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Jukai Ceremony Part 2
Jukai Ceremony Part 2
November 11

On Nov. 8. 2012, a second trio took the 16 Precepts at Heart of Wisdom Zen Temple.  Welcomed into the community of Zen Buddhists were Doug Kagel and Nan and Allen Whitaker-Emrich.  New Dharma Buddhists names were given during this beautiful ceremony.

Doug....Onkatsu, Nan.....Kyoko, Allen....Ryotetsu (sorry, not sure about the spelling).  Be sure to ask them about the meaning of these names.

Doug and his wife, Katie

Doug and his wife, Katie

Nan and Allen

First Jukai at Heart of Wisdom
First Jukai at Heart of Wisdom
October 18

Oct. 14, 2012 marked the first jukai ceremony at Heart of Wisdom Zen Temple.  Tony Gage, Darah Ashton and Birdie each took the 16 precepts to become a Zen Buddhist within the ZCO lineage.

 

Each person was given a new Buddhist name by Chozen Roshi and Zen Teacher Hogen.  Tony's name is Kokushin, Darah's is Shonen and Birdie's is Daimei.  Feel free to ask them about the meanings.

   Kokushin, Shonen, Daimei

Kokushin, Shonen, Daimei 

 Congratulations to each of you!

Garden Party!!!
Garden Party!!!
August 21

 

On Sunday, Heart of Wisdom's Garden Party drew friends, neighbors and sangha members together to socialize and tour the garden and building.  Ice cream, balloons, music, face painting, unicycles along a beautiful summer day made for "Summertime and the Living is Easy".

 


David and NeighborDavid and NeighborCibyl busy face painting 
Cibyl busy face painting

Hogen with his balloon-self and Kai, the Balloon ManHogen with his balloon-self and Kai, the Balloon Man

Bells and KidsBells and Kids

 

 

 

 




Jizo Room Whole and Complete
Jizo Room Whole and Complete
June 3

Zac with Doug's help completed the trim and window casings in the Jizo Room.  The window casings are from the original sanctuary built in the 1890's and surprisingly are made of cedar not Douglas Fir.

Stop by and see the completed room...well almost!

 

Door out of Jizo Room

Door out of Jizo Room

 

 



Five Precepts Ceremony
April 20

On April 12 three members of our community took the five precepts.

Greeter Training
Greeter Training
April 19

Greeter Training
Thursday, April 26th, 6:45 pm
Heart of Wisdom

Do you often see new people or people whose faces you recognize but have never met at our sangha? Would you like to take on a service position that allows you to sign up monthly for nights that you can help out?

Please come for a brief and informative meeting about greeting the sangha and welcoming new people to our sangha. Greeting people as they come through the door and paying special attention to newcomers is both a joyful and important service position. We will meet for about a half hour sharing tips and experience. We need greeters for all nights that we meet as a sangha.

 

Thank you, Rob and Linda

Annual Meeting
Annual Meeting
April 14

On April 1 the Zen Community of Oregon held it's Annual Meeting at Heart of Wisdom Zen Temple.

The meeting included presentations by leaders of the community, and a chanting ceremony using three large malas.

Mala chanting ceremonyMala chanting ceremony

Our board presidentOur board president

 

Four honored Sangha membersFour honored Sangha members

New Street Trees
New Street Trees
February 22

Friends of Trees, people from Heart of Wisdom and the neighborhood spent a recent Saturday planting new trees in our parking strip and throughout the Woodlawn Neighborhood.  We replaced the trees which were there but severely damaged and added new ones on 10th Ave.

Thanks to all who helped with this project.  We will have beautiful spring flowers and fall colors.

Trees on Highland St.Trees on Highland St.

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