Our Sangha member Debbie-Anne, reciting “The Five Lay Precepts”
We would like to share some photos of our most recent “Five Precept Ceremony” held at Silky Oak Zendo on 3rd August 2014. Items within the Zendo were arranged especially for the event and the ceremonies reflected the main tenets of the Linchi/ Rinzai school of Zen Buddhism.
Our table arrangement for the ceremony
Most of our Sangha were in attendance, as the taking of “The Five Lay Precepts” has now become a standard at Silky Oak Zen. The first to take them was Merelyn Tripolone in February 2013, followed by Patrick Hughes and Andrew McNee in May 2014.
We now welcome our dear friends Debbie-Anne Sergeant and Kay Podmore into the refuge of “The Three Jewels”, “The Four Noble Truths” “The Eightfold Path” and all the sublime teachings of The Buddha Dharma.
Members our Sangha who were there in support for Debbie-Anne and Kay
In Kindness and Friendship
Hoka Matt Lawther and the