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Thread: Our January 2021 Treeleaf JUKAI (Undertaking the Precepts) CELEBRATION! -MAIN PAGE-

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    Our January 2021 Treeleaf JUKAI (Undertaking the Precepts) CELEBRATION! -MAIN PAGE-

    The time has again arrived for our annual


    JUKAI CEREMONY at Treeleaf Sangha


    ... to commence Sunday, January 17th at Midnight (Sunday-Monday) Japan time (that is New York 10am, Los Angeles 7am (Sunday morning), London 3pm and Paris 4pm (Sunday afternoon)) (Aussie-Zealanders ... you figure it out! ). The ceremony will last about 1 hour, and will be visible from that time at the screen below:


    Our 24 Preceptees come together simultaneously from 10 countries (from New Zealand, Australia, Latvia, England, Germany, Spain, Canada, USA and Japan ... with 4 folks in Georgia, 3 in the U.S. state and 1 in the country! ... plus several other folks undertaking Jukai with us for the second or more times) joining in this Jukai as one, after having spent several months preparing for this day, studying the Precepts, sewing a rakusu, weighing the place of the Buddhist Teachings in their life. As with everything at Treeleaf, all was accomplished fully online, and invite all our Sangha to the celebration. Jundo Cohen is the Preceptor.

    Jukai literally means to receive or to undertake the Precepts. It is the ceremony both of one’s formally committing to the Buddhist Sangha and to the Practice of Zen Buddhism, and of one’s undertaking the “Sixteen Mahayana Bodhisattva Precepts” as guides for life. Traditionally for Jukai, one receives from a teacher the Rakusu, which represents the robe of the Buddha, the Kechimyaku, a written lineage chart connecting the recipient to the Buddhas and Ancestors of the past, and a “Dharma name” selected by the teacher and representing qualities of the recipient’s personality and practice.

    My teacher, Nishijima Roshi, wrote this:

    When a Buddhist seeks to commence upon the study of Buddhism, there is first a ceremony which should be undertaken: It is called “Jukai,” the “Receipt of the Precepts,” the ceremony in which one receives and undertakes the Precepts as a disciple of the Buddha… Master Dogen specifically left us a chapter entitled ‘”Jukai,” in which it is strongly emphasized that, when the Buddhist believer first sets out to commence Buddhist practice… be it monk, be it lay person, no matter… the initial needed steps include the holding of the ceremony of Jukai and the undertaking of the Precepts… The rationale of all of the Buddhist Precepts, the Mahayana Boddhisattva Precepts ... is as a pointing toward the best ways for us to live in this life, in this real world… how to live benefiting both ourselves and others as best we can.

    WELCOME!


    It is an honor to experience this moment with you.

    Gassho, Jundo
    SatTodayLAH




    Traditional "Three Treasures Seal" (三宝印) Representing the Bloodline
    Last edited by Jundo; 01-18-2021 at 01:42 AM. Reason: One-way youtube link added.
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    We are asking that all our new Jukai-ees and return past Jukai-ees renewing their vows come into the Zoom Room (with camera and microphone if possible) ...

    Zoom Link: TREELEAF Now OR at DIRECT ZOOM LINK, password (if needed): dogen

    Because we are a little crowded, I hope that witnesses and supporters who are not undertaking Jukai this time will use the "one way" view screen above. Thank you.

    Anyone who has undertaken Jukai before, here or at another Sangha, is welcome to join us in the Zoom Room to renew your vows.

    Gassho, Jundo

    STLah
    Last edited by Jundo; 01-15-2021 at 11:45 AM.
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    Excited to be a part of this!

    SatToday lah
    Bion
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    Congratulations to all of you, thank you Jundo

    Gassho, Tomás
    Sat&LaH

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    I'm looking forward to sharing this important and sacred milestone with so many of you.

    See you all soon!

    Gassho,
    Rob

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jundo View Post
    We are asking that all our new Jukai-ees and return past Jukai-ees renewing their vows come into the Zoom Room (with camera and microphone if possible) ...

