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Thread: June 12th-13th Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai

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    June 12th-13th 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 Jundo; 06-13-2020 at 05:15 AM. Reason: Added one-way video.
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    Member RobD's Avatar
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    Looking forward to sitting with you all tonight. I'll be there with bells onóbut microphone off, of course... ;-)

    Gassho,
    Rob

    SatToday


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    Joining in via YouTube today. Mosquitoes are plentiful so I'm sitting in a net.

    Gassho,

    Nanrin

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    Oh, dear. The one-way video cut out right in the middle of Jundo’s lovely talk. I guess YouTube is YouTube just as the rain is the rain. It was nice sitting with you all for a while!
    Gassho,
    Krista
    st/lah

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    Quote Originally Posted by KristaB View Post
    Oh, dear. The one-way video cut out right in the middle of Jundo’s lovely talk. I guess YouTube is YouTube just as the rain is the rain. It was nice sitting with you all for a while!
    Youtube flagged the video and stopped the livestream. They have been doing this to us fairly regularly lately.

    "This stream has been stopped because we detected copyrighted audio or video or because we received complaint of a Community Guidelines violation."

    I was making a separate recording this week, and will upload that one instead in the next 30 minutes or so.

    Thankfully we raindrops all sit together regardless of youtubes.

    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, Sekishi. I would love to sit with the rest of the video. I started a little late, so I missed most of Jundo's talk. Although, yes, we all sit together regardless of the youtubes!

    Gassho,
    krissy
    sat/lah
    Thank you for teaching me.

    I am very much a beginner and appreciate any words you may give me.

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    Thank you, Sekishi!
    Gassho,
    Krista
    st/lah

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    Thank you Jundo, Jakuden and all for a wonderful Zazenkai.

    Raindrops are hanging from the eaves here too

    Gassho, Chris -satlah

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    Thank you, Jundo, Jakuden, Sekishi, and everyone. I enjoyed the talk, and am glad that there is a recording to be heard in the future. It is a joy to have zazenkai and tea time. Have a great weekend!

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

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    Treeleaf Unsui / Engineer Sekishi's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by krissydear View Post
    Thank you, Sekishi. I would love to sit with the rest of the video. I started a little late, so I missed most of Jundo's talk. Although, yes, we all sit together regardless of the youtubes!
    Quote Originally Posted by KristaB View Post
    Thank you, Sekishi!

    Here is the alternate recording. If you skip to about 58:25, you should be able to pick up right where you left off.



    Thank you all for coming together to practice.

    Deep bows,
    Sekishi
    #sat #youtubed

    P.S. It might take another 3 or 4 minutes for youtube to finish transcoding into all formats, so if you don't see the video yet, check back in a few.
    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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    A jewel-mirror drop of rain hangs
    On the eaves, or falls: it has
    no preference. I am not it,
    but it is me.

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

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    For anyone who would like to read the poems and Koan I quoted today, they are from here ...

    https://dogeninstitute.wordpress.com...sound-of-rain/

    Gassho, J

    STLah
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    I am in sesshin with the Red Cedar Zen community this week, so I could not sit live for Zazenkai today, but I am sitting with you now while they are sleeping.

    Thank you very much for the recording.

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

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    Thank you, Jundo, Jakuden, Sekishi, and everyone for this week's Zazenkai.
    May you all have a good and safe weekend.
    Gassho,
    Mateus
    Sat/LAH

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jundo View Post
    For anyone who would like to read the poems and Koan I quoted today, they are from here ...

    https://dogeninstitute.wordpress.com...sound-of-rain/

    Gassho, J

    STLah
    Thank you Jundo! Answered my question before I even asked. Very lovely talk and poems.

    Thank you Jakuden and all. I appreciate these opportunities to practice with Treeleaf

    Sorry to not stay for tea! Hope to next time.

    Gassho

    Ryan S
    Sat Today

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    Thank you everyone. I sat with you this morning.

    Wonderful talk Jundo. I am off to read more about the poems.


    Tairin
    Sat today and lah

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    Thank you Jundo, Jakuden, Sekishi and all for creating such a wonderful space to practice together. It really does feel as if we're all sitting together with no physical space/barriers between us.

    Jundo, I really appreciated your talk, and thank you for posting the link to the poems. I was going to ask about that as well. ;-)

    Gassho,
    Rob

    SatToday


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    Thank you Jundo, Jakuden, Sekishi and everyone!

    Gassho,
    Washin
    st-lah
    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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    Thank you Jundo, raining here in France too, just many bright pearls
    Thank you Jakuden.
    Thank you everyone.


    Sat


    Seishin

    Sei - Meticulous
    Shin - Heart

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    Thank you Jundo, Jakuden and everyone!
    Gassho, Nikolas
    Sat

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    Thank you everyone, and the talk was spot on! I got very much below average sleep last night, and trying to sit in exhaustion and soreness I wanted to be upset by it. As soon as I saw the sleepiness and the soreness as not separate, it was much easier to sit with and ended up being very enjoyable. Thank you all for your practice, metta to all!

    Gassho,

    Joshua
    SatToday

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    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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    I just sat this Zazenkai with you all. I am not only rain but the sunshine today. Thank you Jundo, thank you all!

    Gassho,
    Tom

    Sat/LAH

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    Last edited by StoBird; 06-15-2020 at 01:21 AM.

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