Posted Feb 18, 2014
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.
<– Waiting for the ceremony to start.
Beginning, wearing a kimono. –>
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<–Bows are made at three altars to express gratitude.
Asperge with pine branch –>
<– Shaving the shura, the last part to be shaved
for the ordination.
Receiving the koromo, with assistance from Jyoshin Clay. –>
<– Receving the kesa, the primary priest robe.
Putting on the kesa with help from Jyoshin. –>
<– Tying the kesa.
Receiving the begging bowl. –>
<– Receiving the precepts.
<– Straightening the robes before the photo.
Teacher and student together. –>
<– Student with a very supportive family.
A hug from her husband. –>
<– The ordination altar after the ceremony.