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    April 30th-May 1st- OUR MONTHLY 4-hour Treeleaf ZAZENKAI - More Heart Sutra!


    We will continue our series of reflections on the Heart Sutra (Hannya Shingyo)
    (text below in this thread)

    Please sit our Monthly 4-Hour Treeleaf Zazenkai netcast LIVE 8am to noon Japan time Saturday morning (that is New York 7pm to 11pm, Los Angeles 4pm to 8pm (Friday night), London Midnight to 4am and Paris 1am to 5am (early Saturday morning)), and also sitable any time thereafter:


    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

    Dharma Talk Audio / Podcast Episode:
    TO BE HERE IN A FEW DAYS

    The Sitting Schedule is as follows:

    00:00 - 00:50 CEREMONY (HEART SUTRA IN JAPANESE / SANDOKAI IN ENGLISH) & ZAZEN
    00:50 - 01:00 KINHIN
    01:00 - 01:30 ZAZEN
    01:30 - 01:50 KINHIN

    01:50 - 02:30 DHARMA TALK & ZAZEN
    02:30 - 02:40 KINHIN & HOKEY-POKEY RITUAL

    02:40 - 03:15 ZAZEN
    03:15 - 03:30 KINHIN
    03:30 - 04:00 METTA CHANT & ZAZEN, VERSE OF ATONEMENT, FOUR VOWS, & CLOSING
    Gassho, Jundo

    STLah


    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

    I also recommend a little Talk on why small rituals and procedures are so cherished in the Zendo:

    SIT-A-LONG with Jundo: Small Things in the Zendo

    https://www.treeleaf.org/forums/show...s-in-the-Zendo
    Last edited by Sekishi; 04-30-2021 at 09:57 PM. Reason: Added youtube one-way link.
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    We continue our dance with the Heart Sutra with these lines ...

    No/ eye/, ear/, nose/, tongue/, bo/dy/, mind/;

    No/ sight/, sound/, smell/, taste/, touch/, nor/ ob/ject/ of/ mind/;

    No/ realm/ of/ sight/, no/ realm/ of/ con/scious/ness/;

    No/ ig/no/rance/, no/ end/ to/ ig/no/rance/;

    No/ old/ age/ and/ death/,

    No/ ces/sa/tion/ of/ old/ age/ and/ death/;

    In Buddhism, there are six internal sense bases (Pali: ajjhattikāni āyatanāni; also known as, "organs", "gates", "doors", "powers" or "roots") and six external sense bases (bāhirāni āyatanāni or "sense objects"; also known as vishaya or "domains" or "fields" or "realms").

    eye and visible objects
    ear and sound
    nose and odor
    tongue and taste
    body and touch
    mind and mental objects

    Buddhism and other Indian epistemologies identify six "senses" as opposed to the Western identification of five. In Buddhism, "mind" denotes an internal sense organ which interacts with sense objects. ... In the Four Noble Truths, the Buddha identifies that the origin of suffering (Pali, Skt.: dukkha) is craving (Pali: taṇhā; Skt.: tṛṣṇā). In the chain of Dependent Origination, the Buddha identifies that craving arises from sensations that result from contact at the six sense bases."
    As to the Twelve-fold Chain of Dependent Origination, please see this essay from our "BUDDHA BASICS" Series:

    https://www.treeleaf.org/forums/show...lve-Fold-Chain

    Gassho, J

    STLah
    Last edited by Jundo; 04-30-2021 at 09:03 AM.
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    Thanks, Jundo!

    I'll be there with instruments ready.

    Please be patient because of my Internet is super slow here.

    Gassho,

    Kyonin
    Sat/LAH
    Hondō Kyōnin
    奔道 協忍

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    Treeleaf Unsui / Engineer Sekishi's Avatar
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    Jundo - Since you did not post a Hokey Pokey for this week, I've got a version ready to go on 78. Its a 1951 version by The Buccaneer Trio.

    If you do have something, we don't have to use this one. ^_^

    Gassho,
    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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    Computer slow. Sit till I get there.
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    Thank you, Jundo, Kyonin, and Sekishi, for putting this together. I will sit this zazenkai later this coming week.

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

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    Our Hokey Pokey today honors Holland ...



    Gassho, J

    STLah
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    Treeleaf Unsui / Engineer Sekishi's Avatar
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    Deep bows of gratitude to all.

    Also, it was a magnitude 6.8 off the eastern coast: https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthqua...dz5t/executive

    Gassho,
    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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    Thank you all.
    Gassho,
    Naiko
    st
    (6.8-wow!)

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    Member Seikan's Avatar
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    Thank you all for coming together to practice today. Jundo, the Heart Sutra talks are so good that they're starting to shake the earth... .



    Gassho,
    Seikan

    -stlah-
    聖簡 Seikan (Sacred Simplicity)

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    I started sitting this zazenkai this morning. Thank you all for making it happen - good to see Kyonin back on the bells.

    Gassho,

    Heiso
    StLah

    Sent from my RMX2001 using Tapatalk

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    Going to sit this one now.
    Gassho,
    Matt

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    Thank you. I’ve sat with you over this weekend.


    Tairin
    Sat today and lah

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    Thank you. I also sat over the weekend. I'm grateful these are available 'on demand' as I like to join live, but when that is not possible, joining later is still very good.


    Charity
    sat

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    Thank you everyone!
    Gassho, Nikolas
    Sat/Lah

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    Member Seishin's Avatar
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    La Croix-Avranchin, Basse Normandie, France
    Sat on demand. Thanks you all for your practice.

    Sat


    Seishin

    Sei - Meticulous
    Shin - Heart

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    I just practiced with this zazenkai. Thank you, Jundo, Kyonin, Sekishi, and everyone.

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

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    Thank you everyone!

    Gassho,
    Kotei sat(this) 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 all!

    Gassho
    Kokuu
    ------------------------------------
    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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    Thank you all!

    Gassho
    SatToday

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