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Thread: May 29th-30th Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai

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    May 29th-30th Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai

    NOTE: DUE TO SOME NON-PROBLEM AT YOUTUBE, ONLY THE FIRST HOUR IS AVAILABLE.

    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 Jundo; 05-30-2020 at 06:15 AM. Reason: Added one-way video.
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    Looking forward to it. See you all tomorrow.

    Gassho, Jonathon

    SatTodayLAH

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    I might be able to sit Live on this one. If not I will be sitting with you all recorded version like I usually do.
    I too look forward to it.

    Ghasso
    Bobby
    SatToday


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    Shunryu Suzuki

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    Member RobD's Avatar
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    I'm planning to join the live session this evening. Looking forward to my first Zazenkai with you all. I'll try not to be too clumsy in following along with the flow...

    Gassho,
    Rob

    SatToday

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    Hi Jundo,

    I'll be there live

    Gassho,

    Kyonin
    Sat/LAH
    Hondō Kyōnin
    奔道 協忍

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    Hi alli will be sitting with the recording this week. But I look forward to seeing you all the same.

    Gassho

    Neilio

    SAT/LAH

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    Treeleaf Unsui / Engineer Sekishi's Avatar
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    Looking forward to sitting with you all soon.

    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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    I'll be there audio-only tonight, since there are folks watching movies in the basement where my practice spot is

    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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    Member Onka's Avatar
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    I'm hoping to rejoin you all for live weekly Zazenkai soon. At the moment travellin to get daily blood tests leaves me too pooped to do anything.
    Gassho
    Onka
    ST
    On Ka
    穏 火
    aka Anna Kissed.
    No Gods No Masters.
    Life is too serious to be taken seriously.

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    Thank you Jundo, Sekishi and Everyone

    It's wonderful to share with you all

    Gassho, Chris stlah

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    Good to see you all for zazenkai and a short chat.

    I have a standing offer for anyone to come and visit here. Don't have many amenities, but if you don't mind that, it is pleasant to be close to nature. Happy to make some tea and spend time talking and sitting together. If you will be in Northern Thailand, please do message me and stop by.

    Gassho,

    Nanrin

    Sat today

    PS

    Fully automatic washer and dryer
    Last edited by Nanrin; 05-30-2020 at 04:17 AM.

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    Treeleaf Unsui / Engineer Sekishi's Avatar
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    Hi all,

    The Zazenkai recording was reported for violating youtube community guidelines. I have submitted an appeal. Hopefully the recording will be reinstated.

    As always, it was wonderful to practice with all of you.

    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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    Member RobD's Avatar
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    It was wonderful to sit with everyone tonight. I haven't sat with a larger group in ages, and it was very energizing to be able to join you all for practice.

    And thank you Jundo for the raw, yet very timely talk.


    Gassho,
    Rob

    SatToday

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    Yes wonderful to sit with you all, when the You Tube video fizzled I popped in audio on Zoom. Thank you for the wonderful talk as usual Jundo, you have a way of always addressing what I am sitting with.

    And it's lovely to hear from some of you after the Zazenkai! Thankful there's no need for mosquito netting in my bedroom but would love to visit Nanrin anyway.

    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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    Took a turn round the hut's potato patch during kinhin. Swallows are using the birdhouse this year and were carrying on not five feet from the spot where the laptop sits. All the things were equals. _()_

    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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    This just in ....

    Dear Treeleaf Sangha,

    Thank you for submitting your video appeal to YouTube. After further review, we have reinstated your video.

    For more information please visit the YouTube Help Center.

    We apologize for the delay. Due to the recent global health crisis related to COVID-19, a number of our normal review processes have been disrupted and are experiencing delays. To stay up to date on any changes in our services—and our broader response to COVID-19—please check the Help Center.

    Sincerely,
    - The YouTube Team
    Our computer masters are merciful!

    However, only the first hour is there! Alas, you won't see my pants fall down at the end!

    Gassho, J

    STLah
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    Thank you everyone. Thank you Youtube for preserving 1 hour of this week’s Zazenkai. I sat with you all this morning.


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

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    Thank you, Jundo, Sekishi, and everyone. I was too tired last night to join, but I just sat with the first hour, and timed my second sitting and chanted the Verse of Atonement and the Four Vows. I was sorry I didn't hear all of Jundo's talk, but I was grateful to be notified that the video was cut short. I will try to join live in the future. Have a great week, everyone!

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

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    Sad to have missed live again, but I am so glad that YouTube is getting back on the ball!

    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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    Thank you Jundo -- so pleased that you decided to talk on that subject. I live in Ohio and some of the violent protests are hitting our state as well. What you spoke to was heavy on my mind yesterday.

    Also, thank you Sekishi. And thank you everyone for being there. I was looking forward to joining and glad to have made it.

    Gassho,

    Sat Today

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    Quote Originally Posted by Onkai View Post
    Thank you, Jundo, Sekishi, and everyone. I was too tired last night to join, but I just sat with the first hour, and timed my second sitting and chanted the Verse of Atonement and the Four Vows. I was sorry I didn't hear all of Jundo's talk, but I was grateful to be notified that the video was cut short. I will try to join live in the future. Have a great week, everyone!

    Gassho,
    Onkai
    Sat
    If you are interested, what I spoke on is basically this ...

    https://www.treeleaf.org/forums/show...-Justice-Peace

    Gassho, J

    STLah
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jundo View Post
    If you are interested, what I spoke on is basically this ...

    https://www.treeleaf.org/forums/show...-Justice-Peace

    Gassho, J

    STLah
    Thank you, Jundo. I look forward to reading that thread.

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

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    Member Seishin's Avatar
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    Sat on demand. Thank you for the link after the start of an interesting talk.

    Sat


    Seishin

    Sei - Meticulous
    Shin - Heart

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    Thank you dear sangha.

    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.

    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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