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Thread: October 18th-19th Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai

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    October 18th-19th 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 9 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; 10-19-2019 at 12:52 AM. Reason: Added youtube video.
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    I will sit this one late tonight or this weekend sometime. My boys have started.... dating...

    Gassho
    Ishin
    Sat/lah
    Grateful for your practice

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    Treeleaf Unsui / Engineer Sekishi's Avatar
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    Hi all,

    Here is the Zoom two-way link for the Zazenkai: https://zoom.us/j/4834831244

    - 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).

    - You can switch between the "speaker view" (the default view) and "gallery view" (a grid / Hollywood Squares / Brady Bunch style view):
    -- 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"

    - 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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    Me:



    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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    Member Anna's Avatar
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    Rural Queensland, Australia
    Well there goes the hokey pokey
    Gassho
    Anna
    Sat
    Life's too serious to be taken seriously.
    No Gods No Masters.

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    sitting with you all, live one-way

    _()_
    sosen
    stlah

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    Member Anna's Avatar
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    Rural Queensland, Australia
    A little late home. Will sit with you all this arvo.
    Gassho
    Anna
    Sat

    Sent from my Lenovo TB-8304F1 using Tapatalk
    Life's too serious to be taken seriously.
    No Gods No Masters.

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    Thank you everyone.

    Gassho
    Ishin
    Sat/lah
    Grateful for your practice

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    Thank you, Jundo, Sekishi, and everyone. So nice to start the weekend with the zazenkai. Have a great weekend!

    Gassho,
    Onkai
    Sat/LAH

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    Thank you Jundo, Sekishi and everyone! A peaceful lovely sit.

    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 Jundo, Sekishi and everyone, a sit that deepened as the darkness descended outside my windows. _()_

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

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    Thank you Jundo, Sekishi and all of Treeleaf. Have a nice weekend.

    Grassho
    ST/lah
    James

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    Sitting a little late today. Thank you for the Zazenkai.

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

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    Thank you everyone

    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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    Hi guys,

    As you could see I was all set to sit this zazenkai online, but got disconnected because of a storm in my area. When power got back, I decided to sit with the YouTube video.

    Thank you all.

    Gassho,

    Kyonin
    Sat/LAH
    Hondō Kyōnin
    奔道 協忍

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kyonin View Post
    Hi guys,

    As you could see I was all set to sit this zazenkai online, but got disconnected because of a storm in my area. When power got back, I decided to sit with the YouTube video.

    Thank you all.

    Gassho,

    Kyonin
    Sat/LAH
    I wondered where you went! Good to see you home safe

    Gassho
    Jakuden
    SatToday


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
    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. I sat with you this crisp and sunny morning.


    Tairin
    Sat today and lah

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    Thank you.
    Very fine bird song!

    Gassho
    Anne

    ~lahst~

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    Thank you all for the lovely sit.
    Gassho,
    Krista
    St/lah

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    Member Anna's Avatar
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    Just finished this sitting. Geez, if I was to dedicate a sitting for all the computers and other tech stuff I've destroyed over the years I'd never be able to get up.
    Thank you Jundo, Sekishi and all who sat with me this morning.
    Gassho
    Anna
    Sat

    Sent from my Lenovo TB-8304F1 using Tapatalk
    Life's too serious to be taken seriously.
    No Gods No Masters.

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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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    Thank you!

    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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    Gassho

    Nenka

    ST

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    Thank you everyone!

    Gassho,
    Kotei sat/lah today.
    古庭 KoTei / Ralf

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    It was good to sit with you all again this week, thank you for your efforts everyone!

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

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    Thanks everyone.
    Gassho
    Meitou
    sattodaylah
    命 Mei - life
    島 Tou - island

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    Thak you, I sat with you all.

    Gassho

    Neil

    StLah

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    Sat today with you all.
    Gassho
    Heisoku
    Heisoku 平 息
    Every day is a journey, and the journey itself is home. (Basho)

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    Thank you everyone, just sat this one,
    Gassho
    Myoku

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    Sat this on Friday. Thanks a lot for your practice everyone!

    Gassho,

    Daitetsu

    #sat2day
    no thing needs to be added

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