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    We are Invited to Witness a Celebration: Home-leaving Ordination of Doyū (now Shonin)

    NOTE: The ceremony was beautifully and successfully conducted.

    Because of a very human error, alas, now we only have a video record of a few closing moments of the ceremony (below).
    I note the very kind words offered by several witnesses regarding the beauty of this online Ceremony.

    I would now like to congratuate Doyu Shonin (we should now call her "Shonin" ... True Person ... ) on her completion of Ordination.

    Nine Bows, Jundo






    Dear All,

    Our Treeleaf member and dear friend, Doyū Risa Bear, who has been a student for many years of Soto Zen Teacher, and friend of Treeleaf, Rev. Kenshin Catherine Cascade of the Bird Haven Zendo in Oregon, will be Ordained by Rev. Kenshin as a novice Soto Zen Priest through the ritual of 'Shukke Tokudo' Homeleaving Ordination ... this coming Saturday, April 11th ...

    ... and we Treeleafers have the honor of being invited as guests and witnesses to this auspicious event!

    Please come and support our friends and wish Doyu well as she steps through this new door.

    As well, overcoming all superficial barriers and false obstacles seemingly posed by our needing to be distant and physically isolated these days, the ceremony will occur online, with Kenshin in one place, Doyu in her place, and all of us in our places ... yet we will all be in a single place, with one heart, for this event. I am pleased to say that Treeleaf Zendo has been an adviser and consultant to Bird Haven Zendo on how to conduct such a ceremony ... dropping all thought of here and there, now and then ... as we have done for many years. There is not a drop of distance, never a moment of isolation, in our unity. We have a few moments of the closing of the Ceremony here ...


    From time to time, after undertaking Zen practice for many years, a person may feel in their heart a certain calling. They may wish to train in our traditions and embody them in order to keep this way alive into the next generation as clergy. They may feel a calling within themselves to live as a servant and minister to the community, to the Sangha and to all living beings. Traditionally, the entrance to undertaking the necessary training and practice as such an apprentice is the ancient ceremony of ordination in Buddhism known as Shukke Tokudo, 出家得度, “Leaving Home to Take the Way”.

    Please join me in congratulating Doyu and Rev. Kenshin at this wonderful moment.

    Nine Bows to All, Jundo



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    Last edited by Jundo; 04-12-2020 at 09:13 AM.
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    It's in the calendar! Congratulations to Doyu.

    Gassho
    Sat today, lah
    求道芸化 Kyudo Geika
    I am just a priest-in-training, please do not take anything I say as a teaching.

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    It's a real honor Doyu.
    Great photo.
    Gassho, satlah

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    Congratulations to Doyu!
    Intention to be there..

    Gassho
    Washin
    st-lah
    Kaido (有道) Every Way
    Washin (和信) Harmony Trust
    ----
    I am a novice priest-in-training. Anything what I say must not be considered as teaching
    and should be taken with a 'grain of salt'.

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    Wonderful occasion.
    I know, it's not my place to say so, but ordaining Doyu seem sooo right....
    Deep bows.

    Kotei sat/lah today.
    古庭 KoTei / Ralf

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    Congratulations to Doyu!

    What wonderful news.

    Gassho
    Libby ST

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    Member Onka's Avatar
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    I feel privileged to be able to witness this.
    Thank you Doyu and Kenshin for allowing us to share in and celebrate this is important event.
    Deep bows
    Onka Anna
    On Ka
    穏 火
    aka Anna Kissed.
    No Gods No Masters.
    Life is too serious to be taken seriously.

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    Wonderful news. Congratulations Doyu!


    Tairin
    Sat today and lah
    泰林 - Tai Rin - Peaceful Woods

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    A wonderful event. Outstanding.

    Gassho,
    Nengei
    Sat. LAH.

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    Excellent! Thank you for the invite and congratulations Doyu!

    Sat today,
    Adam

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    Will share this special time with you. Also thanks for sitting with me every week, your presence encourages me.

    Doshin
    St

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    Congratulations Doyu!

