February 18th, 2012 Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai

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  • Shohei
    Member
    • Oct 2007
    • 2854

    February 18th, 2012 Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai

    Hiyas!

    Please 'sit-a-long' with our weekly SATURDAY 'LIVE FROM TREELEAF from Shohei's Living Room (or very tiny zazen area depending on the kids)' 90 minute ZAZENKAI, netcast LIVE from 9am Atlantic Standard Time /10 pm Japan time (that is New York 8am, Los Angeles 5am, London 1pm and Paris 2 pm)

    ... 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 in Japanese:


    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 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
  • RichardH
    Member
    • Nov 2011
    • 2800

    #2
    Re: February 18th, 2012 Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai

    Hello Shohei. Will be there.


    Gassho. Kojip.

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    • Jundo
      Treeleaf Founder and Priest
      • Apr 2006
      • 39221

      #3
      Re: February 18th, 2012 Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai

      Thank you, Shohei, for leading the sitting. I have been drafted into being in a community play that morning. ops:

      EVERYONE, PLEASE NOTE THE SPECIAL TIME OF THE SITTING.


      netcast LIVE from 9am Atlantic Standard Time /10 pm Japan time (that is New York 8am, Los Angeles 5am, London 1pm and Paris 2 pm)

      Gassho, J
      ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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      • Daijo
        Member
        • Feb 2012
        • 530

        #4
        Re: February 18th, 2012 Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai

        I will be there "here" with my son Charlie (or if you like, his Chan name is Chang Xi) but we will quietly exit a few minutes early to pick mom up from work.

        Chuck

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        • Marek
          Member
          • Jan 2012
          • 161

          #5
          Re: February 18th, 2012 Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai

          oops, time is surprising indeed. But I will join for about one hour and will be sitting the rest of time later
          Gassho,
          Marek

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          • Hoyu
            Member
            • Nov 2010
            • 2020

            #6
            Re: February 18th, 2012 Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai

            Hi All,

            This is my weekend to work so I'll be sitting with the recorded version
            Thank you for doing this weeks Zazenkai Shohei!

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

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            • Shohei
              Member
              • Oct 2007
              • 2854

              #7
              Re: February 18th, 2012 Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai

              Hi Every one!
              My deep apologies! Due to unforeseen circumstances here as well(A now not so surprise bday party that meant I would not be able to do this tomorrow morning in time. So dropping all thought of here and now... I had to sit this Zazenkai early this evening and post the recording.

              Deep bows to all who have sat, are sitting and will sit... together!

              Shohei

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              • Kaishin
                Member
                • Dec 2010
                • 2322

                #8
                Re: February 18th, 2012 Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai

                Thank you, Shohei! And a very Happy Birthday to you as well!!!! :mrgreen:

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

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                • Myoku
                  Member
                  • Jul 2010
                  • 1487

                  #9
                  Re: February 18th, 2012 Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai

                  Gassho Shohei,
                  many thanks to you and all sitting,
                  all the best
                  _()_
                  Myoku

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                  • Gi Shu-George
                    Member
                    • Feb 2011
                    • 76

                    #10
                    Re: February 18th, 2012 Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai

                    thank you Shohei and to all who have sat.
                    Gassho Gishu George.
                    Gi Shu -George

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                    • Koshin
                      Member
                      • Feb 2012
                      • 938

                      #11
                      Re: February 18th, 2012 Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai

                      Thank you Shohei, and everybody who sat, sit and will sit....

                      This was my first Zazenkai with all you guys ....thank you

                      Gassho

                      PS. Happy B-day Shohei thanks again
                      Thank you for your practice

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                      • Hoyu
                        Member
                        • Nov 2010
                        • 2020

                        #12
                        Re: February 18th, 2012 Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai

                        surprise! Happy Birthday Shohei!
                        Ho (Dharma)
                        Yu (Hot Water)

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                        • Heisoku
                          Member
                          • Jun 2010
                          • 1338

                          #13
                          Re: February 18th, 2012 Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai

                          Thank you Shohei.
                          Happy Birthday!
                          Heisoku 平 息
                          Every day is a journey, and the journey itself is home. (Basho)

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                          • andyZ
                            Member
                            • Aug 2011
                            • 303

                            #14
                            Re: February 18th, 2012 Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai

                            Thank you Shohei for leading the zazenkai and your present to all of us
                            Happy birthday!
                            Gassho,
                            Andy

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                            • Kyonin
                              Treeleaf Priest / Engineer
                              • Oct 2010
                              • 6739

                              #15
                              Re: February 18th, 2012 Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai

                              Happy birthday Senpai!

                              And thanks for this nice and peaceful Zazenkai.
                              Hondō Kyōnin
                              奔道 協忍

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