What Is Jukai?Jukai is a public ordination ceremony wherein a lay student of Buddhism receives certain Buddhist precepts. It is a formal rite of passage that marks entrance into the Buddhist community. At that time, the student is given a Dharma name and makes a commitment to the precepts.
About Sandy Gentei StewartA student of Joshu Sasaki Roshi, Sandy Gentei Stewart was ordained as a Zen teacher in 1971 and is former abbot of Jemez Bodhi Manda (New Mexico) and the North Carolina Zen Center (Chapel Hill).
ScheduleThere will be a single period of zazen (sitting meditation) at 6:00pm followed by kinhin (walking meditation). The ceremony will begin thereafter.
LocationThe zendo is located in the basement of Christ Episcopal Church (rear of building and down stairs) at 1101 Franklin Road SW (corner of Franklin Road and Washington Avenue) in Roanoke.
ContactFor more information, contact Richard Normand at 540-345-5932 or email email@example.com.