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    December 25th-26th Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai - Celebrating Winter Solstice

    It is a Soto Zen tradition to celebrate this week the Winter Solstice, as the days will now grow longer. A Winter Solstice dedication by Taigen Dan Leighton Roshi ...

    On this Winter Solstice, Darkest day of the year, we now resolve
    Not to turn away from the deep darkness of our troubled world and of our lives.
    We welcome the light increasing now from this day on.
    May we all spread this glowing light in our lives,
    May the Bodhisattva Way pervade all human hearts,
    And may the world begin healing in this awakening light
    And so end wars, cruelty, corruption, and the corrosive greed damaging our planet and its beings.
    May kindness be shared and grow among all beings,
    And may our sangha be a welcoming beacon
    To support all who enter to face their lives and our world,
    And so all find our inner calm and dignity,
    And extend to all the comforting glow of the awakening way.

    https://www.ancientdragon.org/winter...ice-dedication


    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
    Last edited by Sekishi; 12-26-2020 at 12:30 AM. Reason: Added youtube video.
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    And don't forget ...

    Our Special Zazenkai December 27th, with Heiku Jaime Mcleod

    ... SUNDAY!!


    11:00 AM US MAINE TIME SUNDAY 12/27 (that is 11am in New York, 8am in California, London 4pm and Paris 5pm, all SUNDAY December 27th)
    https://www.treeleaf.org/forums/show...u-Jaime-Mcleod
    Last edited by Jundo; 12-25-2020 at 03:51 PM.
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    See you later then!

    SatToday
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    See everyone soon!

    Gassho,
    Jesse
    ST

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    I will be there with instruments ready

    Gassho
    Washin
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    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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    Treeleaf Unsui / Engineer Sekishi's Avatar
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    One-way youtube video is up. See you all soon!

    Gassho,
    Sekishi
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    sekishi
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    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, Sekishi, and everyone for the festive Zazenkai and tea time. The talk and poem were lovely.

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Onkai View Post
    Thank you, Jundo, Washin, Sekishi, and everyone for the festive Zazenkai and tea time. The talk and poem were lovely.

    Gassho,
    Onkai
    My sentiments exactly! Thank you all, and happy holidays. Be safe out there

    Gassho,
    Jesse
    ST

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    Thank you all for coming together to practice tonight. And Jundo, your talk was perfectly timely as always.

    Gassho,
    Rob

    -stlah-

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    I'm so glad I came. Good to sit with everyone!


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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jundo View Post
    And don't forget ...

    Our Special Zazenkai December 27th, with Heiku Jaime Mcleod

    ... SUNDAY!!




    https://www.treeleaf.org/forums/show...u-Jaime-Mcleod
    Looking forward to it

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    Will sit this Zazankai later today!

    Much Gratitude,

    Gassho

    Ippo

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    Thank you all! Happy holidays!
    Nikolas
    Sat/Lah

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    Thank you everyone!
    Gassho,
    Kotei 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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    Thank you Jundo, Washin and everyone. Wonderful talk and it was fun seeing some of you bring a little holiday cheer with your dress and accessories

    Wishing you all a lovely holiday season.

    Gassho,

    Ryan
    Sat Today

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    Thank you all for the Zazenkai, great to see everyone!

    Gassho,

    Josh
    SatToday/LaH

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    On this Winter Solstice, Darkest day of the year, we now resolve
    Not to turn away from the deep darkness of our troubled world and of our lives.





    Thank you.

    Gassho
    Sat

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    Lovely poem, wonderful talk. Thank you everyone.

    Sat


    Seishin

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    Shin - Heart

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    Thank you everyone. I sat with you this morning.

    Merry Winter Solstice!


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

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    Sat last eve. 7:00, Will Zazenkai today at 1:00 Central USA. Many happy returns for the holidays of this 2000--2021 season.
    Gassho
    sat/ lah
    Tai Shi
    "Nothing is so beautiful as spring--/ When weeds in wheels, shoot long and lovely and lush: Thrush eggs look little low heavens, and thrush/ Through the echoing timber does not rise and wring/ The ear it strikes like lightening to hear him sing;.." Hopkins

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    Thanks Jundo and everyone. Great to share zazenkai with you recorded.

    Made me smile, as your winter solstice is our summer solstice. Quite fitting really.

    Gassho, Chris satlah

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisKiwi View Post
    Thanks Jundo and everyone. Great to share zazenkai with you recorded.

    Made me smile, as your winter solstice is our summer solstice. Quite fitting really.

    Gassho, Chris satlah
    Yes, I noted that in my closing words at the end of the day. However, in this case, the whole world will soon be coming out of the dark into the light ...

    Gassho, J

    STLah
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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