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    January 29th-30th Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai - Tribute to Bob (?) Dylan

    OUR CHANTING SERVICE today will feature a rather unusual Heart Sutra by Bob (?) Dylan

    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

    00:00 – 00:15 CEREMONY (HEART SUTRA in English) and Dedication
    00:15 – 00:45 ZAZEN
    00:45 – 00:55 KINHIN
    00:55 – 01:25 ZAZEN
    01:25 – 01:30 VERSE OF ATONEMENT & FOUR VOWS
    01:30 - 01:45(?) Informal Tea Time (All Welcome)

    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; 01-29-2021 at 11:14 PM. Reason: Added one-way youtube link.
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    A little Dylan Dharma, kinda ...

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    Treeleaf Unsui / Engineer Sekishi's Avatar
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    I'll be there to get us started, but I might have to duck out early tonight (I'll do the techno-ino stuff regardless).

    Gassho,
    Sekishi
    #sat #lah
    sekishi
    石志

    He/him. 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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    Love the Dylanesque heart sutra.

    I will be there with the recording.

    Gassho,
    Kenkū.

    Sat today & lah.

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    That’s a cool Heart Sutra! I’ll be sitting with you all tomorrow.
    Gassho,
    Naiko (Krista)
    st

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    Ok, the firedrill is managed. I can stay for the whole thing.

    Gassho,
    Sekishi
    #sat #lah
    sekishi
    石志

    He/him. 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 and all for a wonderfully musical zazenkai and tea time

    The universe indeed sings...

    Gassho, Yokai (Chris) sat/lah

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    Thank you, Jundo, Sekishi, and everyone. It was lovely to practice together for the zazenkai and talk about music for the tea time.

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

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    Thank you everyone for the amazing time together! I’m saying this all in an A chord, by the way, Jundo
    How wonderful to be amongst you!

    SatToday
    Bion
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    Thank you all for such a wonderful Zazenkai and tea time. It's an honor to be able to practice with each and every one of you.



    Gassho,
    Seikan

    -stlah-
    聖簡 Seikan (Sacred Simplicity)

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    Some of the musical instruments of Zen ...

    https://terebess.hu/zen/szoto/hangszersz.html

    ... including the Ho ...



    The big drum and big bell are often struck in a particular manner to mark the hour. Some temples in China automated. (I think it it signaling 2pm the traditional way, 2 drum strikes followed by the one bell strike). Like church bells in Europe, the temple served as the town clock.



    Another kind of music that is very popular in Japanese Buddhism, and I did not mention, is Baika, Plum Blossom Songs, a kind of Buddhist hymn singing. My Dharma Grandpa, Renpo Niwa Zenji, was a big supporter of Baika. Many Japanese Soto Zen temples have groups of parishioners who gather in a chorus to sing Baika. Here is a Soto priest performing Baika ...



    Gassho, J

    STLah
    Last edited by Jundo; 01-30-2021 at 03:18 AM.
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    Oh, and the Mongolian rock band, The Hu ...

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    Thank you.

    I went to a Hu concert

    Doshin
    St

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    Thanks for the musical Zazenkai, it was really a pleasure

    Sat, Franz

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    Thank you everyone!
    Nikolas
    Sat/Lah

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    Thank you for the lovely zazenkai. The Dylan touch and the talk of bells reminded me of the Dylan song "Ring Them Bells." (Although that song seems more suited to a church service!).

    Gassho
    STlah
    Shoki

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    Thank you everyone. I sat with you this morning.

    Nice guitar Jundo. I couldn’t tell exactly what brand it was but as a Strat man myself I approve. We’ll be seeing you in the Treeleaf Music Hall soon I hope.


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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tairin View Post
    Thank you everyone. I sat with you this morning.

    Nice guitar Jundo. I couldn’t tell exactly what brand it was but as a Strat man myself I approve. We’ll be seeing you in the Treeleaf Music Hall soon I hope.


    Tairin
    Sat today and lah
    It will be my BIGGEST challenge to date .. write a song with just the A major chord

    SatToday lah
    Bion
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bion View Post
    It will be my BIGGEST challenge to date .. write a song with just the A major chord

    SatToday lah
    We could definitely do a piece centred on a drone A Major.


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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tairin View Post
    Thank you everyone. I sat with you this morning.

    Nice guitar Jundo. I couldn’t tell exactly what brand it was but as a Strat man myself I approve. We’ll be seeing you in the Treeleaf Music Hall soon I hope.


    Tairin
    Sat today and lah
    It is a Bacchus, a Japanese brand Fender copy made in China.

    https://bacchus-guitar.com/

    Bottom of the line, but it has a neck and strings.

    Gassho, J

    STLah
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    Thank you, everyone. Nice Zazenkai and tea was fun

    Gassho,

    Ryan S
    Sat Today LAH

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Kotei View Post
    Thank you everyone!
    Gassho,
    Kotei sat/lah today.
    also DANCED today ..
    SatToday lah


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    Thank you so much! My first Zazenkai - Bob Dylan is a recurring theme in my life so it felt very serendipitous lol

    Gassho,
    Anya

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    Thank you, all! It was a pleasure to sit with you.
    Gassho,
    Naiko (Krista)
    stlah

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnyaVMartin View Post
    Thank you so much! My first Zazenkai - Bob Dylan is a recurring theme in my life so it felt very serendipitous lol

    Gassho,
    Anya
    Anya! It was awesome having you there!!

    SatToday lah
    Bion
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    Now we just need a Led Zeppelin cover band to cover the “Ten Verse Sutra of Avalokiteshvara” to the tune of “Stairway to Heaven”

    Gassho,
    Tom
    Sat/Lah
    Last edited by StoBird; 01-31-2021 at 01:12 AM.

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    Just sat (or danced?) this. Thank you all!

    Gassho,

    Shade

    ST

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    Thank you everyone. Great talk Jundo and good to see the lessons paying dividends.

    Sat


    Seishin

    Sei - Meticulous
    Shin - Heart

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    Sat with you all this morning. Thanks everyone

    Gassho
    Anant
    ST

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    January 29th-30th Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai - Tribute to Bob (?) Dylan

    Quote Originally Posted by Seishin View Post
    Thank you everyone. Great talk Jundo and good to see the lessons paying dividends.

    Sat
    Yes and Jundo, learn the minor pentatonic shape at the 5th fret and don’t be afraid to feel the blues and really dig into the strings it’s about playing the “wrong” notes as it is about playing the “right” ones, it’s one of the funnest things a beginner can do and to be honest in 15 years I haven’t progressed much beyond that.

    https://guitarsecrets.com/a_minor_pentatonic_scale.htm

    Gassho,
    Tom
    Sat/Lah


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    Last edited by StoBird; 01-31-2021 at 07:11 PM.

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    I'm a little late to this but just wanted to say it was a wonderful talk Jundo and I loved the tea time afterwards!

    Gassho ,
    Noah K.
    Sat Today

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nogla View Post
    I'm a little late to this but just wanted to say it was a wonderful talk Jundo and I loved the tea time afterwards!

    Gassho ,
    Noah K.
    Sat Today
    Master Noah, you are never late nor early.. You arrive precisely when you mean to. (Get it?)

    SatToday
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    Thank you as always. Caught up on Wednesday.

    Stewart
    Sat

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    Wonderful! So lovely to sit.

    Gassho
    Kokuu
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