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Thread: May 22nd-23rd Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai

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    May 22nd-23rd Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai

    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:


    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.

    'One Way' folks are also welcome to join the Zoom room, just leaving your camera and microphone turned off:

    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; 05-23-2020 at 04:36 PM. Reason: Fixed youtube embed.
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    Thank you, Jundo. I'll be there with bells ready

    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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    Aiming to join you all
    Gassho, Chris sattoday/lah

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    See you tomorrow.

    Gassho, Jonathon

    SatTodayLAH

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    Iím going to be on the evening Zazenkai tonight . I believe I can make it through. Iím capabl. Thank you all. So grateful for Treeleaf Zendo.
    Tai Shi
    sat/ lah
    Gassho


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    The object of practice is not transcendence but transformation, yet ultimately we must transcend ourselves. (Elucidation of Dogen) in HOW TO RAISE AN OX

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    Hello all,

    Sadly I can't sit this one live. I'll sit over the weekend.

    Gassho,

    Kyonin
    Sat/LAH
    Hondō Kyōnin
    奔道 協忍

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    Hi all

    I will be sitting across time once again this weekend so I'll look forward to sitting with you from tomorrow.

    Gassho 🙏

    Neilio

    SAT\LAH

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    Will be there audio only as I have to be ďon callĒ for my daughterís little birthday party still going on here.

    Gassho
    Jakuden
    SatToday/LAH


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    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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    Treeleaf Unsui / Engineer Sekishi's Avatar
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    Virginia, USA
    We *should* have a one-way stream on youtube again this week... Cross your fingers that the duct tape and bubblegum hold!

    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, Washin, Sekishi, and everyone. The talk was uplifting. It is always great to practice together and have tea-time.

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

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    My laptop was shutting down so I had to leave a tea time earlier.
    Thank you Jundo for a talk, Sekishi for a techy support and everyone for sitting together.
    That was fantastic!

    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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    Likewise, thank you Jundo for the inspiring teaching, Washin for the wonderful Heart Sutra, Sekishi for the bubblegum and tape, our honored guest Rev Dainei, and All of You...One Bright Pearl.

    Gassho, Chris stlah



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    The whole universe in the ten directions. _()_

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

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    Thank you Jundo, Washin and everyone! I appreciate the topic of your talk, Jundo.

    Tea time was nice, glad I hung around this time! Great to hear a little from you all.

    Gassho,

    Ryan S
    Sat Today/LAH

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    We *should* have a one-way stream on youtube again this week... Cross your fingers that the duct tape and bubblegum hold!
    Good to hear!

    Thank you all for sitting with me.

    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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    Thank you everyone. I sat with you this morning.

    Nice talk and reminder about non-problems. It was quite aligned with this week’s lessons from our Simple Living readings. Accept reality as it is.


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

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    I was not live and rather than sit through this ritual, I sat through another and if one person benefited from one word of sharing in our 100+ circle of people like me. This act of sharing while all others listen is the adhisive for the cracks in my pain which I do not feel while listening and sharing, listening can happen for more than an hour in which I am free of pain. This Iíve found the recipe against one drink which always leads to another and in this way, I live my life one moment, one minute, one hour, and ultimately one day at a time. Yesterday well lived, tomorrow the story of a well lived future, all in each day at a time. In the now I never drink today, just for today, for to remain sober is found in giving each moment away the gift to another in the reality of sharing I remain more than dry; I am sober today, just for today.
    Tai Shi
    sat on Sunday
    Lah
    Gassho


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    I sat with everyone today. Thank you for your practice.

    Gassho,
    Tom

    SatLah

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

    sat


    Seishin

    Sei - Meticulous
    Shin - Heart

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    I sat the session with y'all yesterday, it was great as ever. When we couldn't hear Jundo I just thought it was one of his wacky lessons!

    Thank you all.

    Gassho 🙏

    Neilio

    SAT/LAH

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    Nenka

    ST

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    Thank you everyone!
    Gassho
    Nikolas
    Sat/LaH

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