Myorei has chosen to start a new cycle of her spiritual journey. She leaves behind the vehicle of Zen to discover her own way of sharing her light. Myorei continues living at the Zen Centre with Eshin and will continue to practice but now without her Buddhist robes. All at the centre know she has given as much as she has received over the years. At today’s ceremony for returning the robes and the following gathering, we delighted in sharing our love and gratitude.
Myorei wrote on her FB page: Today, I gave back my nun robes to the Zen Centre of Vancouver. In effect, from now on, I am not a Buddhist nun anymore. In 1993 I took residency and in 2005 I received ordination, this means publicly declared my commitment to Zen practice and engagement to assist the Zen Centre. 22 years of dedicated training brought tremendous benefits. The medicine has been taken, I am healed and totally alive. It is time to go back to society, rise as a teacher sharing wisdom and love, assisting others on the spiritual journey. I have taken the decision not to do this as a Buddhist, in order to speak of the spiritual path and not only the Zen way. I continue residing and practicing at the Zen Centre who is my home in so many ways. Today is the happy first day of a new life. Between Earth and Sky I shall rise. Gratitude.
The last meditation meeting for 2014 is 9am – 11am Sunday December 21. The Zen Centre will then be cleaned, followed up by a lunch provided by the centre.
Come to a New Year potluck lunch at noon on Saturday January 10. Partners and children most welcome. There will be no 9am – 11am meditation that morning.