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    November 27th-28st Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai - Honoring our LGBTQ+ Ancestors



    Todays' Zazenkai remembers and honors our LGBTQ+ Ancestors,
    known and unknown, today or in the past.

    May our Sangha, of many peoples from many places, work for ever greater diversity in the years to come. Although what truly matters is who someone is as a human being, their good heart, sincerity and dedication to the Way, I believe this will and should include persons of many backgrounds, same yet diverse.

    Dear All,

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

    10am Japan Saturday morning, NY 8pm, LA 5pm Friday night, London 1am and Paris 2am Saturday morning, or any time thereafter here:




    However, "one way" live sitters are encouraged to come into the Zoom sitting, and just leave the camera and microphone turned off: 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



    The Japanese version of the international Buddhist Flag. The flag's six vertical bands represent the six colors of the aura which some Buddhists believe emanated from the body of the Buddha when he attained Enlightenment. The sixth vertical band is made up of a combination of the five other colors' rectangular bands.



    The rainbow flag is a symbol of the LGBTQ+ community.
    Last edited by Jundo; 11-28-2020 at 07:29 AM. Reason: Added one-way Youtube video.
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    Sorry to miss this live. I'll catch up later in the week.

    Stewart
    Sat

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    Hey all

    My wife is working an extra shift caring for people with acute mental illness - so my 'LAH' for today is helping her do her 'LAH', and I will say a metta verse for her patients today. I'll sit this one later or tomorrow as the opportunity presents itself. Take care everyone, metta to all of you too.

    Gassho

    Tokan (satlah)

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    Treeleaf Unsui / Engineer Sekishi's Avatar
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    Virginia, USA
    I'll be there with a tock-tock-tock and a ding-ding-ding.

    Gassho,
    Sekishi
    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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    Hi all, sitting recorded today.

    Our elderly neighbours are in a bad way: he's in hospital; she's literally just broken her arm in a fall; plus they care full-time for their grandson with disabilities.

    Gassho, Chris sat/LAH-ing

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    Sitting this now. Gassho, Matt

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    Your talk was beautiful and moving Jundo.

    Thank you.

    Gassho,
    Mark.

    sat&lah.
    Last edited by Mark-Andrew; 11-28-2020 at 05:36 AM.

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    Oh gosh Chris, Metta for your poor neighbors and thank you for helping!

    Lovely sit, my same-yet-diverse Sangha. Thank you Jundo and Sekishi. Have a peaceful weekend.

    Gassho,
    Jakuden
    SatToday/LAH
    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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    Thank you, Jundo.

    Thank you, Treeleaf. Nine bows.

    gassho
    shonin satlah today
    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

    Sorry I couldn't be chatty at the end, it's 3am here and I didn't want to accidentally wake my housemates up!

    Gassho,
    Phill
    sat

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    Thank you, Jundo, Sekishi, and everyone. It was a lovely zazenkai, and a wonderful talk. I had to take care of something, so I missed tea time.

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phill View Post
    Thank you everyone

    Sorry I couldn't be chatty at the end, it's 3am here and I didn't want to accidentally wake my housemates up!

    Gassho,
    Phill
    sat
    Lovely having you there Phill!!! 4 am here in Spain! Go get some rest!

    SatToday
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    Wonderful sitting with you all this evening! Lovely talk Jundo, and it was great to enjoy tea time with you all.

    Gassho,
    Jesse
    ST

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    Member RobD's Avatar
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    Thank you Jundo, Sekishi, and all for another wonderful Zazenkai. As always, tonight's talk was inspiring and insightful on a few levels. Thank you very much for that Jundo.

    Gassho,
    Rob

    -stlah-

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    Thanks everyone for sitting!

    Jundo, please tell your friends ロックダウンが終わった後、また一緒に座禅できたら嬉しいです。


    Kenny
    Sat Today / LaH

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    Thank you everyone for this Zazenkai. Extra thank you to Jundo for a wonderful talk!
    Nikolas
    Sat/Lah

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    Thank you Jundo and everyone. I have been using the recorded versions of Zazenkai mostly, as the time difference Japan-UK is significant. But this month I chose to sit 'live', and it is trully beautiful. I am sorry for not staying for tea and conversation, this is not a reflection of my attitude at all - I did not want to speak as this would have woken my wife.
    Thank you my Dharma Friends.
    In Gassho
    Al
    stlah

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    Thank you everyone!
    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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    Doshin
    St

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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 so much everyone . Excellent talk. So happy to have found a community to practice with that is so open and genuine.

    I look forward to the upcoming special guest talk

    Gassho

    Ryan
    Sat Today

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    Thank you everyone for the sit. I appreciate the dharma talk Jundo.

    Gassho,
    Chelsea
    ST LaH

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    Thank you everyone, I began sitting this on demand this morning.

    Gassho

    heiso.

    StLah

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    Member Seishin's Avatar
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    La Croix-Avranchin, Basse Normandie, France
    Sat the last two mornings. Thank you everyone, we are all just human beings and of just once race, the human race. Simples.

    Sat


    Seishin

    Sei - Meticulous
    Shin - Heart

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    Thank you all. Lovely!

    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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    That was a beautiful talk Jundo, it brought tears to my eyes

    Gassho,
    Tom

    Sat

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    I have felt welcome and comfortable being open about my identity here and I hope you'll get a chance to meet my husband one day.

    Stewart
    Sat

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    This interview with the Pureland priest Kodo Nishimura gives a good idea of the issues that out gay clergy have in Japan.

    https://www.tokyoweekender.com/2020/...nk-in-mascara/

    Stewart
    Sat

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    Thank you for sitting with us, everyone.

    Thank you, Jundo, for that wonderful talk that made my heart smile. Due to technical difficulties, I was only able to sit with all of you today, but I'm glad I was able to here with you all nonetheless

    Gassho
    Kyōsen
    Sat|LAH
    橋川
    kyō (bridge) | sen (river)

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    Just a note that there is no Zazenkai today, 12/4 as this weekend is ...

    ROHATSU RETREAT!

    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    Sat this wonderful weekly Zazenkai. How nice that the Sangha is welcoming of everyone

    Gassho, Tomás
    Sat

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