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    March 20th-21st Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai! - We're All In This Together!

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    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 ~5 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; 03-21-2020 at 12:56 AM. Reason: Added youtube video.
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    Thank you Jundo. I'll be there live with my instruments ready.

    Gassho,

    Kyonin
    Sat/LAH
    Hondō Kyōnin
    奔道 協忍

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    Thank you, Jundo and Kyonin. I will be sitting with the recording tomorrow. I need to go to bed earlier, as I get up earlier for household reasons and I've felt sleep deprived. Looking forward to the recording. Still feel that we are in this together, and I'm thankful for that.

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

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    My mom has asked me to help her cook. I will join as soon as I can.

    Gassho
    Sat today, lah
    求道芸化 Kyudo Geika
    I am just a priest-in-training, please do not take anything I say as a teaching.

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    I canít join you tonight but will be sitting with you while I work.
    Gassho
    Jakuden
    SatToday


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
    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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    Good morning, or afternoon, or evening!

    Sitting with you one-way.

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

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    Thank you all!

    Gassho
    Sat today, lah
    求道芸化 Kyudo Geika
    I am just a priest-in-training, please do not take anything I say as a teaching.

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    Thank you very much, Jundo, Kyonin, Sekishi and everyone for this week's Zazenkai.
    We are all in this together!
    Gassho,
    Mateus
    Sat/LAH

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    Very good. Thank you for another Zazenkai. May everyone here stay safe and make the best of the situation.

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

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    thank you Jundo, Kyonin and all. wisdom is as wisdom does, shoganai baby; have a great 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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    Treeleaf Unsui / Engineer Sekishi's Avatar
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    Virginia, USA
    Thank you all for supporting each other and the whole world.

    shoganai-696x696.jpg

    From: https://themindsjournal.com/shoganai/

    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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    Kia ora folks! Was feeling a bit overwhelmed, so bottled and sat one-way. Thanks for sitting together...that got my head straight!
    Gassho, Chris
    wadda.jpg

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    Wonderful. Thank you Jundo, Kyonin and all!

    May everyone stay safe and connected.

    Що тут поробиш..(shoganai)

    Gassho
    Washin
    sattoday
    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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    It was nice sitting with you all today

    Gassho,
    Sam
    STLah

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    Hey all

    Missed this today but will sit when I get the chance. As our situation develops in NZ I am having to plan, replan, communicate, etc as I am responsible for COVID planning in our prison and have to contribute to regional and national planning as part of that - so I am guessing COVID is my zazenkai, my practice, and the embodying of the bodhisattva vows.

    Haven't sat in last 24 but LAHLAHLAH :-D

    Gassho and stay safe, Tokan

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    Shō Ga Nai!

    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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    Quote Originally Posted by leon View Post
    Hey all

    Missed this today but will sit when I get the chance. As our situation develops in NZ I am having to plan, replan, communicate, etc as I am responsible for COVID planning in our prison and have to contribute to regional and national planning as part of that - so I am guessing COVID is my zazenkai, my practice, and the embodying of the bodhisattva vows.

    Haven't sat in last 24 but LAHLAHLAH :-D

    Gassho and stay safe, Tokan
    Bodhisattva work, and totally counts as "sitting in action" right now!

    Gassho, J

    STlah
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    Thank you all.

    Doshin
    St

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    Member Onka's Avatar
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    Location
    Rural Queensland, Australia
    I'll be sitting this in bits over the next few days.
    I am thankful for my Sangha sisters, brothers and others, my teacher, my partner, and the daily challenges we face. What fantastic opportunities these challenges provide. What a time to be alive! YAHTZEE!
    Be kind to yourselves and look out for each other.
    Gassho
    Anna
    Sat today/looked like a pufferfish.
    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 everyone.

    Shoganai.
    ...or as my grandfather (who experienced WWI and WWII) used to say with a mild smile: "shut up and be useful"

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

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    Whaddayagonnado indeed.

    Gassho

    Nenka
    ST

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    I sat with you this morning. Thank you.

    I wanted to say how deeply I appreciate this Sangha. Thank you all for your practice.


    Tairin
    Sat today and lah

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    I just sat this zazenkkai this morning. Thanks to all for your practice and support. At times like this my grandfather would just throw up his hands and say "Ooooo-Faahh!!!"

    Gassho
    STlah
    James

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    Thank you, Jundo, Kyoinin, Sekishi, and everyone. I just sat with the zazenkai. The talk put a smile on my face

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

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    Lovely! Thank you all for sitting.

    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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    Member Seishin's Avatar
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    Location
    La Croix-Avranchin, Basse Normandie, France
    Shogunai (? no doubt dodgy spelling) sat with you all this morning. Stay in, stay safe, stay well.

    std / lah


    Seishin

    Sei - Meticulous
    Shin - Heart

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