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Jiyūzan's Shuso Ceremony

The Shuso ceremony (Shuso Hossen Shiki lit. Head Seat’s Dharma Combat Ceremony) is a traditional ceremony for a teacher in training.

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Jiyūzan's Shuso Ceremony
Jiyūzan's Shuso Ceremony

Time & Location

Oct 30, 2021, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM EDT

Battle Creek, 33 Anderson Ct, Battle Creek, MI 49017, USA

About the event

Jiyūzan will sit in front of the Sangha and will be expected to respond to any questions presented to him by the Sangha. This ceremony can often take a faster pace than a normal dharma talk. The entire community will be invited to ask questions of our Shuso. This will be Jiyūzan's official Shuso. Anyone who may eventually function as a teacher at SokukoJi will go through at least one Shuso ceremony. Sokuzan, Sokuzan’s son Takudo Mason, Chiezan, Kozan and Shoka have all previously been through this ceremony.

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