Mid City Zen Center - Bodhisattva Precepts Ceremony

Charlie Tobin LaVoy, Wendy Gaudin, Michaela Bona, Gaelyn Godwin, Asiyah Hankins, Derek Roguski

Charlie Tobin LaVoy, Wendy Gaudin, Michaela Bona, Gaelyn Godwin, Asiyah Hankins, Derek Roguski

Four beautiful members of Mid City Zen Center in New Orleans received the Bodhisattva Precepts on Saturday, August 24, from Abbot Gaelyn, with Rev. Michaela Bono side by side. The ceremony took place at Van Hanh Buddhist Temple, a large Vietnamese Pure Land temple in New Orleans, in order to accommodate the members and families (many people!) who attended the ceremony. Rev. Vicki Glenn, senior sewing teacher, and Rev. Royce Johnson, assistant priest, were instrumental in the creation of the ceremony. Congratulations to everyone at Mid City Zen from your dharma siblings at Houston Zen Center.

Everyone, before the main altar at Van Hanh Buddhist Temple in New Orleans.

Everyone, before the main altar at Van Hanh Buddhist Temple in New Orleans.

Bodhisattvas with Senior Sewing Teacher Reverend Zengetsu Vicki Glenn

Bodhisattvas with Senior Sewing Teacher Reverend Zengetsu Vicki Glenn

Mom’s new rakusu! Rev. Gyōzan Johnson, Bright Lotus Asiyah Hankins and two of her children.

Mom’s new rakusu! Rev. Gyōzan Johnson, Bright Lotus Asiyah Hankins and two of her children.

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