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  • will
    Member
    • Jun 2007
    • 2331

    re: Sitting Schedule

    See below
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    To penetrate reality, though reality is boundless.
    To transform all delusion, though delusions are immeasurable.
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  • Jundo
    Treeleaf Founder and Priest
    • Apr 2006
    • 39441

    #2
    Re: my Sitting Schedule

    Hi Will,

    Well, if this schedule is correct, a midnight (Japan Time) sitting is no problem for me. This seems to give the most world coverage:

    Skye Vancouver 8:00am
    US East Coast 11:00 am
    Kev England 3 pm
    Plankton Spain 4 pm
    Will China 11pm
    Jundo Japan Midnight

    And for our "half-day" Zazenkai sittings, I could start, for example, on the following schedule.

    Skye Vancouver 5:00am
    US East Coast 8:00 am
    Kev England Noon
    Plankton Spain 1 pm
    Will China 8 pm
    Jundo Japan 9 PM

    Good for everyone ... maybe not so much for Skye! :wink:

    What do you think of making this our "standard" activity times for now? I am flexible too, and can moves things back or forth an hour ... or even some other time.

    Gassho, Jundo
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    • will
      Member
      • Jun 2007
      • 2331

      #3
      Re: my Sitting Schedule

      Sounds good to me

      I'll double check the times.

      G,W
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      To penetrate reality, though reality is boundless.
      To transform all delusion, though delusions are immeasurable.
      To attain the enlightened way, a way non-attainable.
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      • will
        Member
        • Jun 2007
        • 2331

        #4
        Re: my Sitting Schedule

        Yep. Those are right.

        W
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        To penetrate reality, though reality is boundless.
        To transform all delusion, though delusions are immeasurable.
        To attain the enlightened way, a way non-attainable.
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        • will
          Member
          • Jun 2007
          • 2331

          #5
          Re: my Sitting Schedule

          Shall we start this tomorrow?
          29th your midnight

          W
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          To save all sentient beings, though beings are numberless.
          To penetrate reality, though reality is boundless.
          To transform all delusion, though delusions are immeasurable.
          To attain the enlightened way, a way non-attainable.
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          • Undo
            Member
            • Jun 2007
            • 495

            #6
            Re: re: Sitting Schedule

            Hola,

            16:00 is good for me but I will probably have my son with me most days at that time. Not a problem for me and I can turn the sound off it he gets a little too loud (he's teething a little at the moment).

            I hope to see you all there

            Philip

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            • Longdog
              Member
              • Nov 2007
              • 448

              #7
              Re: re: Sitting Schedule

              Yeh good here too for a general thing

              29th is saturday. Is that what you meant Will/Jundo, each saturday?

              This whole thing is totally amazing :lol:

              Anyway see some of you at 15.00UK today.

              In gassho, Kev
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              • Ankai
                Treeleaf Unsui
                • Nov 2007
                • 910

                #8
                Re: re: Sitting Schedule

                That works
                Gassho!
                護道 安海


                -Godo Ankai

                I'm still just starting to learn. I'm not a teacher. Please don't take anything I say too seriously. I already take myself too seriously!

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                • Jundo
                  Treeleaf Founder and Priest
                  • Apr 2006
                  • 39441

                  #9
                  Re: re: Sitting Schedule

                  At Treeleaf, we meditate with kids when the kids are around.

                  Turning off the sound will certainly be sufficient for everyone.

                  I will try to make the sitting. I may also try to record it for posterity (filming it for USTREAM if I may). I have a way to do it.

