Ryaku Fusatsu Ceremony will be held on Sunday, June 16th, following the normal Sunday Zazen schedule.
This is also known as the Full Moon Ceremony or Repentence Ceremony. This is an ancient tradition of chanting and bowing to re-affirm our commitments to live according to the 16 Bodhisattva Precepts, our ethical guidelines for everyday life.
Seven people have sewn a rakusu, a traditional Japanese garment worn around the neck of Zen Buddhists and which signifies they have taken the precepts, and Lay Ordination. It is an arduous process to sew a rakusu and took several months.
We are very grateful for Rev. Hogetsu Belzer from Ancient Dragon Zen Center in Chicago for coming down and getting us on our way with an intensive weekend and to our Sangha member, Elaine Pontious, who guided us the rest of the way. We are so very grateful!
All are invited to join us at 11:00 am on Sunday, June 23 for the ceremony, followed by a potluck.
An opportunity for you to join us at the annual retreat at Hokyoji Zen Community in Eitzen, Minnesota this August. Please see our Upcoming Events Page for all the details. We hope you can join us.