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    April 24th-25th Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai - The Great Outdoors!


    Note: If weather allows, I may sit outside this time.
    You are invited to join, if your situation (and isolation ) allows, and to dress casual.



    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 2am and Paris 3am (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 -0- MlNUTEs FROM START OF THE VIDEO


    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
    - If prompted for a password, use: dogen

    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; 04-25-2020 at 05:00 AM.
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    Hi Jundo,

    I'll be there live with instruments ready.


    Gassho,

    Kyonin
    Sat/LAH
    Hondō Kyōnin
    奔道 協忍

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    Good evening Jundo,

    I hope all is well. Just a quick note to say that due to the time difference I will join you in spirit only tonight. However I will of course take part in the session tomorrow evening so I guess I will be joining you across time. Hope you all have fun!

    Gassho,

    Sat/LAH

    Neilio

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    I'll also be joining across time, I'll see you all in the present moment, roughly 13 hours from now

    Gassho,

    Joshua
    SatToday/LaH

    Sent from my Pixel 3 using Tapatalk

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    It's a bit cold and damp here so I might have to stay in for the event. Did get out a lot, earlier today, though. _()_

    gassho
    shonin(2) sat today and lah
    I'm a visiting unsui from Bird Haven Zendo. Take what I say with a box of salt. Mmm!

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    81 degrees F at the moment, up to 92 by noon, maybe I will just crack open a window!

    Will be here one-way.

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

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    Treeleaf Unsui / Engineer Sekishi's Avatar
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    Location
    Virginia, USA
    Hi all,

    Again this week we cannot live-stream to youtube. However, we are recording and either Jundo or I will post it to youtube after the Zazenkai (around 11pm Eastern).

    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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    Thanks everyone.

    Gassho
    Ishin
    Sat/lah
    Grateful for your practice

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    Thanks everyone for your practice.

    Doshin
    St

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    Thank you


    Hoko Sen
    ST

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    Very glad to join in live again. Thanks for sitting together.

    Gassho,

    Nanrin

    Sat today

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    Thank you Jundo, Kyonin and all. Inside and outside are just locations and since one can only be here so are they all.
    have an awesome 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 wise master once said:

    All in all
    It was all
    Just bricks
    In the wall.

    Thank you for the Zazenkai, Treeleaf. Inside, outside, or wherever you may be, enjoy your weekend!

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

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    Thank you Jundo, Kyonin, Sekishi and everyone! Oh that was beautiful to be outside, and inside with all of you

    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Science Abbot View Post
    A wise master once said:

    All in all
    It was all
    Just bricks
    In the wall.

    Thank you for the Zazenkai, Treeleaf. Inside, outside, or wherever you may be, enjoy your weekend!

    Gassho,
    Mui
    Sat/LAH
    Pink Floyd??
    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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    Thanks Jundo, Kyonin and All

    The birds of the world sing together outinside!

    Gassho, Chris stlah

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    ChrisKiwi says it well. _()_

    gassho
    shonin sat and 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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    Thanks, Jundo. Looking forward to practising along the netcast today.

    Gassho,

    Luigi
    ST
    "Zazen is good for nothing."
    Kōdō Sawaki (1880-1965)

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    Zazenkai was wonderful, at some point I could swear the birds at my house were syncing up across time and space with the ones in Japan! Given that my entire reality is created in my mind maybe they were? Pre-zen that could spark an existential crisis, post-zen it feels more like existential security? Now I'm rambling, anyways, great to see all you beautiful people! Deepest bows and I'll see you around the internet!

    Gassho,

    Joshua
    SatToday

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    Thank you everyone. I sat with you this morning. It was only 2 degrees this morning so I sat inside but I appreciated hearing the few birds from your side of the world Jundo.


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

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    Thank you, Jundo, Kyonin and everyone. It was great to sit with the recording, with so many people in the zazenkai. Have a great week.

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

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    Thank you all!
    Gassho,
    Krista
    st/lah

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    Thank you all, I managed to make it outside by the end of it!

    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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    It was great to be "there" both inisde and outside. Wonderful talk.

    Thank you Jundo and Kyonin. Thank you all for your practice. I deeply appreciate these opportunities.

    Gassho,

    Ryan
    Sat Today
    Last edited by Ryan-S; 04-26-2020 at 12:45 AM.

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    Thanks everyone that was fabby sitting with you, whether inside, outside or across time.

    Gassho 🙏

    Neil

    SAT/LAH

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    Member Seishin's Avatar
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    Location
    La Croix-Avranchin, Basse Normandie, France
    Thank you all.

    Sat inside looking outside or was that outside looking inside. Customary for me, once the weather turns a little warmer, to sit facing the courtyard - after a long late Autumn and Winter looking at the study door. Wonderful to feel the sun, when not obscured, hear and watch the birds as they dance around the gravel and see the morning light changing colour and brightness. But hey that's all just in my head ! What's in yours ?

    Great talk, thanks peeps.

    Sat / lah


    Seishin

    Sei - Meticulous
    Shin - Heart

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    Thank you everyone!
    Gassho,
    Kotei sat/lah today.
    古庭 KoTei / Ralf

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    Thank you everyone! It was nice to see so many faces in this zazenkai!
    Gassho, Nikolas
    Sat/Lah

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    I was outside (but mainly inside) with you all this week.

    Hello hello!

    Gassho

    Heiso
    StLah

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