Shuso Ceremony - Accomplished!

Koun Matt Brownlie, Shuso Hondo Dave Rutschman, Abbot Gaelyn Godwin

Koun Matt Brownlie, Shuso Hondo Dave Rutschman, Abbot Gaelyn Godwin

Shuso Hondo Dave Rutschman answered the participants’ questions during the Dharma Inquiry Ceremony. It was a wonderful, warm, inspiring ceremonial conclusion to the year-long Practice Period of Daily Life. Thank you to all who attended the ceremony, participated in the practice period, and kept the Houston Zen Center vitally active during this year of practice.

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Shuso Hondo Dave Rutschman, Rev. Jiryu Mark Rutschman

Shuso Hondo Dave Rutschman, Rev. Jiryu Mark Rutschman

This ceremony marks an important rite of passage in the training of a Zen priest and senior Zen practitioner. Congratulations to Rev. Hondo Dave Rutschman, to the assistant (benji) Koun Matt Brownlie, and to everyone.

The closing ceremony of the Practice Period of Daily Life.

The closing ceremony of the Practice Period of Daily Life.