August 8, 2010. A ceremony called Jukai, in which Zen students promise to uphold the precepts and receive a new name from Enkyo Roshi, abbott of the Village Zendo.

  • nancy 5y

    You capture her very well. So are the new names Japanese or Pali or Japanese-ized Pali?
  • A. Jesse Jiryu Davis 5y

    The new Dharma names are "Sino-Japanese" -- Roshi picks two Chinese characters that represent some essence of the person's practice, and we pronounce the name using the Japanese words for the Chinese characters. For example my Dharma name is Jiryu, from two characters, which in Japanese are pronounced Ji ("maintaining") and Ryu ("flow").
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Taken on August 8, 2010
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