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  • Dosho
    Member
    • Jun 2008
    • 5784

    Monday Zazen - Need Input!

    Hi all,

    I'll be having a weekly sitting on Mondays, but I'm trying to figure out a time. Any input on that would be most appreciated so I can see how much I can accomodate people's schedules.

    Gassho,
    Dosho
  • Yugen

    #2
    Dosho,
    My suggestion would be either evening Eastern US time (8 PM or so), or early afternoon same time zone (1 or 2 PM).

    Deep bows
    Yugen

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    • Dosho
      Member
      • Jun 2008
      • 5784

      #3
      Yugen,

      Thanks for the suggestions!

      Unfortunately 8pm won't work because that's the daily two hour window of time I get with my wife and no kids!

      1 or 2pm may work down the road, but currently that's when I have a 3.5 year old running around like a banshee. In time that may work though, when he's less banshee-esque.

      Keep 'em coming folks!

      Gassho,
      Dosho

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      • Yugen

        #4
        Dosho,
        No worries - let's see what time slots work... I'll do my best to join you!

        Gassho
        Yugen

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        • Mp

          #5
          Hey there Dosho ... I am on the other side off this big rock (PST), mornings and evenings are good for me ... anytime really.

          Gassho
          Michael

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          • Jundo
            Treeleaf Founder and Priest
            • Apr 2006
            • 39419

            #6
            Just recall that, what may be inconvenient for the US might be a good time for Europe. So for example, late morning in New York on a Monday would be inconvenient for most working Americans, but would be Sunday night in Europe, which might be a fine time for folks there (at least I think it works out that way. Check my math).

            Gassho, J
            ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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            • Dosho
              Member
              • Jun 2008
              • 5784

              #7
              Originally posted by Jundo
              Just recall that, what may be inconvenient for the US might be a good time for Europe. So for example, late morning in New York on a Monday would be inconvenient for most working Americans, but would be Sunday night in Europe, which might be a fine time for folks there (at least I think it works out that way. Check my math).
              Thanks Jundo for the reminder. I have times that are best for me, but I really want folks who think they could sit regularly on Mondays to speak up and tell me what works for them.

              I think most of continental Europe is a 6 hour difference, so the end of morning here is the end of the afternoon there.

              So, please let me know folks and I'll do the best I can to balance everything.

              Gassho,
              Dosho

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              • Jinyo
                Member
                • Jan 2012
                • 1957

                #8
                Hi Dosho - any time early afternoon through to 8pm Uk time might be good for me. I would just be joining in for a 15min slot - hope that's Ok - and will have to be unselfconscious that I'm not 'physically' sitting in the regular way - could well be semi-reclining Zazen if it's a bad day chronic fatigue wise.

                Gassho

                Willow

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                • Dosho
                  Member
                  • Jun 2008
                  • 5784

                  #9
                  Willow,

                  Whatever you can manage is fine with me and I'd be glad to have you there!

                  Anybody else folks?

                  Gassho,
                  Dosho

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                  • Dosho
                    Member
                    • Jun 2008
                    • 5784

                    #10
                    Last chance all...I'll be making my decision this weekend, so if you want to be part of Monday's daily sit speak up now!

                    Gassho,
                    Dosho

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                    • Nindo

                      #11
                      I haven't said anything yet because I cannot promise that I will be a regular.
                      If you do it around 10pm, that works in MST.
                      If you do it around 8am, that works out to a morning sit before work in MST.

                      PS Oh, and thanks for offering!

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                      • Dosho
                        Member
                        • Jun 2008
                        • 5784

                        #12
                        Thanks Nindo...I'll put it in the hopper!

                        Folks, just tell me when you sit on Mondays...on G+ or not...just trying to help the most people even if you don't feel ready for G+ just yet.

                        Gassho,
                        Dosho

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                        • Jinyo
                          Member
                          • Jan 2012
                          • 1957

                          #13
                          Hi there - still trying to ease google+ into my comfort zone.
                          Haven't logged on for a couple of days but can see there are several invites.
                          So is the general idea log on and see who's sitting that particular day? Would really appreciate
                          UK time zone being included - my sleep pattern is all over the place so sometimes middle of the night here would still be
                          Ok for me!

                          Gassho

                          Willow

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                          • Dosho
                            Member
                            • Jun 2008
                            • 5784

                            #14
                            Willow,

                            Well, lots of people sit on any given day. What I and the other unsui are trying to establish is a weekly sit where we "lead" a short ceremony and zazen (by which I mean I'm the one who says when to sit, when to bow, etc. It doesn't make me the guy aliens would ask you to take them to...that's Jundo!).

                            We're each picking a different day with the goal of having such a sitting by unsui every day of the week. So, I'm looking for input on when during my day, in this case Monday, would be good for the most people. It'll be my name on the schedule and you can drop in if you are available. But there are also many member sits during any given day which you are free to pop in for at any time.

                            Does that make sense?

                            Gassho,
                            Dosho

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                            • Seimyo
                              Member
                              • Jan 2012
                              • 861

                              #15
                              I'm down with sitting at 8PM PST/11PM EST.

                              明 Seimyō (Christhatischris)

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