AZC Head Teacher Rev. Mako to receive Dharma Transmission

This April AZC’s Head Teacher Rev. Unzan Doshin, Mako Voelkel will receive Dharma Transmission (Shiho) from her teacher Senior Dharma Teacher Ryushin Paul Haller at her home monastery Tassajara Zen Mountain Center.

Deep bows to the many sangha members who supported Mako during her daily Temple Jundo (a ‘jundo’ can mean any ritual circuit or circumambulation, but in this case it means offering incense and bowing at 12 different altars), Bussorai (bowing, offering incense, while chanting each Ancestors names in the Soto Zen Lineage), and Calligraphy sessions.

For a glimpse into these ceremonies, watch a video of Rev. Mako beginning Bussorai at AZC: