Enlightenment

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Enlightenment

  1. 1. Buddha’s Enlightenment Ceremony December 10, 2006
  2. 2. Buddha’s Enlightenment and Precepts Ceremony Photos by Michael DeMark and Kristin Block Slideshow by Dustin Block Created December 14, 2006 www.originalrootzencenter.org
  3. 3. Program from the ceremony.
  4. 4. The altar and ceremony table in the Great Hall at the DeKoven Center.
  5. 5. Janice (Complete Mind) lights the candles at the start of ceremony.
  6. 7. Abbots Tony and Linda Somlai light incense during the ceremony in the Great Hall at the DeKoven Center.
  7. 8. The community recite from the ceremony program.
  8. 9. Bows, and children offer flowers to the altar.
  9. 10. The community during ceremony!
  10. 11. Marie takes precepts and receives her Buddhist name, Diamond Love, and her kasa.
  11. 12. Bethany takes her 5 precepts and receives her Buddhist name - Compassion Mountain.
  12. 13. Darin takes his 5 precepts and receives his Buddhist name - Peace Gate.
  13. 14. Top - Kim (Bodhi Arrow) takes his teacher-in-training precepts. Right - Jaimie stands in for her husband, Jeno, who is in his last year as a teacher-in-training. Jeno was home with their sick family.
  14. 15. Linda (Compassion Dragon) and Tony (Fearless Mountain) during ceremony.
  15. 16. Kim and Janine (Bodhi Jewel) stand to read their teacher-in-training vows.
  16. 17. Mathew (Empty Hand) calls in from Eugene, Oregon to enter his final year of preparation to become a senior reverend teacher.
  17. 18. Dustin (Spirit Gate) takes his vows as a reverend teacher.
  18. 19. Lynn (Diamond Mist) and Mike (Infinite Dharma) chant the Great Dharani with the community.
  19. 20. The community waves after ceremony.

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