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  • Sloppy_Zen
    Member
    • Dec 2009
    • 82

    New Year, New Start

    Hi all;

    I was thinking that since we have a new year approaching, why not bring it with a great big sit (yes, I said "sit"). Maybe along the line of Jundo's post (viewtopic.php?f=1&t=671), but for only 24 hours. I'm sure we have enough people here at Treeleaf that we could pull it off for one day. What do you think?

    -Jim
    Ontario, Canada
    Skype: jim.kearse
    ring me, I might be at home!
  • Shugen
    Treeleaf Unsui
    • Nov 2007
    • 4535

    #2
    Re: New Year, New Start

    I'm interested.

    Ron
    Meido Shugen
    明道 修眼

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    • ezzirah
      Member
      • Dec 2009
      • 56

      #3
      Re: New Year, New Start

      sit for 24 hours straight?

      I would but I don't think I could go that long, being a noob and all...

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      • Sloppy_Zen
        Member
        • Dec 2009
        • 82

        #4
        Re: New Year, New Start

        Hi Ezzirah;

        I didn't mean that each of us should marathon for 24 hours, I meant to suggest that we each take about 30 mins to an hour online so that 24 hours straight is covered!
        Sometimes I don't say what I mean so good!


        -Jim
        Skype: jim.kearse
        ring me, I might be at home!

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        • Sloppy_Zen
          Member
          • Dec 2009
          • 82

          #5
          Re: New Year, New Start

          I've booked an hour to start us off - I'm thinking 25 sitting, 10 walking, 25 sitting.

          Whaddya think? Are you in for something like that?

          -Jim
          Skype: jim.kearse
          ring me, I might be at home!

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          • Shohei
            Member
            • Oct 2007
            • 2854

            #6
            Re: New Year, New Start

            Aight im in!! mine will be later in the evening (see schedule-thing-a-ma-jig)

            Gassho
            Shohei

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            • Jundo
              Treeleaf Founder and Priest
              • Apr 2006
              • 39472

              #7
              Re: New Year, New Start

              I will try to get in there somewhere. Save room.
              ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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              • Dosho
                Member
                • Jun 2008
                • 5784

                #8
                Re: New Year, New Start

                I'm in too...figure I'll start with 30 mins and see if I can take another slot after that.

                Great idea!

                Gassho,
                Dosho

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                • KellyRok
                  Member
                  • Jul 2008
                  • 1374

                  #9
                  Re: New Year, New Start

                  Hello all,

                  I'm in too...I've scheduled a 30min sit starting at 9 or 9:30 (can't remember). I too may sit for longer if I can. Great idea Jim - what a wonderful way to start the new year off!

                  Gassho,
                  Kelly (Jinmei)

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                  • Shugen
                    Treeleaf Unsui
                    • Nov 2007
                    • 4535

                    #10
                    Re: New Year, New Start

                    I'll try and fit in somewhere. I have to work around my kids and all the college football games. I'm looking forward to another year at Treeleaf.

                    Ron
                    Meido Shugen
                    明道 修眼

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                    • scott
                      Member
                      • Oct 2009
                      • 138

                      #11
                      Re: New Year, New Start

                      I like the idea a lot. Are you thinking to cover all of the 31st? I'm more or less committed all day, from 6am EST to 12:30am (when my wife and I conclude our own special little meditation), but I could sign up for early morning on January 1st.

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                      • Sloppy_Zen
                        Member
                        • Dec 2009
                        • 82

                        #12
                        Re: New Year, New Start

                        Hi Scott;
                        I was thinking Jan 1st from midnight to midnight. I never thought of actually going across the transition time! Good one though!
                        -Jim

                        Originally posted by scott
                        I like the idea a lot. Are you thinking to cover all of the 31st? I'm more or less committed all day, from 6am EST to 12:30am (when my wife and I conclude our own special little meditation), but I could sign up for early morning on January 1st.
                        Skype: jim.kearse
                        ring me, I might be at home!

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                        • scott
                          Member
                          • Oct 2009
                          • 138

                          #13
                          Re: New Year, New Start

                          Originally posted by Sloppy_Zen
                          I never thought of actually going across the transition time!
                          I first did it by accident in Oklahoma in 1973/1974, and it was a wonderful experience. We do so most years, starting with singing/chanting at 11:30. Anyway, I'll try to be awake early morning EST on the 1st. See you around the Zendo.

                          Thanks ... Scott

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                          • ezzirah
                            Member
                            • Dec 2009
                            • 56

                            #14
                            Re: New Year, New Start

                            I just booked from 8-8:30 am (I need that morning joe before I sit) on the 1st.

                            I never done anything like this before, this is exciting! Now I need to figure out how to use the webcam thingy.

                            Metta,
                            Ezz

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                            • BrianP
                              Member
                              • Jun 2008
                              • 83

                              #15
                              Re: New Year, New Start

                              I will try to fit in at least 30 minutes. Not sure what my schedule is for the next 24 hours as we may have guests if they are well enough. Lot of sickness going round the family at the moment.

                              Daiku.

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