Update: lunch will be provided during the retreat portion of the day and it will not be oryoki to keep things simple.
The Zen ceremony of jukai (literally "receiving precepts") is a ceremony of commitment to the Zen precepts, the Zen path, and the sangha. Done by lay students it marks a deepening of commitment to Zen and a warming of relationship with the teacher.
In this year's jukai Desiree Webster, Christina Greene, Ben Greene, and Elizabeth MacDonald, will receive the precepts from Nomon Tim Burnett and Ryushin Andrea Thach.
The ceremony is preceded by our usual Saturday morning practice with potluck breakfast and then a day retreat from 10:00am to 3pm with silent buffet lunch.
RSVP for your attendance at either the full retreat or just the jukai ceremony. No registration fee. Donations to sangha and teachers are invited.
6am - 8:30am Morning Sit details here. Drop-in. (Jukai students encouraged to attend)
8:30am - 9:30am Potluck breakfast. Bring something to eat with the hot cereal provided.
10am - 3pm Day Retreat - please RSVP
3pm - 5pm Jukai Ceremony and Reception - please RSVP