August 18th 19th, 2010 SPECIAL TENRYU TAIGU ZAZENKAI!

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  • Jundo
    Treeleaf Founder and Priest
    • Apr 2006
    • 39419

    August 18th 19th, 2010 SPECIAL TENRYU TAIGU ZAZENKAI!

    Taking pity on the jet-lagged condition of our visitors from France ... in this record heat here in Japan ... our original plan for a 4-hour Zazenkai has been made into two 90-minute Zazenkais ...

    So ... in celebration of our Shukke Tokudo 'Homeleaving' Ordination Ceremony tonight and to welcome to Treeleaf in Tsukuba my Dharma Brother, Jean Marc Bazy and several members of his Sangha in Lyon, France ... AND TAIGU TOO!! ...

    ... please 'sit-a-long' with two 90 minute ZAZENKAI ...

    Yesterday's 90 minute Zazenkai is here for the "on demand" version .. available for full participation 'on demand', no different from the 'live' sitting :

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

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    (that includes a wonderful Heart Sutra recitation in Japanese by Taigu)

    and today's sitting, with a rather out of breath Heart Sutra Gospel (thank you Eika) is here ...

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    OUR 90 MINUTE SITTING SCHEDULE IS AS FOLLOWS:


    00:00 – 00:15 CEREMONY (HEART SUTRA and Dedication)
    00:15 – 00:45 ZAZEN
    00:45 – 00:55 KINHIN
    00:55 – 01:25 ZAZEN
    01:25 – 01:30 VERSE OF ATONEMENT (Metta Chant second day) & FOUR VOWS

    Remember, when we drop all thought of 'here' 'there' 'now' 'then' ... we are sitting all together ... from France to Japan to whereever and everywhere!


    Gassho, Jundo
    Last edited by Jundo; 04-20-2014, 02:20 PM.
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE
  • Onshin
    Member
    • Jul 2010
    • 462

    #2
    Re: August 18th 19th, 2010 SPECIAL TENRYU TAIGU ZAZENKAI!

    Hi,
    Just finished the recorded zazenkai from last night. Very nice to be sharing meditation with a crowd - thank you.
    I had some technical probs though. Twice it went back to the start half way through second sitting, and I had to sit through a sickening advert showing two men pummeling each other's faces to mush in the name of sport, not a nice image to carry in your mind, but it all adds to the practise.

    Gassho

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

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    • Seishin the Elder
      Member
      • Oct 2009
      • 521

      #3
      Re: August 18th 19th, 2010 SPECIAL TENRYU TAIGU ZAZENKAI!

      I sat the special Zazenkai immediately after the Tokudo this morning (well, I already had my Kesa on, so.....). It was really nice to to Treeleaf Zendo so full, and I am sure it was wonderful to have everyone there with you Jundo. Perhaps someday, if I can save my pennies, I too can make that pilgrimage. Anyway, it was nice to sit with you all today.

      Gassho,

      Seishin Kyrill

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      • Shohei
        Member
        • Oct 2007
        • 2854

        #4
        Re: August 18th 19th, 2010 SPECIAL TENRYU TAIGU ZAZENKAI!

        Hiyas
        Beautiful sitting and agreed, nice to see so many faces there The Heart Sutra gospel was very interesting Great job on doing getting it all out and crazy good work Eika!

        Gassho
        Shohei

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        • Geika
          Treeleaf Unsui
          • Jan 2010
          • 4980

          #5
          Re: August 18th 19th, 2010 SPECIAL TENRYU TAIGU ZAZENKAI!

          I sat through only ten to fifteen minutes of the video from the eighteenth. My dog, Neo, whined at me because he gets uncomfortable when I sit still for so long. :roll:

          Edit: I got fifteen minutes into the zazen. I did get past and recite the Heart Sutra with everyone.
          求道芸化 Kyūdō Geika
          I am just a priest-in-training, please do not take anything I say as a teaching.

