Lay Ordination

On Saturday, June 6, seven members of the Berkeley Zen Center sangha received lay ordination (zaike tokudo) from Sojun Weitsman Roshi and Hozan Senauke Sensei. This ceremony takes place once a year at BZC and is a significant rite of passage for each participant and for the whole sangha. We have the feeling that we are all together witnessing and participating as the ordinees receive Buddha’s precepts. We welcome these ordinees into the lineage of Shakyamuni Buddha and Suzuki Roshi’s family.

Hozan Sensei’s Students
Deb Self
Jin Kai Myô Gen
Compassionate Ocean Subtle Source

Sojun Roshi’s students
Michael Cole
Kô Shin Dai Ki
Vast Mind Great Capacity

Jeanne Courtney
Mon Shin Hô Etsu
Listening Heart Dharma Joy

 Kelsey Hermann
Ten Fu Hô Sei
Heavenly Wind Abundant Spirit

Heather Garnos
Shin Sen An Ryu
Deep Spring Serenely Flowing

Note: Teri Jo Tinus will receive lay ordination from Sojun later this year.