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Thread: January 17th-18th Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai

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    January 17th-18th 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 ~7 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; 01-18-2020 at 09:42 AM. Reason: Added youtube video.
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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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)
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    Hi Jundo,

    I'll be live with instruments ready

    Gassho,

    Sat/LAH
    Hondō Kyōnin
    奔道 協忍

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    Member Onka's Avatar
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    Good morning all.
    I'll be joining you one way sometime in the next day or so as I'm pooped from a big morning.
    Gassho
    Onka
    Sat today/Lent a hand doing horse stuff for the older bloke I walk with.
    Horses really are the best folk.
    On Ka
    穏 火
    aka Anna Kissed.
    No Gods No Masters.
    Life is too serious to be taken seriously.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Onka View Post
    Good morning all.
    I'll be joining you one way sometime in the next day or so as I'm pooped from a big morning.
    Gassho
    Onka
    Sat today/Lent a hand doing horse stuff for the older bloke I walk with.
    Horses really are the best folk.
    Horses are among the best teachers you will ever find, if you only take the time to listen to them.

    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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    Time shifting as usual. See everyone down the river of time.

    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Shinshi View Post
    Horses are among the best teachers you will ever find, if you only take the time to listen to them.

    Gassho, Shinshi

    SaT-LaH
    Exactly! Natural horsemanship or GTFO!
    Unfortunately there are campdraft and cutting folk near us who still believe in 'horse breaking' methods that have no place in the modern world.
    Seeing you with Bodhi and Jakuden with her horse during Rohatsu warmed my heart.
    Gassho
    Onka
    stlah
    On Ka
    穏 火
    aka Anna Kissed.
    No Gods No Masters.
    Life is too serious to be taken seriously.

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    Hi all

    I'll not be there live today but will sit with you all tonight (my time) when circumstances are better my end!

    Sat, Tokan

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    Thank you all. I didn't have a functioning camera today, but it was only one small link.

    Deep bows,
    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 all who sat or will Sit. Have an awesome week

    GasshoShokai
    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, Kyonin, and everyone. The talk on "no language" helped me be more present. Have a great weekend!

    Gassho,
    Onkai
    Sat/LAH

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    Thank you all. Enjoy the weekend.

    Gassho
    stlah
    James

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    thank you, Jundo, Kyonin and all. my internet suddenly k/o'd near the end. plugged back in (ethernet to the rescue!) in time for the closing verse.

    loved the "no language" talk of "no labels" -- very timely with the upcoming week. thank you!

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

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    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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    Doshin
    St

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    Well, internet in my area was down this morning, so I have been sitting by myself, but as it is back up now, I can join the Zazenkai just a bit late. Sitting with gratitude.

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

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    Thank you everyone, that was my first time joining via Zoom. It was nice sitting with you all!

    Gassho,
    Ryan

    Sat Today

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    Member Onka's Avatar
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    Just finished this Zazenkai. The no language talk was interesting. Thank you Jundo. Since Jukai my little brain has been going a million miles an hour faster than normal thinking about every minute detail of my practice and wrestling with whether I'm worthy to wear my Rakusu. I think this talk may have given me the metaphorical kick in the arse I needed.
    Gassho
    Onka
    stlah
    On Ka
    穏 火
    aka Anna Kissed.
    No Gods No Masters.
    Life is too serious to be taken seriously.

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

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    ”A verb that cannot be said:” wonderful! Thank you all!
    Gassho,
    Krista
    st/lah

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    I enjoyed the talk as well.

    Gassho, drew
    Sat

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    First Zazenkai in a few weeks. Good to be back. Thank you everyone who makes this possible.

    Sat


    Seishin

    Sei - Meticulous
    Shin - Heart

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    Awoke in the middle of the night in my hotel and and sat this with you all. Lonely-not lonely. Thanks for always being there, dear Sangha.

    Thanks for helping with the horsey stuff Onka, I didn’t know your “old bloke” had horses! Just being around them is nourishment for the soul.

    Gassho
    Jakuden
    SatToday


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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 Kyonin, Jundo and everyone.

    Wishing you all well.

    Martyn
    Sat today.


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    Thank you everyone. I sat with you this snowy morning.


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

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    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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    Also my first zazenkai in a while. Thank you all.

    Gassho,

    Heiso (Neil)

    StLah

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