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Thread: Oct 2nd-3rd, 2020 - OUR MONTHLY 4-hour Treeleaf ZAZENKAI

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    Oct 2nd-3rd, 2020 - OUR MONTHLY 4-hour Treeleaf ZAZENKAI

    Today's Talk will reflect on The Verse of Atonement & The Four Vows
    (text below in this thread)


    NOTE: I will be holding this Zazenkai from an hotel room in Tokyo, probably on my little phone.
    In case of any technical 'non-difficulty,' our Ino is in charge!

    Please sit our Monthly 4-Hour Treeleaf Zazenkai netcast LIVE 8am to noon Japan time Saturday morning (that is New York 7pm to 11pm, Los Angeles 4pm to 8pm (Friday night), London midnight to 4am and Paris 1am to 5am (early Saturday morning)), and also sitable any time thereafter:


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

    Dharma Talk Audio / Podcast Episode:
    https://treeleaf.podbean.com/e/octob...the-four-vows/

    The Sitting Schedule is as follows:

    00:00 - 00:50 CEREMONY (HEART SUTRA IN JAPANESE / SANDOKAI IN ENGLISH) & ZAZEN
    00:50 - 01:00 KINHIN
    01:00 - 01:30 ZAZEN
    01:30 - 01:50 KINHIN

    01:50 - 02:30 DHARMA TALK & ZAZEN
    02:30 - 02:40 KINHIN & HOKEY-POKEY RITUAL

    02:40 - 03:15 ZAZEN
    03:15 - 03:30 KINHIN
    03:30 - 04:00 METTA CHANT & ZAZEN, VERSE OF ATONEMENT, FOUR VOWS, & CLOSING
    Gassho, Jundo

    STLah


    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; 10-25-2020 at 01:36 AM. Reason: Added youtube link. (Added Podcast link.)
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    The Talk today is on:

    The VERSE OF ATONEMENT:

    All harmful acts, words and thoughts, ever committed by me since of old,

    On account of beginningless greed, anger and ignorance,

    Born of my body, mouth and mind,

    Now I atone for them all


    The FOUR VOWS:

    To save all sentient beings, though beings numberless

    To transform all delusions, though delusions inexhaustible

    To perceive Reality, though Reality is boundless

    To attain the Enlightened Way, a Way non-attainable
    Last edited by Jundo; 10-02-2020 at 01:38 AM.
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    Special family day out - I'll be sitting with you recorded this time

    Gassho, Chris sattoday/lah

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    Our Hokey Pokey heads down under. l guess that means we have to turn counter-clockwise this time?



    Gassho, J

    STLah
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    Treeleaf Unsui / Engineer Sekishi's Avatar
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    See you all soon!

    Gassho,
    Sekishi
    #sat #lah
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    I will OD as usual

    Sat


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    Hi all,

    I'm afraid I will have to sit this with recording this time.

    Gassho,

    Neilio

    SAT/LAH

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    Very much hoping to sit live with you all, but I may need to sit with you later this weekend. A gnarly work project is consuming my energy and attention.
    Gassho,
    Krista
    st

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    Treeleaf Unsui / Engineer Sekishi's Avatar
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    Hi everyone,

    Youtube will not let us stream live today. We will record and post this one later today.

    Apologies.

    Gassho,
    Sekishi
    #sat #lah

    P.S. You can always join the Zoom room with your camera off. ^_^
    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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    Thanks everyone. Sorry I had to leave after the second zazen feeling unwell. I will sit with the recording later.

    Gassho,
    Mark.

    sat and lah.

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    Be well, Mark.
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    Thank you, Jundo, Sekishi, and everyone. It was lovely, as always. Have a great weekend!

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

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    Thank you, Jundo, Sekishi, and all. Thank you, Jundo, for your talk.
    Gassho,
    Krista
    st

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    Thank you everyone for sitting with me. You are all wonderful!

    SatToday
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    Thank you Jundo, Sekishi, and all for another wonderful Zazenkai! It's amazing how we can all be scattered across the globe, yet there is a very palpable group energy that can be felt while practicing. I am so grateful for this opportunity to practice with you all.

    Gassho,
    Rob

    -stlah-

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    A little bit of research showed me the sangha has discussed Okumura's take on the Bodhisattva vows a while back. We just read that chapter at Bird Haven. A very timely talk for me; thank you Jundo, Sekishi and all. _()_

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sekishi View Post
    Hi everyone,

    Youtube will not let us stream live today. We will record and post this one later today.

    Apologies.

    Gassho,
    Sekishi
    #sat #lah

    P.S. You can always join the Zoom room with your camera off. ^_^
    Guess that's why I am getting this message

    Waiting for Treeleaf Sangha
    3 October 2020 at 01:00
    When sitting on demand ?

