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Posts tagged ‘Jukai’


Featured Photo October 4

Congratulations to Terri Kota and Christian Piñón, who received the precepts in a lay initiation ceremony/jukai on September 15, 2018, at City Center. Photo by Shogen Tom Hawkins.

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Featured Photo August 9 – Jukai / Lay Initiation at City Center

Jukai / Lay Ordination at City Center on Friday, July 20, 2018. Congratulations to those receiving the precepts! Photo by Shundo David Haye.

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Featured Photo July 20

On June 18, Still Breathing Zen Meditation Center′s first jukai ceremony took place at the Berkeley Zen Center. Zenju Earthlyn Manuel, guiding teacher, was the preceptor with the assistance of Shosan Victoria Austin of San Francisco Zen Center and Chimyo Atkinson of Great Tree Zen Center in NC. Congratulations to Margaret Benson-Thompson, Andrea Henderson, and Unique Holland.

Photos by Vaschelle André.

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Lay Initiation Ceremony – Jukai at City Center

On Saturday, April 29, eight people received the precepts in a Lay Initiation Ceremony. Congratulations to everyone! Photo by Florian Brody.

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Taking the Bodhisattva Path

Last Saturday, September 17, we celebrated 16 new bodhisattvas taking the precepts and entering Buddha’s way – nine students at City Center, and seven at Green Gulch Farm.  It was a joy to witness such optimistic and enthusiastic practitioners filling the halls and courtyards of our temples. Read more


Welcoming Three New Bodhisattvas

The evening of Friday, September 2, 2016, a group of friends, family and fellow-practitioners gathered in the Buddha Hall at City Center to witness three sincere and beautiful Zen students formally take the Bodhisattva vows and don Buddha’s Robe for the first time. Read more