• Our 'Shukke Tokudo' Homeleaving Ordination of Kyonin, Yugen & Shokai - THIS SUNDAY!

    This Sunday June 9th (Sunday 10 AM Eastern Time, 7AM Pacific Time in North America, 3pm London Time and 4pm Paris Time), our Sangha will welcome new novice priests through the ritual of 'Shukke Tokudo' Homeleaving Ordination.

    As is typical of our Sangha, the ceremony will be conducted simultaneously in four places around the world ... dropping all thought of here and there, now and then ... with the Preceptor (Jundo) in Japan, and our Ordainees, Kyonin Barros in Mexico, Shokai Maxwell in Canada and Yugen Kemos in the United States.

    If you would like to witness the ceremony, and join in our celebration, the netcast will be seen at this link ...

    http://youtu.be/bqJ95G-labM

    The ceremony will be about an hour or so. So far, Shingen (Michael) has agreed to join us on Google+ "as a witness, and we have room for 3 additional folks who have webcams and know how to join a Google+ Hangout. If you can commit to being there, and are already familiar with Google+, please post below. While everyone else will watch "one way" at the link above, Shingen and the others will be representing the warm hearts of everyone witnessing the ceremony from home.

    If you cannot join us live, FEAR NOT, as the entire event will be recorded and shared with everyone at the above link for all to witness later.

    Thank you to all in our Sangha for joining us in this time of celebration.

    If you would like to read a bit more about the meaning of Shukke Tokudo Homeleaving as a Novice-Priest here at Treeleaf, please look here ...

    http://www.treeleaf.org/forums/showt...ng-ORDINATIONS

    Gassho, Jundo
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Our 'Shukke Tokudo' Homeleaving Ordination of Kyonin, Yugen & Shokai - THIS SUNDAY! started by Jundo View original post
    Comments 75 Comments
    1. Cumminjd's Avatar
      Cumminjd -
      Congratulations Shokai, Yugen and Kyonin! May your journey lead you to great places!

      Gassho,

      James
    1. Joyo's Avatar
      Joyo -
      Congratulations to all three of you. I have not had time to watch the ceremony yet, but I am going to as soon as I can. I look forward to practicing with you all.

      Gassho,
      Treena
    1. Oheso's Avatar
      Oheso -
      deep bows of respect and congratulations to the Sangha's new priests.

      gassho,

      Robert
    1. Jundo's Avatar
      Jundo -
      Thank you again to all our Sangha, who came together for this celebration.

      The recording is now up at the top of this thread for anyone who wishes to relive the ceremony.

      Gassho, Jundo
    1. gilles's Avatar
      gilles -
      _/\_ ***Kyonin & Shokai & Yugen*** _/\_

      gassho.gilles
    1. richss's Avatar
      richss -
      Congrats guys. I look forward yo watching the recording.

      Gassho, Richard
    1. Marla567's Avatar
      Marla567 -
      Congratulations Shokai, Yugen and Kyonin! What a great decision!

      Gassho,
      Shinka
    1. Juki's Avatar
      Juki -
      Congratulations to the three of you. Thank you for your humor and your humility.

      Gassho,
      William
    1. McGettigan's Avatar
      McGettigan -
      Congrats Kyonin, Shokai and Yugen! Thank you for your commitment. Deep bows.

      Gassho,
      Mc.
    1. Nindo's Avatar
      Nindo -
      Congratulations and many bows to all 3 of you!
      I'm sorry I missed the ceremony but will watch it later.

      Gassho,
      Nindo
    1. Dokan's Avatar
      Dokan -
      Thank you brothers for your commitment to the Dharma!

      Gassho,

      Dokan
    1. Myosha's Avatar
      Myosha -
      All the best with the rest. Beautiful. . .beautiful.

      Gassho,
      Edward
    1. Dennis's Avatar
      Dennis -
      Going to download the ceremony to see... Congratulations Shokai, Yugen, and Kyonin!

      Gassho, Dennis
    1. andyZ's Avatar
      andyZ -
      Belated congratulations to Kyonin, Shokai, and Yugen!
      Thank you for your commitment to this practice.
    1. Shinko's Avatar
      Shinko -
      Congrats gentlemen, this is very well deserved by all of you!
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