September 26, 2023
Priest Ordination at City Center
Ordination group

L to R: Brent Haas, Kiku Christina Lehnherr, Lorenzo Garbo, Tenzen David Zimmerman, Ellen Simpson, Mako Voelkel. Photo by Laura Plageman.

On Saturday, September 23, three Zen students received priest ordination in a ceremony at SFZC’s City Center. Kiku Christina Lehnherr ordained Brent Haas – Dō Jin Gi Sen / Path of Compassion, River of Faith and Lorenzo Garbo – Hō Kyō Yō Shin / Jewel Mirror, Cultivating Intimacy; Central Abbot Tenzen David Zimmerman ordained Ellen Simpson – Ō Dō Jō E / Responsive Way, Settled Wisdom. Family and friends traveled some distances to attend and many more were able to participate in the ceremony on Zoom. Congratulations to all!