February 4-5, 2011- OUR MONTHLY 4-hour ZAZENKAI!

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  • Jundo
    Treeleaf Founder and Priest
    • Apr 2006
    • 39078

    February 4-5, 2011- OUR MONTHLY 4-hour ZAZENKAI!

    PLEASE NOTE THAT SOME KINHIN TIMES HAVE BEEN LENGTHENED IN COMPASSION FOR NEW SITTERS JOINING US ...

    Dear All,

    Please 'sit-a-long' with our MONTHLY 4-hour ZAZENKAI,netcast LIVE 8am to noon Japan time Saturday morning (1/1) (that is New York 6pm to 10pm, Los Angeles 3pm to 7pm (Friday night 12/31), London 11pm to 3am and Paris midnight to 4am (early Saturday morning)) ... and 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 . Just click then on the links below:

    THE 'REAL TIME, ANY TIME' recorded version is divided into 2 parts as follows (click on the blue links) :

    00:00 - 00:50 CEREMONY (HEART SUTRA / SANDOKAI IN ENGLISH) & ZAZEN
    00:50 - 01:00 KINHIN
    01:00 - 01:30 ZAZEN
    01:30 - 01:50 KINHIN
    ZAZENKAI PART I LINK:



    01:50 - 02:30 DHARMA TALK & ZAZEN
    TALK & ZAZEN LINK:


    02:30 - 02:40 KINHIN
    02:40 - 03:15 ZAZEN
    03:15 - 03:30 KINHIN
    03:30 - 04:00 METTA CHANT & ZAZEN, VERSE OF ATONEMENT, FOUR VOWS, & CLOSING
    ZAZENKAI PART 2 LINK:

    Our Zazenkai consists of our chanting the 'Heart Sutra' and the 'Identity of Relative and Absolute (Sandokai)' in English (please download our Chant Book at the link below), some full floor prostrations (please follow along with me ... or a simple Gassho can be substituted if you wish), a little talk by me ... and we close with the 'Metta Chant', followed at the end with the 'Verse of Atonement' and 'The Four Vows'. Oh, and lots and lots of Zazen and walkin' Kinhin in between!

    Please download and print out the Chant Book (PDF) at the following link:

    viewtopic.php?f=11&t=2231

    I STRONGLY SUGGEST THAT YOU POSITION YOUR ZAFU ON THE FLOOR IN A PLACE WHERE YOU ARE NOT STARING DIRECTLY AT THE COMPUTER SCREEN, BUT CAN GLANCE OVER AND SEE THE SCREEN WHEN NECESSARY. YOUR ZAFU SHOULD ALSO BE IN A POSITION WHERE YOU CAN SEE THE COMPUTER SCREEN WHILE STANDING IN FRONT OF THE ZAFU FOR THE CEREMONIES, AND HAVE ROOM FOR BOWING AND KINHIN.

    ALSO, REMEMBER TO SET YOUR COMPUTER (& SCREEN SAVER) SO THAT IT DOES NOT SHUT OFF DURING THE 4 HOURS.


    I hope you will join us ... an open Zafu is waiting. When we drop all thought of 'here' 'there' 'now' 'then' ... we are sitting all together!

    Gassho, Jundo
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE
  • Engyo
    Member
    • Aug 2010
    • 356

    #2
    Re: February 4-5, 2011- OUR MONTHLY 4-hour ZAZENKAI!

    Absolument!
    Gassho,

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    • TrevorMcmanis
      Member
      • Oct 2010
      • 43

      #3
      Re: February 4-5, 2011- OUR MONTHLY 4-hour ZAZENKAI!

      I'm going to try this for the first time, I do my own day sesshin every sunday but ive never joined in this because of ignorant confusion. I cant wait gassho! I have a question though, do we join live through the zendo link set up on the treeleaf page? Or through U stream? I'm a bit confused with that matter
      As the ultimate instruction there is simply no teaching that is superior to the true practice of the awakening to one's own nature.-HAKUIN

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      • Engyo
        Member
        • Aug 2010
        • 356

        #4
        Re: February 4-5, 2011- OUR MONTHLY 4-hour ZAZENKAI!

        I sent you a private messsage, Trevor.
        Gassho,

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        • Dosho
          Member
          • Jun 2008
          • 5784

          #5
          Re: February 4-5, 2011- OUR MONTHLY 4-hour ZAZENKAI!

