On May 9, 2015, we did our first Lay Disciple Ordination in the new Sodo. Five people took teachers, four with Kakumyo and one with Gyokuko.
Above back row are Unju Ansui Kevin Geoffroy, Unju Ikuo Doug Hull, Unju Rinsho Sonja Aikens, and Unju Hakugyu Robert Reinhart, all Kakumyo’s students. In the front row are Keido Kichizo Katherine Still (Gyokuko’s student), Abbot Gyokuko Carlson, and Teacher Kakumyo Lowe-Charde.
Our congratulations and great gratitude to all new disciples and also to all who participated in and witnessed the ceremony.