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Jogen's Dharma Holder Ceremony
Jogen's Dharma Holder Ceremony
December 16

On December 16 Adam Jogen Salzberg, having completed five years of training as a novice priest, became a Zen priest. He was also made a Dharma Holder by his teachers and the Great Vow Abbots, Chozen and Hogen Bays.

Five Precepts Ceremony
Five Precepts Ceremony
December 12

On Wednesday, December 12, Kojun Hull gave the the Five Precepts to three Great Vow Residents. Pictured below, they are William, Drew and Rebecca. 

 

Jukai Ceremony - Muso
Jukai Ceremony - Muso
November 18

On November 18 Peter received Jukai from Hogen and Chozen Bays. He received the Dharma Name Muso meaning "no thought".

Taikan's Jukai Ceremony
Taikan's Jukai Ceremony
August 1

On Wednesday August 1st Bob received Jukai from Kojun Hull at Great Vow. Bob received the Dharma name Taikan meaning "Generous Peace". Taikan is a core member of the Finch sangha in Kennewick Washington with Jikei Eager. This was the first time for Kojun to give Jukai.

Taikan receiving his rokusu from KojunTaikan receiving his rokusu from Kojun

New Dharma Successor
New Dharma Successor
July 24

On Sunday, July 22, Kojun Hull appeared in the zendo in brown robes, signifying that she has received Dharma Transmission from abbotts Chozen and Hogen Bays. She has been in full-time residential training with them since 1999, and is their first Dharma successor.

Jizo Room Whole and Complete
Jizo Room Whole and Complete
June 3

Zac with Doug's help completed the trim and window casings in the Jizo Room.  The window casings are from the original sanctuary built in the 1890's and surprisingly are made of cedar not Douglas Fir.

Stop by and see the completed room...well almost!

 

Door out of Jizo Room

Door out of Jizo Room

 

 



Five Precepts Ceremony
April 20

On April 12 three members of our community took the five precepts.

5 Precepts Ceremony
5 Precepts Ceremony
April 15

On Sunday, April 15 four members of our community took the 5 Precepts. Levi, Peter and Garrett are all currently residents at Great Vow, and Lisa lives near the monastery.

Peter receiving his wagessaPeter receiving his wagessa


Garrett, Peter, Levi, LisaGarrett, Peter, Levi, Lisa

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