Julie Nelson Given Denkai

On the evening of May 15, Julie Seido Nelson was offered Denkai—the first part of Dharma transmission—by Kate Kagen Hartland, Sensei in a setting including wrens, lilacs, and the rising moon. Now a Dharma Holder, Julie received a gold rakusu and a kotsu (a stick symbolic of her teaching credentials) and is authorized to offer Jukai and to take on shoken students. Julie teaches at the Cambridge Tuesday evening sitting and co-leads the Sunrise Sits, as well as participating and teaching in other GBZC sitting groups. May all beings receive great benefit from this auspicious event, and realize Buddha nature!