On Wednesday, April 21, in a ceremony at Green Dragon Temple/Green Gulch Farm, three initiates received the precepts and Dharma names from Tenshin Reb Anderson. Drew Schaffer was given the name Hi Ryu Zen Ho/Compassion Dragon, Complete Liberation; Sam Ridge was given the name Ho Ko Myo Chi/Dharma Light, Wondrous Wisdom; and Julian Minuzzo was given the name San Rai Shin Ki/Mountain Thunder, True Refuge. This is the second jukai initiation ceremony since the Covid-19 restrictions were put into place. The earlier ceremony was held outdoors and required social distancing and wearing masks; this one was also outdoors, but distancing and masks were not necessary.
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On Saturday, January 4, five initiates received the precepts in a Jukai/Initiation Ceremony with preceptors Central Abbot Ed Sattizahn, Shosan Victoria Austin, and Anshi Zachary Smith (Nancy Petrin offered the precepts to Margaret Schneider through Ed) at City Center/Beginner’s Mind Temple. Photos by Julia Sperling.
Having received the precepts on November 17, 2019, at Green Gulch Farm from preceptor Tenshin Reb Anderson were Dennis Sarni – Se Shu Kai Kon — Life-Birth Protector / Precept Jewel; Gail Kurtz – Ko Shin Kai Shi — Luminous/Radiant Heart-Mind / Precept Poetry; Tony Head – Ya Sen Kai San — Wild Rivers / Precept Mountains; Jeremy Lane – Jitsu Fu Kai Rai — Reality Breeze / Precept Thunder; Rose Rodriquez – Ji U Kai Sho — Compassion Rain / Precept Dawn; Edward Suprenant – Shin Ryu Ho Kai — True Dragon / Liberation Precept; and Laura Cleveland – Nin Getsu Kai Gaku — Patient Moon / Precept Music/Comfort. Congratulations to all!
On Sunday, June 24, nine people received the precepts in a Jukai / Lay Initiation Ceremony at Green Gulch Farm. Congratulations to all!