November 23, 2014

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Ordination Ceremony in Washington

Karima-65pxThis summer, Fa Chun officially joined the Zen Buddhist Order of Hsu Yun in an ordination ceremony in Olympia, Washington, USA. She was ordained by Chuan Zhi on August 17th, in a ceremony hosted by Fa Lohng Shakya at Open Gate Zendo. Also present were Yin Jing Shakya and Fa Xing Shakya, and visiting monk Thich Minh Tam.

Rev. Fa Chun began her spiritual journey in 1987 in a Tibetan monastery of the Kagyu lineage in Woodstock, New York. In 1992 she moved west to the Sonoran Desert and continued studies in the Tibetan tradition and later in the Korean Zen tradition before finding a spiritual home in Chan. Fa Chun works with abused and neglected children, helping provide them with better opportunities and a happier life.