Hossen Shiki ceremony of Walter Eko Krepulat
Sunday 5th of September, the Hossen Shiki or "Dharma combat" ceremony of Walter Eko Krepulat took place.
It's a very special moment in the life of any monk or nun in the Soto Zen tradition, as it is the renewal of their commitment to the Dharma, a pledge given in public, under the guidance of the monastery master. Although highly ritualised, built around precise words and gestures, the ceremony offers a beautiful emotion shared by all.
We had the pleasure of welcoming Reverend Shoten Minegishi to Ryumonji Monastery. He is responsible for Soto Zen in Europe and presided as Jokeshi over the Hossen Shiki ceremony of the monk Walter Eko Krepulat.