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That's Reverend Yugen to you

September 20, 2010 by Yugen

Jim Lakey Rev. Jim Yugen Lakey
Yokoji Zen Mountain Center

That's Reverend Yugen to you

Here are a couple of pictures from my tokudo ceremony today. I really enjoyed the whole thing and was touched that many people came out to be here and witness the ceremony. Thank you to everyone who attended, and thank you to Shinjin and Jishin for the photos. And thank you to Tenshin Roshi for having me as a training monk and to the sangha for the support. I better do a good job now! As Roshi said, this is where the work begins...


  • Ilene:

    20 Sep 2010 04:24:58

    Rev. Yugen??? Pure? Innocent? Sure… only until your hair grows out! ;^)

    Seriously, Jim, your ceremony was beautiful and we were honored to be there. I felt like this ordination only confirmed what your commitment to Yokoji and the Dharma has been all along. I’m glad we could be there to share the joy.

  • Genmyo:

    20 Sep 2010 14:10:14

    Reverend Yugen! Congratulations!

  • Dogo Barry Graham:

    21 Sep 2010 09:11:59

    Congrats, and nine deep bows, Reverend!

  • jo riordan liverpool:

    22 Sep 2010 12:23:14

    hi jim glad to c u r still looking for whatever it is mayb i c u in liverpool sometime egg cafe still thriving take care

  • Yugen:

    22 Sep 2010 16:55:09

    Is this Dr Joe? Still doing the early morning zazen followed by breakfast at Kimo’s? That is one of the things I most miss about Liverpool!

  • Alasdair GF:

    22 Sep 2010 23:19:10

    Congrats, Rev Yugen… though I can’t help noting what a shiny head you have! Hope it was a great ceremony, Yokoji is lucky to have you.

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