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          • forestree
            Member
            • Aug 2010
            • 18

            #6
            Re: August 18th 19th, 2010 SPECIAL TENRYU TAIGU ZAZENKAI!

            I just sat through the first recorded Zazenkai (and plan to sit with the second tomorrow) and I was really glad to see the zendo so crowded with people. For a moment I felt like I was there with you all, walking in the Kinhin line. The amazing insects chorus was also a real bonus to listen to during zazen. All in all, a really nice experience, thanks for sharing.

            Gassho
            Francesca

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            • Jinyu
              Member
              • May 2009
              • 768

              #7
              Re: August 18th 19th, 2010 SPECIAL TENRYU TAIGU ZAZENKAI!

              Hi everyone!
              I just sat the first part of the Zazenkai this morning!
              It was very nice to sit for a few hours with you all!
              Thank you!

              gassho,
              Jinyu/Luis

              edit: i just began the second part of the zazenkai... The heart gospel sutra his wonderfull!
              Thank you all again!!
              Jinyu aka Luis aka Silly guy from Brussels

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              • Eika
                Member
                • Sep 2007
                • 806

                #8
                Re: August 18th 19th, 2010 SPECIAL TENRYU TAIGU ZAZENKAI!

                Originally posted by Shohei
                Hiyas
                Beautiful sitting and agreed, nice to see so many faces there The Heart Sutra gospel was very interesting Great job on doing getting it all out and crazy good work Eika!

                Gassho
                Shohei
                Thanks!

                Peace

                PS to Jundo:
                You know those pop stars who dance and sing have to work out a whole bunch before they can do both at the same time!
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                • Myoku
                  Member
                  • Jul 2010
                  • 1487

                  #9
                  Re: August 18th 19th, 2010 SPECIAL TENRYU TAIGU ZAZENKAI!

                  just sat first part,
                  thank you and gassho,
                  Peter

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                  • Jundo
                    Treeleaf Founder and Priest
                    • Apr 2006
                    • 39419

                    #10
                    Re: August 18th 19th, 2010 SPECIAL TENRYU TAIGU ZAZENKAI!

                    Originally posted by Eika

                    PS to Jundo:
                    You know those pop stars who dance and sing have to work out a whole bunch before they can do both at the same time!
                    Yes, well, I will practice my moves for next time (no Michael Jackson moonwalk, I promise), and learn to sing like Mahalia Jackson!

                    Thank you for all the hard work, and the lovely arrangement, Eika. Nice piano, man. The Heart Sutra Gospel will be a regular feature around here.

                    Gasshoooooooooooo, Jundo
                    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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                    • Myoku
                      Member
                      • Jul 2010
                      • 1487

                      #11
                      Re: August 18th 19th, 2010 SPECIAL TENRYU TAIGU ZAZENKAI!

                      Miaou

                      Gassho
                      Peter

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                      • Taylor
                        Member
                        • May 2010
                        • 388

                        #12
                        Re: August 18th 19th, 2010 SPECIAL TENRYU TAIGU ZAZENKAI!

                        First part sat! Gassho
                        Gassho,
                        Myoken
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                        • Onshin
                          Member
                          • Jul 2010
                          • 462

                          #13
                          Re: August 18th 19th, 2010 SPECIAL TENRYU TAIGU ZAZENKAI!

                          Hi,
                          Just sat second session, well done Jundo :wink: Don't let them tell you the stage is not in your blood. Thank you once more for the chance to sit with you all.
                          I find it interesting that Jiyu Kennet Roshi, who was English and trained in church music, set the Heart Sutra (and the rest of the Soto liturgy) to a plainsong, whereas you went for gospel. Whatever way its sung (or chanted) its meaning is just as powerful.

                          Gassho

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

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                          • Nenka
                            Member
                            • Aug 2010
                            • 1238

                            #14
                            Re: August 18th 19th, 2010 SPECIAL TENRYU TAIGU ZAZENKAI!

