Results 1 to 19 of 19

Thread: October 22-23rd Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai - "Leaves Falling (here up North)" Zazenkai

  1. #1

    October 22-23rd Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai - "Leaves Falling (here up North)" Zazenkai

    A poem by Dogen, accompanying a self-portrait created while viewing the harvest moon on the lunar calendar eighth month/fifteenth day {harvest moon}, 1249

    The mountain filled with leafless trees
    Crisp and clear on this autumn night;
    The full moon floating gently above the cluster of roofs,
    Having nothing to depend on,
    And not clinging to any place;
    Free, like steam rising from a full bowl of rice,
    Effortless, as a fish swimming and splashing back and forth,
    Like drifting clouds or flowing water.


    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; 10-22-2021 at 08:45 PM. Reason: Added one-way Youtube link.
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

  2. #2
    Lovely! Falling leaves Zazenkai sounds pretty awesome!

    SatToday
    Bion
    美音

    -------------------------
    Join me on Insight Timer
    Help me feed those in need by joining my Share The Meal team HERE

  3. #3
    Member Koki's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2017
    Location
    Parma Ohio (just outside Cleveland)
    Gassho 🙏

  4. #4
    See you all there..

    Gassho,
    Washin
    stlah
    Kaidō (皆道) Every Way
    Washin (和信) Harmony Trust
    ----
    I am a novice priest-in-training. Anything that I say must not be considered as teaching
    and should be taken with a 'grain of salt'.

  5. #5
    Treeleaf Unsui / Engineer Sekishi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    Virginia, USA
    All systems go from the engine room!

    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.

  6. #6


    Doshin
    St

  7. #7
    Fall, leaves, fall; die, flowers, away;
    Lengthen night and shorten day;
    Every leaf speaks bliss to me
    Fluttering from the autumn tree.
    I shall smile when wreaths of snow
    Blossom where the rose should grow;
    I shall sing when night’s decay
    Ushers in a drearier day.

    —Emily Brontë

    Thank you Washin, Sekishi, Jundo, and everyone for a lovely autumn Zazenkai.

    Gassho,
    Koushi
    STLaH
    広髭 Koushi (Vast Beard)

    Please take this layman's words with a grain of salt.

  8. #8
    Wonderful to sit with you all. Many thanks to Washin, Sekishi and Jundo.

    Gassho,

    Shade

    ST

  9. #9
    Quote Originally Posted by Koushi View Post
    Fall, leaves, fall; die, flowers, away;
    Lengthen night and shorten day;
    Every leaf speaks bliss to me
    Fluttering from the autumn tree.
    I shall smile when wreaths of snow
    Blossom where the rose should grow;
    I shall sing when night’s decay
    Ushers in a drearier day.

    —Emily Brontë

    Thank you Washin, Sekishi, Jundo, and everyone for a lovely autumn Zazenkai.

    Gassho,
    Koushi
    STLaH


    Gassho,

    Shade

    ST

  10. #10
    I added "here in the north" out of respect for our Zendo friends in the Southern Hemisphere.

    Gassho, J

    STLah
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

  11. #11
    Thank you, everyone, for the zazenkai and tea time. Zazenkai is always a harvest of good fruit. I'm sure many good seeds were planted with Jundo's talk and the sangha's practice.

    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.

  12. #12
    Lovely ! Thank you everyone.

    Gassho
    STLah

  13. #13
    Thank you everyone. I sat with you this morning.

    Lovely talk today Jundo. Thank you for all the tech wizardry Sekishi. Beautiful chanting Washin.

    Thank you Treeleaf for your practice and for planting good seeds.


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

  14. #14
    Beautiful poem and Zazenkai. Thank you Jundo, Washin and everyone

    Gassho,

    Ryan
    SatToday

  15. #15
    Member Seishin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2016
    Location
    La Croix-Avranchin, Basse Normandie, France
    Thank you everyone.

    Sat


    Seishin

    Sei - Meticulous
    Shin - Heart

  16. #16

  17. #17
    Thank you Dogen, Jundo and all

    Gassho, Tomás
    Sat&LaH

  18. #18
    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.

  19. #19
    Thank you all for sitting with me.

    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.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •