Jikoji warmly invites all Sangha members to the Zen priest ordination of Shuho Mike Newhall’s student, Taizan Gendo (Mark Adams), followed by a tea reception. Called “Shukke Tokudo,” the ordination ceremony is a formal deepening of commitment to a life of service in dedication to the three treasures – Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha. We hope you can attend this beautiful tradition, which begins after the close of our week-long Rohatsu Sesshin.
Our "First Saturday" Zazenkai is a full day immersion into intensive, silent practice, starting with a gentle pre-dawn walk to the ridge top for outdoor meditation, and to help the sun come up over the Santa Cruz Mountains. More information.