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    March 27th-28th Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai

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    (posted on Japan twitter: )



    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 3 MlNUTES FROM START OF THE VIDEO


    NOTE: DUE TO AN ISSUE AT YOUTUBE TODAY, THE ABOVE IS ONLY THE FIRST PART OF THE ZAZENKAI. Here is Part 2 - Starting AFTER the bells have rung.

    I removed today's talk as I did not really say what I wish, and will redo it later ...:



    FOR THOSE WHO WISH TO JOIN TO SIT LIVE WITH A CAMERA, 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 Jundo; 03-28-2020 at 09:15 AM. Reason: Youtube video posted.
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    Treeleaf Unsui / Engineer Sekishi's Avatar
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    Virginia, USA
    I'll be there with thunkers and bingers.

    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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    Thank you, Jundo and Sekishi. I'm still going to bed early, so I will practice with the zazenkai recording tomorrow.

    Gassho,
    Onkai
    Sat

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    Hi Jundo.

    I'll be there live and with a warm smile for all

    Gassho,

    Kyonin
    Hondō Kyōnin
    奔道 協忍

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    I will be there one-way with you all tonight, as my usual practice space is occupied :-)

    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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    I don't know what thunkers and bingers are, but I am here.

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

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    Treeleaf Unsui / Engineer Sekishi's Avatar
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    Hi all,

    I don't know why, but the youtube video stopped in the middle and just says "unavailable". I've started recording a backup from the end of kinhin. We will try to get things stitched back together after the Zazenkai.

    Gassho,
    Sekishi
    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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    So wonderful to sit with so many of you tonight. Thank you Sekishi, thank you Jundo. We keep on keepin' on, together!

    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, Sekishi and all. Jundo, good advice; when you come to a fork in the road, take it. May you all have an awesome week. Shall we sit with that....

    nine bows in 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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    Member Hokin's Avatar
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    Ixtlahuacan De Los Membrillos, Mexico
    Hello Everyone!

    I am very happy I could join two way again since it's been one month since I could last time...!
    Even though I was late one hour....seems like I once again fell in the trap of dayly savings!!! Auch!
    Anyway....it is always great!
    Thank you for your practice and thanks Jundo for the encouraging talk...It is very important for every one of us and all that surround us that we practice all the time....especially when we are off for the moon...or the grocery!

    See you soon, Bodhisatvas!

    Gassho.
    Arya.
    Sat with you & LAH.

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    Treeleaf Unsui / Engineer Sekishi's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sekishi View Post
    I don't know why, but the youtube video stopped in the middle and just says "unavailable". I've started recording a backup from the end of kinhin. We will try to get things stitched back together after the Zazenkai.
    So the recording was taken down by youtube for a violation of community guidelines. We will work to appeal this.

    Stay tuned for anyone that missed this (or just sit with one of the previous weekly Zazenkai).

    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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    Doshin
    St

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    To the Moon.

    gratitude

    gassho
    doyu sat/lah today
    I'm a visiting unsui from Bird Haven Zendo. Take what I say with a box of salt. Mmm!

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    Hmm... weird that the video was removed. I wonder what could have possibly caused the violation? Did anybody show up naked? Too bad for me, because I was going to catch up later. I had to go and help my mother at the store.

    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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    This is happening on facebook and other places to many folks. Because of current events, google and facebook are using AI and having this problem of flagging what should not be flagged ...

    Hi Treeleaf Sangha,

    As you may know, our Community Guidelines describe which content we allow – and don’t allow – on YouTube. Your video March 27th-28th Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai was flagged to us for review. Upon review, we’ve determined that it violates our guidelines and we’ve removed it from YouTube.

    We know that this might be disappointing, but it's important to us that YouTube is a safe place for all. If content breaks our rules, we remove it. If you think we've made a mistake, you can appeal and we'll take another look. Keep reading for more details.
    Let us be patient. As the famous Koan says about the 6th Ancestor ... it is not the FLAG which is moving, but the mind!

    Gassho, Jundo

    STLah
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    Here is Part 2 - Starting AFTER the bells have rung.

    I removed today's talk as I did not really say what I wish, and will redo it later ...



    Gassho, J

    STLah
    Last edited by Jundo; 03-28-2020 at 09:14 AM.
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    Smile

    Thanks all, sat (part)recorded. Prioritized Sat pm with family. Sure you understand

    message.jpg
    I'll sit with that...

    Gassho, Chris satlah

    yay Pt2 has arrived...thanks Jundo/Sekishi...getting a message is also a message!
    Last edited by ChrisKiwi; 03-28-2020 at 07:47 AM.

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    Thank you Sekishi, Jundo and Treeleaf sangha!

    Glad I had the opportunity to join yesterday evening. The time for a "hello" at the end was very nice

    Odd about the video

    Gassho,

    Ryan

    Sat This Morning
    Last edited by Ryan-S; 03-28-2020 at 01:45 PM.

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    Thank you everyone. I sat the Zazenkai this morning before reading this thread so I didn’t realize that there were .... umm.... nonproblems. I wondered why we were taking extra time with Kinhin this week. . Anyway I managed to recover and sat the rest via timer.

    Thank you for this week’s perfectly imperfect Zazenkai.

    Stay safe and healthy.


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

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    Thank you, all. I can’t access the second video. It asks me to sign in if the owner has granted me access.
    Gassho,
    Krista
    st

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    Thank you, Jundo and Sekishi. I sat with the first part. Like Krista, I couldn't access the second video. Still, It was nice to practice with the first part of the zazenkai. I hope everyone is doing well.

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by KristaB View Post
    Thank you, all. I can’t access the second video. It asks me to sign in if the owner has granted me access.
    Gassho,
    Krista
    st
    Sorry too! Should be ok now.

    Gassho, J

    STLah
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    Here's a shorter version of the talk I gave during Zazen which was cut out ...

    Quote Originally Posted by Jundo View Post
    Current events are presenting some serious dilemmas ... just going to work, to buy bread, to see a dentist carries a risk.

    Of course, we should avoid all outside travel that is not truly necessary. But what of places we have to go?


    Gassho, Jundo

    SatTodayLAH
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    Sat with and without the recording and listened to the talk afterwards.
    Thank you Jundo and everyone.

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

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    Thank you, that was lovely!

    I haven't listened to the talk yet so will do that now.

    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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    I continued to sit this zazenkai today. I had no technical issues but did get confused by it being split across two videos, I'm easily confused though.

    Gassho,

    Heiso

    StLah

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