    Gassho
    Hoseki
    Sattoday

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    Congratulations, Doyu! I'm very happy for you.
    I intend to be there watching your ordination.
    Many thanks to Kenshin also.
    Gassho,
    Mateus
    Sat/LAH

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    Congratulations, Doyu. Great news that we all could use. I'll be watching.

    Gassho
    STlah
    James

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    Congratulations Doyu, wonderful news. I can't be there as I've already committed to another online event at that time, but will watch later.
    Gassho
    Meitou
    Satwithyoualltoday lah
    命 Mei - life
    島 Tou - island

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    We all bring one another tea and bow. We all bow back. It's good to be here. _()_

    gassho
    bug-eyed doyu sat/lah today
    I'm a visiting unsui from Bird Haven Zendo. Take what I say with a box of salt. Mmm!

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    Wonderful, doyu
    Congratulations!!!!!

    Gassho


    Ben

    Stlah

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    My sincere congratulations!!!
    Thanks,
    Kaishin (Open Heart aka Matt)
    Please take this layman's words with a grain of salt.

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    Planning to be there!! I'm so excited for you, Doyu, although I know this celebration is just marking the fact that you are already Unsui in your heart

    Gassho,
    Jakuden
    SatToday/LAH
    清 道 寂田
    SEIDO JAKUDEN
    I am a novice priest. Any resemblance my posts may have to actual teachings about the Dharma, living or dead, is purely coincidental (and just my attempt to be helpful).

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    I intend to be there to witness this very special occasion! How wonderful! I am so excited for you, Doyu!

    Gassho
    Kyōsen
    Sat|LAH
    橋川
    kyō (bridge) | sen (river)

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    Congratulations Doyū!

    Deep Bows,

    Shugen
    Meido Shugen
    明道 修眼

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    congratulations Doyu, hope to see you Sunday

    gassho, Shokai
    stlah
    仁道 生開 - Jindo Shokai "Open to life in a benevolent way"
    May we all grow together in our knowledge of the Dharma

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    Wonderful to have this happening in among the present situation of life.

    Looking forward to it, Doyū!

    Gassho
    Kokuu
    -sattoday-
    ------------------------------------
    Feel free to message me if you wish to talk about issues around practicing with physical limitations. This is something I have been sitting with for a fair while and am happy to help with suggestions or just offer a listening ear.

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    Congratulations Doyu!


    Deep bows
    Seibu
    Sattoday

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    Congratulations Doyū! Looking forward to watching.

    Gassho
    Kenny
    Sat Today

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    Congratulations, Doyu! I am very happy for you! Thank you for your practice! /\

    Gassho
    Kendrick
    Sat/LAH
    “Life and death are of supreme importance. Time swiftly passes by and opportunity is lost. Each of us should strive to awaken. Awaken! Take heed, do not squander your life.” ― Dōgen

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    Congratulations, Doyu! Thank you for serving. I look forward attending.
    Gassho,
    Krista
    st/lah

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    Congratulations Doyu!

    Gassho,

    Heiso

    StLah

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    Three bows, five fist bumps, seven hugs, and a "live long and prosper".

    Sekishi
    #sat
    sekishi
    石志

    As a novice priest-in-training, this is simply an expression of my opinion. Please take it with a grain of salt.

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    Best wishes to you Doyu and may this responsibility sit comfortably on your shoulders all your days.

    Gassho and deep bows

    Tokan

    Satlah

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    Congratulations Doyu!

    It is wonderful to learn of folks such as yourself dedicating to the community and practice.

    Gassho,

    Ryan S
    Sat Today

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    Congratulations Doyu, will be joining this wonderful event from Orkney, Scotland.
    Gassho 🙏 🙏 🙏
    Sat today

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    Congratulations, Doyu!

    Gassho,
    Onkai
    Sat
    On (Warm)
    Kai (Sea)

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    Dear friends,

    Through a mistake on my part we do not currently have a video or link for the ceremony right now. Hopefully we will have something to post soon.

    Deep apologies,
    Sekishi
    sekishi
    石志

    As a novice priest-in-training, this is simply an expression of my opinion. Please take it with a grain of salt.

