Thursday, April 5, 2012

On Retreat!

2011 Taego/IBS USA Spring Protocol Retreat, MWZ

Today begins the 2012 Spring Taego Protocol Retreat at Muddy Water Zen in Royal Oak, MI. The retreat will be attended by clergy members from Muddy Water Zen, Grand Rapids Buddhist Temple & Zen Center, clergy from Canada and IBS USA Seminary students, including international students. 

 Taego Overseas Bishop Venerable Dr. Jongmae Park (Kunsunim) will lead the retreat. 

A special ordination ceremony for Bup Seong (IBS USA Seminary student and MWZ Dharma student, Heather Emerick) will take place tomorrow evening, Friday, April 6 at 7 PM. Bup Seong will be ordained  Bup Sanim, Dharma Teacher (Reverend). All are invited to come and support Bup Seong and take advantage of the special opportunity to witness an ordination ceremony. 

Saturday, the retreat members will carpool across the state to Grand Rapids to prepare for this year's Precept Ceremony to be held on Sunday, April 8. More than 20 individuals will formally take Buddhist Precepts. 

Blog postings will resume early next week. 

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