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    Special "caring for all" tonglen circle

    Dear all

    This Sunday, 22 March 2020, I will be hosting a special guided Tonglen Practice Circle for anyone who wishes to do taking and sending practice for themselves and everyone affected by the Cov-2019 pandemic, and the fear that goes with it. Which is pretty much the whole world now.

    It is easy to become overwhelmed by huge world events like this and our Zen practice of Shikantaza gives us a place to find some calm in the centre of the storm.

    Tonglen and metta practice are another way of doing this, softening our hearts and connecting with suffering and other sentient beings in a structured way.

    This event will occur in the Scheduled Sitting Room (SSR) at 8pm UK time (GMT/UST) and last for around 40 minutes (10 minutes of introduction plus around 30 minutes of practice).

    Basic instructions are to be found here but I will be talking us all through it anyway.

    World Times (almost 100% probably correct but please check!):

    Anchorage (AKDT): 12pm
    LA (PDT): 1pm
    Phoenix (MDT): 2pm
    Houston (CDT): 3pm
    New York (EDT): 4pm
    London (GMT/UST): 8pm
    Paris/Berlin (UST+1): 9pm
    Kyiv (UST+2): 10pm
    Bangkok (UST+7): 3am (Monday)
    Tokyo (UST+9): 5am (Monday)
    Canberra (UST+11): 7am (Monday)
    Wellington (UST+13): 9am (Monday)

    I hope to see you all there. With Zoom there is plenty of space!

    Deep bows
    Kokuu
    -sattoday/lah-
    Last edited by Jundo; 03-23-2020 at 12:39 AM.
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    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, Kokuu.
    I will be there..

    Gassho
    Washin
    st-lah
    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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    I will try to be there, Kokuu.
    Gassho,
    Mateus
    Sat today/LAH

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    Hi Kokuu, would love to be there but still needed in school in NZ. Will it recorded or any repeat session planned? Many thanks. Gassho, Chris

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    Hi Chris

    I am going to learn how to record this!

    Gassho
    Kokuu
    -sattoday/lah-
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    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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    Unfortunately, I couldn’t enter the SSR. I will keep trying for a bit more.
    Gassho,
    Mateus
    Sat today/LAH

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    It is strange but Zoom is not allowing me to enter the Scheduled room now..
    I can't figure the problem as I use this room almost daily and never encountered such before.
    Anyhow I'm sitting with you off-line.

    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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    Oops, did I do something weird? I will check with Sekishi what went wrong.

    Sorry. The video is here to sit with.



    Gassho
    Kokuu
    -sattoday/lah-
    Last edited by Kokuu; 03-22-2020 at 08:49 PM.
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    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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    Kokuu,

    Perhaps something with the settings. I could find your livestream on Youtube and followed
    it until 10:45pm here. Then when you finished the SSR has re-opened for availability.

    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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    I also could not get into the sitting room. Thank you for posting the video, Kokuu. This was a wonderful practice and I hope to join you again.
    Gassho,
    Krista
    st/lah

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    Thank you all for trying and for sitting with the video.

    I will check in with Sekishi and find out why I locked you all out.
    Hopefully I can fix the video quality for next time also.

    Gassho
    Kokuu
    -sattoday/lah-
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    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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    Treeleaf Unsui / Engineer Sekishi's Avatar
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    Hi all,

    Unfortunately, I have *no idea* what happened here. We've not had this happen before. Kokuu, lets you and I do some experimenting and see if we can duplicate and then fix this.

    Apologies everyone. We'll get this figured out.

    Gassho,
    Sekishi
    #sat #lah
    sekishi
    石志

    He/him. 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 Sekishi View Post
    Hi all,

    Unfortunately, I have *no idea* what happened here. We've not had this happen before. Kokuu, lets you and I do some experimenting and see if we can duplicate and then fix this.

    Apologies everyone. We'll get this figured out.

    Gassho,
    Sekishi
    #sat #lah
    I also went ahead and trimmed the first 5.46 minutes out from the start of Kokuu's video. Remember all that blank time before the actual start of the event.

    Gassho, J
    Last edited by Jundo; 03-24-2020 at 02:40 AM.
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    Treeleaf Unsui / Engineer Sekishi's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sekishi View Post
    Unfortunately, I have *no idea* what happened here. We've not had this happen before. Kokuu, lets you and I do some experimenting and see if we can duplicate and then fix this.

    Apologies everyone. We'll get this figured out.
    I think Kokuu and I figured the issue out and chased off the technical gremlins for next time.

    Deep bows to all,
    Sekishi #sat
    sekishi
    石志

    He/him. 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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