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    Zazen Sitting with the Euros/Kiwis (Daily)

    Hello everyone!

    For some years now, a group of European and Kiwi sitters have been meeting daily in the FSR.

    We're relocating our informal sit to the SSR (Scheduled Sitting Room), starting with coming Wednesday, October 7th 2020.

    We start sitting individually without a bell around 7:30 am Central European Time, give or take 15 minutes.
    The Calendar (https://www.treeleaf.org/now/) will do the timezone magic for you.

    Feel free to come and go as you like, for a duration, that suits you.
    Everyone is welcome.

    See you there.
    Gassho,
    Kotei sat/lah today.
    Last edited by Jundo; 10-09-2020 at 04:11 AM.

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    Well our switch from FSR to SSR has gone seamlessly as all changeless changes should be. We are already seeing new folks join our small group which is great to see, Mark from the West Island of New Zealand (ok its Oz but he came up with this label, so we can keep the Euro Kiwi tagless tag) and Aprapti joined us this morning from Belgium.

    Feel free to join our unscheduled scheduled sit. All are welcome.

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    Wonderful to have new folks ...and the "usual suspects" are wonderful too!

    Gassho, Chris satlah

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    Why did Bodhidharma come from the West Island?

    Thank you everyone.

    Gassho,
    Mark.

    just sat.

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    To find his beard ?

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    Thank you all

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    Why did Bodhidharma come from the West Island?
    May be to find his mask?

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    Joined for the first time today. It was very nice. Thanks to all!

    _/\_

    Peter
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter_Shoemaker View Post
    Joined for the first time today. It was very nice. Thanks to all!

    _/\_

    Peter
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    Glad of your company Peter, thank you for joining us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Washin View Post
    May be to find his mask?

    ur,mask_flatlay_front,product,600x600.jpg


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    Zazen Sitting with the Euros/Kiwis (Daily)

    I am moved when someone joins Treeleaf. I was not aware I would grow when I came here and grow I have though I’ve lost 15 or 20 lbs. I wish you
    well. May you find happiness here, for I have. I see faces persuading me of the word, and I hear your voices of writing. Welcome, may we sit together?
    Gassho
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    Thank you Kotei! I will try to keep joining after this small break I've taken.

    Gassho, Tomás

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tomás Sard View Post
    Thank you Kotei! I will try to keep joining after this small break I've taken.

    Gassho, Tomás

    Sat
    Look forward to sitting together again Tomas.

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    Good to see you, Tomás!

    ---

    I don't know about the daylight saving time-switch outside Europe,
    but most of Europe is switching in the night of coming Saturday to Sunday.

    Hopefully, the Calendar will do something with that information ;-)

    Gassho,
    Kotei sat/lah today.

    義道 冴庭 / Gidou Kotei.
    Being a novice priest doesn't mean that my writing about the Dharma is more substantial than yours. Actually, it might well be the other way round.

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    Hello guys !

    I'd like to sit with you from time to time, but zoom asks me for a password when i try to join the SSR. What is this password ? Thanks !

    Gassho,

    Uggy

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    Hi Uggy,

    Lowercase: dogen

    Look forward to sitting with you.

    Gassho,

    Peter
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    Hi Uggy it will be good to sit together again (even though we sit most days via Insight). If you use the Treeleaf NOW link via the forum it should take you straight to the "meeting" in Zoom. Its between Calendar and Community on the menu bar. ^^^^^

    https://www.treeleaf.org/now/ and use the Rooms (Quick links) drop down

    or direct

    SSR https://www.treeleaf.org/now/go.php?l=ssr
    FSR https://www.treeleaf.org/now/go.php?l=fsr

    The quick links should not need the password and you can save to your devices browser.

    Hope that helps as well as the password from Peter.

    Gassho

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    Great, thanks !

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    These are wonderful news. I haven't been at the forum for quite some time, but seeing that there's a scheduled sitting at 7.30 AM... nice! I'm planning to join you all tomorrow.

