Angie Shinnyo Nickol recently ordained as a priest at the Hazy Moon. She and her husband, Markus Kansho Nickol, live in Nuremberg, Germany. Shinnyo was our head trainee during last year’s Summer Ango.
On June 27, John Mujo Fritzlen received Precept Transmission from Nyogen Roshi. Mujo Sensei, who has led the men’s group at the Hazy Moon for many years and has decades of experience in Mahamudra as well as Zen practices, will now wear the brown robe of a transmission holder in our our lineage.
Kim Donin McDonald serves as Shuso for the 2015 Shuso Hossen Ceremony
Highlights from the Jukai ceremony of Jannifer Ju, where she took the Bodhisattva precepts and was given the dharma name “Ugen”
Tokudo is the ceremony that marks a practitioner’s ordination as a Zen priest. To enter the priesthood means to commit oneself forever to the service of others. The Buddha ordained those who expressed a sincere commitment to the dharma. They chose to leave their homes to find a way out of suffering. At the Hazy Moon, […]
The precepts are central to all Buddhist traditions. In our Japanese lineage the precept-taking ceremony is called Jukai. In taking the precepts you formally become a Buddhist and a bond is developed between student and teacher. Those who wish to take Jukai begin by sewing or purchasing a Rakusu. The Rakusu is a rectangle of cloth […]
What brought you to the Hazy Moon? I picked up Karen Maezen Miller’s book Momma Zen, even though I don’t have kids or plan on having any in the future. I liked her non-judgmental and compassionate writing style. I found out about the Hazy Moon Zen Center from the book. Then I checked out the website and was […]
An interview with G.E. So Tetsugen Stinson, Hazy Moon sangha member and Grammy winning recording artist Hazy Moon: Can you say a bit about your religious background? Where did you grow up, and what was your family’s religious culture like? Was there a connection between something (if anything) that you found valuable in your spiritual […]
The whole moon and the entire sky are reflected in dewdrops on the grass. — Dogen Zenji, Genjokoan At the start of the thee-day Returning to Silence Retreat outside Cincinnati this March, twenty people settled themselves into a makeshift zendo inside a converted barn at the Grailville Retreat Center. Before the first bell, participants took […]