Special Zazen this SUNDAY NIGHT with Rev. KOUN FRANZ! - Need 6 Participants to Commit

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  • Jundo
    Treeleaf Founder and Priest
    • Apr 2006
    • 39471

    Special Zazen this SUNDAY NIGHT with Rev. KOUN FRANZ! - Need 6 Participants to Commit

    ATTENTION: DUE TO A SICK CHILD IN KOUN'S HOUSE, WE MUST MAKE A LAST MINUTE RESCHEDULING OF THIS EVENT TO ANOTHER DAY. NOT SURE YET WHEN, PLEASE CHECK BACK.

    I HAVE INFORMED KOUN THAT SICK KIDS ARE AT THE HEART OF OUR PRACTICE AT TREELEAF, SO WE COMPLETELY UNDERSTAND AND ARE SITTING FOR HIS FAST RECOVERY.


    Dear All,

    It is an old tradition to have visiting Teachers come to other Sangha to offer a talk and lead Zazen. I pleased to say that, this Sunday Night (America Time) May 26th, the Rev. Koun Franz will be doing so at Treeleaf!

    First, a word about logistics ...

    Koun's Zazen and Talk will commence from 11am Japan time Monday morning, which is New York 10pm, Los Angeles 7pm (Sunday night). Unfortunately, because the world is round, that is London 3am and Paris 5am (early Monday morning), that may make it difficult for any of our members in Europe to join live this time, for which I apologize.

    The sesshin will be 60 to 90 minutes long, and consist of 30 minutes of Zazen, a talk by Rev. Koun, and then a Q&A from those there.

    I need 5 individuals, all familiar with how a Google+ Hangout works, who can firmly commit now to being with us live to join the Hangout for Koun's Talk. Please post below if you can so commit, and I will contact you. We want to fill the seats for his talk.

    Now, a word about Koun Franz ...

    Koun Franz is a Sōtō Zen priest born in Helena, Montana. He has spent more than half of his adult life in Japan. He was ordained in 2001, then trained at Zuioji and Shogoji monasteries. From 2006 to 2010, he served as resident priest of the Anchorage Zen Community. Two years ago, Koun and his family moved back to Japan (Kumamoto), where he studies, trains, lectures, and does Buddhist-related translation work. He is also a practitioner of sewing the Nyoho-e Kesa, as we are at Treeleaf. His always very interesting blog is ...

    the look, feel, and stuff of the Dharma


    Koun is a great champion of preserving the Ways and Traditions of monastic Practice, and has been very active in organizing an international Ango, a three month special Retreat period, at Shogoji Temple in Japan to host non-Japanese priests and teach them the traditional ways of Japanese Soto Zen. He hosted our Mongen at Shogoji for a week or so a couple of years ago. At the same time, Koun is a dad with small kids, and believes in the Practice of Daily Life too.

    Even if you cannot join us as part of the Hangout, I hope that all our Sangha members will join us with the recorded version later, or via the live netcast which will be broadcast at the above times (I will post the screen in this forum at netcast time).

    We hope that Koun will be the first of many guest speakers and Zazen leaders to visit us. Already, my Dharma Brothers Brad Warner and Gustav Ericsson (who is also a Christian minister) have agreed to offer Zazen here this summer. I will try to schedule the next visit on Europe time!

    Gassho, Jundo

    Koun:

    Last edited by Jundo; 05-26-2013, 02:54 PM.
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE
  • jus
    Member
    • Nov 2012
    • 77

    #2
    this is a really awesome idea! I will be sitting, but no webcam.
    gassho,
    justin

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    • shikantazen
      Member
      • Feb 2013
      • 361

      #3
      Cool, I will be sitting but no webcam here too

      - Sam

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      • Mp

        #4
        I can be there for sure Jundo if you need me.

        Gassho
        Shingen

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        • Nameless
          Member
          • Apr 2013
          • 461

          #5
          I'll be there too Jundo, though also webcam-less.

          Gassho,
          John

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          • Jundo
            Treeleaf Founder and Priest
            • Apr 2006
            • 39471

            #6
            Just to highlight ... for the "webcamless" people and others who will not be in the "Hangout" live, a screen for the live netcast will be posted on a thread in this forum shortly before the netcast starts.


            Gassho, J
            ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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            • Taikyo
              Friend of Treeleaf
              • Nov 2012
              • 363

              #7
              Despite being in the UK I would like to commit to this

              Gassho

              David

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              • Genshin
                Member
                • Jan 2013
                • 467

                #8
                Ditto. I'd like to join if possible.

                Early start, but holiday in the UK on Monday.

                Gassho
                Matt

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                • Juki
                  Member
                  • Dec 2012
                  • 771

                  #9
                  I can commit to this. Count me in. I have to miss the live Friday/Saturday Zazenkai this weekend, so this will be an excellent makeup, of sorts.

                  Gassho,
                  William
                  "First you have to give up." Tyler Durden

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                  • Jundo
                    Treeleaf Founder and Priest
                    • Apr 2006
                    • 39471

                    #10
                    That's the Treeleaf Sangha Spirit!


                    Okay, I could so far Michael (Shingen), Jenell, MattW and William. If anything comes up between now and then, please try to let me know early as we want the seats full for our first guest.

                    David, I would like to include you too ... but do you have a camera, and are you set up for Hangout on Google+ ??


                    Gassho, J
                    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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                    • Juki
                      Member
                      • Dec 2012
                      • 771

                      #11
                      Well, I feel bad about having to miss Zazenkai this week. But a good friend of mine and I are making a quick trip to Boston to sit in Fenway Park Friday night to see the Red Sox play the Indians. Go Tribe!

                      gassho,
                      william
                      "First you have to give up." Tyler Durden

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                      • Koshin
                        Member
                        • Feb 2012
                        • 938

                        #12
                        I will be there. If I'm correct, it will be Sunday Nigth 9:00 PM Mexico City Time

                        Gassho
                        Thank you for your practice

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                        • Taikyo
                          Friend of Treeleaf
                          • Nov 2012
                          • 363

                          #13
                          Yes to both

                          Gassho

                          David

                          Originally posted by Jundo
                          That's the Treeleaf Sangha Spirit!


                          Okay, I could so far Michael (Shingen), Jenell, MattW and William. If anything comes up between now and then, please try to let me know early as we want the seats full for our first guest.

                          David, I would like to include you too ... but do you have a camera, and are you set up for Hangout on Google+ ??


                          Gassho, J

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                          • Jundo
                            Treeleaf Founder and Priest
                            • Apr 2006
                            • 39471

                            #14
                            Hi David,

                            Wonderful, I will put you down for the 5th seat, which fills the room. You do realize that it is in the middle of the night for you.

                            Koshin, may I put you down as "first on the waiting list" in case one of our other folks suddenly can't make it?

                            Gassho, J
                            ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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                            • Kyonin
                              Treeleaf Priest / Engineer
                              • Oct 2010
                              • 6742

                              #15
                              Originally posted by Koshin
                              I will be there. If I'm correct, it will be Sunday Nigth 9:00 PM Mexico City Time

                              Gassho
                              Sí, señor. A las 9 de la noche. Así nos ahorramos la espantosa Hora Nacional. JA!

                              <English version begins>

                              Yes, sir. 9:00 PM. This way we won't have to listen to the horrible National Hour (the government propaganda radio show that all stations are forced to broadcast). HAH!

                              Gassho,

                              Kyonin
                              Hondō Kyōnin
                              奔道 協忍

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