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    July 10th-11th Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai

    NOTE: I put the microphone in the line of a fan, so very noisy and disturbing second sitting. HOWEVER, please recall that conditions are conditions, with the disturbance between our own ears. So, excellent practice in dropping "disturbance" at circumstance.

    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; 07-12-2020 at 10:02 PM. Reason: Added one-way youtube link.
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    Hi Jundo!

    I'll be there 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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    I'll be there to techno-ino, but I do not if I'll be able to sit "on camera" this week. See you all soon one way or another though.

    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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    Treeleaf Unsui / Engineer Sekishi's Avatar
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    Anyone sitting one-way, I had to update the youtube link - please reload and you should see the correct video.

    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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    Joining one-way. Gassho, Matt

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    Joined in one-way via YouTube this week.

    Gassho,

    Nanrin

    Sat today

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    Treeleaf Unsui / Engineer Sekishi's Avatar
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    Wonderful to sit with everyone this week. Thank you all. So much gratitude.

    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, Kyonin and all. It's always great to share with you.

    Gassho, Chris satlah

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    Thank you, Jundo, Kyonin, Sekishi, and everyone who sat together or will sit with the zazenkai.

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

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    Member RobD's Avatar
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    Thank you Jundo, Kyonin and everyone for another wonderful Zazenkai. I'm very grateful to be able to practice with you all.

    Gassho,
    Rob

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    I'll be sitting with you all in about 8 hours, looking forward to it!

    Gassho,

    Joshua
    SatToday/LaH

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    Have been viewing a long interview with Susan Postal, who was a Rinzai teacher. She remembered wondering aloud to her first teacher why ritual forms, to which she was very averse at the time. He explained that what he could teach came in a container, like an egg in its shell. I paraphrase: "The shell is not the whole egg, but if I try to give you the egg without the shell, it will run through both our fingers onto the floor." _()_



    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 for having me, I hope it wasn't too off-putting doing one way over zoom, I have issues with YouTube sometimes. I hope I'll be able to do two way eventually just difficult for me at that time (9 PM in Florida) since where I practice is also my toddler's bedroom, so I can't place the camera where you'd be able to see me without him grabbing it and running away faster than you can say こんにちは.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jacob Janicek View Post
    Thank you for having me, I hope it wasn't too off-putting doing one way over zoom, I have issues with YouTube sometimes. I hope I'll be able to do two way eventually just difficult for me at that time (9 PM in Florida) since where I practice is also my toddler's bedroom, so I can't place the camera where you'd be able to see me without him grabbing it and running away faster than you can say こんにちは.
    Toddlers are welcome in our Zendo.

    By the way, everyone, sorry I put the microphone in the line of a fan, so very noisy and disturbing second sitting. HOWEVER, please recall that conditions are conditions, with the disturbance between our own ears. So, excellent practice in dropping "disturbance" at circumstance ...

    ... so I am not sorry at all.


    Gassho, J

    STLah
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    Thank you everyone.

    Gassho,

    Lah/sat

    Jakugan

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    Thank you, all. It was lovely to sit with you.
    Gassho,
    Krista
    st/lah

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    Sat with the recording today.

    Thank you Kyonin, Jundo, Sekishi and everyone.

    Sincerity and dedication, the feeling of the sacred. Deeply enjoyed the talk on ritual, Jundo.

    Gassho

    Ryan
    Sat Today

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    Thank you all for sitting!

    I might be a few days late, but time for tea anyway!

    Gassho
    Kokuu
    -sattoday/lah-
    ------------------------------------
    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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    Member Onka's Avatar
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    Rural Queensland, Australia
    Thankyou Jundo and the tech ninja's for making this possible.
    I've already sat this morning but took the opportunity to sit this Zazenkai in our ute at the shopping centre while my partner went shopping.
    Not sure why but this week's talk really connected. It was the most gentle of slaps in the face and somehow what I needed, right here in the ute, right now with people and noise all around me.
    Gassho Onka
    sat today

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    Thank you.



    Doshin
    St

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