Diana Shin’yu Vitells Ordained as Priest

On February 15, 2014, Abbot Gyokuko Carlson ordained Diana Shin’yu Vitells in a Shukke Tokudo ceremony. We welcome her as a novice monk.
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Gyokuko and Shin'yu after the ceremony.
Gyokuko and Shin’yu after the ceremony.

More photos:

01-before-ceremony   <– Waiting for the ceremony to start.02-Beginning

Beginning, wearing a kimono.  –>

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03-Gratitude  <–Bows are made at three altars to express gratitude.04--Asperge

 

Asperge with pine branch  –>

 

 

05-Shaving
<– Shaving the shura, the last part to be shaved
for the ordination.06-Koromo

Receiving the koromo, with assistance from Jyoshin Clay. –>

 

 

 

07-Kesa-receiving   <– Receving the kesa, the primary priest robe.08-Kesa-putting-on

 

Putting on the kesa with help from Jyoshin.  –>

 

 

09-kesa-tying   <– Tying the kesa.00-bowls

 

Receiving the begging bowl.  –>

 

 

12-Precepts    <– Receiving the precepts.

 

Congratulations.  –>13-congratulations

 

 

14--before-photo  <– Straightening the robes before the photo.

 

 

Teacher and student together.  –>

15-w-Gyokuko
16-with-family  <– Student with a very supportive family.

 

 

A hug from her husband.  –>17-with-husband

 

18-Altar-afterward  <– The ordination altar after the ceremony.