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    The ceremony was beautifully and successfully conducted. I believe we will have it up for all to see shortly.

    In the meantime, I would now like to congratuate Doyu Shonin (we should now call her "Shonin" ... True Person ... ) on her completion of Ordination.

    Nine Bows, Jundo

    STLah
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jundo View Post
    The ceremony was beautifully and successfully conducted. I believe we will have it up for all to see shortly.

    In the meantime, I would now like to congratuate Doyu Shonin (we should now call her "Shonin" ... True Person ... ) on her completion of Ordination.
    Nine bows,
    Sekishi
    sekishi
    石志

    As a novice priest-in-training, this is simply an expression of my opinion. Please take it with a grain of salt.

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    Congratulations, Doyū Shonin.
    Nine bowls,
    Mateus
    Sat/LAH
    Last edited by mateus.baldin; 04-12-2020 at 01:25 AM.

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    Congratulations, Shonin!
    Gassho,
    Krista
    st/lah

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    Congratulations Shonin on your ordination and thank you for inviting us. It was a joy to witness and an inspiration.
    I've only had the pleasure to share with you a few months, but the sense of kalyāṇa-mittatā you offer is so very evident.
    Thank you again Shonin and deepest bows,
    Chris stlah

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    There are some images available (and a 29 second video!) at this link (scroll down):

    https://drive.google.com/open?id=1ok...HBZMnAiuzMrNp3

    Thank you one and all. Deepest gratitude for this iteration of the universal Sangha.

    gassho
    shonin sat today/lah

    (We already have a Shonin -- should I be Shonin(2)? Or maybe just "Hey, you!" )
    And how do I change it on my profile? ...
    Last edited by Shōnin Risa Bear; 04-12-2020 at 04:05 AM. Reason: The other link I had here has photos which may need permissions.
    I'm a visiting unsui from Bird Haven Zendo. Take what I say with a box of salt. Mmm!

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    Congratulations Shonin, deep gratitude for letting us share your journey. Your wisdom and quiet peace will benefit so many.

    Gassho
    Jakuden
    SatToday


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    SEIDO JAKUDEN
    I am a novice priest. Any resemblance my posts may have to actual teachings about the Dharma, living or dead, is purely coincidental (and just my attempt to be helpful).

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    Treeleaf Unsui / Engineer Sekishi's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doyū View Post
    (We already have a Shonin -- should I be Shonin(2)? Or maybe just "Hey, you!" )
    And how do I change it on my profile? ...
    I've sent you a PM.

    And it is a good reminder - if anyone ever wants to change their username (after Jukai, etc.), send me a PM!

    Gassho,
    Sekishi
    #sat
    sekishi
    石志

    As a novice priest-in-training, this is simply an expression of my opinion. Please take it with a grain of salt.

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    Congratulations Shonin/Doyu

    Kyousui - strong waters 強 水

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    Happy Day Shonin 2. I have a big smile for you when we sit together soon.

    Doshin
    St

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    Congratulations Shonin!
    I hope you consider keeping your head shaved, it suits you sister.
    Huge warm virtual hugs and deep bows.
    Onka
    On Ka
    穏 火
    aka Anna Kissed.
    No Gods No Masters.
    Life is too serious to be taken seriously.

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    Because of a very human error, alas, now we only have a video record of a few closing moments of the ceremony (below).

    I note the very kind words offered by several witnesses regarding the beauty of this online Ceremony.



    And some images which capture the essence of what transpired ...



    Last edited by Jundo; 04-12-2020 at 04:45 AM.
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    Congratulations, Shonin!

    Deep Bows,
    Kotei sat/lah today.
    古庭 KoTei / Ralf

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    Congratulations Doyu/Shonin

    Sat


    Seishin

    Sei - Meticulous
    Shin - Heart

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    Congratultions Shonin!

    From the heart with deep bows.
    And thank you.

    SatToday
    Gassho
    流道
    Ryū Dou

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    Congratulations!

    Gassho
    Sat today, lah
    求道芸化 Kyudo Geika
    I am just a priest-in-training, please do not take anything I say as a teaching.

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