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    January 21st-22nd Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai - Happy Birthday Eihei !!



    Please sit in Celebration of Master Eihei Dogen's Birthday!
    (even though some disagreement on just when that is!)
    https://www.treeleaf.org/forums/showthread.php?19417-Dogen-Zenji-s-Birthday&p=297951&viewfull=1#post297951

    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

    And our special remembrance and dedication today ...


    Last edited by Jundo; 01-22-2022 at 03:23 AM. Reason: Added one-way youtube link.
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    Oh, it will be an honor to sit the zazen he so struggled to teach and protect.

    Sat Today
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    I'll be there. Looking forward to sitting with you all

    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'.

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    We could maybe also take a second to dedicate all merit to the venerable Thich Nhat Hanh who has passed away today.



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    Zoom and Youtube are ready to go. Let us sit for and with all Buddha ancestors.

    Deep bows,
    Sekishi #sat #lah #sad
    sekishi
    石志

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    Looking forward to sitting with you all.

    Gassho,
    Nengyoku
    Sat
    Last edited by Nengyoku; 01-21-2022 at 11:39 PM.

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    Tending to a sick cat today; she’s recovering from surgery. I will attempt to join you, but it’s been a long day…
    Gassho,
    Naiko
    st lah

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bion View Post
    We could maybe also take a second to dedicate all merit to the venerable Thich Nhat Hanh who has passed away today.



    Sat Today
    Oh I hadn’t heard. Yes to both!

    Gassho,
    ./sat
    Neil

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    Thanks everyone, sleep well

    Gassho,
    Neil

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    Quote Originally Posted by houst0n View Post
    Thanks everyone, sleep well

    Gassho,
    Neil
    Same, buddy!

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    January 21st-22nd Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai - Happy Birthday Eihei !!

    Thank you everyone for your company, practice, encouragement and love! “Life and death are of supreme importance”, our birthday man said, and Thay demonstrated it, so I wish we keep that in mind and work tirelessly as individuals and as a sangha to be a source of light in this world, wherever we go.

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    This body is not me; I am not caught in this body, I am life without boundaries, I have never been born and I have never died. Over there the wide ocean and the sky with many galaxies All manifests from the basis of consciousness. Since beginningless time I have always been free.

    Birth and death are only a door through which we go in and out. Birth and death are only a game of hide-and-seek. So smile to me and take my hand and wave good-bye. Tomorrow we shall meet again or even before. We shall always be meeting again at the true source, Always meeting again on the myriad paths of life.

    —TNH
    Thank you all for coming together, it was lovely as always

    Gassho,
    Koushi
    STLaH
    理道弘志 | Ridō Koushi

    Please take this novice priest-in-training's words with a grain of salt.

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    So beautiful to sit together.

    Gassho,
    Nengei
    Sat today. LAH.

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    Always love to be sitting with you.

    (That was supposed to be lovely, but it works either way.)

    Gassho,
    Nengyoku
    Sat

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bion View Post
    Oh, it will be an honor to sit the zazen he so struggled to teach and protect.

    Sat Today
    It's great that you pointed this out. The dedication of Masters from the past is so inspiring.

    Gassho,
    Sat,
    Suuko.

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    Lovely Zazenkai !

    It is lovely to have the recording available so I could sit with you all.

    Thank you everyone.

    Deep bows,
    The memories are shadows of what I have experienced, they are not the experiences.
    The experiences have gone, but the memories remain. - 安知 Anchi


    STLah

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    I started sitting the zazenkai on demand this morning. A pleasure to sit remembering two great teachers.

    Thank you all.

    Gassho

    Heiso
    StLah.

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    Thank you everyone, thank you master Dogen, thank you Thay
    Gassho, Kiri
    Sat/Lah
    希 rare
    理 principle
    (Nikos)

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    Stewart posted this marvelous TNH quote on Facebook, well on point ...

    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    Stewart posted this marvelous TNH quote on Facebook, well on point ...
    Beautiful
    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'.

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    Thank you everyone. I sat with you this morning.

    Thank you Dogen. Thank you Thich Nhat Hanh.


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

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    It was wonderful to sit with all of you and many thanks to all who make this Sangha possible.

    Thich Nhat Hanh was one of the first Buddhist authors I ever encountered, and I can certainly say it had an indelible impact on how I live and view the world.

    Gassho,

    Chukyo

    ST

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    Thank you.

    Doshin
    St

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    Thank you all.

    Gassho,
    Mags
    ST

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    It was great getting to practice with you all and sit some zazen for Dogen's birthday and in dedication to Thich Nhat Hahn. I have watched so many of his talks, and will continue to learn from him over the rest of my life

    Gassho,

    Bokugan
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    Just sat with you all. Lovely. Thank you

    Gassho,
    Kaisui
    (formerly known as Charity / coriander)
    sat/lah

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    Thank you for sharing this space with all of us

    Gassho, Tomás
    Sat

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    Looking forward to sitting this one way wiht you all,

    Have a great weekend/week!

    Gassho,

    Ippo

    SatToday
    一 法
    (One)(Dharma)

    Everyday is a good day!

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    Sat on demand. Thank you everyone.

    Sat


    Seishin

    Sei - Meticulous
    Shin - Heart

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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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