Jukai · 2017

November 19, 2017 · Jukai Ceremony Six members of the SLO Zen Circle receive Jukai, in which they vow to keep the Sixteen Zen Bodhisattva Precepts, a form of Zen lay ordination

The six Jukai recipients, with Preceptor and Zen Priest Mark Shōgen Bloodgood and his wife Karla (center), following the Jukai ceremony

Mark Shōgen Bloodgood (front left), with honored guests Roshi Wendy Egyoku Nakao, Abbot and Head Teacher of the Zen Center of Los Angeles (front right), and Sensei Gary Koan Janka, Head Teacher and Officiating Priest of the Santa Barbara Zen Center (far right)

The San Luis Obisop Zen Circle sangha and guests gathered to celebrate the Jukai ceremony