Jukai / Lay Ordination at City Center on Friday, July 20, 2018. Congratulations to those receiving the precepts! Photo by Shundo David Haye.
On June 18,Â Still Breathing Zen Meditation Centerâ€²s 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 AndrÃ©.
Last Saturday, September 17, we celebrated 16 new bodhisattvas taking the precepts and entering Buddha’s way â€“ nine students at City Center, and seven at Green Gulch Farm.Â It was a joy to witness such optimistic and enthusiastic practitioners filling the halls and courtyards of our temples. Read more
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