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    WELCOME HOYU ZAZEN ... and Tea Ceremony ...

    Hoyu offers a "hello" to everyone from Treeleaf Tsukuba ... then we sat a brief 30 minutes of Zazen, and a little Kinhin. Shokai Richard joined us in the middle. Please sit with us if you have a chance.



    We will also had a Tea Ceremony conducted by Hoyu Sensei, which you may still join in at any time ...
    Hiyo writes about that ...

    For those who are able to sit in on the tea ceremony please feel free to participate at home. If everyone can collect ahead of time (see the screen below) ....
    1) a sweet to eat
    2) a cup of your favorite tea. Heck, feel free to make it a cup of java if tea isn't your thing!(though I still wish for you at least consider giving tea a try )

    Just have them ready and we will instruct you when to eat and drink. Nothing to complicated. Just relax and enjoy

    Gassho,
    Hoyu
    And, of course, don't forget our weekly Zazenkai tomorrow!

    http://www.treeleaf.org/forums/showt...i-WITH-HOYU%21

    ... and our SPECIAL CEREMONY "OFFICIALLY" MARKING THE OPENING OF OUR NEW TREELEAF FORUM AND WEBPAGE (even though it has actually been up and running for a few weeks) and traditional-not-so-traditional MEMORIAL SERVICE TO RETIRE OUR OLD COMPUTER HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE. The ceremony will begin (one hour later than originally planned) ...

    ... from 10pm Japan time Saturday night (that is New York 9am, Los Angeles 6am (Saturday morning), London 2pm and Paris 2pm (Saturday afternoon)

    I apologize for the change, due to Hoyu attending Aikido with my wife Mina.

    I will have Google+ links up for each shortly before our beginning time. Please check back.

    Welcome Hoyu John & Family!

    Gassho, Jundo
    Last edited by Jundo; 07-28-2012 at 03:41 AM.
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    Our Tea Ceremony with Hoyu Sensei ...

    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    Hi.

    Thanks Hoyu (and Jundo) for the videos.
    That looked awesome!

    Mtfbwy
    Fugen

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    Thank you Hoyu Sensei for a wonderful demonstration!

    Gassho,
    Dosho
    If I am posting, I have sat today.

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    Thanks everyone! Slightly more elaborate than my teabag in a cup method!

    _/\_

    Ade

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    Beautiful Hoyu ... thank you!

    Gassho
    Michael
    RINDO SHINGEN
    倫道 真現

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    Thank you, great way to start the day. I had a cup of choco

    Gassho
    ______________________________
    Kōshin / Leo



    P.S. Yup, I know, my English sucks

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    Thank you Hoyu for your demonstration.
    Gassho,
    Andy

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    So great that you could share this with Treeleafers, Hoyu!!
    Thanks,
    Kaishin (Open Heart aka Matt)
    Please take this layman's words with a grain of salt.

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    Hey Hoyu! Thank you for your dedication and attention to detail. I am grateful to have been a part of this by watching.

    Gassho,

    Daido

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    Very cool demonstration. Thank you Hoyu and family for making this possible. I hope some day you can show me this in person Hoyu. Gassho. Chris

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    Fantastic demonstration.

    Sadly, I couldn't make it to the live ceremony

    It would be great to learn chado.

    I am thankful to all.
    Hondō Kyōnin
    奔道 協忍

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    Our SPECIAL CEREMONY "OFFICIALLY" MARKING THE OPENING OF OUR NEW TREELEAF FORUM AND WEBPAGE and MEMORIAL SERVICE TO RETIRE OUR OLD COMPUTER HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE will begin at the following times (one hour later than originally planned) ...

    ... from 10pm Japan time Saturday night (that is New York 9am, Los Angeles 6am (Saturday morning), London 2pm and Paris 2pm (Saturday afternoon)

    I apologize for the change, due to Hoyu attending Aikido with my wife Mina.

    Gassho, J
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    Hello,


    thank you for this inspiring demonstration.

