between work. Metta for all caught up in storms.

    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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    Joining in Zen time later this week as I am away. Metta and safety to all!
    Gassho
    Ishin
    Sat/lah
    Grateful for your practice

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    Metta for those caught in the storm; hoping to attend this zazenkai live _()_

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

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    We will be also keeping in heart some of our folks in Southern California who are being impacted by the huge fires there right now ...

    Saddleridge Fire has forced 100,000 people in northern Los Angeles to flee their homes

    Since it started Thursday, the blaze has spread rapidly into northern Los Angeles neighborhoods and was moving north toward Santa Clarita, fueled by strong Santa Ana winds, with gusts around 60 mph.
    This is just one of the several blazes in Southern California fueled by one of those fires has left at least one person dead, and many parts of the region are under red-flag warnings — meaning there's a high risk of fire — into Saturday afternoon.
    At least 25 homes — many in the Porter Ranch area — have been destroyed and more than 13,000 residences in the San Fernando Valley are in threatened by the wildfire, California governor's office said.


    ... as well as everyone, everywhere, who is struggling with fear and loss in the face of nature's power today.

    Gassho, J

    STLah
    Last edited by Jundo; 10-11-2019 at 11:53 PM.
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    I will be sitting with you all, one-way.
    Gassho,
    Krista
    st/lah

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

    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:

    - 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.

    - 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"

    - 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.

    - If you are on a slow Internet connection and are experiencing drop-outs, try turning off video (you can always turn it on for a bit at the beginning and end to save and bow to everyone)

    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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    Well given that we seem to be under siege from a bit of a freak October snow storm (early even for Manitoba!) I have been sent on an emergency supply run for our household.

    I will have to sit with you all later.

    Hoping all are safe in Japan and California. I will do Metta with you all later.

    Gassho,

    Junkyo
    SAT

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    I will joining live this a.m. I am now back in Vietnam to my normal schedule. Looking forward to sitting with all of you.

    Gassho,

    Brad

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    Wishing safety for all.

    Joining live one-way today.


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

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    Hi guys,

    All is well so far. I am taking refuge in Eiheiji while outside is raining hard.

    I will be only posting some short messages because I need to save data at this point. No Wi-Fi in the mountains!

    Thank you for your Metta and your practice.

    Gassho, kyonin

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    Hondō Kyōnin
    奔道 協忍

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    Member Anna's Avatar
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    Rural Queensland, Australia
    My internet connection keeps cutting out. Thanks Jakuden, Sekishi and Jundo.
    Metta to all affected by mother nature's capacity to remind us that we're not special. May you and your loved ones stay safe and humble.
    Gassho
    Anna

    ST

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

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    Thank you, Jundo, Jakuden and Sekishi. That was simply amazing! _()_ _()_ _()_

    gassho
    doyu sat/LAH today
    Last edited by Doyū; 10-12-2019 at 02:38 AM.
    特別な人ではない

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    Thank you, Jundo, Jakuden, and Sekishi. I'm glad that Kyonin is safe and sheltered. It was a wonderful zazenkai. Have a great weekend.

    Gassho,
    Onkai
    Sat/LAH

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    Treeleaf Unsui / Engineer Sekishi's Avatar
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    Thank you all for offering refuge to each other. Much Metta to all who lack this day.

    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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    Thank you.

    Doshin
    St

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    Thank you Jundo, Sekishi and Jakuden. Glad that you're safe Kyonin

    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 dear Sangha, thanks for checking in Kyonin! everyone stay safe and sheltered

    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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    Treeleaf Unsui Geika's Avatar
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    San Diego County, California
    Just got home from working maintenance on my employer's van. I will be joining you all later in the time warp. I was hoping (counting) on having at least an hour to join live, but my husband needed my assistance.

    Thank you to you all for your practice, and metta to all who are facing the forces of nature.

    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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    Thank you Jundo, Jakuden, Sekishi and Sanga. Stay safe Kyonin.

    Gassho
    STLah
    James

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    Thank you to everyone sitting.
    May all beings find refuge in turbulent times.
    Gassho
    Heisoku
    stlah
    Heisoku 平 息
    Every day is a journey, and the journey itself is home. (Basho)

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    Thank you everyone. I sat with you this morning.

    Stay safe Kyonin, Jundo, and everyone else in harms way.


    Tairin
    Sat today and lah

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    gassho

    dean
    (just)sat(withyou)today

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    Just sat. May everyone be safe and still.

    Gassho

    Nenka

    ST

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    Member Seishin's Avatar
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    As folks have said, stay safe wherever you. Thank you all.

    Sat


    Seishin

    Sei - Meticulous
    Shin - Heart

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    Just sat this Zazenkai.

    Thanks a lot for your practice, everyone!
    Hope all of you are fine.

