A. Jesse Jiryu Davis
Priest ordination for Shōmon at the Village Zendo
August 2, 2021. This summer's head trainee, Willie Mukei Smith, was ordained and received the name Shōmon.
Ordination Ceremony for Doji at the Village Zendo
October 9, 2016. Anne Doji Reigeluth's Tokudo ceremony, in which her head was shaved and she became a priest of the Village Zendo.
Ordination Ceremony at the Village Zendo
This April I photographed a tokudo, an ordination ceremony at the Village Zendo for my friends Kaku (pictured above), Tokuyu, and Oshin. It began in the early morning with elder priests shaving the novices' heads. Then we held a ceremony [ ... ]