Jukai Ceremony at ZMM, September 2023

Geoffrey Shugen Arnold
Geoffrey Shugen Arnold
Jukai Ceremony at ZMM, September 2023

Geoffrey Shugen Arnold, Roshi

Zen Mountain Monastery, Mt Tremper, New York, Sunday 9/17/2023

Shugen Roshi officiates the September 2023 Ango Jukai ceremony at Zen Mountain Monastery. Today, four students formally receive the sixteen Buddhist precepts, taking up these living teachings, living vows in the company of the sangha with family and friends.

Roni Schnadow – Kasho – “Joyful Auspicious Spirit” – Fine, joyful, auspicious; spirit, vitality
Alex Rothstein – Rogetsu – “Open Exposed Moon” – Open, exposed; moon
Sharon Kelly – Chigo – ” Ground Essence of Strength” – Earth, ground; strong, powerful, inner strength
Theresa Braine – Ryoka – “Clear Lucid Wonder” – Clear, lucid; flame, fire


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