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    July 2nd-3rd OUR MONTHLY 4-hour Treeleaf ZAZENKAI - Yet More Heart Sutra!


    Back to Japan, and back to 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; 07-02-2021 at 10:11 PM. Reason: Added one-way youtube video.
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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

    No/ suf/fer/ing/, nor/ cause/ or/ end/ to/ suf/fer/ing/;

    No/ path/, no/ wis/dom/ and/ no/ gain/.

    No/ gain/ thus/ Bod/dhi/satt/vas/ live/ this/ Praj/na/ Pa/ra/mi/ta/*

    With/ no/ hin/drance/ of/ mind/

    No/ hin/drance/ there/fore/ no/ fear/.

    Far/ be/yond/ all/ de/lu/sion/, Nir/va/na/ is/ al/rea/dy/ here/.

    The first lines are, of course, a reference to the Four Noble Truths, traditionally phrased along the lines of ...

    There is the Truth of Suffering [Dukkha],
    the Truth of the Cause of Suffering,
    the Truth of the End of Suffering, and
    the Truth of the Path that leads to the End of Suffering.

    I offer a basic introduction to these Truths in our 'Buddha-Basics' Series:
    https://www.treeleaf.org/forums/show...y-Dooby-Dukkha

    Gassho, J

    STLah
    Last edited by Jundo; 07-02-2021 at 02:48 AM.
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    To mark a safe return from the heat of Las Vegas ... our Hokie Pokie is by the King of the Strip, Elvis ...






    Actual copy of "What the Buddha Taught" owned by Elvis Presley:



    Throughout his life, Elvis was fascinated by religions and spirituality, and as an avid reader he owned a comprehensive library covering a variety of religious and theological subjects. Offered is a copy of What the Buddha Taught by Walpola Rahula that Elvis gave to his bodyguard Dave Hebler, as Dave recounts in the accompanying handwritten note: “Elvis was a spiritual person and we exchanged thoughts on the subject a number of occasions. After one of these conversations, Elvis gave me a couple of books to read. One book was titled The Spirit of Zen [by Alan Watts] and the other was titled What the Buddha Taught.” https://www.barnebys.se/auktioner/ob...er-G8_1E_ZaTe1
    Last edited by Jundo; 07-02-2021 at 03:05 AM.
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jundo View Post
    To mark a safe return from the heat of Las Vegas ... our Hokie Pokie is by the King of the Strip, Elvis ...
    I am already READY

    SatToday
    Last edited by Jundo; 07-03-2021 at 09:06 PM.
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    Hi Jundo,

    I'll be there live with instruments ready

    Gassho,

    Kyonin
    Sat/LAH
    Hondō Kyōnin
    奔道 協忍

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    I'll be joining you all later this weekend with the recording (first time in over a year...). It's my 26th wedding anniversary today, and we have dinner reservations at the same time tonight.

    Gassho,
    Seikan

    -stlah-



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    Oh, man!! I don’t want to miss that Hokey Pokey! I am down for the count and waiting for antibiotics to kick in. I’ll save my best Elvis moves for when I’m able to sit with you all.

    Happy Anniversary, Seikan!

    Gassho,
    Naiko
    st

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    Quote Originally Posted by Naiko View Post
    Oh, man!! I don’t want to miss that Hokey Pokey! I am down for the count and waiting for antibiotics to kick in. I’ll save my best Elvis moves for when I’m able to sit with you all.
    I'm on antibiotics right now and they have kicked in! And I really don't want to jostle anything during the Hokey Pokey ...

    Hope you feel better.

    And yes, HAPPY ANNIVERSARY Seikan! Sorry #25 was during COVID.

    Deep bows,
    Sekishi

    P.S. Zoom and youtube are go for sitting.
    Last edited by Sekishi; 07-02-2021 at 10:17 PM. Reason: PS..
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    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, Kyonin and all,

    Sat 1st hour recorded; will be with you through this week

    Gassho, Yokai sat/lah

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    Thank you all. That was very lovely!
    The talk was deep and moving.

    Deep bows
    SatTodayLah

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    Thank you everyone. I sat this first half of this morning.


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

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    Doshin
    St

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    Thank you for your talk, Jundo. Thank you all for your practice.
    Gassho,
    Naiko
    st lah

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    Going to sit this one now.
    Gassho
    Matt

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    Thank you everyone, and good to see you back in the zendo, Jundo.

    I will be sitting this throughout the week.

    Gassho,

    Heiso

    StLah

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    Having a rough day so this was beautiful to just sit with.

    Gassho
    Kokuu
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    Thank you, I am sitting with this over the week. Just finished the talk. Lovely. Looking forward to seeing the Zen Rubiks cube practice group appear

    Gassho,
    Charity
    sat

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    Thank you, Jundo, Kyonin, Sekishi, and everyone. I finally sat this one today and am glad to not have missed it. The talk stirred me deeply.

    Gassho,
    Onkai
    Sat/lah
    On (Warm)
    Kai (Sea)
    I have a lot to learn; take anything I say that sounds like teaching with a grain of salt.

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    Thank you everyone, so grateful to be able to sit Zazenkai On Demand.

    Sat


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    Shin - Heart

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