September 22nd, 2012 Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai

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  • Jundo
    Treeleaf Founder and Priest
    • Apr 2006
    • 39075

    September 22nd, 2012 Treeleaf Weekly Zazenkai

    Hello All,

    Please 'sit-a-long' with our weekly FRIDAY/SATURDAY 'LIVE FROM TREELEAF' 90 minute ZAZENKAI, netcast LIVE from 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 and any time thereafter ...

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




    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 English 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 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)

    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, Jundo
    Last edited by Jundo; 09-21-2012, 11:43 PM.
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE
  • Mp

    #2
    Thank you Jundo, I will be there live.

    Gassho
    Michael

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    • Dosho
      Member
      • Jun 2008
      • 5784

      #3
      I'll be there.

      Gassho,
      Dosho

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      • RichardH
        Member
        • Nov 2011
        • 2800

        #4
        I'll be there.

        Gassho, kojip.

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        • Kyonin
          Treeleaf Priest / Engineer
          • Oct 2010
          • 6739

          #5
          Count me in!
          Hondō Kyōnin
          奔道 協忍

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          • Yugen

            #6
            I will be there as well!

            Gassho
            Yugen

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            • Koshin
              Member
              • Feb 2012
              • 938

              #7
              Today is my mom's B-day, I don't know if it will be possible to be there live, but I will do my best. If not, then Saturday morning

              Gassho
              Thank you for your practice

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              • Nindo

                #8
                I'll be sitting with OBC (and all of you!) tomorrow afternoon.

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                • Dosho
                  Member
                  • Jun 2008
                  • 5784

                  #9
                  Leo,

                  If the choice is sitting with us or sitting with your mother on her birthday, I'd definitely suggest the latter.

                  Gassho,
                  Dosho

                  Originally posted by lipor
                  Today is my mom's B-day, I don't know if it will be possible to be there live, but I will do my best. If not, then Saturday morning

                  Gassho

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                  • Jundo
                    Treeleaf Founder and Priest
                    • Apr 2006
                    • 39075

                    #10
                    Originally posted by Dosho
                    Leo,

                    If the choice is sitting with us or sitting with your mother on her birthday, I'd definitely suggest the latter.

                    Gassho,
                    Dosho
                    Yes, mothers come first around here.

                    But the beauty of our Zazenkai is that there is always time to sit Zazenkai before or after the birthday party.

                    Let's sit for all parents.

                    Gassho, J
                    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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                    • Kaishin
                      Member
                      • Dec 2010
                      • 2322

                      #11
                      Thank you, Jundo & Sangha for this zazenkai

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

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                      • Mp

                        #12
                        Thank you Jundo and to all who sat or will sit. Great job on the chant Dosho.

                        Have a wonderful weekend.

                        Gassho
                        Michael

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                        • richss
                          Member
                          • May 2012
                          • 95

                          #13
                          Thanks Judo et. al. Dosho, I agree with Michael...great job on the chant.

                          Gassho,

                          Richard

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                          • Dosho
                            Member
                            • Jun 2008
                            • 5784

                            #14
                            Thanks for sitting everyone...deep bows to you all!

                            Gassho,
                            Dosho

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                            • Kyonin
                              Treeleaf Priest / Engineer
                              • Oct 2010
                              • 6739

                              #15
                              Thanks Jundo and all who sat / will sit.

                              During the second zazen session I felt an explosive itch on my forearm. A mosquito was there, feeding from me. I reacted instinctively and squashed it and then I felt a guilty.

                              So I sat for the poor insect.

                              Gassho,

                              Kyonin
                              Hondō Kyōnin
                              奔道 協忍

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