August 14th, 2010 Saturday Zazenkai (NOW 90 MINUTES!)

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  • Jundo
    Treeleaf Founder and Priest
    • Apr 2006
    • 39459

    August 14th, 2010 Saturday Zazenkai (NOW 90 MINUTES!)

    NOTE: OUR MONTHLY 4-HOUR ZAZENKAI FOR AUGUST WILL BE THURSDAY, AUGUST 19th, to commemorate our Shukke Tokudo 'Homeleaving' Ordination Ceremony on that day, as well as the visit to Treeleaf in Tsukuba of both Taigu and my Dharma Brother, Jean Marc Bazy and several members of his Sangha in Lyon, France. Additional information here:

    viewtopic.php?p=38341#p38341


    PLEASE NOTE OUR NEW --90-- MINUTE SITTING SCHEDULE!!

    Please 'sit-a-long' with our weekly SATURDAY 'LIVE FROM TREELEAF' 90 minute ZAZENKAI, netcast LIVE TODAY from 10pm Japan time (that is New York 9am, Los Angeles 6am, London 2pm and Paris 3pm, SATURDAY) ...
    ... and to be visible at the following link during those times ...

    LIVE ZAZENKAI NETCAST at USTREAM:

    http://www.ustream.tv/channel/sit-a-long-with-jundo

    But FEAR NOT if not possible for you to join 'live' in your location at those times, as the entire sitting is recorded in 'REAL TIME' and available for full participation 'on demand' at any time after that, no different from the 'live' sitting :

    'REAL TIME' recorded 'ANY TIME' version link is here:

    http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/8921202

    OUR NEW 90 MINUTE SITTING SCHEDULE IS AS FOLLOWS:


    00:00 – 00:15 CEREMONY (HEART SUTRA in English ONLY) and Dedication
    00:15 – 00:45 ZAZEN
    00:45 – 00:55 KINHIN
    00:55 – 01:25 ZAZEN
    01:25 – 01:30 FOUR VOWS, & VERSE OF ATONEMENT

    As you can see, our Zazenkai consists of chanting the 'Heart Sutra' in English (the words are at the link below), some full floor prostrations in sets of three (please follow along with me ... or a simple Gassho can be substituted if you wish), followed by our Dedication, Zazen twice for 30 minutes each, with 10 minutes of Kinhin in between, and we end the sitting with 'The Verse of Atonement' and 'The Four Vows'.

    Please download and print out the words of the Chants we will recite at the following link:

    viewtopic.php?f=11&t=2231

    So, please join us as soon as you can, and we will keep a Zafu open for you.

    Remember, when we drop all thought of 'here' 'there' 'now' 'then' ... we are sitting all together!


    Gassho, Jundo
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE
  • Onshin
    Member
    • Jul 2010
    • 462

    #2
    Re: August 14th, 2010 Saturday Zazenkai (NOW 90 MINUTES!)

    Hi,
    looking forward to joining you at the 'live' zazenkai today.

    Gassho,
    Joe
    "This traceless enlightenment continues endlessly" (Dogen Zenji)

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    • Engyo
      Member
      • Aug 2010
      • 356

      #3
      Re: August 14th, 2010 Saturday Zazenkai (NOW 90 MINUTES!)

      Good thing I saw Joe's post. I had the date-line thing backwards. How arrogant was that; thinking the sun rose and set on Nova Scotia?
      Anyway, I rushed to join in. Not sure what happened though. My "login" failed. On second try my screen froze. Nothing went "wrong" though. It just went.
      I will join all of you on the re-run.
      Gassho,
      Don

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      • Taylor
        Member
        • May 2010
        • 388

        #4
        Re: August 14th, 2010 Saturday Zazenkai (NOW 90 MINUTES!)

        Gassho! Nice to sit with you all. Head was up in the clouds, asleep against the wall, turbulent. Times such as these make, "It's all good practice" come through gritted teeth

        Taylor
        Gassho,
        Myoken
        [url:r05q3pze]http://staresatwalls.blogspot.com/[/url:r05q3pze]

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        • Seishin the Elder
          Member
          • Oct 2009
          • 521

          #5
          Re: August 14th, 2010 Saturday Zazenkai (NOW 90 MINUTES!)

          A good time this morning. See you Thursday!!!

          Gassho,

          Seishin Kyrill

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          • Onshin
            Member
            • Jul 2010
            • 462

            #6
            Re: August 14th, 2010 Saturday Zazenkai (NOW 90 MINUTES!)

            Hi,
            Thanks again Jundo.

            Gassho

            Joe
            "This traceless enlightenment continues endlessly" (Dogen Zenji)

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            • Heisoku
              Member
              • Jun 2010
              • 1338

              #7
              Re: August 14th, 2010 Saturday Zazenkai (NOW 90 MINUTES!)

              Thanks Jundo and everyone sitting.
              It was going well until the battery clunked out on the first bell for zazen!
              Hope to be there Thursday too.
              Gassho
              Heisoku 平 息
              Every day is a journey, and the journey itself is home. (Basho)

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              • Engyo
                Member
                • Aug 2010
                • 356

                #8
                Re: August 14th, 2010 Saturday Zazenkai (NOW 90 MINUTES!)

                Finally made it for Zazen, Atonement and Vows.
                Good to sit with all of you.
                Gassho,

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                • Janne H
                  Member
                  • Feb 2010
                  • 73

                  #9
                  Re: August 14th, 2010 Saturday Zazenkai (NOW 90 MINUTES!)

                  HI, nice to sit with you all, looking forward to the Ango!

                  Janne

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                  • Risho
                    Member
                    • May 2010
                    • 3179

                    #10
                    Re: August 14th, 2010 Saturday Zazenkai (NOW 90 MINUTES!)

                    Thanks for the excellent Zazenkai!

                    Gassho,

                    Cyril
                    Email: risho.treeleaf@gmail.com

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                    • Shujin
                      Treeleaf Unsui
                      • Feb 2010
                      • 979

                      #11
                      Re: August 14th, 2010 Saturday Zazenkai (NOW 90 MINUTES!)

                      Good to sit with you all - thank you.

                      gassho,
                      Chris
                      Kyōdō Shujin 教道 守仁

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                      • forestree
                        Member
                        • Aug 2010
                        • 18

                        #12
                        Re: August 14th, 2010 Saturday Zazenkai (NOW 90 MINUTES!)

                        I was unable to be online "live" but joined the "on demand" version today, it was my first Zazenkai and I was really glad to join. I still have to learn the chants and how to properly prostrate but all in all I enjoyed the experience and look forward to joining you all next time.
                        Gassho Jundo and I hope your back will heal soon!

                        Francesca

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                        • sittingzen
                          Member
                          • May 2010
                          • 188

                          #13
                          Re: August 14th, 2010 Saturday Zazenkai (NOW 90 MINUTES!)

                          Gassho,

                          Lu
                          Shinjin datsuraku, datsuraku shinjin..Body-mind drop off, mind-body drop off..

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                          • Nenka
                            Member
                            • Aug 2010
                            • 1238

                            #14
                            Re: August 14th, 2010 Saturday Zazenkai (NOW 90 MINUTES!)

                            This is the first zazenkai I've ever attended, and it was a good experience!

                            I must confess I had a laugh when the cat wandered in, meowing for attention. My own cat was doing the exact same thing not five minutes before. What an interesting connection between my time and place, and yours.

                            Looking forward to the next one (and must remember to feed the cat first).

                            Gassho,

                            Jennifer

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