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    November 29th-30th Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai (reMINDer: Rohatsu Retreat NEXT WEEK!)

    reMINDer: Our annual Treeleaf Two-Day Rohatsu Retreat Netcast will next weekend, December 7th and 8th - DETAILS TO BE POSTED SOON!

    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 5 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 Sekishi; 11-30-2019 at 12:57 AM. Reason: Added youtube link.
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    Thank Jundo!

    I'll be live 2 ways if work allows

    Gassho,

    Kyonin
    Hondō Kyōnin
    奔道 協忍

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    Hoping to be there 2 way _()_ _()_ _()_

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

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    2 way or 1 way.

    Gassho
    Kim
    St lh

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    no destination, no goal

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    two way if i don't fall asleep

    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'll be there two way if the internet gods are kind to me.
    Gassho
    Anna
    stlah

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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 Sitting Room: treeleaf.org/ssr

    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
    Last edited by Sekishi; 12-01-2019 at 05:48 PM. Reason: Updates to instructions (for copy/paste next time!).
    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 all for sitting and thank you Jundo for your lovely teaching of the complex concept of Paying it forward.

    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, Jundo, Sekishi, and everyone. Glad to have sat, glad to have shared the merit. 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 coming together to practice, and give merit. The three wheels - giver, receiver, and gift!

    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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    Thanks to all and thank you, Jundo for that explanation of two way karma.

    Gassho
    stlah
    James

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    Had guests arrive and my daughter took ill this evening. Will sit with you all a later time.

    Gassho2
    Kim
    St lh

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    no destination, no goal

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    Metta for your daughter, Kim.

    Thank you everyone; the hut was losing its battle with the cold snap, but that talk was exactly what needed to be heard here. As Zazenkai ended, the crescent moon set among the distant trees.

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

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

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    got a bit dizzy with all that karmic consequences, but good zazenkai, thx everyone
    Gassho
    Myoku
    sat

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    Just finished this zazenkai. Cheers everyone.
    Gassho
    Anna
    st
    Life's too serious to be taken seriously.
    No Gods No Masters.

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    Hello!
    I had saved time to join you live yesterday, but when I checked the calendar (and I did that several times during the day...!) it did appear to me as though there was gonna be NO zazenkai at all...!
    And actually, if I still visit the calendar today as well, the event doesn't appear anyway...so I finally thought that for a reason or another there was NO zazenkai and that that was it.
    But now it turns out that there was zazenkai...how is that?
    Is this something that happens to me alone or...what about your calendar...?
    Did it tell you about the event...?
    Can anybody explain me what could have happened?
    Buaaahhh! I'm crying!!!
    Hahaha (LOL)
    Well...anyway...I'll sit this zazenkai as soon as I can during the week...!
    Thank you all!

    Gassho.
    Arya.
    ST.

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    Hi, I have never used Calendar for our weekly Zazenkai. They are posted in the forum each week with a link to join in, as above. This thread is renewed every Friday-morning my time

    Doshin
    St

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arya View Post
    Hello!
    I had saved time to join you live yesterday, but when I checked the calendar (and I did that several times during the day...!) it did appear to me as though there was gonna be NO zazenkai at all...!
    And actually, if I still visit the calendar today as well, the event doesn't appear anyway...so I finally thought that for a reason or another there was NO zazenkai and that that was it.
    But now it turns out that there was zazenkai...how is that?
    Is this something that happens to me alone or...what about your calendar...?
    Did it tell you about the event...?
    Can anybody explain me what could have happened?
    Buaaahhh! I'm crying!!!
    Hahaha (LOL)
    Well...anyway...I'll sit this zazenkai as soon as I can during the week...!
    Thank you all!

    Gassho.
    Arya.
    ST.
    I always say that, in sitting Zazen, we toss away clock and calendar, all measures of time.

    Gassho, J

    STLah
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    Member Arya's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doshin View Post
    Hi, I have never used Calendar for our weekly Zazenkai. They are posted in the forum each week with a link to join in, as above. This thread is renewed every Friday-morning my time

    Doshin
    St
    Oh, Doshin...thank you!
    Now I see...I'm quite new around here...
    But now I know how to do it next time!
    Thank you!

    Gassho.
    Arya.
    ST.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jundo View Post
    I always say that, in sitting Zazen, we toss away clock and calendar, all measures of time.

    Gassho, J

    STLah
    Alright Jundo!
    I shall take away the battery from my wrist-whatch!


    Gassho.
    Arya.
    ST.

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    Wonderful talk, Jundo, thank you! Thank you to everyone with whom I got to sit.

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

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    Thank you all for sitting together.
    Thank you Jundo for a great talk.

    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 everyone. I sat with you over the past two mornings.


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

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    Thank you all!
    I just joined you on demand and say through this beautiful zazenkai.
    I would like to share the way I see "bad things, bad events" in life (sometimes...at least I try...!): I see them as a helpful way to wake up to the reality of no-self...or better said "interconnected-self"...once something awful happens to us we can train letting go and accept and eventually appreciate every moment "just like this". It's some sort of a way we can grow stronger through...even though I am aware that is way more easy to say it than do it.
    Anyway...
    Let's sit always together for the whole world.

    Gassho.
    Arya.
    ST&LAH.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arya View Post
    Hello!
    I had saved time to join you live yesterday, but when I checked the calendar (and I did that several times during the day...!) it did appear to me as though there was gonna be NO zazenkai at all...!
    And actually, if I still visit the calendar today as well, the event doesn't appear anyway...so I finally thought that for a reason or another there was NO zazenkai and that that was it.
    But now it turns out that there was zazenkai...how is that?
    Is this something that happens to me alone or...what about your calendar...?
    Hi Arya,

    This has been fixed. As with many gremlins around here, it was due to a timezone issue with how the repeating event was set up.

    I think it is fixed now. My apologies for the confusion.

    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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    Lovely. Thank 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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    Sat this wonderful Zazenkai yesterday.
    As always a great talk by Jundo.

    Thanks a lot for your practice everyone!

    Gassho,

    Daitetsu

    #sat2day
    no thing needs to be added

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    Great talk as usual, thank you Jundo, thank you everyone.
    Gassho
    Meitou
    Satwithyoualltoday lah
    命 Mei - life
    島 Tou - island

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sekishi View Post
    Hi Arya,

    This has been fixed. As with many gremlins around here, it was due to a timezone issue with how the repeating event was set up.

    I think it is fixed now. My apologies for the confusion.

    Gassho,
    Sekishi #sat
    No worries Sekishi!
    It just happens...it must be very hard sometimes to make it all function just alright...
    But your kind and sincere efforts are so meaningful for so many of us...it is so for me...Treeleaf is all that matters!
    And you are doing your best for keeping it going!
    Thank you so much!

    Gassho.
    Arya.
    ST.

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