In news, student talks, interviews and personal reflections, members of the Hazy Moon Sangha share the ways practice has transformed every aspect of their lives—at work, at home, in relationships, and in handling the change, pain, loss, and fear that all of us face at times. The consistent message from any serious Zen student is that practice works.
Longtime Hazy Moon member Meghan Kogen Crowe served as Head Trainee during our Summer Ango, venturing from her home and family in Tennessee for the monthlong training period. With her family and sangha in attendance at the culminating Shuso Hossen ceremony, she shared her deep appreciation for the opportunity to practice with Nyogen Roshi and […]
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From Ango Opening to the culminating ceremony of Shuso Hossen, Summer Ango 2022 unfolded in a spirit of grace, discipline, and harmony set by Head Trainee Lurleen Honshin Benzian. Truly a “peaceful dwelling” for Ango participants, the training period concluded with Honshin’s successful defense of her koan, “Hogen’s Hairsbreadth,” Case 17 in the Shoyoroku.
After a year’s postponement due to COVID-19 precautions, Head Trainee Jody Kujaku Glienke presided over Shuso Hossen in July 2021 at the culmination of Summer Ango. Local sangha members were joined online by those at a distance as she presented a dharma talk and lively defense of her koan.
Little Rufus Delacruz charmed the sangha with his pure presence when parents Julie Honmei Snider and Angelo Delacruz brought him to the center for a baby blessing by Nyogen Roshi. Before the ceremony concluded, Rufus was given a miniature mala (and had stolen the hearts of everyone).
In gratitude to William Nyogen Yeo Roshi for allowing me to have the opportunity to work with him as Head Trainee this Ango period. Thank you to Shelly Mushoku Cao for all of the planning and organization that she continually provides to our Sangha. And finally, thank you to the Hazy Moon Sangha for their friendship and support.
May I cause no harm to sentient beings. May I honor the Dharma appropriately.
Shuso Hossen ceremony for Lailah Dainin Shima and the culmination of Summer Ango 2019.
In a powerful conclusion to the 2018 Summer Ango training period, Head Trainee Rafael Doshin Carrasco presided over the traditional ceremonies of Shosan, or public dokusan, Tea Ceremony and Shuso Hossen, where he defended his presentation of the koan “The World-Honored One Ascends the Platform..”
Combining his commitment to practice with his love of travel, Stefan Munen Kampf has cultivated equal devotion for both the Hazy Moon and its sister temple, the Black Scorpion Zen Center in Mexico…
After several years of practice at the Hazy Moon, Lurleen Benzian took the Buddha precepts and received Jukai from Nyogen Roshi on October 7 with sangha and family members in attendance. She received the Dharma name, Honshin, which means “Mind Only,” an auspicious name which carries particular enthusiasm and appreciation from Roshi. Congratulations, Honshin!
Our three-month summer training period ended with a week of dramatic events: Shosan (public exchanges between Nyogen Roshi and individual students), Tea Ceremony (when the koan that our shuso or head trainee has been working on is made public) and Shuso Hossen (an elaborate ritual that allows the shuso or head trainee to demonstrate his […]
Rev. Sherri Ento MacClelland recently received Precept Transmission at the Hazy Moon. The ceremony for Ento bestowed the title “sensei” and capped more than 25 years of Zen practice–first with Maezumi Roshi, then with Nyogen Roshi. Congratulations Ento Sensei!