On Wednesday evening, June 11, Cathy received the Sixteen Bodhisattva Precepts in a Jukai ceremony held at Great Vow.

The evening began with a period of silent meditation, then Cathy gave a heartfelt and genuine talk about Jukai, its significance, and its meaning in her life.

The preceptors for the ceremony, Hogen Bays, Roshi and Jogen Salzberg, guided her through atonement of past unskilled actions, taking each of the sixteen vows, and presented her with her rakusu. They gave Cathy the new dharma name Kyosei, meaning fearless sincerity.

Welcome, Kyosei!