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    December 9th-10th Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai - The Hidden Moon

    Enlightenment is like the moon reflected on the water.
    The moon does not get wet, nor is the water broken.
    Although its light is wide and great,
    The moon is reflected even in a puddle an inch wide.
    The whole moon and the entire sky
    Are reflected in one dewdrop on the grass.
    Master Dogen, Genjo Koan

    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
    01:30 - 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


    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

    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
    Last edited by Jundo; 12-09-2022 at 02:01 PM.

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    I don't get home untill after nine but, will try to pop in towards the end.

    gassho, Shokai
    合掌 仁道 生開 - gassho, Jindo Shokai "Open to life in a benevolent way"
    一期一会 ("Ichi-go ichi-e," 'each single encounter is the one meeting') - "One Moment in Time"

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    Thank you Jundo, Bion, everyone. Lovely coming together for another week under the moon that's always full and beautiful.

    理道弘志 | Ridō Koushi

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

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    Thank you, everyone! Have a lovely weekend

    Sat Today lah

    Please consider whatever I might say as my own ideas, experiences and understanding, and not zen doctrine.

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    Thank you everyone!
    Kotei sat (with this) 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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    Sat the Zazenkai with you all across space and time.
    Thank you, Jundo, Bion, and everybody for this beautiful zazenkai.
    May the moon always shine in our heart/mind regardless of open skies or stormy nights.
    怠努 (Tai Do) - Lazy Effort
    (also known as Mateus )

    禅戒一如 (Zen Kai Ichi Nyo) - Zazen and the Precepts are One!

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    Thank you everyone. I sat with you this morning

    Sat today and lah
    泰林 - Tai Rin - Peaceful Woods

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    Lovely! Thank you.

    Whenever I get really sick, I find it much harder to see the moon and have to trust that it is still there.

    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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    Today Last Quarter Moon. My wife Marjorie and I watched the Full December Moon rise in the northwestern sky of South Dakota from the front yard of our little home. It is Sunday morning 10:44: I sat 1/2 Sunday sit, Zazenkai opening, Dharma Talk, ending. Sat in between. Thank you for letting me in with recording.
    Last edited by Tai Shi; 12-18-2022 at 04:48 PM. Reason: with recording
    Kind Ubasoku, calm, I seek to support; not supportive. 或者嘘

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