On April 7, six new Lay Disciples were ordained with their teachers Kakumyo and Jiko. They received rakusus and a new Dharma Name. The photo shows the ordinees approaching the altar in the back of the hall. From left are Eric Kosen Johnson, Stacy Zonnyo Riger, Richard Hanshin Schuler, Harry Ban’an Hesselgesser, Jane Myoho Endacott, and Alison Muchaku Dunfee. Jisha Nicole Ko’in Newsom guided them around the zendo as they bowed to several altars during the ceremony. Kosen and Hanshin are Jiko’s disciples, and the other four are Kakumyo’s.
Duplexes to Arrive Soon
The two duplexes, which will be used for resident housing, Frog Song Preschool, and retreat accommodations, are now due to arrive Sunday May 7 and Sunday, May 14.
Wednesday Work Parties
We have work parties most Wednesdays from 9am to 3:30pm, and there is plenty of work for people to do, inside and outside, light and heavy. Come for as much or little of the time as you wish. We have tools and gloves, but if you have your own, feel free to bring them. You are welcome to join us at mid-day meditation in the zendo from 11:30am to 12:25pm. If you are around at 12:30pm, lunch is provided.