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Korinji dedicated

Postby Meido on Tue Nov 05, 2013 9:36 pm

Hello All,

This past Sunday in the Madison, WI area we conducted a dedication ceremony of the newly (nearly) completed zendo at Korinji. Though we have a way to go before residential quarters will be completed, the ceremony officially marks the "birth" of a new Rinzai Zen monastery.

Official details for those interested in such things:

Full name of the place is So' Teki Zan Ko Rin Zen Ji [祖的山光林禅寺]: Patriarchal Target Mountain, Shining Forest Zen Temple].
Main images to be enshrined are Shaka Sanzon, i.e. Shakyamuni, Monju (Manjusri), Fugen (Samantabhadra).
Monju enshrined in the new zendo, which is named Shishi Kutsu: "Cave of Lions".
Marishiten to be enshrined as the primary guardian of the place.

A recap of the day's events has been posted on our community's blog along with a few photos:

http://rinzaiheartland.blogspot.com/201 ... cated.html

It's been a long road to get to this point, and there's much, much more to do. But a number of the teachers and members present here have been very supportive - some in quite instrumental ways - over the years, and I'm very grateful. Gassho and bows to everyone.

~ Meido
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Korinji monastery [臨済宗 • 祖的山光林禅寺]: http://www.korinji.org
Madison Rinzai Zen Community/Ryugen-ji [機山龍源寺]: http://www.madisonrinzaizen.org
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Re: Korinji dedicated

Postby unsui on Tue Nov 05, 2013 9:39 pm

Boundless gratitude for this, Meido. Thank-you!
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Re: Korinji dedicated

Postby Carol on Tue Nov 05, 2013 11:29 pm

Wonderful! Congratulations and thanks to you and to all who have made this possible.

:Namaste:

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Re: Korinji dedicated

Postby Nonin on Tue Nov 05, 2013 11:31 pm

Congratulations, Meido! I know from experience how difficult it is to start a practice place from scratch.

Nine bows,

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Re: Korinji dedicated

Postby unsui on Wed Nov 06, 2013 12:17 am

Nonin wrote:Congratulations, Meido! I know from experience how difficult it is to start a practice place from scratch.

Nine bows,

Nonin

Ain't that the truth? But what else can one do? :lol2:
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Re: Korinji dedicated

Postby Guo Gu on Wed Nov 06, 2013 3:58 am

congrats, meido :)
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Re: Korinji dedicated

Postby Meido on Mon Nov 11, 2013 12:23 am

Thank you, friends!

I'll hope in the future to be able to give you each a tour. Certainly a few folks here I'd like to one day invite there as guest lecturers as well.

:Namaste:

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Re: Korinji dedicated

Postby Sparkle on Mon Nov 11, 2013 11:40 am

Warmest congratulations. :rbow:
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Re: Korinji dedicated

Postby Chrisd on Wed Nov 13, 2013 6:31 pm

Congratulations!! And thanks for practicing!
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Re: Korinji dedicated

Postby Gregory Wonderwheel on Sun Jan 05, 2014 9:31 pm

Well cultivated ground bearing fruit.

Congrats.
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Re: Korinji dedicated

Postby desert_woodworker on Sun Jan 05, 2014 10:45 pm

Dear Meido,

Now I know (another reason) why you're smiling in your photo. ;-)

Congrats, and many blessings.

This will be a boon to beings everywhere.

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Meido wrote:Hello All,

This past Sunday in the Madison, WI area we conducted a dedication ceremony of the newly (nearly) completed zendo at Korinji. Though we have a way to go before residential quarters will be completed, the ceremony officially marks the "birth" of a new Rinzai Zen monastery
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Re: Korinji dedicated

Postby Carol on Sun Jan 05, 2014 10:51 pm

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