                            The Heart Sutra Gospel will be a regular feature around here.
                            Awesome. Any chance of getting that on an mp3 download? :mrgreen:

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                            • Jundo
                              Treeleaf Founder and Priest
                              • Apr 2006
                              • 39419

                              #15
                              Re: August 18th 19th, 2010 SPECIAL TENRYU TAIGU ZAZENKAI!

                              Originally posted by Jennifer G P
                              The Heart Sutra Gospel will be a regular feature around here.
                              Awesome. Any chance of getting that on an mp3 download? :mrgreen:
                              You wish is our command ...

                              Mp3 (orchestrations by Eika) here:

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                              Lyrics (by Emptiness) here:

                              The Heart of the Great Perfection of Wisdom Sutra*

                              ……

                              Avolo … kitesvara
                              Bodhisattva … Awakened One of
                              Compassion, … In Prajna Paramita,
                              Praj na par a mi ta …

                              -------------------------------------------------------


                              The Deep Practice of … Perfect Wisdom*
                              Perceived the empti … ness of all five conditions,
                              And was free of … suffering.
                              Was free of suffering!

                              -------------------------------------------------------


                              Oh Shariputra … form is no other than
                              emptiness, and … emptiness just form.
                              Form is pre-he …cisely emptiness,
                              emptiness precisely form.

                              -------------------------------------------------------


                              Sensationsations, percep … tions, formations and
                              Consciousness are … also like this.
                              Oh Shariputra, … all things are expressions of
                              Emp – ti – ness!

                              -------------------------------------------------------


                              Not born, not destroyed … not stained, not pure;
                              Neither waxing nor … waning.
                              Thus emptiness is … not form;
                              Emptiness is not not form

                              -------------------------------------------------------


                              Not sensation nor … perception,
                              not formation nor … consciousness.
                              Not sensation nor … perception,
                              not formation nor consciousness!

                              -------------------------------------------------------


                              No eye, ear, nose, tongue, … body-mind;
                              No sight, sound, smell, taste-touch, … nor object of mind;
                              No realm of sight, no … realm of consciousness;
                              No realm of consciosness!

                              -------------------------------------------------------


                              No ignorance, no … end to ignorance;
                              No old age and death, … no cessation of
                              old age and death; … No suffering
                              nor cause or end to suffering;

                              -------------------------------------------------------


                              No path, no wisdom … and no gain.
                              No gain – thus Boddhi … sattvas live this
                              Prajna Para … mi - hi - ta*
                              With no hindrance of mind –

                              -------------------------------------------------------


                              No hindrance therefore … no fear.
                              Far beyond all de-lu- … sion, Nirvana’s –already- here.
                              All past, present and … future Buddhas
                              Live this Prajna Paramita*

                              ¬-------------------------------------------------------

                              And realize … supreme and complete
                              Enlightenment … Therefore know that
                              Prajna Para … mi – hi - ta
                              Is the sacred mantra

                              -------------------------------------------------------


                              the luminous … mantra,
                              the supreme … mantra,
                              the incomparable … mantra
                              by which all suffering is clear.

                              -------------------------------------------------------


                              This is no other … than Truth.
                              Therefore set forth the … Prajna Paramita
                              Mantra, set forth … Set forth this man-an-tra
                              Set forth this mantra and proclaim:*

                              -------------------------------------------------------

                              (slow)

                              OHHHHH …. Ohhhho OOOOOHHHHH …..


                              Gate! Gate! …. Pa---ra--- ga-te!

                              Parasamgate! … Bodhi! Svaha! *

                              Gate! Gate! …. Pa---ra--- ga-te!

                              Parasamgate! … Bodhi! Svaha! *

                              Gate! Gate! …. Pa---ra--- ga-te!

                              Parasamgate! … Bodhi! Svaha! *
                              Last edited by Jundo; 04-20-2014, 02:16 PM.
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