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  • Shohei
    Member
    • Oct 2007
    • 2854

    Sitting with the Sangha

    Hi folks
    For anyone who is interested and able, to Fugen and I are going to make a commitment to sit every (at least one of us!)Sunday @ 3pm (New York) or 9pm (Tibro, Sweden), 4pm (Fredericton New Brunswick) In the Meeting hall for cup a http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ilLRQCA4eog[/video]]tea Please feel free to join in.

    Gassho
    Shohei/Fugen! (not 2! )
  • Jundo
    Treeleaf Founder and Priest
    • Apr 2006
    • 39074

    #2
    Re: Sitting with the Sangha

    Thank you, Shohei. That is wonderful.

    Gassho, Jundo

    (that's 4am here in Japan, but I might drop in one of these day/nights)
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    • BrianW
      Member
      • Oct 2008
      • 511

      #3
      Re: Sitting with the Sangha

      Shohei/Fugen,

      Sounds great! Usually that is a busy time on Sunday, but I will see if I can shuffle my schedule around one of these weeks and join in.

      Gassho,
      Jisen

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      • Hogo
        Member
        • Feb 2010
        • 497

        #4
        Re: Sitting with the Sangha

        Would love to join you for tea and a sit, consider me there.
        is there any special need to know technical info?, I have never been to the meeting hall.
        Gassho~ Dave.

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        • Shohei
          Member
          • Oct 2007
          • 2854

          #5
          Re: Sitting with the Sangha

          Hi Dave most Q/A's on the meeting and Zen halls can be seen Here.
          See you then!

          Gassho
          Shohei

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          • Dosho
            Member
            • Jun 2008
            • 5784

            #6
            Re: Sitting with the Sangha

            Shohei,

            I'll be there and am very pleased to join you, Fugen, and anyone else who can sit (on cam or not...at that particular hour or not)...looking forward to it.

            Gassho,
            Dosho

            P.S. Will you be having "tea" before or after sitting? And will that take place in the meeting hall and/or the zen hall?

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            • Shohei
              Member
              • Oct 2007
              • 2854

              #7
              Re: Sitting with the Sangha

              Hiya Dosho
              In the Meeting Hall, its BYOT :wink: just a chance for people to come a bit closer - nothing formal.

              Gassho!

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              • Tb
                Member
                • Jan 2008
                • 3186

                #8
                Re: Sitting with the Sangha

                Hi.

                Just adding a short mealchant (it is after all a teaparty)...

                (Hands in Gassho)
                This food comes from the efforts
                of all sentient beings past and present,
                and is medicine for nourishment of our Practice.
                We offer this meal of many virtues and tastes
                to the Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha,
                and to all life in every realm of existence.
                May all sentient beings in the universe
                be sufficiently nourished.
                viewtopic.php?f=1&t=1917&p=27118&hilit=meal+chant# p27118

                Mtfbwy
                Fugen
                Life is our temple and its all good practice
                Blog: http://fugenblog.blogspot.com/

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                • Shohei
                  Member
                  • Oct 2007
                  • 2854

                  #9
                  Re: Sitting with the Sangha

                  Appologies to folks @ tea time I guess a 1.5mb/512kbs old satellite connection cannot handle so much information at once :C Nice to see you guys there though! Funny how that is since webex i had no issues. I think its the fact that Mebeam just sends everyones full streams and only scales down each persons image in the flash player...not the background data. Hope you all got to chat a bit! Nice to have voices and faces to the text and images

                  G.............ass......ho
                  Sh...........oh................................... ....ei...............

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                  • Dosho
                    Member
                    • Jun 2008
                    • 5784

                    #10
                    Re: Sitting with the Sangha

                    Shohei and everyone!

                    Yes, putting still photos with moving faces and voices was very nice, even a bit delayed. I think this has given me a bit more confidence in dealing with my shyness, so I hope to talk with folks again! If I'm ever quiet, just chat me up...I talk plenty once I get to know people....so much so you may wish you hadn't unmuted me! :lol:

                    I have now downloaded skype and will have to try that out soon too.

                    Hope to meet everyone eventually!

                    Gassho,
                    Dosho

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                    • KellyRok
                      Member
                      • Jul 2008
                      • 1374

                      #11
                      Re: Sitting with the Sangha

                      Hi all,

                      It was nice to see you all, if only for a brief few minutes. I would like to try sitting with you, how ever we can make it work. I'm on Skype now, too. We shall see...

                      take care,
                      Kelly - Jinmei

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                      • Hogo
                        Member
                        • Feb 2010
                        • 497

                        #12
                        Re: Sitting with the Sangha

                        That was very fun, and nice to see you all, yes the technology lacks well worth trying skype perhaps see if it is more forgiving I know it does well at handling varying internet speed by auto adjusting pic quality.
                        My skype handle is: dday6675 if I am online the door is always open if anyone wants to meet and test their system or just say hi feel free to ring me. I'll keep the tea warm. see you all soon.
                        Gassho ~ Dave.

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                        • Shohei
                          Member
                          • Oct 2007
                          • 2854

                          #13
                          Re: Sitting with the Sangha

                          Oh! i missed you Jinmei! perhaps you were my invisible square!!... anywho perhaps we could share our skype names and add each other? dont know just a suggestion...shoot it down if it doesnt make sense

                          Gassho
                          Shohei

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                          • KellyRok
                            Member
                            • Jul 2008
                            • 1374

                            #14
                            Re: Sitting with the Sangha

                            Hi Shohei,

                            I saw you when I first got on, then it threw me out . I'm not that familiar with Skype yet, but practice is always good. I wish I would have checked the forums earlier and then I could have sat with you all, oh well, there's always next time. Usually my husband is watching sports and my kids are playing the Wii on Sunday afternoons, so I'm free.

                            I'll keep checking back here to see what the consensus is.

                            take care,
                            Kelly - Jinmei

                            (**Removed my Skype name for security purposes. Anyone interested can PM me and/or Fugen)

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                            • Jinyu
                              Member
                              • May 2009
                              • 768

                              #15
                              Re: Sitting with the Sangha

                              Hi folks!
                              Very good idea!
                              I couldn't be with you this time, but I hope I'll take the tea with you all next Sunday! :wink:

                              Gassho,
                              Luis/Jinyu
                              Jinyu aka Luis aka Silly guy from Brussels

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