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    January 19-20th Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai - Today's Theme is No Theme

    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! [/CENTER]

    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

    Last edited by Jundo; 01-20-2024 at 05:04 AM.
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    Thank you Jundo.

    I hope that I will be able to attend — even though the Zazenkai happens at 4AM here in Turkey. I am inspired and want to be an active member of the sangha. Very happy to be here.

    Gassho,
    Austin

    stlah

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    Quote Originally Posted by AustinIsEmptiness View Post
    Thank you Jundo.

    I hope that I will be able to attend — even though the Zazenkai happens at 4AM here in Turkey. I am inspired and want to be an active member of the sangha. Very happy to be here.

    Gassho,
    Austin

    stlah
    I feel you! For me, it starts at 2 am in winter, 3 am in summer

    Gassho
    Sat and lah
    Bion
    -------------------------
    When you put Buddha’s activity into practice, only then are you a buddha. When you act like a fool, then you’re a fool.

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Bion View Post
    I feel you! For me, it starts at 2 am in winter, 3 am in summer

    Gassho
    Sat and lah
    Turns out our baby daughter had other plans I was thankfully able to sit with you all in the eternal here and now through the YouTube recording later on. I suppose this is a part of being new here — finding out what works according to our different situations. I am thankful to you all. I hope you are all having a wonderful day!

    Gassho,
    Austin

    stlah
    Last edited by Austin; 01-20-2024 at 11:18 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AustinIsEmptiness View Post
    Turns out our baby daughter had other plans �� I was thankfully able to sit with you all in the eternal here and now through the YouTube recording later on. I suppose this is a part of being new here — finding out what works according to our different situations. I am thankful to you all. I hope you are all having a wonderful day!

    Gassho,
    Austin

    stlah
    Yep! It is precisely why we make everything available for later viewing and participation, so it’s a joy to know it accomplishes what it is meant for!
    Have a good one

    gassho
    sat and lah
    Bion
    -------------------------
    When you put Buddha’s activity into practice, only then are you a buddha. When you act like a fool, then you’re a fool.

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    Thank you everyone!

    Quote Originally Posted by AustinIsEmptiness View Post
    Thank you Jundo.

    I hope that I will be able to attend — even though the Zazenkai happens at 4AM here in Turkey. I am inspired and want to be an active member of the sangha. Very happy to be here.

    Gassho,
    Austin

    stlah
    At some point I had to admit that it is too difficult for me to wake up at 3:45 to sit zazen, so I now sit almost exclusively with the recordings. But the open zazen with the Euros/Kiwis group is a nice opportunity to sit live with other Treeleafers.
    希 rare
    理 principle
    (Nikolas)

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    Many thanks to everyone who made this week's Zazenkai possible. It was great to see all of you.

    Gassho,

    Chukyo

    ST/LAH

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    Thank you all. Sat with you just now.

    Gassho, Hōzan (Michael)
    Satlah

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    Thank you everyone. I sat with you this morning


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

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    Wow - so good to see Kyrillos! I think about you from time to time.

    Thank you all



    Rish
    -stlah

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    Lovely. Thank you, all!

    Great to hear Kotei's sonorous tones!

    Gassho
    Kokuu
    -sattoday/lah-

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kokuu View Post
    Lovely. Thank you, all!

    Great to hear Kotei's sonorous tones!

    Gassho
    Kokuu
    -sattoday/lah-
    Aha Kotei! That was great

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