March 29-30 Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai - Watching the Clock (DAYLIGHT SAVINGS!)

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  • Jundo
    Treeleaf Founder and Priest
    • Apr 2006
    • 39456

    March 29-30 Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai - Watching the Clock (DAYLIGHT SAVINGS!)


    REMINDER:
    DAYLIGHT SAVINGS START TIME CHANGE NORTH AMERICA

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

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    Today's Sitting Revisits an old Essay,
    about not "Watching The Clock Rackin Up Points"
    (LINK)



    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) ...

    https://youtu.be/GR6POpsXh9Q




    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
    Some basic decorum and procedures for entering and sitting in your Zendo at home. Also, some instructions on Kinhin "Walking Zazen". Yuriko the cat stops by to help us too. :) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJ3LvIzX0I0 Remember: recording ends soon after the beginning bells; a sitting time of 15 minutes to 35


    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 Bion; 03-29-2024, 08:56 AM.
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE
  • Kotei
    Treeleaf Unsui
    • Mar 2015
    • 3986

    #2
    Thank you everyone!
    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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    • Shigeru
      Member
      • Feb 2024
      • 32

      #3
      Thank you to everyone for this Zazenkai and the fellowship afterwards.

      Letting go of the hands, 2AM becomes just now. Sitting while sleepy and with a tired body, becomes perfectly just sitting while sleepy and with a tired body. The clouds of the day gone by are blown away, and exhaustion is set aside.

      Gassho
      Will
      Satlah
      - Will

      Respecting others is my only duty - Ryokan

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      • Bion
        Treeleaf Unsui
        • Aug 2020
        • 3829

        #4
        Every week is just as wonderful to practice together! I appreciate all of you who make the effort to participate, live or with the recording.

        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

          #5
          I want to be a clock face..sometimes. Lived too long as the minute hand

          Thank you

          Doshin
          Stlah

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          • Jenny A
            Member
            • Mar 2024
            • 44

            #6
            I sat with all of you this morning--clock time makes no difference on the clock face.
            Thank you, Jundo, for a wonderful teaching.

            Gassho,
            jenny
            stlah

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            • Hōzan
              Member
              • Dec 2022
              • 430

              #7
              Sat with you all just now.
              Thank you, Treeleaf [emoji120]

              Gassho, Hozan
              Satlah

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              • Bion
                Treeleaf Unsui
                • Aug 2020
                • 3829

                #8
                Thanks Jenny and Hōzan for making the time to join in. Lovely sitting together

                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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                • Shade
                  Member
                  • Aug 2020
                  • 163

                  #9
                  It was wonderful to sit with all of you. I'm very grateful for this Sangha.

                  Gassho,

                  Chukyo

                  ST/LAH

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