SIT-A-LONG with JUNDO: IS MOVING!!!

December 30, 2008

OurSit-a-Long with Jundodaily Zazen netcast is MOVING TO BELIEFNET.COM, the large and widely respected spiritual community on the web. STARTING FROM TODAY, please sit with us at the following link:

http://blog.beliefnet.com/treeleafzen/

What does the move mean? Well, nothing really!

All will be the same format, same Zazen, same Universe, same Timeless Wisdom and Compassion, same Four Noble Truths and Eightfold Path, same Shakyamuni “The Boss Man” Buddha, same Master Dogen & All the Ancestors(same ol’ silly Jundo) … same “Just Sitting” Shikantaza

… only the address is changing!

Truly, All is Constantly Changing … and this is a very good change! The move will allow access to better resources for the netcast, plus aid greatly in carrying out our original purpose …. namely, to provide Zazen sittings, instruction, Retreats, discussion, interaction with a teacher, and all other activities of a Zen Buddhist sangha … all fully online for Zen practitioners who cannot easily commute to a Zen Center due to health concerns, living in remote areas, or childcare and family needs.

So, I hope that you will join us for Zazen as always … just there instead of here. After all, as I asked on our very first “Sit-a-Long with Jundo“, way back when …

Where are you at the instant all thoughts of “here” and “there” are dropped from mind?

Gassho and Much Gratitude to All!

Sit-a-Long with Jundo: Here and There

December 30, 2008

Today, we are celebrating having a new home for our Zazen netcast, right here on Beliefnet!

For folks new to our sittings … I’m Jundo, a Soto Zen Buddhist priest living in Japan. Our community, and these meditation sittings, are all meant especially for folks who wish to sit Zazen (Zen style meditation) together with others, but can’t do so easily:  maybe due to health concerns, living in remote areas,  super busy work schedules, childcare and family needs and such.

SIT-A-LONG with JUNDO: A Season of Peace

December 29, 2008

In this Season of Peace on Earth, Goodwill to all Mankind …

… endless violence in the ‘Holy Land‘ …
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SIT-A-LONG with JUNDO: Saturday "Live from Treeleaf" Zazen

December 27, 2008

Welcome to our Saturday “Live from Treeleaf” Zazen,

We start with 3 floor prostrations (or deep Gassho), then chant the Heart Sutra in ENGLISH, then sit about 40 minutes of Zazen, then 10 minutes of Kinhin, closing with the chant of the “Verse of Atonement” and “Four Vows”.

Please join in, one and all.

Gassho, Jundo

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INO = CHANT LEADER ONLY
EVERYONE = ALL JOIN IN

AFTER 3x STANDING BOWS by EVERYONE:

INO ONLY =

The Heart of the Great Perfection of Wisdom Sutra*
(Maka Hannya Haramita Shin Gyo in English)

EVERYONE =

A/vo/lo/ki/tes/va/ra/ Bo/dhi/satt/va/, A/wa/kened/ One/ of/ Com/pas/sion/,

In/ Praj/na/ Pa/ra/mi/ta/, the/Deep/ Prac/tice/ of/ Per/fect/ Wis/dom/*

Per/ceived/ the/ emp/ti/ness/ of /all /five /con/di/tions/,

And/ was/ free/ of/ suf/fer/ing/.

O/ Sha/ri/pu/tra/, form/ is/ no/ o/ther/ than/ emp/ti/ness/,

Emp/ti/ness/ no/ o/ther/ than/ form/;

Form/ is/ pre/cise/ly/ emp/ti/ness/, emp/ti/ness/ pre/cise/ly/ form/.

Sen/sa/tions/, per/cep/tions/, for/ma/tions/ and/ con/scious/ness/ are/ al/so/ like/ this/.

O/ Sha/ri/pu/tra/, all/ things/ are/ ex/pres/sions/ of/ emp/ti/ness/,

Not/ born/, not/ des/troyed/, not/ stained/, not/ pure/;

Nei/ther/ wax/ing/ nor/ wan/ing/.

Thus/ emp/ti/ness/ is/ not/ form/; not/ sen/sa/tion/ nor/ per/cep/tion/,

not/ for/ma/tion/ nor/ con/scious/ness/.

No/ eye/, ear/, nose/, tongue/, bo/dy/, mind/;

No/ sight/, sound/, smell/, taste/, touch/, nor/ ob/ject/ of/ mind/;

No/ realm/ of/ sight/, no/ realm/ of/ con/scious/ness/;

No/ ig/no/rance/, no/ end/ to/ ig/no/rance/;

No/ old/ age/ and/ death/,

No/ ces/sa/tion/ of/ old/ age/ and/ death/;

No/ suf/fer/ing/, nor/ cause/ or/ end/ to/ suf/fer/ing/;

No/ path/, no/ wis/dom/ and/ no/ gain/.

No/ gain/ – thus/ Bod/dhi/satt/vas/ live/ this/ Praj/na/ Pa/ra/mi/ta/*

With/ no/ hin/drance/ of/ mind/ –

No/ hin/drance/ there/fore/ no/ fear/.

Far/ be/yond/ all/ de/lu/sion/, Nir/va/na/ is/ al/rea/dy/ here/.

All/ past/, pre/sent/ and/ fu/ture/ Budd/has/

Live/ this/ Praj/na/ Pa/ra/mi/ta/*

And/ re/al/ize/ su/preme/ and/ com/plete/ en/light/en/ment/.

There/fore/ know/ that/ Praj/na/ Pa/ra/mi/ta/

Is/ the/ sac/red/ man/tra/, the/ lu/min/ous/ man/tra/,

the/ sup/reme/ man/tra/, the/ in/com/pa/ra/ble/ man/tra/

by/ which/ all/ suf/fe/ring/ is/ clear/.

This/ is/ no/ o/ther/ than/ Truth/.

There/fore/ set/ forth/ the/ Praj/na/ Pa/ra/mi/ta/ man/tra/.

Set/ forth/ this/ man/tra/ and/ pro/claim/:*

(1x)
Gate! Gate! (Already Gone, Gone)
Paragate! (Already Gone Beyond)
Parasamgate! (Already Fully Beyond)
Bodhi! Svaha! * (Awakening, Rejoice)

BE SEATED AS INSTRUCTED BY JUNDO

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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 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

SIT-A-LONG with JUNDO: Resolutions!

December 27, 2008

How Zen folks handle our “New Years Resolutions” …

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SIT-A-LONG with JUNDO: Silent Night Silent Sitting

December 26, 2008

A silent night … silent sitting …

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SIT-A-LONG with JUNDO: Shakya Claus

December 25, 2008

Oh, just another typical Buddhist Christmas morning at the Cohen house …

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SIT-A-LONG with JUNDO & PIKACHU

December 24, 2008


How do ya teach a 5 year old about inner contentment at this time of year, about “not being material“, that it’s better to “give than to receive” …

… He can’t even pronounce “non-attachment” …
… maybe Pikachu can help?

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SIT-A-LONG with JUNDO: hangover!

December 23, 2008

My head feels as large as the whole universe (but not quite in the way the Buddha intended) …

… What happens when the ‘teacher’ over does things at a family Holiday Party?

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SIT-A-LONG with JUNDO: (more) Home for the Holidays

December 21, 2008

THIS POSTING SEEMS TO BE WORKING NOW!

Let’s continue chatting about being truly “at home” for the holidays …
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