Ordination of Ryushin Kate McKenna and Chikyo Ewan Magie

  • Saturday, September 07, 2019
  • 6:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Red Cedar Dharma Hall, 1021 N. Forest Street, Bellingham WA 98225


  • Please let us know you're coming. $20 for members. Two oryoki meals provided (bring your own oryoki bowls)
  • Non-members and option for members to donate to the sangha.
  • Non-members, or option for members to donate to the sangha.

The Zen ceremony of priest ordination called shukke tokudo (literally "leaving home, attaining the way") is a ceremony of deep commitment to the Zen precepts, the Zen path, and the sangha. The student makes a lifetime commitment to put the practice first in their lives.

Please come sit with and support Ryushin Kate and Chikyo Ewan as they take this step.

The ceremony is preceded by a half-day sesshin with oryoki breakfast and lunch.

6am - 3pm - Half-Day Sesshin with oryoki breakfast and lunch - please RSVP

3pm - 5pm Shukke Tokudo (Priest's Ordination) Ceremony and Reception - please RSVP

Please join us in the celebration of ethical practice and community. Register for your attendance at either the full retreat or just the ordination ceremony. Small charge for the sesshin to cover food costs (discounted for RCZC members) or non-charge RSVP to attend just the ceremony at 3pm.

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