    Sharan
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    Sharan

    Feel free to join us. It is loosely based around 0730 CET but we drop in and out as we please, like we did when we sat in the FSR. As such you may catch an early bird around 0715 and depending how long folk choose to site, someone may still be there at 0815. Kinda scheduled but unscheduled.

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    Dear Euro/Kiwi Sitters,

    I've made it back to Tbilisi, and away from our usual sittings. Thanks so much for being there morning after morning. I look forward to joining you when I shift westward once again.

    Gassho,

    Peter

    st (but in the early morning light of the Caucasus)

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    Thank you for your company, morning after morning, Peter.
    Although we're all always sitting together, I am looking forward to doing so in the SSR again, too.

    Gassho,
    Kotei sat/lah today.

    義道 冴庭 / Gidou Kotei.
    Being a novice priest doesn't mean that my writing about the Dharma is more substantial than yours. Actually, it might well be the other way round.

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    dear euro/kiwi's,

    though i never sit at the same time as you guys, i feel an euro/kiwi too.. i usually sit at 9.30 CET and 23.00 CET, most of the time alone in the FSR. But somehow i feel connected with you and with the whole treeleafsangha (that's the reason i every time go to the FSR in stead of just sitting on my one..).

    hope to continue this next year..



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    Quote Originally Posted by aprapti View Post
    dear euro/kiwi's,

    though i never sit at the same time as you guys, i feel an euro/kiwi too.. i usually sit at 9.30 CET and 23.00 CET, most of the time alone in the FSR. But somehow i feel connected with you and with the whole treeleafsangha (that's the reason i every time go to the FSR in stead of just sitting on my one..).

    hope to continue this next year..



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    I think we might’ve sat together at some point. Hopefully we’ll coincide again!

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    Once in a great while I am up at 12:30 a.m. Central USA/ North America, so once in a great while I shall sit with you, and I hope to do so this time about !3 hr, 20 min hence to welcome in the new year; that is 12:30 a.m. Jan 1st, 2021. And, to begin to recognize 7 yrs on Oct 3, 2021 7 yrs with Treeleaf Zendo, and recognize Oct. 2, 2011, 10 years since my near death experience which began my change such that I could practice with Treeleaf, my home group.
    Gassho
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    Last edited by Tai Shi; 12-31-2020 at 03:16 PM.
    I SAY whatever tastes sweet to the most perfect person, that is finally right. Walt Whitman 1860 Leaves of Grass.

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    I think we might’ve sat together at some point. Hopefully we’ll coincide again!

    SatToday



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    Hi all

    I already let Kotei know but I met a British guy in the Zen in UK Facebook group who was looking for a morning sit to join.

    His name is Andrew Hubert and he hopes to join you from Monday so don't be surprised if you see him!

    Gassho
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    Thank you Kokuu, all are welcome to join our little band of global sitters (we are expansionists and beyond all borders ), please let him know he will be most welcome.

    Kotei - the Keeper Of The Names might start to struggle in 2021, especially once the new Dharma names are allocated !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seishin View Post
    ...
    Kotei - the Keeper Of The Names might start to struggle in 2021, especially once the new Dharma names are allocated !!
    ...
    It seems that you're already the only one, being able to keep up with our thankfully ever-growing circle.
    I gave up months ago ;-)
    Gassho,
    Kotei sat/lah today.

    義道 冴庭 / Gidou Kotei.
    Being a novice priest doesn't mean that my writing about the Dharma is more substantial than yours. Actually, it might well be the other way round.

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    Hi kokuu

    Thanks for introducing me. I sat this morning so thank you. I think my zoom is name is under my wife Stiana but I was there and will be tomorrow as well

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    Lovely that you made it, Andrew, and good to see you here too!

    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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    Hi Andrew and welcome to the Euro+Everyone(!) SSR group . It's great to have you along.

    All are very welcome, it's wonderful every time someone new joins in

    The combo of timetabled drop-in seems to work great!

