January 7th, 2012- OUR MONTHLY 4-hour ZAZENKAI!

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  • Jundo
    Treeleaf Founder and Priest
    • Apr 2006
    • 39221

    January 7th, 2012- OUR MONTHLY 4-hour ZAZENKAI!

    WELCOMING THE NEW YEAR TOGETHER ...

    Dear All,

    Please 'sit-a-long' with our MONTHLY 4-hour ZAZENKAI, netcast LIVE 8am to noon Japan time Saturday morning (that is New York 6pm to 10pm, Los Angeles 3pm to 7pm (Friday night), 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 JUSTIN.TV:
    CLICK ON THE TAB ON LOWER RIGHT FOR 'FULL SCREEN
    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 . Just click then on the links below:

    THE 'REAL TIME, ANY TIME' recorded version is divided into 3 parts as follows (click on the 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
    02:30 - 02:40 KINHIN
    02:40 - 03:15 ZAZEN
    03:15 - 03:30 KINHIN
    TALK & ZAZEN PART 2 LINK:


    03:30 - 04:00 METTA CHANT & ZAZEN, VERSE OF ATONEMENT, FOUR VOWS, & CLOSING
    ZAZENKAI PART 3 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
  • Dosho
    Member
    • Jun 2008
    • 5784

    #2
    Re: January 7th, 2012- OUR MONTHLY 4-hour ZAZENKAI!

    I'll be there.

    Gassho,
    Dosho

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    • Kyonin
      Treeleaf Priest / Engineer
      • Oct 2010
      • 6739

      #3
      Re: January 7th, 2012- OUR MONTHLY 4-hour ZAZENKAI!

      Count me in!
      Hondō Kyōnin
      奔道 協忍

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      • RichardH
        Member
        • Nov 2011
        • 2800

        #4
        Re: January 7th, 2012- OUR MONTHLY 4-hour ZAZENKAI!

        Count me in too. I usually sit at my studio where it is quiet, but there is no internet. So this will be at home where it is very unquiet. The family says they will give space.... fingers crossed. Also, I have practiced chanting in Korean and in Pali, but not Japanese, so please count me as a beginner who needs to start from scratch here with the ways of this tradition. Gassho.

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        • Kaishin
          Member
          • Dec 2010
          • 2322

          #5
          Re: January 7th, 2012- OUR MONTHLY 4-hour ZAZENKAI!

          Will be sitting this one recorded, will be with you all nonetheless!

          _/_
          Thanks,
          Kaishin (開心, Open Heart)
          Please take this layman's words with a grain of salt.

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          • Myozan Kodo
            Friend of Treeleaf
            • May 2010
            • 1901

            #6
            Re: January 7th, 2012- OUR MONTHLY 4-hour ZAZENKAI!

            Will sit recorded version. Ends 3am my time ... And up at 6 with the kids!
            Gassho

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            • Yugen

              #7
              Re: January 7th, 2012- OUR MONTHLY 4-hour ZAZENKAI!

              I will join you as well, but two hours behind... have to cook dinner and get the kids settled. I will start at 8 PM New York time....

              Gassho,
              Yugen

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              • Dosho
                Member
                • Jun 2008
                • 5784

                #8
                Re: January 7th, 2012- OUR MONTHLY 4-hour ZAZENKAI!

                My thanks to Jundo and all who sat, are sitting, or will sit....and to those in our sangha who are suffering...deep bows.

                Gassho,
                Dosho

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                • Kyonin
                  Treeleaf Priest / Engineer
                  • Oct 2010
                  • 6739

                  #9
                  Re: January 7th, 2012- OUR MONTHLY 4-hour ZAZENKAI!

                  The dharma talk really got to me. I see my practice from a much more down to earth point of view.

                  Thanks, Jundo.

                  And thanks all who sat/will sit.

                  We are one!
                  Hondō Kyōnin
                  奔道 協忍

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                  • Myoku
                    Member
                    • Jul 2010
                    • 1487

                    #10
                    Re: January 7th, 2012- OUR MONTHLY 4-hour ZAZENKAI!

                    Thank you everyone,
                    Gassho
                    Myoku

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                    • Myozan Kodo
                      Friend of Treeleaf
                      • May 2010
                      • 1901

                      #11
                      Re: January 7th, 2012- OUR MONTHLY 4-hour ZAZENKAI!

                      Sat this morning. Thank you for this Zazenkai and great talk. Looking forward to the book!
                      Gassho
                      Myozan

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                      • RichardH
                        Member
                        • Nov 2011
                        • 2800

                        #12
                        Re: January 7th, 2012- OUR MONTHLY 4-hour ZAZENKAI!

                        ah..so that would be Friday in Toronto...not Saturday. Sat in night just the same. You are a good teacher Jundo. It doesn't need to be said, but I'll say it anyway. The accessible approach and open Sangha here is appreciated. Still, I am so used to physical Sangha, this is taking some getting used to.

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                        • Nenka
                          Member
                          • Aug 2010
                          • 1238

                          #13
                          Re: January 7th, 2012- OUR MONTHLY 4-hour ZAZENKAI!

                          Thank you, Jundo.

                          Gassho,

                          Jen

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                          • Jinyu
                            Member
                            • May 2009
                            • 768

                            #14
                            Re: January 7th, 2012- OUR MONTHLY 4-hour ZAZENKAI!

                            Hi everyone,

                            I just sat this month's zazenkai with recorded version!
                            It was a pleasure to practice with all, thanks to Jundo and to everyone making this possible :wink:

                            deep gassho,
                            Jinyu
                            Jinyu aka Luis aka Silly guy from Brussels

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                            • Dokan
                              Friend of Treeleaf
                              • Dec 2010
                              • 1222

                              #15
                              Re: January 7th, 2012- OUR MONTHLY 4-hour ZAZENKAI!

                              Finally found some free time to sit this zazenkai.

                              Thank you Jundo for the wonderful talk.

                              Gassho,

                              Dokan

                              PS - Dharma talk posted to podcast
                              We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are.
                              ~Anaïs Nin

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