Geoffrey Shugen Arnold, Roshi
Zen Mountain Monastery, 11/10/2019
Shugen Roshi officiates the Fall Jukai ceremony at Zen Mountain Monastery in which six students received the sixteen Buddhist precepts. As part of the ceremony Roshi offers teachings on the moral and ethical teachings of Zen Buddhism, and the particular challenges we face in living with, and through, these vows.
The six new jukai students, from left to right, are Julia Jiryu (“Compassionate Dragon”) Krupa, Christopher Seiju (“Authentic Pearl”) Varga, Mika Mukyo (“Dream Mirror”) Shirota, Jennifer Seiren (“Beloved Peace”) Sanford, Christine Ansei (“Peaceful Vow”) Nelson, and Jacqueline Tenyu (“Heavenly Courage”) Ferretti. Congratulations to all of them!