    All the best and gassho,

    Hans Chudo Mongen

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    That was really lovely - thank you Hoyu and family for sharing.

    Gassho

    Willow

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    Thank you for this Hoyu. It is inspiring that you have continued this tradition and practice. Gassho.
    Heisoku
    平 息

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    Thank you Hoyu, for my first tea ceremony. It was lovely, although I didn't really need that gi-normous homemade cupcake I had as my sweet!
    I was happy to meet your smiling wife, Hoyu, and to see Mina & Sada again, Jundo.
    Thank you all for this pleasure.

    Gassho

    Glow

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    Thank you all for your kind words
    I'm happy that we were all able to share in a bowl of virtual tea together

    Here is a little info on the ceremony which was conducted.
    It is 1 of 4 Chabako(tea box) procedures created by Gengensai, the 11th iemoto(head of the household for our lineage of tea). Each one of those 4 corresponds to a particular season(winter, spring, summer, and fall). The one I did for everyone is named Unohana(deutzia/blossom) and performed during the summer months.

    Gassho,
    Hoyu
    Ho (Dharma)
    Yu (Hot Water)

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    Thank you Jundo and Hoyu;
    Sorry I missed the live Tea Ceremony. It's been years since I've partaken in one. It is great to have the opportunity to view this recording.
    gassho,
    仁道 生開 - Jindo Shokai "Open to life in a benevolent way"
    May we all grow together in our knowledge of the Dharma

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    Thank you for the Tea ceremony, Hoyu! It was very interesting. I want to try to do this in my home.


    Mark

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    That was an astonishing ceremony, Hoyu!

    Now drinking tea will never be the same for me

    Gassho,
    Marek

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    Thanks a lot, Jundo, for pointing me to this thread!
    I have just finished watching the Tea Ceremony (after sitting with the Zazen/Kinhin recording from the first post).
    Three words: fascinating, impressive, beautiful!

    This was my first Japanese Tea Ceremony. The differences to the Chinese Tea Ceremony (I am still a beginner with only half a year of experience) are huge!

    Deep bows,

    Timo
    no thing needs to be added

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    Quote Originally Posted by LimoLama View Post
    This was my first Japanese Tea Ceremony. The differences to the Chinese Tea Ceremony (I am still a beginner with only half a year of experience) are huge!

    Deep bows,

    Timo
    Perhaps, like the many flavors of Chinese Chan or Japanese Zen or Buddhism in general ... sometimes very different yet precisely the same, always just the same but often quite different.

    I am more a "coffee ceremony" fellow myself.

    Gassho, J
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jundo View Post
    Perhaps, like the many flavors of Chinese Chan or Japanese Zen or Buddhism in general ... sometimes very different yet precisely the same, always just the same but often quite different.

    I am more a "coffee ceremony" fellow myself.

    Gassho, J
    I second that brew.

    Gassho
    Shingen
    RINDO SHINGEN
    倫道 真現

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    Hi Jundo,

    Quote Originally Posted by Jundo View Post
    I am more a "coffee ceremony" fellow myself.
    Hehe, I am a coffee junkie myself - it's great enjoying both brews.

    You might laugh, but I have thought about inventing my own coffee/espresso/cappuccino ceremonies - just for kicks. You see, I drink this stuff at least 3 - 4 times a day, so this kind of begs for a practice...
    There are no new sutras, so why not invent new ceremonies?

    Gassho,

    Timo
    no thing needs to be added

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    Thanks Timo and all for reviving this rerun; enjoyed the second viewing as much as the first.
    As for coffee rituals, I'll pass; more than one cup a day and my kidneys give up

    gassho, shokai
    仁道 生開 - Jindo Shokai "Open to life in a benevolent way"
    May we all grow together in our knowledge of the Dharma

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    Beautiful! Lovely to have you back, Hoyu!

    Gassho
    Kokuu
    -sattoday-
    ------------------------------------
    Feel free to message me if you wish to talk about issues around practicing with physical limitations. This is something I have been sitting with for a fair while and am happy to help with suggestions or just offer a listening ear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daitetsu View Post
    Hi Jundo,



    Hehe, I am a coffee junkie myself - it's great enjoying both brews.

