On December 10, Kaishin had her Shuso Hossen ceremony, where she was tested on a verse from the “Precious Mirror Samadhi”:
Function secretly, like a fool, like an idiot.
Just to do this continuously is called the host within the host.
Eric Marcoux, another teacher of Kaishin’s, attended and participated in asking questions, along with other DRZC teachers, disciples, members, and guests. Almost 70 people showed up to witness.
We used the new listener-assisted devices (see Kaishin’s headphones) so that everyone could hear questions and answers. This system is working well for those with hearing difficulties.
Gyokuko affirmed that Kaishin had passed by saying “You have done well.” The celebration after this also marked the end of fall Ango.