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    September 17-18th Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai - "Never Complete" Zazenkai

    Dear All,

    Please sit our Treeleaf Zazenkai for 90 minutes with Zazen, Heart Sutra and more:

    10am Japan Saturday morning, NY 9pm, LA 6pm Friday night, London 2am and Paris 3am 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

    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; 09-17-2021 at 11:43 PM. Reason: Added one-way youtube video.
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    I will completely be there

    SatToday lah
    Bion
    美音

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    I will be there.

    Edit: I’m going to have to catch this one on the recording after all - I got home later than expected this evening and I’m exhausted.

    Gassho,
    Kendrick
    Sat/Lah
    Last edited by Kendrick; 09-17-2021 at 11:03 PM.

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    Looking forward to being there

    Gassho,
    Koushi
    STLaH
    広 Kou (Vast)
    髭 Shi (Beard)

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    Looking forward to practicing with you all!

    Gassho,

    Shade

    ST

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    Treeleaf Unsui / Engineer Sekishi's Avatar
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    Zoom and youtube are ready to go. See you all soon!

    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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    Thanks Jundo, Sekishi and all for sharing zazenkai

    Gassho, Yokai sat/lah

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    Wonderful to sit with you all! Thank you, Jundo, for the perfect talk for my perfectly imperfect zazenkai, which featured a relentless leg cramp, someone setting off a fireworks in the neighborhood, and the folks across the street having a shout fest during your talk.
    Gassho,
    Naiko
    st lah

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    It may be very incomplete, but

    How could I finish
    this poem on rain...
    and yet
    the soil is completely wet

    (a zazenkai with typhoon crossing through Japan)
    SaT
    Hо̄shi 法詩

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    Thank you, Jundo, Sekishi, and all. Enjoy your perfectly imperfect weekend.

    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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    Treeleaf Unsui / Engineer Sekishi's Avatar
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    Thank you to all. We each perfectly manifest the great mystery in our own (imperfect) way.

    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, Sekishi, and everyone for your never-complete completeness.

    Gassho,
    Koushi
    STLaH
    広 Kou (Vast)
    髭 Shi (Beard)

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    I am completely grateful for and fond of you all, though I am imperfectly demonstrating it way too often. But I am completely sure we wholeheartedly did our best once again! Thanks Jundo and Sekishi!

    SatToday lah
    Bion
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    Thank you James for sending the link to Shari Lewis' "Lambchop the lamb" for those who were at our tea time following Zazen ... yes, a perfectly imperfect childrens' show from our youth. ... Oh, the perfect song for the neurotic in all of us! ...



    Gassho, J

    STLah
    Last edited by Jundo; 09-18-2021 at 03:20 AM.
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    Lovely Zazenkai

    Thank you for the great talk, Jundo.

    Thank you everyone.

    Gassho
    STLah

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    Thank you everyone!
    Gassho, Nikolas
    Sat/Lah

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    Thank you everyone!
    Gassho,
    Kotei sat/lah today.

    義道 冴庭 / Gidō 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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    Lovely Zazenkai as always. Perfectly and completely incomplete, with squeaky toy accompaniment

    Thank you, Sekishi, Jundo, and everyone. Means a lot to have these opportunities.

    Gassho,

    Ryan
    SatToday

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoshi View Post
    It may be very incomplete, but

    How could I finish
    this poem on rain...
    and yet
    the soil is completely wet

    (a zazenkai with typhoon crossing through Japan)
    SaT
    Hope all are safe!


    It was wonderful to sit with you all, even though I sat imperfectly off-camera due to my zendo being occupied :-) Thank you dear Sangha.

    Gassho,
    Jakuden
    SatToday/LAH imminent!
    清 道 寂田
    SEIDO JAKUDEN
    She/her.
    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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    Thank you everyone. I sat with you this morning.

    Jundo, your microphone non-issues from last week seems to have been resolved. You were clearer this week. Thank you.


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

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    Thanks for sitting, everyone!


    Sekiyuu
    Sat Today

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    Thank you everyone!

    And a special thanks to Sekishi's Ino-pup, wonderful squeaking

    And the talk, Jundo, was beautiful!

    Gassho
    Kantai

    Sat
    Last edited by Kantai; 09-18-2021 at 07:44 PM.

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    Thank you all

    Gassho

    Risho
    -stlah

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    Thank you all. Sekishi, it was so hard not to burst out laughing at your puppy viciously attacking the squeaky toy. Such a joyous sound! 🙂

    -satToday

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaishin View Post
    Thank you all. Sekishi, it was so hard not to burst out laughing at your puppy viciously attacking the squeaky toy. Such a joyous sound! 🙂

    -satToday
    Thought the same exact thing! Absolutely adorable!

    st/rj

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    So that will be an incomplete thank you to everyone.

    How imperfect with puppy play at the start of the ceremony, Sophie was looking round at me as much to say "ok who's got the toy then, where is it ????" then did a huge doggy "whatever" sigh and went back to dozing.

    Sat


    Seishin

    Sei - Meticulous
    Shin - Heart

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    Going to sit this now.
    Gassho,
    Matt

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    Beautiful! Thank you all.

    Gassho
    Kokuu
    -sattoday/lah-
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    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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    meian st lh
    迷安 - Mei An - Wandering At Rest
    Clearing out old energy is good for the mind.

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    Finally sat this one yesterday.
    Thanks a lot for your practice.

    Gassho,

    大哲

    #sat2day
    no thing needs to be added

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