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    October 29-30th Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai - "Spooky" Zazenkai


    Welcome to our Annual (?) Zen-o-ween ... Costumes Welcome ...



    Dear All,
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    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)

    ATTENTION: Everyone, when rising for Kinhin or Ceremonies after Zazen, get up slowly, don't rush, hold something stable, you won't be "late," so TAKE YOUR TIME! Make sure you are careful getting up!

    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 Jundo; 11-08-2021 at 03:27 PM. Reason: Added one-way youtube video.
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    Iíll be there with bells and boos

    Gassho
    Jakuden
    SatToday


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    Treeleaf Unsui / Engineer Sekishi's Avatar
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    Zoom and YouTube are ready to go - no TRICKS!

    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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    I am not feeling well, friends, and I shall be going right to bed. I do hope to see your Halloween costumes when I get to sit with you!
    Naiko
    stlah

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    Just finished a four hour car ride home to visit family, so I will probably have to catch this one through spacetime.
    But spending time with family, is too, practice.
    Looking forward to seeing you again.

    Gassho,
    William
    Sat

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    Had to leave the YouTube broadcast a little early, but thank you all; loved the costumes! Shokai's skeleton killed me

    Happy Halloween and Samhain and Dia de las Muertos

    Gassho
    Sat, lah
    求道芸化 Kyūdō Geika
    I am just a priest-in-training, please do not take anything I say as a teaching.

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    Thank you, everyone. Happy Halloween!

    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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    Good to see everyone and your costumes! Have a great and safe weekend!

    Gassho,
    Koushi
    STLaH
    広髭 Koushi (Vast Beard)
    ó
    Please take this layman's words with a grain of salt.

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    Great Zazenkai !
    Lovely talk today Jundo.
    Thank you everyone for your practice.

    Gassho
    STLah

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    Sat the first part of the zazenkai this morning on demand.

    Very spooky, thank you all!

    Gassho,

    Heiso

    StLah

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    Thank you everyone! Nice face paint, Jakuden It was fun seeing folks wearing masks, and then hearing Jundo's talk. I have never considered the onion metaphor

    Gassho,

    SatToday

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    Thank you everyone!
    Gassho, Nikolas
    Sat/lah

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    Thank you all. I sat with you this morning.

    Thank you for today’s talk Jundo


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

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    I sat with you all this morning

    Before sitting, I was reading from How to Cook Your Life, commentary by Kosho Uchiyama Roshi on Dogen's Tenzo Kyokun. The passage I read returned to me during Jundo's talk on wearing masks, and felt relevant. The words below are Uchiyama Roshi.

    On hearing that it is only natural for a violet to bloom as a violet and a rose as a rose, some people immediately begin to wonder about whether they are a rose or a violet. Since life is always potential, whether you are a violet or a rose simply is not something that is fixed, not is it necessary to figure out. What is vital here is that you give expression to the flower of your Self, the flower of here and now, and allow it to blossom as completely and naturally as it can in every moment of your life. That flower of your Self, that flower of here and now, is your life! (p. 66)
    Gassho,
    Charity
    sat/lah

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    Thank you for the wonderful talk, Jundo. Really enjoyed everyone’s costumes (and masks!).
    Gassho and Happy Halloween,
    Naiko
    st lah

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    Charity, that was a lovely quote. Thank you for posting it.

    Gassho,
    Onkai
    Sat
    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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    From the "person" wikipedia page:
    Persona (Latin) or prosopon (πρόσωπον; Greek).
    The Latin word persona was originally used to denote the mask worn by an actor. From this, it was applied to the role he assumed, and, finally, to any character on the stage of life, to any individual.

    Thank you everyone.
    Gassho,
    Kotei sat/lah today.
    Last edited by Kotei; 10-31-2021 at 08:11 AM.

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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Onkai View Post
    Charity, that was a lovely quote. Thank you for posting it.
    Thank you for telling me, Onkai

    Gassho,
    Charity
    sat/lah

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    Sat with the recording tonight. Thanks everyone for sitting, and for coming in costume!

    Thanks for the enlightening bit of info, Kotei!


    Sekiyuu
    Sat Today / LaH

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    On hearing that it is only natural for a violet to bloom as a violet and a rose as a rose, some people immediately begin to wonder about whether they are a rose or a violet. Since life is always potential, whether you are a violet or a rose simply is not something that is fixed, not is it necessary to figure out. What is vital here is that you give expression to the flower of your Self, the flower of here and now, and allow it to blossom as completely and naturally as it can in every moment of your life. That flower of your Self, that flower of here and now, is your life! (p. 66)
    Thank you for sharing Charity.


    Lovely Zazenkai, it seemed the birds around the Zendo wanted to be on the Halloween theme. Was lovely to sit with the ornithological soundscape.
    Thank you everyone.

    Sat


    Seishin

    Sei - Meticulous
    Shin - Heart

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    Sitting with this in portions during the week.
    Nice costumes!

    Boo!
    Kantai

    SatLah

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    Thank you all. Great masks!

    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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    Just sat this wearing my non-mask mask.

    Thank you all

    Sat
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    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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