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    Dec.17th-18th Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai - Moon in the Water

    From Master Dogen's Genjo-Koan ...

    Our enlightenment is like the moon reflected in the water.
    The moon does not get wet, the water is not broken.
    Although the light shines wide and vast, the moon is
    reflected in a puddle a foot or an inch wide. The entire
    moon and the whole sky are reflected in countless dewdrops
    upon the grass, and even in a single drop of water.
    Enlightenment does not divide a person, just as the moon
    does not shatter the water. We cannot obstruct enlightenment,
    just as a drop of water does not obstruct the moon in
    the sky. The depth of each drop is the measure of the height
    of the moon. No matter how long or short the duration of
    each reflection, it expresses the largeness or smallness of the
    dewdrop, yet completely holds the boundlessness of the
    moonlight in the heavens.


    Dear All,

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

    10am Japan Saturday morning, NY 8pm, LA 5pm Friday night, London 1am and Paris 2am 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 Sekishi; 12-18-2021 at 12:24 AM. Reason: Added youtube one-way link.
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    Iím all ready to go! See you all later! Jundo, I will make an offering to the WiFi and パソコン gods that you stay online!!!

    SatToday
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    When for the first time I sit one way I have watched video for begging first weeks before my surgery went well and I am about to die die lol lol I did not now I submit too going clockwise.
    Gassho
    sat/ lah


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    Very good...If ever children and wife allow (support...) I will join 2way and sit with you for the first time since much too long...
    Gassho.
    Hokin.
    SAT&LAH

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hokin View Post
    Very good...If ever children and wife allow (support...) I will join 2way and sit with you for the first time since much too long...
    Gassho.
    Hokin.
    SAT&LAH
    Iím sure itíll be sooner than you think!

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    Treeleaf Unsui / Engineer Sekishi's Avatar
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    Youtube and Zoom rooms are go, and I think I might have some bells around here somewhere.

    See you soon!

    Gassho,
    Sekishi
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    sekishi
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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, everyone! Have 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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    Thanks Treeleaf family! Thanks Jundo for your effort to keep things going!!

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    Thank you everyone.

    Gassho,
    William
    SatLah

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    Thank you all, each week reminds me of how grateful I am for Treeleaf and the ability to practice with everyone.

    Have a great weekend, enjoy the moon.

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

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    Thank you so much Jundo, Sekishi and everyone.

    It never occurred to me quite like this, but we can see the finger thanks to the very source of light that it points to

    Gassho,

    Ryan
    SatToday
    Ryan-S
    Bokugan 墨眼

    "Moment after moment, everyone comes out of nothingness. This is the true joy of life." -Shunryu Suzuki _/|\_

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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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    Thank you everyone. I sat with you this snowy morning.


    Tairin
    Sat today and lah

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    Sat with you all in shifted spacetime.

    Gassho,
    Stlah

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    Thank you all. Sat with you today via the YouTube.

    Gassho,
    Charity
    sat/lah

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    Thank you, everyone!


    Doğukan.
    Sat.

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    Wonderful to sit with you all.
    Thank you.

    sat


    Seishin

    Sei - Meticulous
    Shin - Heart

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    Thank you all!
    Gassho, Nikolas
    Sat/Lah

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    Sat today with all of you and this Zazenkai.
    Thank you all.
    Gassho, Gokai
    Sat/Lah
    David Cravid„o Lopes Pereira

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