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Thread: September 25th-26th Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai

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    September 25th-26th Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai

    Dear All,

    Please sit our Treeleaf Zazenkai for 90 minutes with Zazen, Heart Sutra and more:

    10am Japan Saturday morning, NY 9pm, LA 6pm Friday night, London 2am and Paris 3am Saturday morning, or any time thereafter here:




    Join live (with or without a camera & microphone) on Zoom at: TREELEAF Now OR at DIRECT ZOOM LINK, password (if needed): dogen

    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) ...


    Chant Book is here for those who wish to join in: CHANT BOOK LINK

    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
    Last edited by Sekishi; 09-26-2020 at 12:11 AM. Reason: Youtube video added.
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    Thank you, Jundo.
    I'll be there with my instruments

    Gassho,
    Washin
    StLah
    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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    Looks like I may not be there 'live' but I will sit with you all nonetheless

    Gassho,

    Ryan
    Sat Today

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    I will be there live

    Sat

    Sean


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    "May I be a flashlight to all beings living in life's dreary and despicable basement" - Sean C.T.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beakon View Post
    I will be there live

    Sat

    Sean


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    Me too!

    Gassho, J

    STLah
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    Treeleaf Unsui / Engineer Sekishi's Avatar
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    I'll see you all soon.

    It took me a few times to get the scheduled youtube video to "take", and hangouts was down periodically yesterday. If the wheels fall off and we cannot stream "live" to youtube tonight, I'll post a recording after the Zazenkai. But hopefully everything will be fine.

    Gassho,
    Sekishi
    #sat #lah
    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 and all for sharing zazenkai.

    Gassho, Chris satlah

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    Sitting live one-way. Zazenkai is a great way to start the morning. Thank you, Treeleaf.

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

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    Thank you, Jundo, Washin, and everyone. Sometimes it is a challenge to stay with the ordinary. Have a great weekend!

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

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    Thank you everyone for sitting this perfectly ordinary sit together.

    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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    座禅会 2020/09/26

    El día es ordinario
    en la casa ordinaria
    eh, canto de los gorriones
    ¿Qué decían por la mañana?
    cada minuto florece

    The day is ordinary
    in the ordinary house
    Hey, song of the sparrows
    What did they say in the morning?
    every minute blooms

    SaT
    Gassho
    Hо̄shi 法詩

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    As always, a joy to be sitting and chanting with all of you! Thank you for your practice! Jundo, as always, your talks inspire me!

    SatToday
    Jake

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    Member RobD's Avatar
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    Thank you all for coming together to practice. It was wonderful as always.

    And Jundo, thank you for a very timely, yet ordinary talk. It couldn't have come at a better time.

    Gassho,
    Rob

    -stlah-

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    Thanks, everyone, for sitting together.

    Sorry for ducking out for about a minute, had to medicate a cat.

    Gassho,
    Kenny
    Sat Today

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kenny View Post
    ... had to medicate a cat.
    Bodhisattva work! ...

    ... plus, depending on the method, requiring the patience of a Buddha!

    Gassho, J

    STLah
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoshi View Post
    座禅会 2020/09/26

    El día es ordinario
    en la casa ordinaria
    eh, canto de los gorriones
    ¿Qué decían por la mañana?
    cada minuto florece

    The day is ordinary
    in the ordinary house
    Hey, song of the sparrows
    What did they say in the morning?
    every minute blooms

    SaT
    Gassho
    Thank you Hoshi,

    this speaks to me .


    eva
    sattoday

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

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    Sitting this now. Gassho, Matt

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    Thank you everyone. I sat with you this morning.


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

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    Thank you

    Gassho

    Risho
    -stlah

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    Just finished sitting, lovely talk as always.


    Evan,
    Sat today
    Just going through life one day at a time!

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    I sat with the recording, thank you all for your efforts, thank you Jundo for your talk.
    Far away in space and time, but still one.

    Gassho,
    Mags
    ST

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    Thanks to all. Interesting how times of clarity don't necessarily come while sitting but by ordinary things like cracking an egg or glimpsing a bird in flight.

    Gassho
    STlah
    Shoki

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    . Thank you, Jundo and Sangha

    Gassho,
    Juki

    sat today and lah
    "First you have to give up." Tyler Durden

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    Quote Originally Posted by Margherita View Post
    I sat with the recording, thank you all for your efforts, thank you Jundo for your talk.
    Far away in space and time, but still one.

    Gassho,
    Mags
    ST
    Lovely chatting yesterday, although a bit past my bedtime.

    Gassho, Jundo

    STLah
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    Thank you everyone.
    Sat with the recording. I'm grateful it's possible to join after the live zazenkai.


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    Member Seishin's Avatar
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    Thank you all

    sat


    Seishin

    Sei - Meticulous
    Shin - Heart

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    Thank you all. Very lovely talk, Jundo!

