Lay Ordination

On Saturday, June 4th, three 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.

Sojun Roshi’s students
Afsaneh   Michaels
Mei Un Sei Toku
Bright Cloud Quiet Virtue

Ben Clausen
Jun Sei Tai San
Purehearted Spirit Peaceful Mountain

Hozan Sensei’s Student

Peter Wolak
Hô Kan Sei Dô
Dharma Determination Accomplish the Way