Monastic Ordination for Yusen Taikyo Gilman and Josen Hokyu Aronson
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Geoffrey Shugen Arnold, Roshi - Zen Mountain Monastery, 6/6/2021 - Today the Monastery held the first double monastic ordination in our 40+ year history. Shugen Roshi officiated this shukke tokudo ceremony for Suzanne Taikyo Gilman and Hokyu JL Aronson. Tokudo marks the formal taking of monastic vows and, in our tradition, expresses a lifetime commitment to the Monastery. Taikyo was given the monastic name Yusen, meaning River of Courage, and Hokyu was given the monastic name Josen, which Shugen Roshi translated as Humble Mystic.
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