Shuso Hossen for A. Jesse Jiryu Davis

Shuso Hossen


Shuso Hossen is a ceremonial rite of passage marking a student”s promotion to the rank of Senior. It takes place at the conclusion of the intensive training period of Ango, during which the student serves as a model to the sangha or community. The event is both a crucible and an empowerment for the student. His understanding is tested by the community. As such, it is a participatory and deeply moving experience for all. At shuso hossen, the shuso gives his first dharma talk and takes questions from the community in a ceremonial conversation known as dharma dialogue.

Ceremony begins at 9:30 am and concludes with celebratory refreshments. A suggested donation of $20 will defray the cost of refreshments.

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