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    October 8th-9th Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai - "Drum and Accordion" Zazenkai

    Today's Heart Sutra Ceremony will include the lovely:

    Hannya Shingyo with Drum and Accordion
    Featuring Tenkei Coppens on accordion.
    Inspired by Tuareg Rock and a melody from Kel Asouff

    https://soundcloud.com/tamaramyoho/h...-and-accordian

    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; 10-09-2021 at 12:02 AM. Reason: Added youtube one-way link.
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    See you all later

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

    Gassho,
    Sekishi
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    Thanks again everyone,

    Have a wonderfully imperfect, perfect weekend!

    Gassho,

    Ippo

    SatToday

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    Thank you everyone for the zazenkai and the tea time. I hope everyone has a great 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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    Wonderful to sit with you all again.

    Gassho,
    William
    SatToday

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    Treeleaf Unsui / Engineer Sekishi's Avatar
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    Sitting in Zazen with a heavy heart.
    Repeating stories stirring up muck.
    The sound of rain falling on leaves and stones.
    How appealing!

    Recalling hurricanes and thunderstorms
    leaking the roof of the old homestead.
    The sound of cloudy water falling on carpet and furniture.
    How appalling!

    But who could get angry at raindrops?

    All one can do is put down buckets,
    wait for the sunshine,
    inspect the roof,
    try to make repairs.

    Beautiful empty rain - outside or inside:
    no anger, only compassionate action.
    Beautiful empty beings - beneficial or harmful:
    no anger, only compassionate action.

    The rain has cracked, the whole sky is clear.

    Gassho,
    Sekishi
    Last edited by Sekishi; 10-09-2021 at 04:05 AM.
    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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    Lovely ! Thank you everyone.

    Gassho
    STLah

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sekishi View Post
    Sitting in Zazen with a heavy heart.
    Repeating stories stirring up muck.
    The sound of rain falling on leaves and stones.
    How appealing!

    Recalling hurricanes and thunderstorms
    leaking the roof of the old homestead.
    The sound of cloudy water falling on carpet and furniture.
    How appalling!

    But who could get angry at raindrops?

    All one can do is put down buckets,
    wait for the sunshine,
    inspect the roof,
    try to make repairs.

    Beautiful empty rain - outside or inside:
    no anger, only compassionate action.
    Beautiful empty beings - beneficial or harmful:
    no anger, only compassionate action.

    The rain has cracked, the whole sky is clear.

    Gassho,
    Sekishi
    Lovely poem Sekishi !

    Thank you

    Gassho
    Last edited by omom; 10-09-2021 at 10:01 AM.
    STLah

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    Thank you everyone! Lovely poem Sekishi
    Gassho, Nikolas
    Sat/Lah

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    Sat with you all this morning. That was a lovely Heart Sutra. And wonderful poem, Sekishi!
    Gassho,
    Naiko
    st

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    Thank you everyone. I sat with you this morning. That was a lovely Heart Sutra this week. Honestly when I read that an accordion was involved I expected something cheesy.


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

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    Just sat this. Thank you all for your practice and support.

    Gassho,

    Shade

    ST

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    Beautiful poem, Sekishi. This is what I wanted to say re the 'koan' in the talk (a truly public case this time, then):

    Everything in life is as it is.
    Nothing to fix.
    Yet, we do our best to fix the bad things.

    The tapestry of life contains all threads.
    Here and now, who can avoid being thrown in?
    At the seashore, who can not jump into the waves?
    Everything in life is as it is.

    Gassho, Harald. SatLah

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    Sat with the recording... thanks everyone for sitting and thanks for the poem, Sekishi.


    Sekiyuu
    Sat Today / LaH

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    (whoops, seem the site double-posted my reply!)

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    Thank you all. I joined across shifted space-time.

    Enlightenment has no tree,
    the bright mirror has no stand.
    Fundamentally nothing exists,
    so where can you find the dust?
    ... Now where is my feather duster?

    Stlah
    Gassho,

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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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    Member Seishin's Avatar
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    Thank you.

    sat


    Seishin

    Sei - Meticulous
    Shin - Heart

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    Finished sitting with you all on demand this morning. I enjoyed that rendition of the Heart Sutra! I am not too into polka (just personal musical tastes), but when played like this the accordion is quite lovely.

    Thank you everyone!

    Gassho,

    Ryan
    SatToday

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    Lovely version of the Heart Sutra!

    Thank you all for sitting with me.

    Gassho
    Kokuu
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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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    Member Hōkan's Avatar
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    I just sat this.

    I had expected to sit this live but just a few hours beforehand I was given the opportunity to immediately attend a two-day sesshin at a local Zen center; the first live sesshin for a year-and-a-half. The opportunity happened because I asked a local priest to be my teacher and they said, provisionally, yes. ("Provisionally" because we have been friends for a very long time and we need to see if this new relationship will work considering our history.)

    So, I'm happy. At least for now I get double the zen!

    Sat
    --
    Hōkan = 法閑 = Dharma Serenity
    To be entirely clear, I am not a hōkan = 幇間 = taikomochi = geisha, but I do wonder if my preceptor was having a bit of fun with me...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hōkan View Post

    So, I'm happy. At least for now I get double the zen!
    Double the Zen still = not one not two

    Gassho, J

    STLah
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    Sat with this this evening.

    Beautiful poem Sekishi, and beautiful rain.

    Thank you everyone!

    Gassho
    Kantai

    SatLah

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