Shoken Acknowledgement Ceremony

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Buddhist Temple of Toledo , 6537 Angola Road, Holland, Ohio

At this special ceremony, we close a week of celebrating the Awakening of the Historical Buddha by acknowledging a new group of students who have formally committed to continue the Buddha's practice of waking up under the guidance of our Zen Teachers, Rinsen Sensei and Do'on Osho.

After a year of discernment as Shoken Initiates and a week of intensive retreat, the 2019 Shoken Students will be presented now as formal students, wearing their new robes. They will share poems written on the occasion of becoming a Shoken students.

We also officially welcome our 2020 Shoken Initiates who begin their year-long exploration of Shoken.

This event concludes the Buddhist Temple of Toledo's week of Bodhi Day festivities.

Schedule of the Day Intro to Zen meditation class - 10:15am Ceremony - 11:00am-12:30PM Refreshments & fellowship - 12:30PM - 1:30PM