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Postby Michaeljc on Tue Jun 16, 2015 8:42 am

Solstice is at June 21st 16:38 GMT/UTC

I will sit through solstice, starting at 16:00 and ending at 17:00

Anyone is welcome to join in

This is a pretty convenient time those in the Americas and Europe

For me its 4 am

:Namaste:

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Re: Solstice sit

Postby [james] on Tue Jun 16, 2015 1:14 pm

Michaeljc wrote:Solstice is at June 21st 16:38 GMT/UTC

I will sit through solstice, starting at 16:00 and ending at 17:00

Anyone is welcome to join in

This is a pretty convenient time those in the Americas and Europe

For me its 4 am

:Namaste:

m


OK, I'll join you.
12:38 local here. So noon to one.
Meet you at the station.

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Re: Solstice sit

Postby fukasetsu on Tue Jun 16, 2015 1:34 pm

I'm game, 18:38 CET here. (so from 18:00-19:00)

I'll be sitting on the highest local hill available amidst the duneland creatures.
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Re: Solstice sit

Postby Michaeljc on Tue Jun 16, 2015 8:08 pm

That's cool guys. I will be muffled up in the dark on my deck. With luck it may be a frosty night that is always followed by clear blue sky and sun

NZ is a menopausal bitch when it comes to weather :lol2:

:Namaste:

The system that Ani created above is a really slick initiative. Anyone who is considering sitting through solstice are advised to use it

Dogen, especially placed high emphasis on solstice
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Re: Solstice sit

Postby Jojo on Tue Jun 16, 2015 10:05 pm

Good idea, I will sit, too. Seems that Germany has the same time like the Netherlands, no?
So for me it´s 18:38 - 19:38. Sunday night, that´s ok.

Nekochan looks a tiny bit complicated to me at first sight - I´ll have to have a closer look though. Ever tried the insighttimer.com (also for smartphones)? One might install a zfi-sitting-group there.
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Re: Solstice sit

Postby fukasetsu on Tue Jun 16, 2015 10:16 pm

Nekochan looks a tiny bit complicated to me at first sight - I´ll have to have a closer look though.


Just insert these specifics and click : add your session" then enter "pin" next time you add a sitting your name will be in the list instead of "guest", first time select "guest" and typ your name of chosing in the space below.

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Jojo wrote:Good idea, I will sit, too. Seems that Germany has the same time like the Netherlands, no?
So for me it´s 18:38 - 19:38. Sunday night, that´s ok.


Yes a Brotherly time :)
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Re: Solstice sit

Postby desert_woodworker on Wed Jun 17, 2015 3:02 am

I may miss it because even at that mid-morning time, the sun will have been up for over four hours, and the heat of the day will be coming on strong. It's to be SUMMER in the desert. ;)

I'll be sitting about 4 hours earlier (cooler); and then about 12 hours later.

Happy Solstice!

The Sun isn't "stationary" for "long", though. Just an instant! Can you say, "bounce"? After which, we begin to lose it in the North, and the South has it returning. S-l-o-w-l-y.

High pressure-dome, here, of late. Temperatures are going up to about 110 - 112 deg F on the weekend, at Solstice time.

See a nice set of 7-day graphs?:

http://www.atmo.arizona.edu/products/graphs/weeklyE/

(Celsius and Metric-System graphs may be selected at the bottom of that page)

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Re: Solstice sit

Postby Avisitor on Wed Jun 17, 2015 5:30 am

desert_woodworker wrote:I may miss it because even at that mid-morning time, the sun will have been up for over four hours, and the heat of the day will be coming on strong. It's to be SUMMER in the desert. ;)

--Joe

Go to http://www.worldtimeserver.com/convert_ ... &h=16&mn=0
And click on your location to find the time.
According to them, it will be 9 am to 10 am on Sunday June 21st for those in Arizona
10 am in the Arizona Navajo Reservation

It will be 12 pm here in NY
I will abstain from conscious mental activity ... may have to go to work ... :tee:
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Sorry, got a message that I was not being PC.
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Re: Solstice sit

Postby Michaeljc on Wed Jun 17, 2015 5:46 am

Hey Joe !

Where exactly on the equator will it cross?

Come on get to work! :lol2:

I will accept one minute of longitude tolerance hee hee
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Re: Solstice sit

Postby Michaeljc on Wed Jun 17, 2015 6:02 am

Thanks for the commitment folks.

It's an honour

:Namaste:
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Re: Solstice sit

Postby desert_woodworker on Wed Jun 17, 2015 1:48 pm

Michael,

Well, no, it's not the Equator (that would be on one of the Equinoxes, March and September).

Instead, it's the center of the disk of the Sun's attaining the Declination of the Tropic of Cancer, in June, which is 23.5 deg North of the Equator. So, at that Tropic on Earth, the Sun's center will be (nearly) directly overhead at local Noon on the day of the Solstice, to start Summer in the Northern hemisphere.

Your Austral Summer begins when the Sun attains the opposite tropic, the Tropic of Capricorn, 23.5 deg South of the Equator, about December 21.

Wishing all a good sit, and a good season, to all!

We're experiencing some breathtaking heat here this week. :tongueincheek:

:Namaste:,

--Joe

Michaeljc wrote:Hey Joe !

Where exactly on the equator will it cross?

Come on get to work! :lol2:

I will accept one minute of longitude tolerance hee hee
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Re: Solstice sit

Postby desert_woodworker on Wed Jun 17, 2015 3:22 pm

Av,

You're a funny (good) man, Charlie Brown! :)

Stay away from Induced Medical Comas, unless you've experienced severe physical trauma. Be safe! :tongueincheek:

"Work"? Isn't there an injunction against 4-letter words on this board?

(just pulling your beard)

tnx,

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Re: Solstice sit

Postby littletsu on Wed Jun 17, 2015 9:03 pm

Anirukta wrote:
Jojo wrote:Nekochan looks a tiny bit complicated ...

What does neko-chan mean?



neko-chan means kitty-cat or something like that in Japanese. "chan" is used after the names of people most often to imply a sense of
preciousness (usually coming from someone upper in the hierarchy, though, but you could use it to your grandfather, too).
ねこ NEKO 【猫】
ちゃん CHAN
合うは別れの始めだ。
有燈就有人。
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Re: Solstice sit

Postby Michaeljc on Wed Jun 17, 2015 9:46 pm

Hey Joe

What will you be doing in the heat that eliminates one hour of Zazen? :heya:
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Re: Solstice sit

Postby desert_woodworker on Wed Jun 17, 2015 10:14 pm

Michael,

In such breathtaking heat, my usual preference is to be doing something exerting outdoors, but in the shade.

Other day, I trimmed some low palm trees which I could still reach the heads of with the telescoping handsaw (about 16 feet), and then folded up (broke) the fronds into thirds, carried them off in the wheel-barrow, and composted them. For me, the heat -- when the air is so intensely dry, in single-digit humidity -- is very good for the muscles, it softens and relaxes them. And, so when I sit each morning and night, the muscles and entire body are very relaxed.

Well, just a habit! In general, I find the heat very good for relaxation of the muscles. But I really dislike heat plus humidity: that kills my energy. Humidity will come on here about July 4, Independence Day, to start our Summer thunderstorm monsoon season in Southern Arizona.

I note that a famous 20th Century Indian Yogi espouses physical yoga practice in "hot rooms". In yoga studios all over the USA, you'll find "Bikram" yoga classes (or "Vikram"). Studio-owners turn up the heating, even in Summer, and students sweat a lot. I have to say I dislike it! My genetic and family heritage is mountains, and not sea-level humidity, combined with heat. Tried it, but can't hack it. Mr. Vikram was from South India... .

In Hawai'i, I always felt better above 2500 feet, not at the beach in tropical sea-level humidity! Felt great for two weeks at 13500 feet at the Keck Observatory on Mauna Kea! :cry: :lol2:

Cheers!,

--Joe

ps or if the 6-meter band is open at that hour (enjoying good propagation), I might be on the ham radio. "73!", as we say ("good listening").

bikram_yoga_stated_benefits.jpg


Michaeljc wrote:Hey Joe

What will you be doing in the heat that eliminates one hour of Zazen? :heya:
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Re: Solstice sit

Postby desert_woodworker on Thu Jun 18, 2015 2:28 am

Ani,

Of course you're right.

But I like you all to know that I'll be with you, however just not in zazen posture during the moment of interest. And it IS just a moment. A bounce of the Sun (against the hard line of the Tropic).

--Joe

Anirukta wrote:Joe: you could say just "ok", you would sit that hour, but in reality -- no one would know..
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Re: Solstice sit

Postby fukasetsu on Thu Jun 18, 2015 10:42 am

desert_woodworker wrote:Ani,

Of course you're right.

But I like you all to know that I'll be with you, however just not in zazen posture during the moment of interest. And it IS just a moment. A bounce of the Sun (against the hard line of the Tropic).

--Joe

Anirukta wrote:Joe: you could say just "ok", you would sit that hour, but in reality -- no one would know..


Despite the appearances of 'being together' and 'being apart' on a 'subtler plain' we're always 'not two'.
But it's nice that you say you're with us, it brings comfort to folks in the conscious process.

I often have 'people' in mind, whom have 'other people' in mind. It's an indication or proof of something which is easily missed.
Great things are possible when folks come together in all earnestness.
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Re: Solstice sit

Postby ed blanco on Thu Jun 18, 2015 1:27 pm

I'll sit.
Sunday Noon, Miami time.
:heya:
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IN SPEECH YOU HEAR ITS SILENCE

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Re: Solstice sit

Postby desert_woodworker on Thu Jun 18, 2015 2:16 pm

Fuki,

Roger that. Getting together in earnestness is itself a great thing.

--Joe

ps I'll be along-with. Just doing samu, or maybe kinhin somewhere. :)

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Re: Solstice sit

Postby Michaeljc on Thu Jun 18, 2015 9:13 pm

No farting in the Zendo

That's the only rule
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