20 new Buddhists took the Precepts to become Lay Buddhists on March 17 after a week-long sesshin. It was the largest group in several years, and is indicative of a growing sense of vitality and stability in the sangha. Congratulations to all new ordinees.
This Sunday culminates several weeks of study and one week of retreat for those taking the Precepts in our annual Jukai Ceremony. The retreat is in full swing, leading up to the ceremony on Sunday, when individuals receive the Bodhisattva Precepts and formally become Buddhists. Please come to witness this important event in the growth… Read more »
On Sunday, February 18, 14 people took the Precepts at Dharma Rain, the largest cohort in several years. Now that we are settling into our new space, we are moving forward as a Sangha into new growth. Shown from left to right (all rows) are Renso (Jisha), Wayne Elowyn Lowe, Anne Harper, Donna McGeein, Rachael… Read more »
Six new lay Buddhists took the Precepts on February 19 this year in a joyous celebration. From left, the Ordinees are Abbey Pacia, Lisa King, Chad Ellis, Sega Kaposi, Marilyn Grisham, and Kate Reinhart. Interspersed with them are jishas Ko’in and Hoka (at each end) and Abbot Gyokuko Carlson in the middle.
Our annual Jukai retreat is in process this week, and will culminate in the Jukai ceremony on Sunday, when individuals receive the Bodhisattva Precepts and formally become Buddhists. Please come to witness this important event in the growth of the Sangha. We have had three ceremonies so far (Kyojukaimon, Sange, and Ketchimyaku), with two more… Read more »