May 28th, 2011 Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai

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  • Jundo
    Treeleaf Founder and Priest
    • Apr 2006
    • 39221

    May 28th, 2011 Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai

    Hello All,

    NOTE: TODAY WAS A TRULY 'SILENT' RETREAT ... BECAUSE THE MICROPHONE STOPPED WORKING! BUT THAT'S OKAY! PLEASE JUST CHANT, BOW AND SIT 'SILENTLY' WITH US ... AND HEAR WHAT CANNOT BE HEARD! (and keep timeless-time by the schedule below. Or, if you really in need of my raspy voice ... please sit with an earlier week)

    Please 'sit-a-long' with our weekly FRIDAY/SATURDAY 'LIVE FROM TREELEAF' 90 minute ZAZENKAI, netcast LIVE from 9am Japan time Saturday morning (that is New York 8pm, Los Angeles 5pm (Friday night), London 1am and Paris 2am (early Saturday morning))

    ... 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:



    OUR 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
  • Dosho
    Member
    • Jun 2008
    • 5784

    #2
    Re: May 28th, 2011 Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai

    Hi all,

    We couldn't hear anything during the live broadcast, but perhaps the recorded version will have sound. Regardless, it was nice sitting with all of you, wherever, whenever, we all are.

    Gassho,
    Dosho

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    • Engyo
      Member
      • Aug 2010
      • 356

      #3
      Re: May 28th, 2011 Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai

      Gassho,
      Engyo

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      • Onshin
        Member
        • Jul 2010
        • 462

        #4
        Re: May 28th, 2011 Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai

        Gassho to all that sat (quietly or otherwise).
        "This traceless enlightenment continues endlessly" (Dogen Zenji)

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        • Heisoku
          Member
          • Jun 2010
          • 1338

          #5
          Re: May 28th, 2011 Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai

          Gassho to the silence.
          Heisoku 平 息
          Every day is a journey, and the journey itself is home. (Basho)

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          • Nenka
            Member
            • Aug 2010
            • 1238

            #6
            Re: May 28th, 2011 Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai

            Silent treatment, eh?

            A good sit.

            Gassho,

            Jennifer

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            • Shujin
              Treeleaf Unsui
              • Feb 2010
              • 954

              #7
              Re: May 28th, 2011 Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai

              It's oh so quiet....

              _/|_

              Shujin
              Kyōdō Shujin 教道 守仁

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              • Myozan Kodo
                Friend of Treeleaf
                • May 2010
                • 1901

                #8
                Re: May 28th, 2011 Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai

                Gassho,
                Soen

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                • Saijun
                  Member
                  • Jul 2010
                  • 667

                  #9
                  Re: May 28th, 2011 Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai

                  Hello friends,

                  I'll be sitting with-not-with you all on Thursday evening. For those in the sitting hall, whenever a completely random and inane thought comes up, consider me there with you :wink:.

                  Metta,

                  Saijun
                  To give up yourself without regret is the greatest charity. --RBB

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