    Zoom Link: TREELEAF Now OR at DIRECT ZOOM LINK, password (if needed): dogen

    Because we are a little crowded, I hope that witnesses and supporters who are not undertaking Jukai this time will use the "one way" view screen above. Thank you.

    Anyone who has undertaken Jukai before, here or at another Sangha, is welcome to join us in the Zoom Room to renew your vows.

    Gassho, Jundo

    STLah
    Thanks Jundo. See you very soon.

    Gassho,
    Sat today,
    Guish.

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    Congratulations to all those taking the precepts this year.

    Gassho
    Sat, 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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    Thank you, Jundo, for making Jukai available like this. Congratulations to everyone taking and renewing the Precepts. Thank you for your practice.

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

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    I still have, on my altar, the leaf I used in Jukai performed in this manner. The ceremony is beautiful, moving, and lastingly meaningful.

    Gassho,
    Nengei
    Sat today. LAH.

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    It is an honor to experience this moment with you
    Thank you Jundo

    It is indeed an honor to be taking Jukai with you all

    Gassho, Chris sat/lah

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    Congratulations to those undertaking the Precepts. There has been nothing like this in my life.
    Gassho
    sat/ lah
    Tai Shi
    I SAY whatever tastes sweet to the most perfect person, that is finally right. Walt Whitman 1860 Leaves of Grass.

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    Congratulations to everyone taking the precepts this this year. I'll be there as part of the one-way crew. Very excited to bear witness to this wonderful event.

    Gassho, Shinshi

    SaT-LaH
    空道 心志 Kudo Shinshi
    I am just a priest-in-training, any resemblance between what I post and actual teachings is purely coincidental.

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    I'll be joining one way too.

    Gassho,

    heiso.

    StLah

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    I'm there one way, so nice to see you all

    Gassho

    Horin

    Stlah

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    Felicitations also from me, I'll be with you one-way
    Sat, Gassho

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    Here with you

    Gassho
    Byokan
    sat + lah
    Please take my words with a big grain of salt. I know nothing. Wisdom is only found in our whole-hearted practice together.

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    Let silence take you to the core of life


    Aprāpti (अप्राप्ति) non-attainment

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    Thank you everyone. That was perfectly lovely. I liked the experiment - felt like it worked well.

    Yippee!

    Gassho, Shinshi

    SaT-LaH
    空道 心志 Kudo Shinshi
    I am just a priest-in-training, any resemblance between what I post and actual teachings is purely coincidental.

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    Congratulations to all in our new brood of Buddha's Children
    Thank you for this beautiful ceremony.

    gassho, Shokai
    stlah
    Last edited by Shokai; 01-17-2021 at 04:26 PM.
    仁道 生開 - Jindo Shokai "Open to life in a benevolent way"
    May we all grow together in our knowledge of the Dharma

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    Congratulations everyone! Lovely ceremony

    Gassho,

    Ryan S
    Sat Today

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    Congratulations everyone who received the Precepts. I renewed my Precepts one-way and it was a beautiful ceremony. Thank you all for your practice.

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

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    Congratulations everyone!
    Deep bows.

    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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    Thank you to all.

    Gassho,

    Kirk

    sat
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    流文

    I know nothing.

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    Absolutely beautiful!

    Congratulations to everyone, and thank you so much for your practice!

    Nine bows
    Kokuu
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    What a beautiful ceremony, and such wonderful selection of dharma names. Congratulations to the new jukaiees!
    Gassho,

    Horin
    Stlah

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    Beautiful. Congratulations to everyone involved.

    Gassho

    heiso.

    StLah

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    Sooo wonderful. Cheers, and hugs all around!


    Gassho
    Byokan
    sat + lah
    Please take my words with a big grain of salt. I know nothing. Wisdom is only found in our whole-hearted practice together.

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    Thank you to Jundo and everyone participating in this beautiful ceremony.
    YIPPPEEEEE!
    Gassho,
    Krista
    st

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    Dear Jundo,
    dear members of the Sangha,

    That was indeed a wonderful ceremony. Thank you all so much for being there. Your presence was clearly felt.
    Special thanks to Jundo! For making this possible and for being there for us! And a personal thanks also to Kotei for answering my questions at all hours of the day and night during the sewing. Glad you are all here, I look forward to meeting and to sit with you.

