images of the crossing over

graduation: reflection

Nikkormat FE2, Kodak TMax 400
Children’s Education Department, Summer 2011 Children’s Buddhist Camp Opening Ceremony

The 48th class of Unmun Monastic College graduates today.
The pictures, as well as the stories, will continue to come out over the years.
But, for now: congratulations to all my sisters, and those at other seminaries around the country this winter.
Thank you to our original Teacher, the Blessed One, Sakyamuni Buddha, and to all those who have
carried the lamp through the ages that we too may receive the teachings and practice the path.
Thank you, deeply, to all our senior monastics, older and younger brothers and sisters in the Dharma,
our families, our donors and supporters.
May our precepts, study, and practice benefit all beings!


12 responses

  1. I wish you and your sisters every blessing!

    January 6, 2012 at 9:43 am

  2. Mom

    The world is a better place because you and your sisters are in it!! You have my utmost love and respect.

    January 6, 2012 at 11:14 am

    • Thanks, Mom–me and my class couldn’t have done it without your home-made cookies and love!

      January 7, 2012 at 7:26 pm

  3. Bill Young

    All the best, my Dear. Your photo is lovely and fits your post.

    January 6, 2012 at 11:30 am

  4. Hugs.

    January 6, 2012 at 12:30 pm

    • Thank you, Kevin–we’ll meet up again at some point, on one side of the ocean or another.

      January 7, 2012 at 7:25 pm

  5. 108 bows. Thank you.

    January 6, 2012 at 12:58 pm

    • And thank you, too, Vince–and all the sangha, across the globe.

      January 7, 2012 at 7:25 pm

  6. Nadine

    Your efforts are greatly appreciated! Thank you and all of your fellow graduating sisters.

    January 7, 2012 at 12:38 am

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