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  • Jika
    Member
    • Jun 2014
    • 1337

    Ideas for European Time Zone sitting group?

    I would like to ask if there is anyone who is interested in (or who's busy life allows for) an evening sit on weekdays, GMT+1 ? My schedule allows Tuesday or Wednesday, maybe Thursday, and I'd suggest 8 or 8:30 PM.
    I know this is high time for families, just want to ask.
    Please make other suggestions if interested.

    Gassho,
    Danny
    #sattoday
    治 Ji
    花 Ka
  • Ongen
    Member
    • Jan 2014
    • 786

    #2
    Hi Danny,

    I'd be happy to join you now and then, any day really, if schedule allows I am sort of limited by irregular band rehearsals and babysitting duties, but whenever I can I will. This Thursday would be perfect to start with, 8:30 for instance when the kids are in bed.

    Gassho
    Vincent
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    • Jika
      Member
      • Jun 2014
      • 1337

      #3
      Toff, Vincent!!

      Two non-problems now:
      - I've never started a hang-out and don't know how to let people "see" and join in without sending invitations all over the globe...
      If I can't do a usual hangout until tomorrow, I'll just try inviting you.
      - Thursdays are not my favourite option because I work longer, don't know when I get home. But usually it should be possible.

      Let's try.
      P.S.: That's 2:30 PM New York, 1:30 PM Mexiko, 12:30 PM Alberta Canada, 4:30 AM Tokio

      Gassho,
      Danny
      #sattoday
      治 Ji
      花 Ka

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      • Meikyo
        Member
        • Jun 2014
        • 197

        #4
        Hi.

        I would like to join too when I'm able. Nice to have people in one's own time zone. Please do send out an invite.

        Gassho
        Aske
        ~ Please remember that I am very fallible.

        Gassho
        Meikyo

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        • Jika
          Member
          • Jun 2014
          • 1337

          #5
          I would, once I learn how to do that...
          Have found Vincent.
          Will look for you.
          Myoku, Hilfe!!

          Gassho,
          Danny
          #sattoday
          治 Ji
          花 Ka

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          • Ongen
            Member
            • Jan 2014
            • 786

            #6
            I usually sit around 6:30 dutch time every morning. I could open a hangout then too if anyone is interested
            Gasso vincent


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            • Myoku
              Member
              • Jul 2010
              • 1487

              #7
              Not exactly sure where you stumble Danny, but here's a video that shows how I start a hangout

              Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube.


              Gassho
              Myoku

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              • Jika
                Member
                • Jun 2014
                • 1337

                #8
                Thank you very much, Myoku!
                Creating a video, really helpful.
                Good news: I'm not doing anything wrong (I thought I might).
                Bad news: see above.

                So it all comes down to what Daizan answered to my "tech" post - one cannot simply invite the Sangha, one must create a new circle for that.
                I'll try and do that.

                Gassho,
                Danny
                #sattoday
                治 Ji
                花 Ka

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                • Roland
                  Member
                  • Mar 2014
                  • 232

                  #9
                  I can participate on an irregular basis (especially Thursday on 20.30), as I'm a journalist my days are rather unpredictable.


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                  • Jika
                    Member
                    • Jun 2014
                    • 1337

                    #10
                    My trial with Vincent was quite a non-problem, with my PC freezing and everything.
                    But Vincent patiently waited and called me back, so we sat together.

                    Please, as not to bother everyone all over the globe, would people interested tell me so (here or via PM), so I can create a smaller G+ circle?

                    Roland, if you PM me your G+ name, I'll add you to the list.

                    I'm not sure if it is better to agree on a day and time, or if more of us should invite when possible for them and hope others will join?
                    Like a gym where many people have the door key, and whoever comes first can open.
                    Please make suggestions!
                    I'd appreciate input from the experienced group-sitters elsewhere how they are coordinating things...

                    Gassho,
                    Danny
                    #sattoday
                    治 Ji
                    花 Ka

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                    • Jundo
                      Treeleaf Founder and Priest
                      • Apr 2006
                      • 39221

                      #11
                      I just want to comment, having organized (or tried to) many sitting groups that meet in buildings made of wood or brick (so-called "meat space" ) ... that it is NO EASIER! Getting schedules coordinated, misunderstandings, the room sometimes being unavailable, lack of Zafus and equipments, the guy with the key being out of town ...

                      ... many similar "non-problems". It is all Practice. Organizing the sitting with all the hassles to be transcended -IS- the Teachings of the Sitting in action!

                      Gassho, J

                      SAT TODAY!
                      ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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                      • Jika
                        Member
                        • Jun 2014
                        • 1337

                        #12



                        Gassho,
                        Danny
                        #sattoday
                        治 Ji
                        花 Ka

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                        • Ongen
                          Member
                          • Jan 2014
                          • 786

                          #13
                          Ideas for European Time Zone sitting group?

                          Haha luckily we all practice zazen and are extremely relaxed continuously :P
                          When the guy with the key is out of town, we sit on the porch.

                          Gassho

                          Vincent

                          Say today
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                          • Myoku
                            Member
                            • Jul 2010
                            • 1487

                            #14
                            The only thing I would suggest is to _not_ make a smaller group as this actually "locks out" the other members of the sangha, they would not have a chance to see when you sat on their stream. If they however see that they might at some days as it fits join. I think its too early in the morning for clear thought and speech ... what I mean is that the best "advertizing" is just to invite all the sangha - that doesnt hurt
                            Gassho
                            Myoku
                            sat today

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                            • Meikyo
                              Member
                              • Jun 2014
                              • 197

                              #15
                              Hi again.

                              I've added you Danny on Google+. I have quite irregular hours too but please do keep me posted. It should be possible to work it out.

                              Gassho
                              Aske
                              #SAT TODAY!
                              ~ Please remember that I am very fallible.

                              Gassho
                              Meikyo

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