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    Sept. 15th-16th Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai - Ready, Steady, ANGO!

    Today's little Talk is about how nothing interferes with Ango and Jukai ...

    ... based on my little essay ...

    Dear All,

    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


    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; 09-15-2023 at 08:16 AM.

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    Thank you everyone, and thank you for the reminder Jundo!
    Gassho, Kiri
    希 rare
    理 principle

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    Thanks for sitting together, 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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    Sat Today

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    Finished sitting with you this morning. Thank you for the reminder that practice includes everything.
    st lah

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    Thank you for this timely Dharma talk. With your earlier post, Jundo, this talk, Jinkan’s deeply moving chanting of the Heart Sutra while in the throes of drastic chemo effects, and forgive me for forgetting who posted the irreverent but memorable and apt aphorism that has stuck with me: “When you feel like s**7, sit”, this has been a week of focusing on living the Ango you’ve got. While dealing with some of my own challenges in spades, this is Jukai experienced from a facet far from the ‘get thee to a Nunnery’ version of some imaginings.

    As my grandmother would say, c’est la vie, yes? It *is* life.



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

    Gassho, Michael

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    Thank you!



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    Thank you Jundo, this was one of those "I really needed to hear that" talks.
    Gassho, Rob.

    Sat today.

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