JUKAI:  LAY ORDINATION,   May 17, 2015

The Morningstar Zen Center offered the ceremony of JUKAI: Lay Ordination Vows, on May 17, 2015. Junpo Denis Kelly roshi offered a rousing opening talk and was followed by the taking of the Vows by nine of the Morningstar Sangha. Families and friends came together in full support and blessing of this ceremony, and most surely the bells will be ringing for some time to come!   We all left having sat at the grand feast of the Bodhisattvas!

  (back row) Ji An Ann Joslyn, Shungetsu Denise Townsend, Junpo Denis Kelly roshi, Sanchi Reta Lawler,   Kosho Sally Ray, Seiko Linda Ximines, Suigen Zita Xavier, Judo Cliff Clusin roshi, (second row), Gyo Shin Maria Bailey, Kakumyo Cheryl Hamilton, Tsung-chih Sheri Coldwell, Kokan Cynthia Lovin  , (third row) Karen Horan, Anna Chitty,  and Curtis Ramsay.

(back row) Ji An Ann Joslyn, Shungetsu Denise Townsend, Junpo Denis Kelly roshi, Sanchi Reta Lawler, Kosho Sally Ray, Seiko Linda Ximines, Suigen Zita Xavier, Judo Cliff Clusin roshi, (second row), Gyo Shin Maria Bailey, Kakumyo Cheryl Hamilton, Tsung-chih Sheri Coldwell, Kokan Cynthia Lovin, (third row) Karen Horan, Anna Chitty,  and Curtis Ramsay.