Sunday Sit with Washin - March 24th, 2024

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  • Kotei
    Treeleaf Unsui
    • Mar 2015
    • 3935

    Sunday Sit with Washin - March 24th, 2024

    Hello everyone,

    please join us again this Sunday, sitting for peace in the Ukraine and around the world.
    Lead by our Washin from the Ukraine, we are practicing together from the Ukraine and Russia and from all over the world, sitting for peace.

    Please be aware that the Ukraine and Europe has not yet changed to DST. Until this happens at the end of this month, the beginning time for those, who already changed will shift an hour.
    Please check with the Treeleaf Practice Calendar for your local time, under the listing Sunday Sit (Zazen for Peace):

    We meet in the Treeleaf Scheduled Sitting Room: password if needed is << dogen >>

    A livestream of the meeting can be found here:

    The format of the sitting will be:

    - Heart Sutra
    - Zazen 40 minutes
    - Verse of Atonement and the Four Vows

    All are welcome. Please, join us! No prior experience is required - just follow along - come sit with us.

    Kotei sat/lah today.

    義道 冴庭 / Gidō Kotei.
    Being a novice priest doesn't mean my writing about the Dharma is more substantial than yours. Actually, it might well be the other way round.
  • Jundo
    Treeleaf Founder and Priest
    • Apr 2006
    • 39272

    Washin writes ...

    This is to inform you that because of the attacks on the country's energy infrastructure last night we are currently having massive blackouts throughtout the city. They are trying to fix the problem soonest but it is said the stabilizing blackouts may still continue.
    In case it affects our Sunday sittings I will [try to] let all know beforehand.
    Russia launches likely largest-ever attack on Ukraine’s energy system, Ukrainian official says

    Russia launched one of its biggest missile and drone barrages on Ukraine’s energy infrastructure overnight into Friday since the start of its full-scale invasion more than two years ago.

    Ukrainian officials said at least 10 of the country’s regions were struck in an attack targeting power supplies in multiple towns and cities, including Kharkiv in the east, Odesa on the coast and Kryvyi Rih in the center.

    The attacks have left well over 1 million households without electricity Friday morning, according to reports from multiple regional authorities. ... Ihor Syrota, chief executive of Ukrhydroenergo, the site’s operator, said both electricity generating plants there had suffered massive damage and that it was unclear when or if the plants would be able to resume operations.

    The dam itself was currently not in danger of being breached, however, after workers opened the dam’s gates to allow water to flow downriver, another senior Ukrainian energy executive, Volodymyr Kudrytskyi, told national television.

    Kudrytskyi said the missile and drone barrage was likely the largest-ever single attack on Ukraine’s energy system.
    Gassho, J



    • Jundo
      Treeleaf Founder and Priest
      • Apr 2006
      • 39272

      Emergency power shutdowns in Ukraine's Odesa after Russian attack

      March 25 (Reuters) - Emergency power outages were introduced in Ukraine's port of Odesa on Monday after a Russian air attack damaged one of the high-voltage facilities there, Ukraine's top energy provider DTEK said on Monday.

      "The situation remains difficult," DTEK said on the Telegram messaging app. "In order to reduce the load on the network, electric transport will not operate in the city today, and industrial consumption is also limited." The administration of Odesa said on Telegram that the city and the region were attacked by several waves of drones launched by Russia. Four of the air weapons were shot down over the Odesa and neighbouring Mykolaiv regions.

      Debris from a falling drone sparked a fire at the power facility, which was promptly put out, the administration added.

      DTEK said power was restored by Monday morning to two city districts.