    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 Jundo, Washin and all. Plain, ordinary, run of the mill, wonderful Zazenkai

    I also appreciated the warm wave to all of us sitting later, yet with you -- it was a nice way to start a recorded Zazenkai.

    Gassho,

    Ryan
    Sat Today

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jundo View Post
    Lovely chatting yesterday, although a bit past my bedtime.

    Gassho, Jundo

    STLah
    Thanks again!

    Gassho,
    Mags
    ST

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    Thank you Jundo for the ordinary talk. Thank you everyone.

    Gassho,
    Mark.

    Sat today and lah.

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    My Ango has taken yet another detour but it's still just chopping wood and carrying water. To be honest this years Ango is so much more for its unexpected return to very real life stuff.
    Deep bows to everyone for their efforts
    Onka
    Sat
    aka Anna Kissed
    Pronouns She/Her They/Them

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    Joining in late this week. It's been a tough one, but I'm feeling better now. Enjoying the onset of Autumn.

    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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    Just sat this.
    Lovely talk. The ordinary is sacred.

    Gassho,

    大哲
    no thing needs to be added

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geika View Post
    Joining in late this week. It's been a tough one, but I'm feeling better now. Enjoying the onset of Autumn.

    Gassho
    Sat today, lah
    Hope this week treats you better!!

    SatToday lah
    Jake

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    I have hit the wall I sit and stare at!

    Sorry to miss Saturday, my apologies to all.

    A friend has been diagnosed with cancer and been given two weeks to live. I went to the hospice over the weekend and photographed the gathering and a made a portrait of Paul. (His request - I'm a photographer)

    I sat for the first time in 9 days today - I can't seem to face the cushion. Any advice?

    I wrote this after seeing him :

    sorrow.
    I tried to shield my eyes
    with laughter.
    yet I too
    became
    autumn leaves.

    Gassho,
    Brett.

    SatToday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brett View Post
    I have hit the wall I sit and stare at!

    Sorry to miss Saturday, my apologies to all.

    A friend has been diagnosed with cancer and been given two weeks to live. I went to the hospice over the weekend and photographed the gathering and a made a portrait of Paul. (His request - I'm a photographer)

    I sat for the first time in 9 days today - I can't seem to face the cushion. Any advice?

    I wrote this after seeing him :

    sorrow.
    I tried to shield my eyes
    with laughter.
    yet I too
    became
    autumn leaves.

    Gassho,
    Brett.

    SatToday.
    So sorry for your friend and for you Brett! It’s a very honorable thing you’re doing, visiting and honoring his wish to have a portrait taken. Sit with the heartache Brett, if you can manage to get yourself on the zafu, or just sit with it off the zafu it the need be. There’s nothing to be done but to accept it and the fleeting nature of existence, to recall the times spent together and to remember whether we are here physically or not, our existence, however short or long, has had an impact on everything and even when we’re gone we just continue as part of everything else, physically and especially through our interactions, the memories we create, the things we said, the joy we brought or pain we caused, our children, friends that will remember us etc

    SatToday lah (If I exceeded the limit, I apologize)
    Jake

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brett View Post
    I have hit the wall I sit and stare at!

    Sorry to miss Saturday, my apologies to all.

    A friend has been diagnosed with cancer and been given two weeks to live. I went to the hospice over the weekend and photographed the gathering and a made a portrait of Paul. (His request - I'm a photographer)

    I sat for the first time in 9 days today - I can't seem to face the cushion. Any advice?

    I wrote this after seeing him :

    sorrow.
    I tried to shield my eyes
    with laughter.
    yet I too
    became
    autumn leaves.

    Gassho,
    Brett.

    SatToday.
    Brett, being with your friend was your Zazen and Ango for a time, facing the Great Matter of Life and Death. Now you have come back, but never really left.

    We will dedicate Metta and all our sitting these days to Paul, his family and friends who love him.

    Gassho, J

    STLah
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brett View Post
    I have hit the wall I sit and stare at!

    Sorry to miss Saturday, my apologies to all.

    A friend has been diagnosed with cancer and been given two weeks to live. I went to the hospice over the weekend and photographed the gathering and a made a portrait of Paul. (His request - I'm a photographer)

    I sat for the first time in 9 days today - I can't seem to face the cushion. Any advice?

    I wrote this after seeing him :

    sorrow.
    I tried to shield my eyes
    with laughter.
    yet I too
    became
    autumn leaves.

    Gassho,
    Brett.

    SatToday.
    I'm so sorry, Brett

    silent Gassho,

    eva
    sattoday and LAH

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    Just finished Zazenkai. Much metta to your friend and to you Brett

    Gassho, Tomás
    Sat

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    Finally managed to sit this week's Zazenkai. Thank you everyone!

    Nikolas
    Sat/LaH

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