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    February 7th-8th 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 THERE lS A LlNK BELOW AT THE BOTTOM OF THlS POST. 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

    HOW TO JOIN THE ZAZENKAI '2-WAY':


    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 / tic-tac-toe 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)
    Last edited by Jakuden; 02-08-2020 at 12:58 AM.
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    Member Seishin's Avatar
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    Hope you are feeling better Jundo. I'll be participating On Demand as usual.

    Sat / lah


    Seishin

    Sei - Meticulous
    Shin - Heart

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    I'll be there with my instruments ready

    Gassho,

    Kyonin
    Sat/LAH
    Hondō Kyōnin
    奔道 協忍

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    If I get home in time I'll be there two way, otherwise I'll be joining you all live one way a bit later.
    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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    I'm going to be techno-ino tonight, I need the practice! If anyone is looking for the link, it is in Jundo's main post above.

    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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    sitting with you live one-way today

    _()_
    sosen
    stlah

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    Very happy to join Zazenkai live one-way today.

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

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    Thank you Jundo, Kyonin and everyone! So lovely to sit with you all in ultimate okay-ness.

    Gassho,
    Jakuden
    SatToday/Was OK
    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 and Kyonin and All who sat and will sit. Have an OK 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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    A very timely reminder that problems are no problem. Maybe it is always good to remember that everything is okay - not okay. Funny how remembering such a duality is the same as forgetting all duality.

    Thank you as always.

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

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    Thank you sangha, nice to sit with you all live today. My father has just been diagnosed with cancer, not sure where we are at with it yet as he still needs more tests. However, this weeks teaching 'it's okay but it's not, it's not okay but it is', is very pertinent for me. No doubt some of you have similar situations going on, and I think there is a lot of peace and comfort to be found in this teaching, as well as giving strength to support others through such times. Even for daily life, such is the pervasiveness of dukkha that you will always find a way to make this teaching relevant to yourself or your circumstances. It works this way for me at least.

    Deep bows sangha buddies!

    Gassho, Tokan

    SatLAH

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    Thanks to all. I didn't think I was going to last the whole zazenkai as I killed my back cleaning out the basement yesterday. But actually I felt OK.

    Gassho
    STlah
    James

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    Thank you, Jundo, Kyonin, and Jakuden and everyone who sat tonight and will sit in the future. Okay/Not Okay/Okay even if it isn't...This practice helps me see where things are not okay, yet in a way, there is something more okay just by acknowledging reality. Have a great weekend!

    Gassho,
    Onkai
    Sat/LAH
    On (Warm)
    Kai (Sea)

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    Quote Originally Posted by leon View Post
    Thank you sangha, nice to sit with you all live today. My father has just been diagnosed with cancer, not sure where we are at with it yet as he still needs more tests. However, this weeks teaching 'it's okay but it's not, it's not okay but it is', is very pertinent for me. No doubt some of you have similar situations going on, and I think there is a lot of peace and comfort to be found in this teaching, as well as giving strength to support others through such times. Even for daily life, such is the pervasiveness of dukkha that you will always find a way to make this teaching relevant to yourself or your circumstances. It works this way for me at least.

    Deep bows sangha buddies!

    Gassho, Tokan

    SatLAH


    Metta for you dad, you, and all who love him.
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shoki View Post
    Thanks to all. I didn't think I was going to last the whole zazenkai as I killed my back cleaning out the basement yesterday. But actually I felt OK.

    Gassho
    STlah
    James
    Reclining Zazen is always an option ...

    https://www.treeleaf.org/forums/show...ferently-Abled

    Gassho, J

    STLah
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    Outstanding talk from my POV; many people I know are going through a lot. Thank you Jundo and Kyonin! _()_

    gassho
    doyu sat/lah today
    自己を忘れ、他人のために生きる

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    Thank you Jundo, Kyonin and everyone. I deeply appreciate the opportunity to sit with you all.

    Gassho,

    Ryan
    Sat Today

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    Quote Originally Posted by leon View Post
    Thank you sangha, nice to sit with you all live today. My father has just been diagnosed with cancer, not sure where we are at with it yet as he still needs more tests. However, this weeks teaching 'it's okay but it's not, it's not okay but it is', is very pertinent for me. No doubt some of you have similar situations going on, and I think there is a lot of peace and comfort to be found in this teaching, as well as giving strength to support others through such times. Even for daily life, such is the pervasiveness of dukkha that you will always find a way to make this teaching relevant to yourself or your circumstances. It works this way for me at least.

    Deep bows sangha buddies!

    Gassho, Tokan

    SatLAH
    Sorry to hear this, Tokan. Sending much Metta to you and your family.

    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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    Just sat with you all.
    Thank you Jundo and Kyonin and Jakuden.
    Gassho,
    Kotei sat/lah today.
    古庭 KoTei / Ralf

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    Sat to recording. Thank you all. Jundo, your talk brought the fragrance of peace (in action).
    Gassho,

    Chris -sat/lah

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    Thank you so much everyone!

    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. I sat with you this morning.


    Tairin
    Sat today and lah

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    Thank you Jundo, Kyonin and everyone.
    Much metta, Tokan

    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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    Thank you everyone.

    Sat


    Seishin

    Sei - Meticulous
    Shin - Heart

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