Ryaku Fusatsu, the Full Moon Bodhisattva Ceremony, is practiced monthly by Zen groups throughout the world. This age-old tradition finds its roots with the historical Buddha Shakyamuni and provides a wonderful occasion to appreciate the precepts in shared group practice. Repentance and renewal of our practice vows are the core themes, which help to keep our practice vital and meaningful. This formal ceremony includes zazen, chanting and full bows.
Yian Jian (Joan), our teacher, will hold the Ryaku Fusatsu at the Lincoln Zen Center on Thursdays, following the second meditation session. It will take approximately ten minutes. She will give a brief introduction to it at the end of the education session, at approximately 6:20 p.m., prior to the beginning of the meditation for anyone interested. The ceremony will be held monthly on the Thursday closest to the full moon.
Please note, it is not necessary to have taken the precepts to participate in the ceremony.