    Gassho,

    大哲

    #sat2day
    no thing needs to be added

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    Thank you all for this Zazenkai, I was just able to sit it with you. I've been lying in bed for eight days now with an abscessed tooth, an appointment for a root canal and an antibiotic gone very wrong, (Jakuden, would you give an large four legged client 500mg of amoxacylin 3x per day?) By Friday morning I could not bring myself to taking another pill. Each pill re-cranked my fever, attacked my whole system and made me dizzier than before. I think it shut down my brain at one point. Needless to say I'm glad to be on this side of the episode. Oh Joy! Now I'm waiting for the root canal and to see if there is any lasting damage. And through it all I travelled with Kyonin and Jundo, Heard of the impending Taifune and heard Chiba had an 5.3 earthquake hit minutes before the worst storm ever landed very close to Kakunen. But, on Fb he doesn't seem to be all that concerned.

    Have a great week, I know it'll be better than my last 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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    I finished my final installment of this zazenkai this morning. Thank you everyone and metta for everyone affected by the typhoon.

    Gassho,

    Neil

    StLah

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    I sat Zazenkai today. Thank you all.
    Jundo thank you for the talk about shelter and refuge. May everyone suffering find the shelter they need to feel secure.

    Gassho
    Kevin
    Sat

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shokai View Post
    Thank you all for this Zazenkai, I was just able to sit it with you. I've been lying in bed for eight days now with an abscessed tooth, an appointment for a root canal and an antibiotic gone very wrong, (Jakuden, would you give an large four legged client 500mg of amoxacylin 3x per day?) By Friday morning I could not bring myself to taking another pill. Each pill re-cranked my fever, attacked my whole system and made me dizzier than before. I think it shut down my brain at one point. Needless to say I'm glad to be on this side of the episode. Oh Joy! Now I'm waiting for the root canal and to see if there is any lasting damage. And through it all I travelled with Kyonin and Jundo, Heard of the impending Taifune and heard Chiba had an 5.3 earthquake hit minutes before the worst storm ever landed very close to Kakunen. But, on Fb he doesn't seem to be all that concerned.

    Have a great week, I know it'll be better than my last week

    gassho, Shokai
    stlah
    Omigosh Shokai, so sorry you were going through all that and we didnít know! Iím glad you are feeling better, that sounds awful (and ugh 3x/day Amoxicillin sure could be harsh, but I almost wonder if you had an allergic reaction to it??) Sending you so much love and Metta.

    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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    Oh, Shokai, I will send that little item you requested from Kyoto right away! It also covers bad teeth!

    Gassho, J

    STLah
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    It's always a pleasure to sit with you all! Thank you for the talk, Jundo!

    Quote Originally Posted by Shokai View Post
    Thank you all for this Zazenkai, I was just able to sit it with you. I've been lying in bed for eight days now with an abscessed tooth, an appointment for a root canal and an antibiotic gone very wrong, (Jakuden, would you give an large four legged client 500mg of amoxacylin 3x per day?) By Friday morning I could not bring myself to taking another pill. Each pill re-cranked my fever, attacked my whole system and made me dizzier than before. I think it shut down my brain at one point. Needless to say I'm glad to be on this side of the episode. Oh Joy! Now I'm waiting for the root canal and to see if there is any lasting damage. And through it all I travelled with Kyonin and Jundo, Heard of the impending Taifune and heard Chiba had an 5.3 earthquake hit minutes before the worst storm ever landed very close to Kakunen. But, on Fb he doesn't seem to be all that concerned.

    Have a great week, I know it'll be better than my last week

    gassho, Shokai
    stlah
    I remember this intense pain well, it's been a long time since I had an abscessed tooth; I was prescribed an opioid for the pain because every dentist's office in the city was closed for the long weekend and this problem came up on a Friday evening! I hope you can get some relief from your pain, Shokai!

    Gassho,
    Sen
    SatToday|LAH
    "Air stays fresh when itís moving."

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    I just started catching up with this Zazenkai, but Metta to you Shokai, and all those suffering in bad weather
    Gassho
    Ishin
    Sat/lah
    Grateful for your practice

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    Much metta, Shokai. I'm so sorry to hear about the tooth problem and hope
    there's is a pain relief now

    Gassho
    Washin
    sat today
    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 everyone. I suppose there has to be some rain during Ango.
    Gassho
    Ishin
    Sat/lah
    Grateful for your practice

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

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    Thank you, everyone!

    Blimey, Shokai, that sounds like a rough week. I am glad you are on the other side of it too. Also happy to sit this knowing that Kyonin and Jundo made it safely through the hurricane.

    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 veryone, just sat delayed ue to vacation,
    Gassho
    Myoku
    sat

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