Had such a lovely time visiting with the Great Heartland Buddhist Temple of Toledo over the weekend. I joined them for the end of their jukai sesshin and then served as principal celebrant at the jukai service on Sunday.
In addition to the adults who all completed a rigorous months long program in preparation, teens and children made various promises in age appropriate versions of the ceremony.
I’m fascinated at the beginnings of what can truly be seen as a Western style for our Zen lives.
And, no doubt, the Toledo community are helping to lead the way…