August 18th, 2012 Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai

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  • Shohei
    Member
    • Oct 2007
    • 2854

    August 18th, 2012 Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai

    Hi everybody!

    Please 'sit-a-long' with our weekly SATURDAY 'LIVE FROM SHOHEI'S ZEN HOLE' 90 minute ZAZENKAI, netcast LIVE from 10 am Atlantic Standard Time Saturday morning (that is New York 9am, Los Angeles 6am, London 2 pm and Paris 3pm.

    ... and to be visible at the following link during those times and any time thereafter ...

    LIVE ZAZENKAI NETCAST at GOOGLE+ IS HERE:
    CLICK ON THE TAB ON LOWER RIGHT FOR 'FULL SCREEN




    THIS ZAZENKAI WILL BE HOSTED FROM MY ACCOUNT, SHOH3I [A] GMAIL.COM.
    FOR THOSE NOT ALREADY MEMBERS OF THE CIRCLE WHO WISH TO JOIN TO SIT LIVE WITH A CAMERA, INSTRUCTIONS WILL BE POSTED FOR FUTURE WEEKS. WE ARE NOW LIMITED TO 10 INDIVIDUALS WITH CAMERAS, BUT ANY NUMBER CAN WATCH LIVE 'ONE WAY' AND SIT-A-LONG. IF JOINING WITH CAMERA, PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR MICROPHONE IS MUTED:


    00:00 – 00:15 CEREMONY- HEART SUTRA in JAPANESE (with a horrid east coast canadian accent) 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 about 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 Chants we will recite at the following link (PDF):


    Chant Book (PDF)

    or

    Chant Book (SHORT VERSION HTML)


    NOTE: This will be the first time I have used Google+ for this and I may experience some technical difficulties due to my very small internet connection (1.5mbsdown/256 kbs up) and if, for some reason, you become disconnected or I disappear please continue along following the schedule as set out above or watch the live stream from youtube posted above. Though we may not "see" each other lens to lens, we will all still be sitting together, regardless of distance and time.


    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
    Last edited by Shohei; 08-18-2012, 02:35 PM.
  • Myoku
    Member
    • Jul 2010
    • 1487

    #2
    Correction: All below is nonsense, Shohei sits a 2pm London time, so I'll sit live

    <start nonsense>

    Shohei,
    thank you so much. I plan to resit this one 12:30 pm London time ("European Re-Sit", 10.5 hours after than the original sit), at google+ streaming the recorded version, if you cant sit live and can arrange it I would be happy if you join the hangout. Posted it in the calendar here and to the g+ treeleaf calendar.
    Gassho
    Myoku

    <end nonsense>
    Last edited by Myoku; 08-17-2012, 06:25 PM. Reason: Got the original sitting time wrong

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    • Koshin
      Member
      • Feb 2012
      • 938

      #3
      Will be at school, so, I will catch up later. If conditions allow it I will try to be with you with the internet connection of the school and the smartphone, but I do not trust them much

      Gassho
      Thank you for your practice

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      • Dosho
        Member
        • Jun 2008
        • 5784

        #4
        Myoku,

        I think you might find re-sitting at 12:30pm London time to be difficult since Shohei's live sit will be at 2pm London time! So, you guys get a live sit...cool!

        As for me, I will be out and about then shopping for back to school clothes and will be unable to sit live, but I shall sit it as soon as I can thereafter.

        Gassho,
        Dosho

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        • Myoku
          Member
          • Jul 2010
          • 1487

          #5
          thanks Dosho, got the original time wrong

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          • Kyonin
            Treeleaf Priest / Engineer
            • Oct 2010
            • 6742

            #6
            Oh no!! I will have to sit Zazenkai on Saturday afternoon.

            Thank you, Shohei. I'll see you on the recorder version.

            Gassho,

            Kyonin
            Hondō Kyōnin
            奔道 協忍

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            • Nindo

              #7
              7am in Alberta ... perfect

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              • Rich
                Member
                • Apr 2009
                • 2603

                #8
                9am EST works for me.
                _/_
                Rich
                MUHYO
                無 (MU, Emptiness) and 氷 (HYO, Ice) ... Emptiness Ice ...

                https://instagram.com/notmovingmind

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                • Hoyu
                  Member
                  • Nov 2010
                  • 2020

                  #9
                  Thank you for leading this weeks Zazenkai Shohei
                  This is my weekend to work so I'll have to try to catch the recorded version

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

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                  • Mp

                    #10
                    Thank you Shohei for leading this weeks zazenkai. It will be 6am for me, I will try and be there live ... I might still be doing the zzzzzz of zazen.

                    Gassho
                    Michael

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                    • RichardH
                      Member
                      • Nov 2011
                      • 2800

                      #11
                      Thankyou Shohei. I'll be there.. but may have to quietly leave early for family activity.

                      Gassho, kojip

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                      • richss
                        Member
                        • May 2012
                        • 95

                        #12
                        I will have to sit to the recording.

                        Gassho,

                        Richard


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                        • Shugen
                          Treeleaf Unsui
                          • Nov 2007
                          • 4535

                          #13
                          Originally posted by Kojip
                          Thankyou Shohei. I'll be there.. but may have to quietly leave early for family activity.

                          Gassho, kojip
                          Me as well.


                          Shugen
                          Meido Shugen
                          明道 修眼

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                          • RichardH
                            Member
                            • Nov 2011
                            • 2800

                            #14
                            Ah.. I do not have an active Gmail account (use another email service) and cannot access this hangout. I'll activate a Gmail account for future hangouts through Gmail.

                            Will sit with you just the same.

                            Gassho, kojip.

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                            • BobSpour
                              Member
                              • Jul 2012
                              • 59

                              #15
                              Drat! I could have sat this live today but at a wedding now! Will sit later tonight

                              Gassho
                              bob

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