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Thread: May 15th-16th Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai

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    May 15th-16th Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai


    We will dance HANNYA SHINGYO (Heart Sutra in Japanese) today,
    see below in this thread.


    Note: We are going to try live casting on Youtube again.
    However, if it is not possible, "One Way" folks can join Zoom below, cameras off



    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 -- 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 Sekishi; 05-15-2020 at 09:51 PM. Reason: Added youtube embed.
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    For today, I have selected the "Organ Franny" (オルガンフラニー) Hannya Shingyo (Heart Sutra in Japanese) remix featuring Sato Moka (soundcloud has the best sound) ...



    More about singer Sato Moka

    https://tokyophonic.com/featured/201...merry-go-round

    More about Organ Franny

    https://masakey1222.wixsite.com/organfranny

    It was a close call, because in searching I found some other really different "Hannya Shingyo" ... such as this, to the melody of "Imagine" ...


    A trance version ...


    (cont.)
    Last edited by Jundo; 05-15-2020 at 06:20 AM.
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    Something "tribal" ...


    ... acid jazz ...


    ... and one of my all time favorites, the beatbox looping remix Hannya ...


    Gassho, J

    STLah
    Last edited by Jundo; 05-15-2020 at 06:29 AM.
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    PS - The above are in addition to some of the many other Hannya Shingyo's that we have discovered over the years ...

    Vocaloid Hatsune Miku and others ...

    https://www.treeleaf.org/forums/show...Shin-Gyo-J-pop

    Flamenco!

    https://www.treeleaf.org/forums/show...l=1#post226141
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    Thank you Jundo.

    I'll be there live with instruments ready!

    Gassho,

    Kyonin
    Sat/LAH
    Hondō Kyōnin
    奔道 協忍

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    Treeleaf Unsui / Engineer Sekishi's Avatar
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    Today will be a grand experiment with the Zazenkai. As our one-way sitters know, we have not been able to live-stream since the the beginning of April (and help tickets to Zoom have gone unanswered). Today we are going to try an alternate method of live-streaming to youtube. It might work, but it might not work. But it might work!

    One nice thing about this alternate method is it will allow us to begin the stream at the beginning of the Zazenkai again (instead of 10 minutes before like we've had to do since switching to Zoom).

    Anyhow, long story short, I've embedded the live-stream video in Jundo's original post. It might show the Zazenkai live one-way. Or it might not. If stuff breaks, we will record it and either Jundo or I will post the video after the Zazenkai ends.

    Gassho,
    Sekishi
    #sat #videostreamed
    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 Sekishi View Post
    Today will be a grand experiment with the Zazenkai. As our one-way sitters know, we have not been able to live-stream since the the beginning of April (and help tickets to Zoom have gone unanswered). Today we are going to try an alternate method of live-streaming to youtube. It might work, but it might not work. But it might work!

    One nice thing about this alternate method is it will allow us to begin the stream at the beginning of the Zazenkai again (instead of 10 minutes before like we've had to do since switching to Zoom).

    Anyhow, long story short, I've embedded the live-stream video in Jundo's original post. It might show the Zazenkai live one-way. Or it might not. If stuff breaks, we will record it and either Jundo or I will post the video after the Zazenkai ends.

    Gassho,
    Sekishi
    #sat #videostreamed
    Thanks so much Sekishi, and to the folks who helped.

    If it does not work for our one way folks (or if you want to come into Zoom anyway), our one way folks can just come into the Zoom room at the following link and password, cameras off.

    - 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
    In the end, remember that for a Zen group ... there is "not one not two" way. (Little Zen humor there)

    Gassho, J

    SatTodayLah
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    Excited to practice with all of you tomorrow morning in United States time! Seeing everyone practicing together is wonderful and I hope to one day be able to sit live with you all. Additionally I'd like to thank everyone for a of their hard work behind the scenes as well. It must take a lot to keep this Sangha up and running. Deepest bows my friends!

    Gassho,

    Joshua
    SatToday/LaH

    Sent from my Pixel 3 using Tapatalk

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    Thank you Kyonin, Jundo, Sekishi and everyone! I had to be in and out so didnít turn on my camera, but it was wonderful to sit with you all!

    Gassho
    Jakuden
    SatToday/LAH


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    Member Hokin's Avatar
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    Ixtlahuacan De Los Membrillos, Mexico
    Thank you for your practice,every one!
    Thank you Jundo for your kind and welcome dharma talk...I am sorry I couldn't stay for Tea Time, for last time I enjoyed it soooo much...but I have to look after the family now...Hopefully next week!
    So...maybe now I was close for tea time but open for the family here...and anyway,...wether I am open or close (and I am sincerely training to always be open, in a way or another!!), the big sky is always BIG OPEN!

    Gassho.
    Arya.
    ST&LAH

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    Thank you, Treeleaf, for Zazenkai!

    Tea time is a great addition and I hope it remains a regular thing.

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

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    Treeleaf Unsui / Engineer Sekishi's Avatar
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    Thank you all for coming together to practice.

    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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    Thank you, Jundo, Kyonin, Sekishi, and everyone. It was great to practice together. The practice helps me be open to all that happens. The tea time was also a nice time of community. Have a great weekend!

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

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    Thank you everyone for sharing zazenkai (now or later), it is wonderful to practice together.

    Thank you Jundo, Kyonin and Sekishi.

    What a wonderful family! I really enjoy chatting over tea.

    Gassho, Chris stlah

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    Thank you everyone. Always good to sit with you.

    For those present Tea time we had a discussion about rattlesnakes. Right after I signed off I went outside to bring the dogs in and a rattlesnake let me know it was there. Wished it Metta, said goodnight and went inside.

    Doshin
    St

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    Didn't join in the usual broadcast, but I did join in sitting while up on top of the mountain behind my house. Hiked up up there, sat zazen, did a little sewing and reading, and enjoyed nature all the way back down.

    Gassho,

    Nanrin

    Sat today

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    Sekishi, I take it that the live netcast via Youtube worked well? The recording looks wonderful.

    Gassho, Jundo

    STLah
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    Thank you everyone for this Zazenkai!
    Gassho, Nikolas
    Sat/Lah

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    Thank you Jundo for a wonderful talk. I found myself thinking on being "open" again this morning before I began my morning sit. Very beneficial mindset ahead of beginning zazen

    Also thank you Kyonin and Sekishi! I appreciate the effort that goes into making this possible.

    I apologise for dropping out and back in toward the end. Some tech issues caused Zoom to reset on me.

    I agree that tea time is a great idea! I hope to stick around for it next week.

    Gassho

    Ryan
    Sat Today

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    Thank you. I sat with all of you this morning.


    Tairin
    Sat today and lah

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    Thank you all!
    Gassho,
    Krista
    st/lah

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    Member Seishin's Avatar
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    Thank you everyone for this and all Zazenkais

    sat


    Seishin

    Sei - Meticulous
    Shin - Heart

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    I sat with you all this Sunday morning. The windows were open and the air was cool in the dawning sun with birds chirping outside.


    Kevin
    ST/LAH

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    Finished sitting with the Zazenkai this morning, thank you all my friends for your practice. It's so wonderful to see so many people that I interact with here and on Insight Timer. Very thankful for the technology that allows us all around the world to come together in zazen.

    Gassho,

    Joshua
    SatToday

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

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    Thank you all!

    Hello! Hello!

    Gassho
    Kokuu
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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 everyone!

    Gassho
    Washin
    sat&danced
    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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