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Thread: March 22-23rd Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai - Cherry Blossoms (DAYLIGHT SAVINGS!)

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    March 22-23rd Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai - Cherry Blossoms (DAYLIGHT SAVINGS!)


    REMINDER:
    DAYLIGHT SAVINGS START TIME CHANGE NORTH AMERICA

    (not yet Europe/UK, AustraNZ on their own )


    Cherry Blossoms at Kodaiji Zen Temple in Kyoto


    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 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

    Last edited by Jundo; 03-22-2024 at 09:21 AM.
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    Thank you everyone!
    The early cultivars in the garden already dropped their petals in yesterday's rain.
    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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    Thanks to everyone who participated in this week's Zazenkai.

    Gassho,

    Chukyo

    ST/LAH

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    Sat with you just now.
    So fortunate to have found this sangha.
    So thankful that all of you show up for the zazenkai, so that those of us who can’t can still sit with you

    Gassho, Michael
    Satlah

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    Thank you everyone. I sat with you this bright and crisp morning.


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

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    It was lovely to sit virtually with you all. Thank you for supporting my practice.

    SAT/LAH

    Jon

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    Thank you everyone!
    Gassho, Kiri
    Sat/Lah
    希 rare
    理 principle
    (Nikolas)

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    Here's a lovey poem about cherry blossoms from Otagaki Rengetsu, one of our female ancestors, whose name we honor when we chant the female lineage:

    "So many bright
    Cherry blossoms
    All around -
    I cannot decide if they resemble
    Billowing clouds or flakes of snow"

    Gassho
    sat and lah
    Bion
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    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. - Sawaki Roshi

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bion View Post
    Here's a lovey poem about cherry blossoms from Otagaki Rengetsu, one of our female ancestors, whose name we honor when we chant the female lineage:

    "So many bright
    Cherry blossoms
    All around -
    I cannot decide if they resemble
    Billowing clouds or flakes of snow"

    Gassho
    sat and lah


    Doshin
    stlah

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    From Century Park in Shanghai

    Gasshō

    stlah, Kaitan
    Kaitan - 界探 - Realm searcher
    Formerly known as "Bernal"

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