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Thread: March 13th-14th Treeleaf Weekly "Daylight Savings / Flatten the Curve" Zazenkai!

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    March 13th-14th Treeleaf Weekly "Daylight Savings / Flatten the Curve" Zazenkai!

    REMINDER: DAYLIGHT SAVINGS CHANGE IN US/CANADA, NOT YET EUROPE ... OTHER FOLKS, YOU FIGURE IT OUT!

    THIS IS OUR SPECIAL "FLATTEN THE CURVE" ZAZENKAI, WHERE EVERYBODY SITS FROM HOME (WE ARE ALWAYS AT HOME!).

    DETAILS OF 'FLATTEN THE CURVE' HERE



    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 9pm, Los Angeles 6pm (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 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 Sekishi; 03-14-2020 at 12:56 AM. Reason: Added youtube link.
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    Jundo, is this the thread for the March 13th - March 14th zazenkai? It looks like it is, but the title is February 28-29th, and I almost missed it. Thank you.

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Onkai View Post
    Jundo, is this the thread for the March 13th - March 14th zazenkai? It looks like it is, but the title is February 28-29th, and I almost missed it. Thank you.

    Gassho,
    Onkai
    Sat/LAH
    Ooops. Okay, fixed now. Friday the 13th!

    Gassho, J

    STLah
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    Hello everyone

    I will sit this one-way today, but with you face to face with my (not-my) original face lol

    satlah

    Tokan

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    Oh thanks Leon I was wondering where this post was!! :-D

    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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    With you almost realtime. Gassho satlah

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    Treeleaf Unsui / Engineer Sekishi's Avatar
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    Virginia, USA
    See y'all soon.


    Sekishi #sat #lah
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisKiwi View Post
    Gassho all

    whitewater.jpg


    You all are a miracle. Deep gratitude.

    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. It's wonderful that we can practice together and as Jundo says, "it's all okay somehow."

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

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    thank you Jundo, Jakuden and all for this wonderful Zazenkai. Wash your hands and lets all be to greet here on Sunday to greet Schireson roshi.

    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, Jakuden and everyone for this week's Zazenkai.
    Gassho,
    Mateus
    Sat/LAH

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    Thank you all.

    Jundo your talk resonated..thank you.

    See you soon

    Doshin
    St

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    Treeleaf Unsui / Engineer Sekishi's Avatar
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    Apr 2013
    Location
    Virginia, USA
    So very grateful to not only be in this nice boat, but to have good friends nearby to row with.

    I am also reminded of a lovely poem by that ol' scoundrel Ikkyu:
    This boat is and is not. When it sinks both disappear.

    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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    It was nice to be able to join live once again (first time using the app instead of my computer, so I had a few user-error blips but nothing major).

    Thank you Jundo, Jakuden, and everyone -- that was wonderful.

    I love kayaking. Your talk will certainly come to mind when I'm next out on the water, Jundo

    Gassho,

    Ryan
    Sat Today

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    My cousin-in-law, a long-retired Friends minister, is dealing with a growth, which she invites to contemplate the universe with her as part of what she calls "The Religious Society of Cells."

    Thank you Jundo, Jakuden, and all _()_

    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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    Thank you all and for the great talk Jundo.

    Gassho
    Washin
    sat and lah today
    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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    Member Seishin's Avatar
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    La Croix-Avranchin, Basse Normandie, France
    Thank you all. Stay safe and well.

    Sat


    Seishin

    Sei - Meticulous
    Shin - Heart

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    Thank you all. Iíve been pretty wiped out with a bad cold (not COVID19) so lots of time to rest and zazen. I laid through this one and Iíll try sitting it once my energy comes back.

    Be well.


    Tairin
    Sat today and lah

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    Tairin;

    Be well, take care of you.

    gassho Shokai
    dtalh
    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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    We had the internet and then the electricity go out within a few hours. We got a new electrical box installed by evening, in 90+ degree weather outdoors and even hotter indoors, and our internet service was not restored for three days. Being a hermit is a lot easier with air conditioning and internet. Great to be with Treeleaf again. Hoping everyone stays safe and makes the best use of time.

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

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    I finished sitting this morning. Thank you everyone and that was a lovely and much needed talk, Jundo.

    Gassho,

    StLah

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    Thank you all!

    So lovely to have community at this time.

    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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    Catching up with some of these I missed while I'm on stay at home leave. Thanks to all of you past, present, and future

    Gassho

    Nenka
    ST

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