Zen Mountain Monastery, New York, Sunday 10/17/2021
Shugen Roshi officiates the Fall Ango Jukai ceremony at Zen Mountain Monastery in which five students receive the sixteen Buddhist precepts. Shokei, Jishin, Seikaku, Kanro, & Ansen have all been practicing as formal students and studying these moral and ethical teachings for a number of years. During the ceremony Shugen Roshi offers joyful encouragement to the recipients as they take up these living teachings, living vows.
Jessica Shokei Ludwig (“sacred jewel”),
Joanne Jishin Dearcopp (“compassionate faith”),
Jimmie Seikaku Stone (“vow of awakening”),
Jack Kanro Hennesey (“barrier of openness”),
Diane Ansen Strablow (“peaceful waters / peaceful spring”).