“V” is for Very Auspicious

Tall Tree w Sunlight

“V” is for Very Auspicious!!!!

…. because it’s the Lay Initiation Ceremony (Jukai) for the 1st set of A2Zers!!!

this Saturday, Sept. 19
at 3 p.m.
in the Buddha Hall of SF Zen Center
at 300 Page Street/ Laguna

Reception to follow

We started in April of 2014 and now five people are going to publicly  take their vows to follow the Path for the benefit of all beings. How auspicious is that?!

Van, Emma, Diego, Susumu, and Marlene have studied hard and have gone thru many obstacles (their darn teacher and the sewing of the rakusus to name just a couple of “outside” factors!)! Please come celebrate their efforts by coming to the ceremony!

Additionally, it seems likely that this will be the 1st time a brown-robed POC will be ordaining anyone lay or priest at SFZC since Suzuki Roshi, the founder. This is after 50+ years so it’s pretty auspicious in that realm also!

Here’s a link to a story about the rakusus and what taking the lay precepts:

Wearing the Buddha’s Robe

(Come back to this site for pictures and such about these initiates’ experience after Saturday!)

To SFZC on this event and Driving Directions

Please plan to arrive by 2:30 p.m. at the latest; and even earlier if you need a chair. The ceremony will probably be just over an hour or so.

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