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    Nov 10-11 Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai - DAYLIGHT SAVINGS - Honoring Those Who Passed ...


    reMINDer: 1hr EARLIER START TIMES for DAYLIGHT SAVINGS!!

    Also remember: Our special guest visiting teacher SATURDAY!!!
    BE THERE OR BE REBORN AS A WORM ... (just kidding) ...
    Special Treeleaf Event -Bodhi-Burnout- Myoshin Kate McCandless - Sat. November. 11th
    https://www.treeleaf.org/forums/show...-November-11th

    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

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    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    This year's altar at my parent's house in Mexico for Día de los Muertos (Day of th death)

    Gasshō

    stlah

    Bernal



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    Quote Originally Posted by nalber3 View Post
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    This year's altar at my parent's house in Mexico for Día de los Muertos (Day of th death)

    Gasshō

    stlah

    Bernal
    Oh my, it could be Japanese!


    From the Soto-shu official website -

    Obon Shelf (Bondana)

    Obon Shelf (Bondana)Where will the ancestors who have come for the offerings be greeted? A special shelf called an Obon-dana or Tama-dana is made where the family memorial tablet is place along with various offerings. At those houses where this kind of shelf is not set up, the ancestral spirits are greeted at the Buddha-altar. This is where the temple priest chants the tana-gyo, a sutra read for the ancestors. This Obon-shelf is usually erected on the morning of the 13th. In a home where a family member has died within the past year, this shelf is set up between the 1st and the 7th and should be done in an especially mindful way. On these shelves, dumplings are often offered. They are placed on the altar shelf immediately after the family has greeted the spirits at the grave.

    On the 14th, it is the custom to make an offering of noodles and on the 15th, rice dumplings covered with bean jam are offered. Also, uncooked rice, mixed with finely chopped raw eggplants and other vegetables, is placed in small piles on lotus or paulownia leaves and used as an offering.

    On the 16th, it is said that the ancestral spirits return home riding on cows and carrying luggage on horses. Eggplants and cucumbers, in the shapes of cows and horses, are offered. These are similar to the straw horses which are used as decorations during the Tanabata Festival. In some areas, there is the custom of fixing green cedar or green bamboo to the four corners of the shelf in the same way that pine decorations are used to honor the gods at New Year’s.

    At any rate, let’s make respectful offerings of those things that the ancestral spirits like, offerings that have been traditionally cultivated, or items that are familiar to the ancestors, in order to have them come back.

    https://www.sotozen.com/eng/practice/event/index.html
    Gassho, J

    stlah
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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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 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
    Sat/Lah
    希 rare
    理 principle
    (Nikolas)

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    Quote Originally Posted by nalber3 View Post


    This year's altar at my parent's house in Mexico for Día de los Muertos (Day of th death)

    Gasshō

    stlah

    Bernal



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    Oh, how beautiful, Bernal!

    Do Mi
    sat lah

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    Gassho,

    Hoseki
    sattoday/lah

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    Thank you all
    Sat this one with you all this morning.

    Gassho, Michael
    Satlah

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