Gyokuko’s Retirement Ceremony

Gyokuko Carlson
On Sunday, January 6, Gyokuko will officially retire as co-abbot of Dharma Rain Zen Center after more than four decades of service. She and her husband Kyogen co-founded Dharma Rain Zen Center in 1974. A special ceremony will mark the occasion of her retirement formally, in place of the Dharma Talk, and a party following will include lunch and refreshments for all.

Join us this Sunday for zazen, sanzen, and the Abbot Retirement Ceremony. Jiko and Gyoshi offer sanzen.

8:30am Zazen (with optional sanzen)
9:00 Kinhin (walking meditation)
9:10 Zazen
9:40 Short Morning Service and Shuso Installation Ceremony
10:10 Break / Announcements
10:30 Abbot Retirement Ceremony
11:30 Retirement Party with Community Lunch – All Welcome