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Thread: January 26-27 Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai - The Many Different Reasons to Practice Zen

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    January 26-27 Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai - The Many Different Reasons to Practice Zen

    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


    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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    In today's talk, I will briefly mention these old categories for meditation and Zazen ...

    bompu, developing meditative concentration to aid well-being;

    - gedo, zazen-like practices from other religious traditions;

    - shojo, 'small vehicle' practices;

    - daijo, zazen aimed at gaining insight into true nature;

    - saijojo, shikantaza

    There is a little more discussion of these here ...

    Gassho, J

    Last edited by Jundo; 01-27-2024 at 12:32 AM.

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    Thank you everyone for making the effort to practice together. I know I am encouraged by you all and I am also grateful that we can do this.
    Thank you, Jundo and Shujin as well.

    Love you all

    Sat and lah
    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, Kiri
    希 rare
    理 principle

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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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    Thanks to everyone who made this possible and to all those who attended!




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    Sat with you now, Thank you all
    And thank you, Jundo and Shujin for the important lesson: it doesn’t need to be perfect for it to be perfect.
    Another perfect zazenkai.

    Gassho, Hōzan

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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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    Thank you everyone, I sat with you all this week.



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