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    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.

    1. naugastyle 56 months ago | reply

      You capture her very well. So are the new names Japanese or Pali or Japanese-ized Pali?

    2. emptysquare 56 months ago | reply

      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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