August 20th, 2011 Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai

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  • Shohei
    Member
    • Oct 2007
    • 2854

    August 20th, 2011 Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai

    Hiyas!
    While the Teachers away the unsui will play!

    While Jundo is away in the mountains camping with his family and Taigu is attending a Sesshin -

    Please 'sit-a-long' with our weekly FRIDAY/SATURDAY 'LIVE FROM TREELEAF - for the time being, Shohei's Living Room' 90 minute ZAZENKAI, netcast LIVE from 9pm Atlantic Standard Time /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 JAPANESE 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 Japanese (the words are 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 below and at the following link:
    viewtopic.php?f=11&t=2231

    Begins with a series of rings of the small Inkin bell ••••••• followed by 3x PROSTRATIONS by EVERYONE

    Then chant of Heart Sutra inJapanese:


    INO = CHANT LEADER ONLY
    EVERYONE = ALL JOIN IN



    INO ONLY =

    Maka Hannya Haramita Shin Gyo*
    (The Heart of the Great Perfection of Wisdom Sutra in JAPANESE)

    EVERYONE =


    Kan Ji Zai Bo Satsu Gyo Jin Han Nya Ha Ra Mi Ta Ji Sho
    Ken Go* On Kai Ku Do I Sai Ku Yaku Sha Ri Shi Shiki Fu
    I Ku Ku Fu I Shiki Shiki Soku Ze Ku Ku Soku Ze Shiki Ju
    So Gyo Shiki Yaku Bu Nyo Ze Sha Ri Shi Ze Sho Ho Ku
    So Fu Sho Fu Metsu Fu Ku Fu Jo Fu Zo Fu Gen Ze Ko Ku
    Chu Mu Shiki Mu Ju So Gyo Shiki Mu Gen Ni Bi Ze Shin
    Ni Mu Shiki Sho Ko Mi Soku Ho Mu Gen Kai Nai Shi Mu
    I Shiki Kai Mu Mu Myo Yaku Mu Mu Myo Jin Nai Shi Mu
    Ro Shi Yaku Mu Ro Shi Jin Mu Ku Shu Metsu Do Mu Chi
    Yaku Mu Toku I Mu Sho Tok ko Bo Dai Sat Ta E Han-Nya
    Ha Ra Mi Ta Ko* Shin Mu Kei Ge Mu Kei Ge Ko Mu
    U Ku Fu On Ri Is-Sai Ten Do Mu So Ku Gyo Ne Han San
    Ze Sho Butsu E Han Nya Ha Ra Mi Ta Ko* Toku A Noku
    Ta Ra San Myaku San Bo Dai Ko Chi Han-Nya Ha Ra Mi
    Ta Ze Dai Jin Shu Ze Dai Myo Shu Ze Mu Jo Shu Ze Mu
    To To Shu No Jo Is sai Ku Shin Jitsu Fu Ko Ko Setsu Han
    Nya Ha Ra Mi Ta Shu Soku Setsu Shu Watsu Gya* Tei
    Gya Tei Ha Ra Gya Tei Hara* So Gya Tei Bo Ji Sowa Ka
    Han Nya Shin Gyo * * *

    FOLLOWED BY DEDICATION OF MERIT - READ BY INO ONLY:

    Buddha Nature pervades the whole universe, Reality, existing right here:
    In reciting THE HEART OF THE PERFECTION OF GREAT WISDOM SUTRA (and THE IDENTITY OF RELATIVE AND ABSOLUTE) we dedicate our sincere efforts to:
    •Shakyamuni Buddha Honored One; the Historical Buddha and Teacher …
    and to those ancestral teachers:
    Eihei Dogen Honored One
    Soji Keizan Honored One,
    All successive Honored Ones up until
    Renpo Niwa Honored One and
    Gudo Wafu Honored One
    and to all other Honored Ones throughout history, Male and Female Honored Ones, whose names have been forgotten or left unsaid.
    We also dedicate these efforts to the Three Treasures,
    Buddha, Dharma, Sangha,
    To all Awakened Ones and Teachers in all places and times.

    We especially seek tranquility & well being for all creatures now suffering or ill in health.
    May they be serene through all their ills.
    May their lives be at peace and Wisdom pervade the darkness of ignorance.

    We dedicate our hopes and aspirations:
    To all victims of war and terrorism
    To the injured and to all families touched by these tragedies
    To the healing of hatred in all countries and among all peoples
    To the wisdom and compassion of our world leaders
    To the peace of the world and harmony of all beings.