    About to sit


    Seishin

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    Thank you. I will sit in installments to the recording.

    Gassho
    Sat

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    Thank you, Jundo and everyone.

    Gassho,
    Juki

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shōnin Risa Bear View Post
    A little bit of research showed me the sangha has discussed Okumura's take on the Bodhisattva vows a while back. We just read that chapter at Bird Haven. A very timely talk for me; thank you Jundo, Sekishi and all. _()_

    gassho
    shonin sat lots today and some lah
    Thank you for mentioning that, Shonin. I went to those threads and found the discussion most interesting even though I have not yet read that book. It just moved up on my reading list, just behind that Dancing Zen thing I keep hearing about.
    Gassho,
    Krista
    st

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    Thank you everyone!
    Nikolas
    Sat/Lah

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    Thank you everyone. I sat with you over the weekend.


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

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    I am sorry for using more than 3 sentences.

    Good intentions, inattention and accepting the result.

    Due to the time difference between Japan and UK, I have been taking part in monthly Zazenkai through the recordings. This weekend I thought I'd try joining live to see if it felt different. But when I signed into zoom, no-one was there. Something had gone terribly wrong.

    On more careful examination of the instructions, I found that I was exactly 24 hours late. I felt upset. Why was I upset? Why had I failed? How had I got it so wrong? Why was I so stupid?

    So, I am not an uneducated ruffian, but I have always used "12 noon" and "12 midnight". For almost 60 years. Now I realise that 12am is midnight, I'll try to join next month. Just a mistake. Not the end of the world after all. I must try to be a little more careful when reading instructions though.

    Being wide awake in the hours of darkness, I switched to the recording and did my little Zazenkai from midnight until 4 am on Sunday. Late for the party, but I found that I can do Zazen at any time.

    Thank you to everyone who made it to the live session, without you, the recorded version would not have been so great.
    5th
    Deep Bows

    In Gassho,
    Al
    stlah

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    Thank you Sekishi, Jundo and everyone for sitting.

    Good luck to Leon for getting the college he wants!

    Gassho
    Kokuu
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    Sekishi - when you said "there is a puppy playing with a toy in here" I thought that's pretty much my mind! hahahahahah

    "Little" Leon is going to college! Time passes swiftly! Good luck Leon!

    That was a beautiful talk; your talks are always a blend of dharma but bringing that now very practically without any nonsense, and that helps make this practice alive for me today, so thank you Jundo.

    I wanted to say something briefly - when I post I know I am too wordy but also I know I can be provocative, and that is not my intent. I get carried away, and I will make a better effort to post more carefully; I really enjoy practicing here with you all.

    Thank you everyone!

    Gassho

    Risho
    -stlah
    Last edited by Risho; 10-04-2020 at 04:30 PM.

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    Thank you,
    Gassho,
    Rick
    Sat/Lah

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    Sat with the recording.

    Thanks everyone for sitting, we couldn't do it without you!

    Jundo: the paradox you're thinking of is Zeno's Paradox. Along with the Sorites (heap) Paradox and the Ship Of Theseus, I think they are excellent ways of pointing out the limits of logic and philosophy in answering semantic questions.

    Gassho,
    Kenny
    Sat Today

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    Yes, Zeno's Paradox ...

    ... which, in overly simplified terms, states (I believe) that an object going halfway to its destination, then halfway again, then halfway again, etc. etc. ...

    ... never quite gets there though it keep moving.

    Gassho, J

    STLah
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    Hello everybody!
    I just sat with you with the recording...though in parts...was veeery busy these days!

    Very nice talk, Jundo...
    Thank you everybody for the practice.


    Gassho.
    Hokin.
    ST.

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    I just finished this recording and I wanted to voice my appreciation for all of those involved, the Zazezkais are a very special time that highlight the benefits of this practice. Metta to all!

    Gassho,

    Josh
    SatToday

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    Thank you all for you practice.

    sat


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

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    Shared Zazenkai with you all (remixed).

    Gassho, Chris satlah

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    Just finished sitting this by bits.
    Thank you Jundo, Sekishi and everyone!

    Gassho,
    Washin
    stlah
    Kaido (有道) Every Way
    Washin (和信) Harmony Trust
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    and should be taken with a 'grain of salt'.

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    Thank you for your efforts, everybody, thank you Jundo for your teaching.

    Gassho,
    Mags
    ST

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    Thanks a lot for your practice.

    Gassho

    Daitetsu
    no thing needs to be added

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    Sat YouTube a few mornings.

    Gassho2, meian

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    迷安 - Mei An - Wandering At Rest

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    Just finished sitting with you all this morning.

    Thank you for your practice. Thank you Jundo, Sekishi and everyone for the opportunity

    Gassho,

    Ryan
    Sat Today

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