          Originally posted by TrevorMcmanis
          I'm going to try this for the first time, I do my own day sesshin every sunday but ive never joined in this because of ignorant confusion. I cant wait gassho! I have a question though, do we join live through the zendo link set up on the treeleaf page? Or through U stream? I'm a bit confused with that matter
          In case anyone else has the same question, the zazenkai is accessible at this link:

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

          Gassho,
          Dosho

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          • Dokan
            Friend of Treeleaf
            • Dec 2010
            • 1222

            #6
            Re: February 4-5, 2011- OUR MONTHLY 4-hour ZAZENKAI!

            Thank you for the sit tonight. Was great seeing you all.

            The birds.
            The bells.
            The oil furnace music.
            The silence.
            Enjoyed it all.

            PS: Tried joining you guys in the Zen Hall, but about the same time my daughters decided to stream a movie on Netflix so had to drop. Will try again next Friday though! It was good seeing you guys for a few minutes anyway!

            Deep gassho,

            Shawn
            We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are.
            ~Anaïs Nin

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            • Dosho
              Member
              • Jun 2008
              • 5784

              #7
              Re: February 4-5, 2011- OUR MONTHLY 4-hour ZAZENKAI!

              Hi all,

              Thank you for the sit everyone...was definitely a boost after a long week! My gratitude to all who have sat, are sitting, or will sit!

              Gassho,
              Dosho

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              • Engyo
                Member
                • Aug 2010
                • 356

                #8
                Re: February 4-5, 2011- OUR MONTHLY 4-hour ZAZENKAI!

                I know it's just sitting. Still it was nice to do it with y'all.
                Quite a crowd tonight!
                Gassho,
                Engyo

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                • Hogo
                  Member
                  • Feb 2010
                  • 497

                  #9
                  Re: February 4-5, 2011- OUR MONTHLY 4-hour ZAZENKAI!

                  Thank you everyone for the sit, and thanks to Engyo and Shawn for joining in Live in the Zen hall great to see everyone.
                  Excellent talk Jundo, Thank you.
                  Gassho. ~ Dave / Hogo.

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                  • Genkai
                    Member
                    • May 2010
                    • 86

                    #10
                    Re: February 4-5, 2011- OUR MONTHLY 4-hour ZAZENKAI!

                    I bounced in and out a little due to the pent-up end-of-the-week energy of a couple of little ones... but never really left. Thank you.

                    Peter / Genkai
                    (pbroderick on Ustream)
                    Genkai (Peter)
                    開眼

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                    • Dosho
                      Member
                      • Jun 2008
                      • 5784

                      #11
                      Re: February 4-5, 2011- OUR MONTHLY 4-hour ZAZENKAI!

                      Originally posted by Hogo
                      Thank you everyone for the sit, and thanks to Engyo and Shawn for joining in Live in the Zen hall great to see everyone.
                      Excellent talk Jundo, Thank you.
                      Gassho. ~ Dave / Hogo.
                      Glad to hear some folks are starting to congregate in the zen hall during thye zazenkai. You won't see me in there as my computer can't handle it, but I would if I could!

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                      • Hogo
                        Member
                        • Feb 2010
                        • 497

                        #12
                        Re: February 4-5, 2011- OUR MONTHLY 4-hour ZAZENKAI!

                        Originally posted by Dosho
                        Glad to hear some folks are starting to congregate in the zen hall during thye zazenkai. You won't see me in there as my computer can't handle it, but I would if I could!
                        Yes, it does take a fast and stable internet connection as well, I never would have pulled it off with my old service, Running two video streams at once can be tough. No matter we all see each other over at ustream, and besides we sit with everyone no matter the time or the place. but It was cool to see others live, if you have the means.
                        See you next week.
                        Gassho

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                        • Myoku
                          Member
                          • Jul 2010
                          • 1487

                          #13
                          Re: February 4-5, 2011- OUR MONTHLY 4-hour ZAZENKAI!

                          Thank you everybody, now some breakfast
                          _()_
                          Peter

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                          • Heisoku
                            Member
                            • Jun 2010
                            • 1338

                            #14
                            Re: February 4-5, 2011- OUR MONTHLY 4-hour ZAZENKAI!

                            Thanks Jundo and all sitting.
                            Heisoku 平 息
                            Every day is a journey, and the journey itself is home. (Basho)

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                            • Nenka
                              Member
                              • Aug 2010
                              • 1238

                              #15
                              Re: February 4-5, 2011- OUR MONTHLY 4-hour ZAZENKAI!

                              Whew! This was the first time I did the 4-hour zazenkai in one shot. High five!

                              Gassho

                              Jen

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