March 22-23rd Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai - Cherry Blossoms (DAYLIGHT SAVINGS!)

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  • Jundo
    Treeleaf Founder and Priest
    • Apr 2006
    • 39270

    March 22-23rd Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai - Cherry Blossoms (DAYLIGHT SAVINGS!)


    REMINDER:
    DAYLIGHT SAVINGS START TIME CHANGE NORTH AMERICA

    (not yet Europe/UK, AustraNZ on their own )


    Cherry Blossoms at Kodaiji Zen Temple in Kyoto


    Dear All,

    Please sit our Treeleaf Zazenkai for 90 minutes with Zazen, Heart Sutra and more:

    10am Japan Saturday morning, NY 9pm, LA 6pm Friday night, London 1am and Paris 2am Saturday morning, or any time thereafter here:


    However, "one way" live sitters are encouraged to come into the Zoom sitting, and just leave the camera and microphone turned off: Join live (with or without a camera & microphone) on Zoom at: TREELEAF Now OR at DIRECT ZOOM LINK, password (if needed): dogen

    00:00 – 00:15 CEREMONY (HEART SUTRA in English) and Dedication
    00:15 – 00:45 ZAZEN
    00:45 – 00:55 KINHIN
    00:55 – 01:25 ZAZEN
    01:25 – 01:30 VERSE OF ATONEMENT & FOUR VOWS
    01:30 - 01:45(?) Informal Tea Time (All Welcome)

    ATTENTION: Everyone, when rising for Kinhin or Ceremonies after Zazen, get up slowly, don't rush, hold something stable, you won't be "late", so TAKE YOUR TIME! Make sure you are careful getting up!

    Gassho, Jundo

    SatTodayLah



    PS - There is no "wrong" or "right" in Zazen ... yet here is a little explanation of the "right" times to Bow (A Koan) ...





    Chant Book is here for those who wish to join in: CHANT BOOK LINK

    The other video I mention on Zendo decorum is this one, from our "Always Beginners" video Series:

    Sit-a-Long with Jundo: Zazen for Beginners (12) - Basic Zendo Decorum At Home
    https://www.treeleaf.org/forums/show...093#post189093

    I also recommend a little Talk on why small rituals and procedures are so cherished in the Zendo:

    SIT-A-LONG with Jundo: Small Things in the Zendo

    Last edited by Jundo; 03-22-2024, 09:21 AM.
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE
  • Kotei
    Treeleaf Unsui
    • Mar 2015
    • 3932

    #2
    Thank you everyone!
    The early cultivars in the garden already dropped their petals in yesterday's rain.
    Gassho,
    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.

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    • Shade
      Member
      • Aug 2020
      • 162

      #3
      Thanks to everyone who participated in this week's Zazenkai.

      Gassho,

      Chukyo

      ST/LAH

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      • Hōzan
        Member
        • Dec 2022
        • 416

        #4
        Sat with you just now.
        So fortunate to have found this sangha.
        So thankful that all of you show up for the zazenkai, so that those of us who can’t can still sit with you[emoji120]

        Gassho, Michael
        Satlah

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        • Tairin
          Member
          • Feb 2016
          • 2731

          #5
          Thank you everyone. I sat with you this bright and crisp morning.


          Tairin
          Sat today and lah
          泰林 - Tai Rin - Peaceful Woods

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          • PeaceMan
            Member
            • Dec 2020
            • 46

            #6
            It was lovely to sit virtually with you all. Thank you for supporting my practice.

            SAT/LAH

            Jon

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            • Kiri
              Member
              • Apr 2019
              • 347

              #7
              Thank you everyone!
              Gassho, Kiri
              Sat/Lah
              希 rare
              理 principle
              (Nikolas)

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              • Bion
                Treeleaf Unsui
                • Aug 2020
                • 3731

                #8
                Here's a lovey poem about cherry blossoms from Otagaki Rengetsu, one of our female ancestors, whose name we honor when we chant the female lineage:

                "So many bright
                Cherry blossoms
                All around -
                I cannot decide if they resemble
                Billowing clouds or flakes of snow"

                Gassho
                sat and lah
                "Stepping back with open hands, is thoroughly comprehending life and death. Immediately you can sparkle and respond to the world." - Hongzhi

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                • Doshin
                  Member
                  • May 2015
                  • 2644

                  #9
                  Originally posted by Bion
                  Here's a lovey poem about cherry blossoms from Otagaki Rengetsu, one of our female ancestors, whose name we honor when we chant the female lineage:

                  "So many bright
                  Cherry blossoms
                  All around -
                  I cannot decide if they resemble
                  Billowing clouds or flakes of snow"

                  Gassho
                  sat and lah


                  Doshin
                  stlah

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                  • Kaitan
                    Member
                    • Mar 2023
                    • 446

                    #10
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                    From Century Park in Shanghai

                    Gasshō

                    stlah, Kaitan
                    Kaitan - 界探 - Realm searcher
                    Formerly known as "Bernal"

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