June 2nd, 2012- OUR MONTHLY 4-hour ZAZENKAI!

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  • Jundo
    Treeleaf Founder and Priest
    • Apr 2006
    • 39459

    June 2nd, 2012- OUR MONTHLY 4-hour ZAZENKAI!

    Dear All,

    NOTE: OUR FIRST SITTING TODAY IS 10 MINUTES SHORTER THAN THE SCHEDULE DUE TO TECHNICAL NON-PROBLEMS. THE FIRST ZAZEN IS ABOUT 10 MINUTES SHORTER THAN USUAL.

    Please 'sit-a-long' with our MONTHLY 4-hour ZAZENKAI, netcast LIVE 8am to noon Japan time Saturday morning (that is New York 7pm to 11pm, Los Angeles 4pm to 8pm (Friday night), London midnight to 4am and Paris 1am to 5am (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:

    [youtube] [/youtube]

    01:50 - 02:30 DHARMA TALK & ZAZEN
    02:30 - 02:40 KINHIN
    TALK & ZAZEN PART 2 LINK:
    [youtube] [/youtube]

    02:40 - 03:15 ZAZEN
    03:15 - 03:30 KINHIN
    03:30 - 04:00 METTA CHANT & ZAZEN, VERSE OF ATONEMENT, FOUR VOWS, & CLOSING
    ZAZENKAI PART 3 LINK:
    [youtube] [/youtube]
    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: June 2nd, 2012- OUR MONTHLY 4-hour ZAZENKAI!

    I'll be there.

    Gassho,
    Dosho

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    • Khalil Bodhi
      Member
      • Apr 2012
      • 317

      #3
      Re: June 2nd, 2012- OUR MONTHLY 4-hour ZAZENKAI!

      I'm going to try to make this one but I'll be a little late because 7 is the kids' bed time.
      To avoid all evil, to cultivate good, and to cleanse one's mind — this is the teaching of the Buddhas.
      -Dhp. 183
      My Practice Blog

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      • RichardH
        Member
        • Nov 2011
        • 2800

        #4
        Re: June 2nd, 2012- OUR MONTHLY 4-hour ZAZENKAI!

        I'll be there...

        Gassho, kojip

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        • Mp

          #5
          Re: June 2nd, 2012- OUR MONTHLY 4-hour ZAZENKAI!

          I will try my very best to be there.

          Gassho,
          Michael

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          • Kyonin
            Treeleaf Priest / Engineer
            • Oct 2010
            • 6742

            #6
            Re: June 2nd, 2012- OUR MONTHLY 4-hour ZAZENKAI!

            I'll be there!
            Hondō Kyōnin
            奔道 協忍

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            • Dosho
              Member
              • Jun 2008
              • 5784

              #7
              Re: June 2nd, 2012- OUR MONTHLY 4-hour ZAZENKAI!

              My thanks to Jundo, all who sat, will sit or are sitting...as well as my cat Dewey who decided to sit the second half with me.

              Deep bows to all!

              Gassho,
              Dosho

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              • RichardH
                Member
                • Nov 2011
                • 2800

                #8
                Re: June 2nd, 2012- OUR MONTHLY 4-hour ZAZENKAI!

                Thank you.


                Gassho, kojip.

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                • Kyonin
                  Treeleaf Priest / Engineer
                  • Oct 2010
                  • 6742

                  #9
                  Re: June 2nd, 2012- OUR MONTHLY 4-hour ZAZENKAI!

                  Thank you, Jundo.

                  As soon as I can I will listen to today's talk. I really liked your final word...









                  Thank all who sat / will sit. Have a great weekend
                  Hondō Kyōnin
                  奔道 協忍

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                  • Mp

                    #10
                    Re: June 2nd, 2012- OUR MONTHLY 4-hour ZAZENKAI!

                    Thank you Jundo and to all who sat. It was great to see everyone. Have a great weekend.

                    Gassho,
                    Michael

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                    • Koshin
                      Member
                      • Feb 2012
                      • 938

                      #11
                      Re: June 2nd, 2012- OUR MONTHLY 4-hour ZAZENKAI!

                      Thank you, it was a great Sitting, I enjoyed the talk very much

                      Gassho
                      Thank you for your practice

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                      • Yugen

                        #12
                        June 2nd, 2012- OUR MONTHLY 4-hour ZAZENKAI!

                        I'm sorry I could not join you all live - will sit the Zazenkai this afternoon.

                        Gassho
                        Yugen

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                        • Rich
                          Member
                          • Apr 2009
                          • 2602

                          #13
                          Re: June 2nd, 2012- OUR MONTHLY 4-hour ZAZENKAI!

                          Thanks Jundo and all sitting. Will complete the zazenkai today. Very grateful to all.
                          _/_
                          Rich
                          MUHYO
                          無 (MU, Emptiness) and 氷 (HYO, Ice) ... Emptiness Ice ...

                          https://instagram.com/notmovingmind

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                          • Myoku
                            Member
                            • Jul 2010
                            • 1487

                            #14
                            Re: June 2nd, 2012- OUR MONTHLY 4-hour ZAZENKAI!

                            Thank you for this wonderful, down-to-earth dharma talk and
                            thank you for everyone's practice
                            Gassho
                            Myok

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                            • Daijo
                              Member
                              • Feb 2012
                              • 530

                              #15
                              Re: June 2nd, 2012- OUR MONTHLY 4-hour ZAZENKAI!

                              I'll be here sitting with you all this afternoon.

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