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Thread: December 13th-14th Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai

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    December 13th-14th 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 4 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; 12-14-2019 at 12:56 AM. Reason: Added youtube video.
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    Attending a concert this evening; will sit trhis tomorrow, Thank you for joining

    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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    Hi all.

    I'll have to sit this one over the weekend

    Gassho,

    Kyonin
    Hondō Kyōnin
    奔道 協忍

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    I am Ino tonight I think, I am pretty sure I will get out of work in time to be there today with the bells

    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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    2 way intention

    gassho
    doyu sat 2day
    I'm a visiting unsui from Bird Haven Zendo. Take what I say with a box of salt. Mmm!

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    I'll be time shifting to Sunday. See everyone then!

    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 will sit with you all tomorrow morning.
    Gassho,
    Krista
    st/lah

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    i will sit the recording. my Econ class lecture/final projects, family visiting this weekend, and holiday schedules are all colliding.


    kim
    reclined lh
    Not all who wander are lost. (Tolkien)
    Sometimes there are no answers.
    迷安 - Mei An - Wandering At Rest

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    Treeleaf Unsui / Engineer Sekishi's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jakuden View Post
    I am Ino tonight I think, I am pretty sure I will get out of work in time to be there today with the bells
    I'll be there too in case you are not back in time.

    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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    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
    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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    I am joining live one-way today, thank you!

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

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    Thanks everyone! Stay safe from all the scary monsters!

    Gassho,
    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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    Thank you, Jundo, Jakuden, and everyone. Look out for furry slippers! Have a great weekend.

    Gassho,
    Onkai
    Sat/LAH

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    Treeleaf Unsui / Engineer Sekishi's Avatar
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    Thank you to all innocent empty monsters. Like Cookie Monster!

    Gassho,
    Sekishi #sat #rawr!
    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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    No doubt it was a coiled rope the monk saw. BTDT!

    Thank you, everyone!

    gassho
    doyu sat today
    I'm a visiting unsui from Bird Haven Zendo. Take what I say with a box of salt. Mmm!

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    Member Hokin's Avatar
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    Thank you Jundo...and everybody for your practice!
    It is always beautiful share at Treeleaf!
    Even amongst such dreadfully monstruous snake-like ropes and rope-like snakes!!!

    I would like to suggest, in all humility, a sequence for the chant of the verse of atonement...since it seems as though the mind and thoughts come first, followed by mouth and speech and lastly (but not leastly...for sure!), body and acts....I wonder...why not put it like that...?
    I mean...it could go like:

    All harmful thoughts, words and acts
    Ever committed by me since of old,
    On account of beginningless greed, anger and ignorance
    Born of my mind, mouth and body
    Now I atone for them all.

    I don't know...just a humble suggestion...consider it...

    Gassho.
    Arya....(Yes....Me....The Hindu Misfit! lol)
    Sat Today With You...LAH.

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    Thank you

    Doshin
    St

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    Thank you everyone. I sat with you this morning.


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

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    Thank you from me and this rope in my garden.

    Gassho
    stall
    James
    Last edited by Shoki; 12-14-2019 at 05:23 PM.

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    Recently we were decorating for the holidays in our office and I had a furry owl ornament in my hand. My coworker came up to ask me something and nearly screamed when she saw it, thinking it was a mouse.

    I wonder if there's something going on in our building they're not telling me?

    Gassho

    Nenka

    ST

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    Thank you, Jundo, for your talk today. I really needed to hear that even Zen Masters feel fear. After being in an autoimmune disease flare for nine months, my doctor told me I have no more treatment options available to me, except for my worst nightmare. And there I am, staring it down, and going through the gamut of absolute refusal, fear, grief, curiosity, acceptance (just a teensy bit) and back.
    Gassho,
    Krista
    st/lah

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    Metta to you, Krista; will sit this. _()_

    gassho
    doyu sat/lah
    I'm a visiting unsui from Bird Haven Zendo. Take what I say with a box of salt. Mmm!

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    Thank you, Doyu. That’s very kind.
    Gassho,
    Krista
    st/lah

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    Quote Originally Posted by KristaB View Post
    Thank you, Jundo, for your talk today. I really needed to hear that even Zen Masters feel fear. After being in an autoimmune disease flare for nine months, my doctor told me I have no more treatment options available to me, except for my worst nightmare. And there I am, staring it down, and going through the gamut of absolute refusal, fear, grief, curiosity, acceptance (just a teensy bit) and back.
    Gassho,
    Krista
    st/lah
    We will dedicate all our Sitting this week and Metta to you and all with autoimmune diseases. Krista.

    Gassho, J

    STLah
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    Thank you, Jundo. A good reminder for me how many are suffering and how it connects us—I will pour all my anxious energy into my Sitting and Metta for all.
    Gassho,
    Krista
    st/lah

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    Member Seishin's Avatar
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    Thank you all.

    Sat


    Seishin

    Sei - Meticulous
    Shin - Heart

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    Sat this this morning. Thank you everyone. And for the talk Jundo

    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 all very much for practicing together.

    A month ago, during a routine checkup, they found some immune system proteins in my blood, that shouldn't be there in this amount.
    Nobody knows for now, if it's just a 'to be monitored' condition, something that needs/can be treated, or a type of blood cancer, that can not be treated.
    I am thankful for our practice, because it makes me feel OK with the unclear situation during the ongoing tests. More ok, than people around can understand.
    I can relate to this week's talk very much.

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kotei View Post
    Thank you all very much for practicing together.

    A month ago, during a routine checkup, they found some immune system proteins in my blood, that shouldn't be there in this amount.
    Nobody knows for now, if it's just a 'to be monitored' condition, something that needs/can be treated, or a type of blood cancer, that can not be treated.
    I am thankful for our practice, because it makes me feel OK with the unclear situation during the ongoing tests. More ok, than people around can understand.
    I can relate to this week's talk very much.

    Gassho,
    Kotei sat/lah today.
    The best for you Kotei. The talk was good for me as well.

    Doshin
    st

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    Waiting to hear can be very hard, but good practice in letting the mind not runaway with us. That was the very point of this week's talk.

    Metta to you, Kotei

    Gassho, J

    STLah
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    Thanks a lot for your practice!

    Who says slippers can't be dangerous, too?
    (You could stumble over them and break your neck!)

    Gassho,

    Daitetsu

    #sat2day
    no thing needs to be added

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    Sat with you all this week. I have been in some physical discomfort from my job and getting enough sleep has been a challenge, but even so I'm not terribly worried.

    Gassho
    Sen
    Sat|LAH
    橋川
    kyō (bridge) | sen (river)

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