Jukai Ceremony on Cliff Isberg's 70th Birthday

Also Dedicating "Jakkoan Zendo" (Calligraphy by Hojosama Keibun Otogawa)

Conducted May 29, 2005 by Michael Newhall, Resident Teacher, Jikoji, Los Gatos, CA USA

Rakasu, and Calligraphy with Translations, generously provided by Hojosama Keibun Otogawa, Jokoji, Kamo-shi, Niigata-ken, Japan

Related materials and links

Chants includes literal texts, as received from Michael Newhall.
Jukai is a brief video including Michael's chants at the beginning of the ceremony.
Precepts is an elegant translation that Michael Newhall found more than a year after my Jukai ceremony.
Aspects of the Precepts paraphrases positive and prohibitory sides of each precept.
Precepts is more complete, esoteric, and elegant.
Cliff's Notes struggles with the meaning of the Precepts, and Jukai.
Koans can illuminate the meaning of the Precepts, existence, and death.
Jakkoan Zendo includes information and snapshots of the zendo.
See Buddhafields for a sample of Michael Newhall's art works, and related links.
Jikoji's web site includes calendar, directions, and similar information.
Our Zen teacher Kobun Chino Otogawa Roshi, the founder of Jikoji and other centers, taught Zen meditation for over 40 years, until his death in 2002.

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