Earlier this month, the BZC sangha came together to celebrate the Zen priest ordination of Kaishin Victory Matsui. Surrounded by BZC dharma teachers, senior practitioners, sangha members, as well as family and friends, Kaishin took this vow of dedication to practice and community. The first such ceremony to take place at Boundless Mind Temple in Brooklyn, the gathering was a very special occasion for our community!
Kaishin Victory Matsui is currently the Tenzo (head of the kitchen) at Ancestral Heart Zen Temple, where they have lived for the past three years. They were born in Tokyo and raised in Brooklyn, and have been practicing at Brooklyn Zen Center since 2015.
Here are some of the images of the ceremony. All images by Jess X. Snow.