Monastic Ordination for Yusen Taikyo Gilman and Josen Hokyu Aronson

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Monastic Ordination for Yusen Taikyo Gilman and Josen Hokyu Aronson
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 Geoffrey Shugen Arnold, Roshi

Zen Mountain Monastery, 6/6/2021

On June 6th, the Monastery held the first double monastic ordination in our 40+ year history. Shugen Roshi officiated this shukke tokudo ceremony for Suzanne Taikyo Gilman and Hokyu JL Aronson. Tokudo marks the formal taking of monastic vows and, in our tradition, expresses a lifetime commitment to the Monastery. Taikyo was given the monastic name Yusen, meaning Courageous & Devoted River, and Hokyu was given the monastic name Josen, which Shugen Roshi translated as Humble Mystic.

 

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