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Thread: November 23rd-24th Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai

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    November 23rd-24th 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 8pm, Los Angeles 5pm (Friday night), London 1am and Paris 2am (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 8 MlNUTES 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; 11-23-2019 at 05:31 AM. Reason: Added youtube link.
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    Hi Jundo!

    I'll be there live with instruments ready

    Gassho,

    Kyonin
    Sat/LAH
    Hondō Kyōnin
    奔道 協忍

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    Intending live 2 way

    gassho
    doyu sat today
    特別な人ではない

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    Member Seishin's Avatar
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    I'll be there on demand over the weekend.

    std/lah


    Seishin

    Sei - Meticulous
    Shin - Heart

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    Be there live
    Gassho
    Ishin
    Sat/lah
    Grateful for your practice

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    I look forward to joining you all one way. And if I can’t breathe through my nose, hopefully it will be ok if I mouth breathe my way through Zazen...
    Gassho,
    Krista
    st/lah

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    sitting with you all live oneway

    _()_
    sosen
    stlah

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    Member Anna's Avatar
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    If the internet dogs are with me I'll be there two way.
    Gassho
    Anna
    stlah
    Life's too serious to be taken seriously.
    No Gods No Masters.

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    Treeleaf Unsui / Engineer Sekishi's Avatar
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    Hi everyone,

    You can join the Zazenkai two-way in the Scheduled Sitting Room using Zoom any one of the following ways:

    - Use this direct link: https://zoom.us/j/4834831244
    - Open Zoom and join with this meeting id: 483 483 1244
    - Go to Treeleaf NOW and select the Scheduled Meeting Room: treeleaf.org/now

    Notes:

    - 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 say hi 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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    See you all live one-way today.

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

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    Just got home, sitting one way with you all!
    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 all who sit
    Gassho
    Ishin
    Sat/lah
    Grateful for your practice

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    Thank you, Jundo, Kyonin, Sekishi, and everyone. It is always great to practice together. Have a great weekend!

    Gassho,
    Onkai
    Sat/LAH

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    Beautiful. Thank you Jundo, Kyonin and everyone. I will be giving thanks for you all next week, Happy Thanksgiving to all who celebrate!

    Gassho
    Jakuden
    SatToday/LAH


    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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    Treeleaf Unsui / Engineer Sekishi's Avatar
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    Thank you all. Lovely to see Nishijima's calligraphy! Isn't "Sekishin" also the name of the hypothetical "student" Nishijima addresses in one of his books ("The Real Dragon" maybe)?

    Deep bows to all,
    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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    Wonderful. Thank you. Just sitting wholeheartedly.

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

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    Thank you Jundo , Kyonin and all who sat. It is wonderful to join in the Sangha activity. And thank you Jundo, for sharing Nishijima Roshi's calligraphy. Have an awesome 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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    Heart.

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

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    Member Anna's Avatar
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    Thanks all. I couldn't stay for the whole sit at once today as my back was distracting me beyond being able to sit with pain. Just finished sitting now. I really must give calligraphy a go, those were beautiful.
    Gassho
    Anna
    stlah

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    thank you everyone for your practice, wonderful to be with you,
    Gassho
    Myoku
    sat

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    Thank you. I sat with all of you this morning.

    Side note: YouTube hung on me this morning. I wondered why the second sit felt so long. When I final relented and checked it had been nearly 50 minutes..... so thank you YouTube for opportunity to sit longer.


    Tairin

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    Sat this morning. Thanks to all and thank you, Jundo for showing the beautiful calligraphy.

    Gassho
    STLah
    James

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    Member Seishin's Avatar
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    Sat yesterday and this morning. Thank you everyone.

    Sat


    Seishin

    Sei - Meticulous
    Shin - Heart

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tairin View Post
    Thank you. I sat with all of you this morning.

    Side note: YouTube hung on me this morning. I wondered why the second sit felt so long. When I final relented and checked it had been nearly 50 minutes..... so thank you YouTube for opportunity to sit longer.


    Tairin
    The wonders of YouTube . It's hard to turn it off when I don't need it though haha!!

    Gassho,

    Brad

    SatToday

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    This week was my first week back at a (temp) full-time job, so I feel I got something extra from this week's zazenkai with all of you. I didn't realize just how "full" my head was and it was nice to put everything down for a time today.

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

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    Thank you everyone!

    Gassho
    Washin
    just sat
    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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    Just sat this one.
    Thanks a lot for your practice!

    Gassho,

    Daitetsu

    #sat2day
    no thing needs to be added

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    Thank you all! Lovely Zazenkai.

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

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    Lovely, thank you. I finished sitting this morning.

    Gassho,

    Neil

    StLah

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    Nenka

    ST

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    Member Arya's Avatar
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    Hello everybody!
    I hope you are all well!
    I just sat this tonight...I thought today there would be weekly zazenkai...it's Friday...but there wasn't...so I decided that, since I could not sit this last week...then I did it just now!

    Thank you all for being this beautiful sańgha!

    Gassho.
    Arya.
    ST&LAH.

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    Thank you everyone, I don't always remember to post that, as it is quite a challenge at the moment to keep up, but I'm getting there.
    Gassho
    Meitou
    Satwithyoualltoday
    命 Mei - life
    島 Tou - island

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