    Thus, let the harmful effects of words, thoughts and actions be dispelled
    and Compassion bloom in perpetual spring.
    May we all realize and live the Enlightened Way together:

    EVERYONE CHANTS:

    ø All Buddhas throughout space and time
    ø All Bodhisattvas-Mahasattvas
    ø Maha • Prajna • Paramita ••••••• (followed 3x PROSTRATIONS by EVERYONE) • • •

    BE SEATED AS INSTRUCTED

    Zazen
    kinhin
    Zazen

    Then...

    At the end of the Zazenkai, we recite the following::

    VERSE OF ATONEMENT:

    All harmful acts, words and thoughts, ever committed by me since of old,

    On account of beginningless greed, anger and ignorance,

    Born of my body, mouth and mind,

    Now I atone for them all


    FOUR VOWS (to be recited 3x , vibrant on the second, soft on the third time):

    To save all sentient beings, though beings numberless

    To transform all delusions, though delusions inexhaustible

    To perceive Reality, though Reality is boundless

    To attain the Enlightened Way, a Way non-attainable
    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
    Shohei
  • Hoyu
    Member
    • Nov 2010
    • 2020

    #2
    Re: August 20th, 2011 Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai

    Awesome! Thanks for stepping up to lead us in our next Zazenkai Shohei! Looking forward to sitting with you and the rest of the gang bright and early Saturday morning

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

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    • Kyonin
      Treeleaf Priest / Engineer
      • Oct 2010
      • 6742

      #3
      Re: August 20th, 2011 Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai

      I will sit tonight. Thank you Shohei for stepping.
      Hondō Kyōnin
      奔道 協忍

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      • andyZ
        Member
        • Aug 2011
        • 303

        #4
        Re: August 20th, 2011 Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai

        Thank you, the show must go on!
        Gassho,
        Andy

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        • EmilyLovida
          Member
          • Jul 2010
          • 3

          #5
          Re: August 20th, 2011 Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai

          I'm looking forward to sitting with you all for the first time this evening!

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          • Dosho
            Member
            • Jun 2008
            • 5784

            #6
            Re: August 20th, 2011 Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai

            I'll see you then!

            Gassho,
            Dosho

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            • Engyo
              Member
              • Aug 2010
              • 356

              #7
              Re: August 20th, 2011 Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai

              Originally posted by Dosho
              I'll see you then!

              Gassho,
              Dosho
              Ditto...and there.
              Gassho,
              Engyo

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              • Dosho
                Member
                • Jun 2008
                • 5784

                #8
                Re: August 20th, 2011 Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai

                BTW, I'll be doing a Google+ Hangout tonight during the live sit, so if anyone wants to join please do so!

                And if you'd like to join but have no idea what I'm talking about, post about it here or send me a PM and I'll get you setup!

                Hope to see some folks there!

                Gassho,
                Dosho

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                • Geika
                  Treeleaf Unsui
                  • Jan 2010
                  • 4980

                  #9
                  Re: August 20th, 2011 Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai

                  It's been a while for me-- I hope to be there!
                  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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                  • Dokan
                    Friend of Treeleaf
                    • Dec 2010
                    • 1222

                    #10
                    Re: Re: August 20th, 2011 Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai

                    Originally posted by Dosho
                    Hope to see some folks there!
                    See you there!

                    G
                    S
                    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

                      #11
                      Re: August 20th, 2011 Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai

                      My thanks to Shohei (Great Job!) and to all those who sat, are sitting, or will sit!

                      Deep bows...

                      Gassho,
                      Dosho

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                      • Dokan
                        Friend of Treeleaf
                        • Dec 2010
                        • 1222

                        #12
                        Re: August 20th, 2011 Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai

                        Yes, very well done Shohei!

                        Gassho,

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

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                        • Engyo
                          Member
                          • Aug 2010
                          • 356

                          #13
                          Re: August 20th, 2011 Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai

                          Thank you, Shohei and all.
                          Gassho,
                          Engyo

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                          • Kyonin
                            Treeleaf Priest / Engineer
                            • Oct 2010
                            • 6742

                            #14
                            Re: August 20th, 2011 Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai

                            Thank you very much, Shohei.

                            Great to sit with you guys.
                            Hondō Kyōnin
                            奔道 協忍

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                            • Tb
                              Member
                              • Jan 2008
                              • 3186

                              #15
                              Re: August 20th, 2011 Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai

                              Hi.

                              Thank you.
                              Very nice!!

                              Mtfbwy
                              Fugen
                              Life is our temple and its all good practice
                              Blog: http://fugenblog.blogspot.com/

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