    You might laugh, but I have thought about inventing my own coffee/espresso/cappuccino ceremonies - just for kicks. You see, I drink this stuff at least 3 - 4 times a day, so this kind of begs for a practice...
    There are no new sutras, so why not invent new ceremonies?

    Gassho,

    Timo
    It seems that Latte Art could possibly be a way to bring a certain amount of ritual into the caffeinated beverage consumption. An espresso machine etc. might be out of the price range for many, but when making coffee... just make coffee?

    Gassho,
    Jason


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    Ooh I never saw this, that was wonderful. And a sweet little Chao Chao too!
    Gassho
    Jakuden
    SatToday/LAH


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    SEIDO JAKUDEN
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    Had a great time in Tsukuba with Jundo and family. Baby Chao Chao is soooo adorable!

    Gassho,
    Hoyu
    Sat Today

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kokuu View Post
    Beautiful! Lovely to have you back, Hoyu!


    Gassho
    Kokuu
    -sattoday-
    Thank you Kokuu.
    As I said in the video
    I believe Treeleaf is an art.
    As true then as it is now so its great to be back around with such a wonderful sangha!

    Gassho,
    Hoyu
    SatToday

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    holy s***, hoyu! great to see u around

    gassho

    rish-st/lah



    NOTE: SLIGHT RIGHT SPEECH CORRECTION BY JUNDO
    Last edited by Jundo; 01-04-2018 at 03:34 AM.

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    I loved watching this, thank you so much Hoyu. I hope you still practice the tea ceremony, I started taking an interest in it in a general way a couple of years ago (pre Treeleaf) and would always be interested in learning more.
    Gassho
    Frankie
    Satwithyoualltoday lah

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    Quote Originally Posted by Risho View Post
    holy s***, hoyu! great to see u around

    gassho

    rish-st/lah



    NOTE: SLIGHT RIGHT SPEECH CORRECTION BY JUNDO
    Thanks Risho! Its fu@&ing great to be back my friend

    Gassho,
    Hoyu
    SatToday
    Ho (Dharma)
    Yu (Hot Water)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frankie View Post
    I loved watching this, thank you so much Hoyu. I hope you still practice the tea ceremony, I started taking an interest in it in a general way a couple of years ago (pre Treeleaf) and would always be interested in learning more.
    Gassho
    Frankie
    Satwithyoualltoday lah
    Thank you for checking it out Frankie
    I was on hiatus from a number of passions for a time due to lifes circumstances. Pleased to say that Ill also be back in the tea room soon
    Would love to chat with you about the art anytime youd like.

    Gassho,
    Hoyu
    ST
    Ho (Dharma)
    Yu (Hot Water)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoyu View Post
    Thank you for checking it out Frankie
    I was on hiatus from a number of passions for a time due to life’s circumstances. Pleased to say that I’ll also be back in the tea room soon
    Would love to chat with you about the art anytime you’d like.

    Gassho,
    Hoyu
    ST
    Thank you Hoyu, I'll take you up on that offer soon!

    And Daitetsu ..
    You might laugh, but I have thought about inventing my own coffee/espresso/cappuccino ceremonies - just for kicks. You see, I drink this stuff at least 3 - 4 times a day, so this kind of begs for a practice...
    There are no new sutras, so why not invent new ceremonies?
    Here in Italy we take our coffee very seriously and I think this is a fabulous idea, I still use the time honoured method of making espresso, I'm thinking of renaming it The Way of the Moka But seriously, it is almost a rite in itself, everyone has their preferred methods and preferences.
    moka.jpg

    Gassho
    Frankie
    Satwithyoualltoday/lah/made espresso

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frankie View Post
    Thank you Hoyu, I'll take you up on that offer soon!
    Looking forward to it

    Gassho,
    Hoyu
    ST/LAH
    Ho (Dharma)
    Yu (Hot Water)

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