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  • RichardH
    Member
    • Nov 2011
    • 2800

    A daily G+ practice sign-up?

    Hi... I'm posting on the open forum because I think this is about zazen ... and daily
    practice. hope that's ok

    The current way that sittings happens on G+ is that different people are sitting at different times daily.. or when
    they get a chance. It is loose and open, which is great. On the other hand there tends to be a lot of
    sitting alone on a hang-out, which others then see has happened, ...and that can be encouraging. However I was
    wondering if there is any interest in also having a more regular daily sit on G+ that we can "sign-up" for. It
    would not be rigid in that way, but would be another option requiring more of a comittment. Perhaps there could
    be two sits daily to accommodate different times zones? The idea is that everything would not be so scattershot.. and
    people will know that it can be relied on, and that others will be there to share practice... It can't be
    convenient for everyone.. and I for one will adapt to an inconvenient time if it suits other people.


    So is there any interest in finding a common daily practice time we can rely on?

    Thank you. kojip
    Last edited by RichardH; 12-20-2012, 01:01 AM.
  • Jishin
    Member
    • Oct 2012
    • 4819

    #2
    Kojip,

    I would like to sit, but have not figured out how to exactly do it. I have gmail, a G+ account, and I think I am part of the G+ group but do not know how to proceed.

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    • Hogen
      Member
      • Oct 2009
      • 261

      #3
      I would be interested as well, but I'm not sure my iPhone is compatible with some of the handouts.
      Hogen
      法眼

      #SatToday

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      • Kyotai

        #4
        Kojip

        I am up for that. Choosing two times a day will not solve the issue with so many time zones and those (me) that work shift work. However, having a few times set each day that people can aim for would be nice.

        Gassho

        Shawn

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        • Kyotai

          #5
          John, start adding people you know from treeleaf (like me Shawn leahy) when you see friends in hang outs entitled zazen.. Feel free to join. Or create your own hang out and invite all your friends. If they are online they can join. You will get the hang of it. I believe there are some forum topics that cover this.

          Gassho

          Shawn

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          • Mp

            #6
            Originally posted by John C.
            Kojip,

            I would like to sit, but have not figured out how to exactly do it. I have gmail, a G+ account, and I think I am part of the G+ group but do not know how to proceed.
            Nice work John on the Google+ setup, I got your request and I have added you to my Treeleaf circle.

            Gassho
            Michael

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            • Jinyo
              Member
              • Jan 2012
              • 1957

              #7
              Haven't worked out the google + but would be interested to know any mutually agreed times.

              Gassho

              Willow

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              • Myoku
                Member
                • Jul 2010
                • 1487

                #8
                Thank you Kojip,
                One may also check the calendar at



                I think its pretty accurate (just Myozan zazen is scheduled wrong and the Dokan morning zazen is about right but I think not with Dokan usually ),
                there is also an evening zazen besides the already noted Monge and Myozan ones which is often 19:30 GMT, but its irregular and not in the calendar yet.

                General help on treeleaf hangouts is also at



                and to finally come to the very point, yes, I feel it would good to have "certain times"!
                _()_
                Myoku

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                • RichardH
                  Member
                  • Nov 2011
                  • 2800

                  #9
                  Originally posted by ecoist
                  Nice work John on the Google+ setup, I got your request and I have added you to my Treeleaf circle.

                  Gassho
                  Michael
                  Got you back too John. For new people here, the general membership (that's me too), Treeleaf presents mainly as an internet forum. It is the best Buddhist forum, but in my experience the very nature of the board... all the words, alienates just as much as it connects. The you I know through this board can't hold a candle to silently bowing, sitting, and the sound of a bell. The Treeleaf G+ is a real breakthrough in sharing practice... it is wonderful... wonderful as is, but if there is interest in getting something really dependable going in daily group practice. I would like to find a way. If there isn't then cest la vie, thats ok too.

                  Gassho, kojip
                  Last edited by RichardH; 12-20-2012, 12:59 PM.

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                  • RichardH
                    Member
                    • Nov 2011
                    • 2800

                    #10
                    Originally posted by Myoku
                    Thank you Kojip,
                    One may also check the calendar at



                    I think its pretty accurate (just Myozan zazen is scheduled wrong and the Dokan morning zazen is about right but I think not with Dokan usually ),
                    there is also an evening zazen besides the already noted Monge and Myozan ones which is often 19:30 GMT, but its irregular and not in the calendar yet.

                    General help on treeleaf hangouts is also at



                    and to finally come to the very point, yes, I feel it would good to have "certain times"!
                    _()_
                    Myoku
                    Hi Myoko . I know all about the calendar... it is the "certain times"... I'm thinking of, as well as some kind of regular commitment, instead of just a drop in. It is worth trying to get something to gel..IMHO.


                    Gassho, kojip
                    Last edited by RichardH; 12-20-2012, 01:16 PM.

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                    • Taigu
                      Blue Mountain White Clouds Hermitage Priest
                      • Aug 2008
                      • 2710

                      #11
                      Kojip,

                      This is a very important challenge for us to pick up in the months to come, to provide daily sittings led by our priests. I will do my very best to make things move in that direction.
                      I am planning to organize extra whole sitting days for people inteterested and my students. One next Spring. Two next Summer.

                      Gassho

                      Taigu
                      Last edited by Taigu; 12-20-2012, 03:22 PM.

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                      • RichardH
                        Member
                        • Nov 2011
                        • 2800

                        #12
                        Thank you, Taigu,

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                        • Daijo
                          Member
                          • Feb 2012
                          • 530

                          #13
                          Lately I haven't been able to find anyone on g+ during my sitting periods. I wouldn't call my times tightly scheduled, due to having a full house or people running about, dogs, cats, etc.. but they're near the same times every day. Once in the morning, once in the evening. It would be nice if something was scheduled, maybe I could organize that with the rest of the household.. Until then, I'll keep sitting and if anyone joins, that's great.

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                          • Dosho
                            Member
                            • Jun 2008
                            • 5784

                            #14
                            Hi all,

                            Yugen & I are planning to host silent sewing a couple times a week where people could also feel free to sit. We're working on the logisitics, but at the moment we're aiming for one afternoon and one evening per week. Once we decide on times and days of the week, we'll post to the schedule.

                            Gassho,
                            Dosho

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                            • Jinyo
                              Member
                              • Jan 2012
                              • 1957

                              #15
                              Sounds good - will encourage me to get started on sewing.



                              Willow

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