“Lay Disciples” Tag

New Lay Disciples

On September 5, 2017, three new lay disciples were ordained. Jiko took Renso as a disciple, and Genko took her first two disciples, Kakuon and Ko’e. From left, Jyoshin (jisha), Jean Renso Bond, Jiko, J Kakuon Christian, Genko, Ruben Ko’e Rivera, and Gemmon (jikko).

New Lay Disciples, New Teachers

On Saturday, January 16, three new Lay Disciples took teachers and committed to Dharma Rain Zen Center and its lineage. Shown are Kaimon O-Ren (Sally Tomlinson) with her teacher Bukkai, and Kakumyo with his new students Unju Jitsuso (Joe Walder) and Unju Daigai (Randall Filbert). During the same ceremony, disciples Keido Koshin (Thomas Bruner) and […]

Lay Disciple Ordination

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 […]