    Gassho, Chris satlah

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    Hi all!
    I joined you yesterday and today, it was very nice to start my day with you.
    Looking forward to sit with many of you again!

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    Hi Franz, great to meet you. I noticed you were sitting with us. Welcome brother!

    Gassho, Chris satlah

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    Good to see you, Andrew and Franz!
    Gassho,
    Kotei sat/lah today.

    義道 冴庭 / Gidou Kotei.
    Being a novice priest doesn't mean that my writing about the Dharma is more substantial than yours. Actually, it might well be the other way round.

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    5 mornings sitting and really enjoying it - so thanks everyone

    Is the free sitting room - a drop in for sitting anytime similar the Euro room?

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    Hi Andrew,

    thank you for sitting together.

    Yes, the Free in 'Free Sitting Room' means no scheduled time, anytime, any duration, come and go as you like.
    In the 'Scheduled Sitting Room', there is usually a certain begin and end time (which is a bit flexible with the Euros/Kiwis). You can find the schedule here: https://www.treeleaf.org/now/

    On a sidenote... here: https://www.treeleaf.org/forums/show...-forum-chat%21 is a posting about signing your postings with 'sat today' to indicate that you sat in the last 24h and to encourage others.

    Gassho,
    Kotei sat/lah today.


    Quote Originally Posted by AndrewH View Post
    5 mornings sitting and really enjoying it - so thanks everyone

    Is the free sitting room - a drop in for sitting anytime similar the Euro room?
    Last edited by Kotei; 01-08-2021 at 11:21 AM.

    義道 冴庭 / Gidou Kotei.
    Being a novice priest doesn't mean that my writing about the Dharma is more substantial than yours. Actually, it might well be the other way round.

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    Thanks Kotei on the info re FSR - i will take advantage during the day.

    can I ask what is lah today?

    Gassho
    Andrew sat today

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    Hi Andrew,

    there is quite a lot to read and digest, regarding all the written and unwritten rules and customs, I can imagine.
    In addition to the sat today (thank you!), there is a request for a little extra kindness (Lend A Hand) to those around us: https://www.treeleaf.org/forums/show...Lend-A-Hand%29

    Gassho,
    Kotei sat/lah today.



    Quote Originally Posted by AndrewH View Post
    Thanks Kotei on the info re FSR - i will take advantage during the day.

    can I ask what is lah today?

    Gassho
    Andrew sat today

    義道 冴庭 / Gidou Kotei.
    Being a novice priest doesn't mean that my writing about the Dharma is more substantial than yours. Actually, it might well be the other way round.

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    Thanks Kotei

    I really like LAH

    Gassho
    Andrew Sat today

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    Hi to all newly sitting with us. Great to be with you .

    For some extra daily connection, a number of us are on the free Insight Timer app. Just go to groups and find Treeleaf. It's a great way to say "hi" and 'gassho", plus share something if you wish

    Gassho, Chris satlah
    Last edited by ChrisKiwi; 01-11-2021 at 04:16 AM.

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    Thanks for the hint Chris, just joined on IT.
    This morning I sat just before a working meeting, needless to say I was super serene and focused, beautiful 😊

    SatToday Franz

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    Hi Franz and Andrew

    Thanks for joining us in our scheduled not so scheduled SSR session. Sorry for the delayed welcomes in Insight Timer but with aging eyes and small screens I have struggled to see the names but try to keep a record of those who join us daily. At least I now know I was not cracking up as I was sure that I saw Stiana crop up for a few days only to change !

    So while we are at it - thank you Shonin (you know which one you are) who sat with us this morning.

    Deep bows to you all.

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    Thanks Seishin - it is a wonderful experience to sit with everyone.

    Hopefully my name is correct on zoom now- we share the Ipad and my daughter also uses it for school and changes the name.

    My video may show strange red glow. This is because I sit downstairs and don't put the lights on. My wife then comes down and usually has an infrared sauna which is the other end of the room (this is a small tent like construction with bright red lights) hence the odd glow.

    Gassho
    Andrew Sat today

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