August 13th, 2011 Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai

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  • Jundo
    Treeleaf Founder and Priest
    • Apr 2006
    • 39459

    August 13th, 2011 Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai

    Hello All,

    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 JUSTIN.TV:
    http://www.justin.tv/treeleafzen

    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:
    CLICK ON THE TAB ON LOWER RIGHT FOR 'FULL SCREEN



    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
  • Hoyu
    Member
    • Nov 2010
    • 2020

    #2
    Re: August 13th, 2011 Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai

    I'll be up at the crack of dawn tomorrow to sit this week's Zazenkai

    Gassho,
    John
    Ho (Dharma)
    Yu (Hot Water)

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    • Taylor
      Member
      • May 2010
      • 388

      #3
      Re: August 13th, 2011 Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai

      A pleasure, as always
      Gassho,
      Myoken
      [url:r05q3pze]http://staresatwalls.blogspot.com/[/url:r05q3pze]

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      • Myoku
        Member
        • Jul 2010
        • 1487

        #4
        Re: August 13th, 2011 Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai

        After 3 weeks of vacation caused absence its good to sit this again,
        thanks everybody and _()_
        Peter

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        • Hoyu
          Member
          • Nov 2010
          • 2020

          #5
          Re: August 13th, 2011 Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai

          Thank you Jundo Sensei and all fellow sitters! It was nice to see Amin able to make it! Hope you guys had a good tea party

          Gassho,
          John
          Ho (Dharma)
          Yu (Hot Water)

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          • andyZ
            Member
            • Aug 2011
            • 303

            #6
            Re: August 13th, 2011 Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai

            Thank you Jundo Sensei, it was my first zazenkai with you guys.
            Gassho,
            Andy
            Gassho,
            Andy

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            • Hoyu
              Member
              • Nov 2010
              • 2020

              #7
              Re: August 13th, 2011 Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai

              Originally posted by andyZ
              Thank you Jundo Sensei, it was my first zazenkai with you guys.
              Gassho,
              Andy
              Glad to have you with us Andy!

              Gassho,
              John
              Ho (Dharma)
              Yu (Hot Water)

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              • Myozan Kodo
                Friend of Treeleaf
                • May 2010
                • 1901

                #8
                Re: August 13th, 2011 Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai

                My Zen Master is bald, wears loose robes, is about half a metre high and is six months old. Sorry, Jundo, he decided I could only sit half the Zazenkai today. He's one of those strict Zen Masters that screams his head off at students, you understand. So, I had to listen to him. Will sit the other part tomorrow.
                Gassho

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                • Kyonin
                  Treeleaf Priest / Engineer
                  • Oct 2010
                  • 6742

                  #9
                  Re: August 13th, 2011 Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai

                  Thank you Jundo for this wonderful Zazenkai. Have fun and relax on your family trip! Take a ton of photos so you can share some moments with us

                  Thanks all for sitting.
                  Hondō Kyōnin
                  奔道 協忍

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                  • Engyo
                    Member
                    • Aug 2010
                    • 356

                    #10
                    Re: August 13th, 2011 Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai

                    Just came to Zazenkai today. Just sat (and bowed...and chanted).
                    Good to do all that with y'all.
                    Gassho,
                    Engyo

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                    • Nenka
                      Member
                      • Aug 2010
                      • 1238

                      #11
                      Re: August 13th, 2011 Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai

                      Hey, Engyo! Good to see you around again.

                      And as always, a good sit.

                      Gassho

                      Jen

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                      • Ekai
                        Member
                        • Feb 2011
                        • 664

                        #12
                        Re: August 13th, 2011 Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai

                        Well this was my first Zazenkai but I woke up late this morning and ran out of time so I did not complete the entire Zazenkai :cry: . I think it would be better to try it on a weekend morning...

                        Jodi

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                        • Hoyu
                          Member
                          • Nov 2010
                          • 2020

                          #13
                          Re: August 13th, 2011 Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai

                          Originally posted by jodi_h
                          Well this was my first Zazenkai but I woke up late this morning and ran out of time so I did not complete the entire Zazenkai :cry: . I think it would be better to try it on a weekend morning...

                          Jodi
                          Glad you sat with us Jodi. Zazenkai is awesome isn't it?! We'll keep a Zafu open for you

                          Gassho,
                          John
                          Ho (Dharma)
                          Yu (Hot Water)

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