                  Gassho, Jundo
                  ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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                  • will
                    Member
                    • Jun 2007
                    • 2331

                    #10
                    Re: re: Sitting Schedule

                    I mentioned the 29th Jundo's time because it's midnight for him. It should be the 28th for everyone else. I'll be on there everyday (unless something happens)

                    btw the rest of my sitting schedule is:

                    6:30am

                    5:30pm (sometimes my internet doesn't work at this time)

                    Beijing time

                    I'll be online then

                    G,W
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                    To save all sentient beings, though beings are numberless.
                    To penetrate reality, though reality is boundless.
                    To transform all delusion, though delusions are immeasurable.
                    To attain the enlightened way, a way non-attainable.
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                    • will
                      Member
                      • Jun 2007
                      • 2331

                      #11
                      Re: re: Sitting Schedule

                      Jundo. Will you be on there daily at midnight or a certain day?

                      W
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                      To save all sentient beings, though beings are numberless.
                      To penetrate reality, though reality is boundless.
                      To transform all delusion, though delusions are immeasurable.
                      To attain the enlightened way, a way non-attainable.
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                      • Longdog
                        Member
                        • Nov 2007
                        • 448

                        #12
                        Re: re: Sitting Schedule

                        Assuming I get the time right next time ops: I'll try to be there for your 6.30am one Will, that's 2.30pm here UK.

                        Your 5.30pm is 1.30am here :shock: I'm not that hardcore :lol:

                        Already apologised to Will but apologies to Em? too for bounding in there with a Boo! ops: I didn't think you were sitting, thought the pic had frozen as I was logging in ops: as it was 45 min before when (I thought) we were going to sit :lol:

                        Look forward to these.

                        In gassho, Kev

                        P.S We jump an hour forward to British summer time on sunday,don't know if others change?
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                        • Jundo
                          Treeleaf Founder and Priest
                          • Apr 2006
                          • 39441

                          #13
                          Re: re: Sitting Schedule

                          I would suggest we start with one day a week, probably a Saturday or Sunday, that I would lead? Midnight Japan time is best, and does not change for daylight savings ... so everyone can plan their time accordingly. "Midnight Sitting" also sounds a bit romantic!

                          Later, we might see if we want to expand the sittings I lead to twice a week, plus monthly one day or half day "retreats"? Does that sound like a good way to get started and try this out? Of course, folks are free to organize sittings on their own at any time, amongst themselves.

                          Would people be up to a opening ceremony and a little chanting before we sit, maybe a round of the Heart Sutra? I'd like to do that if I lead a sitting. And does everyone want to do two periods of Zazen with Kinhin, or just one period of Zazen? 30 Minutes each of Zazen? Again, let's start small and work up.

                          Gassho, Jundo
                          ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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                          • Skye
                            Member
                            • Feb 2008
                            • 234

                            #14
                            Re: re: Sitting Schedule

                            Schedule looks good, Jundo if you want to lead on the weekend, a Saturday morning is better than Sunday morning for me at least. Occasionally I still get myself out on Saturday night

                            I'll sit at 8am PDT tomorrow too (Friday) if anyone wants to join and make it a regular weekday thing (and as many weekdays after that as I can muster) if that works for everyone. Nothing fancy, no leader, just sitting.

                            http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/f ... c=0&p1=256

                            Eventually, I would like to write a scheduling application where people could reserve blocks of time in the Sitting Room, with automatic time zone conversion. A built-in timer on the page would count down to session start and ring bells for start and end. Maybe email reminders, and support for recurring events. Plus lots of animated GIFs of dancing hamsters. Something like that, but that's down the road a bit. For now coordinating on the Forum seems to work fine.

                            Start small and work up = good

                            Skye
                            Even on one blade of grass / the cool breeze / lingers - Issa

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                            • Eika
                              Member
                              • Sep 2007
                              • 806

                              #15
                              Re: re: Sitting Schedule

                              This is great . . .
                              My vote is for Saturdays. I am an Eastern Time zone person, so the only days I can do 11am are Saturdays and Sundays. I could make some Sundays (the weeks we are not attending the local UU church).

                              Also, would it be a good idea if we adopted a universal time system for our discussions so that we are not constantly figuring out others' time zones, like GMT or ZULU or TZT (that's Treeleaf Zen Time)?
                              Just a thought,

                              Bill
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