Monastic Ordination for Jogo Kien Martin

Geoffrey Shugen Arnold
Geoffrey Shugen Arnold
Monastic Ordination for Jogo Kien Martin
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Geoffrey Shugen Arnold, Roshi

Zen Mountain Monastery, New York, Sunday 01/22/2023

On this auspicious day, Shugen Roshi officiated the shukke tokudo ceremony for Jeffrey Kien Martin. Tokudo marks the formal taking of monastic vows and, in our tradition, expresses a lifetime commitment to the Monastery. Kien was given the monastic name Jogo, the meaning of which Shugen Roshi beautifully explains near the end of the ceremony. In short, it can be interpreted as “Steady Strength.”

 

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