    Deep bows
    SatT
    Sascha/ Seiga

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    Congratulations everyone! Thank you for your sincere practice.


    Sekiyuu 赤熊
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    Wonderful ceremony! Congratulations to everyone and thank you for your practice!
    Hugging all

    Gassho,
    Washin
    stlah
    Kaido (有道) Every Way
    Washin (和信) Harmony Trust
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    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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    Thank you Jundo, Unsui, fellow Jukai-ees and all in this wonderful Treeleaf Sangha!

    Congratulations Jukai-ees! It's been an honor to share this Jukai journey with you.

    Big thanks Kotei for all your help

    Yee-ha! and Gassho,

    Chris sat

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    Wonderful ceremony. Congratulations to our Jukaiees. Thank you for your practice and your commitment to this path.


    Tairin
    Sat today and lah

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    Thank Jundo from the bottom of my heart.

    And thank you all for allowing me to walk this journey with you. It's been quite the adventure so far, and we're really just beginning, right?

    Congratulations to all of my fellow Jukaiees!

    Gassho,
    Rob (Seikan)

    -stlah-

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    Such a wonderful ceremony! It was an honor to share this moment with the sangha and fellow Jukai-ees!

    Thank you Jundo and our tireless Unsui for all that you do!

    Gassho (and Yippie!),
    Koushi,
    ST

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    Congrats everyone! I completely spaced and thought it was later but I was sitting zazen w you all so there congrats!

    gassho

    risho
    -stlah

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    Thank you Jundo! And congratulations to all my fellow Jukaiees!!

    sat/lah

    Gassho,
    Shoshō
    The only thing that wondering and speculating will do is separate you from the present moment.

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    Congratulations everyone. Thank you to everyone involved in Jukai this year. I learnt so much through reading everyone's posts in the Precept study and it was wonderful to be a part of this ceremony with you all.

    Sorry for the faff when we were all asked to turn our microphones on. For some reason Zoom lost mine, but luckily I had a spare external microphone nearby.

    Gassho,
    Phill / Sōka
    sat

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    A wonderful ceremony, many thanks to all!

    Gassho,

    Tōsai/Peter

    STLAH

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    Thank you Jundo, and congratulations to all participants! It was an honor to share this journey with each and every one of you! Special thanks to Chris and Ryan for being my amateur Ango buddies, and Juki for being my professional Ango buddy!

    Yippie! / Gassho,

    Josh / Bokuchō

    SatToday/LaH

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    What a privilege to be a part of that beautiful ceremony with you all. Congratulations to all Jukaiees and deep gratitude for your practice

    Gassho
    Jakuden
    SatToday/LAH


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    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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    Congratulations!

    Gassho

    Nenka
    ST

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    Congratulations to all!

    Gassho, Jishin, __/stlah\__

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    Congratulations to all "children of Buddha". Thank you for your practice commitment.

    Also, anyone who wishes to change their forum name to their Dharma name, send me a PM.

    Nine bows,
    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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    Woo hoo!

    gassho
    doyu shonin stlah today
    Visiting unsui, take with salt. 喫茶去

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    Thank you everyone for this beautiful ceremony. I'm deeply honoured and forever grateful to Treeleaf.

    Gassho
    Sat
    Inshin/Ania

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    A beautiful ceremony.
    Congratulations to all!
    SatToday

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    Did not get a chance to join one way today but will watch the replay. Congrats to all who took their vows today. Deep bows to you all.

    Sat


    Seishin

    Sei - Meticulous
    Shin - Heart

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    I have deeply profound affection and appreciation for all of you and I thank you immensely for your fellowship, your practice and commitment to realizing the Buddha way.
    Congratulations fellow jukai recipients! I bow to you (clumsily still with my brand new rakusu)

    SatToday lah


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    Congratulations to you Bion!
    clumsily still with my brand new rakusu
    ... love it

    gassho, Shokai
    stlah
    仁道 生開 - Jindo Shokai "Open to life in a benevolent way"
    May we all grow together in our knowledge of the Dharma

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