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Thread: February 24th-25th Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai - WHY BAD THINGS HAPPEN ...

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    February 24th-25th Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai - WHY BAD THINGS HAPPEN ...

    Our little Talk today is based on an old essay, sadly updated for the recent earthquakes in Turkey and Syria:


    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


    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

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    Will sit later with you all - working again!

    Will be quite a pertinent topic no doubt as New Zealand braces for a 'full contact' third cyclone in a month. Where I am we are free from such weather, but many people are suffering due to the extensive flooding and wind damage, with some losing their lives in flash flooding, and multiple shortages of electricity and basic goods. And in my work in mental health, people always ask, "why did this happen to me?", so it will be nice to have my Zen batteries recharged on this topic. Thanks in advance Jundo.

    Gassho, Tokan

    平道 島看 Heidou Tokan (Balanced Way Island Nurse)
    I enjoy learning from everyone, I simply hope to be a friend along the way

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    Thank you everyone!
    Kotei sat/lah today.

    義道 冴庭 / Gidō Kotei.
    Being a novice priest doesn't mean 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!
    Gassho, Kiri
    希 rare
    理 principle

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    Thank you for sitting with me in the timeless zazenkai


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    Sat with you all on this one just now. Thank you, Treeleaf.

    , Michael

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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 sit and lovely talk. Thank you all!


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