River was welcomed into the sangha on Saturday July 25 at her welcoming ceremony. First there was a chant, then the teacher addressed the group to ask if they would accept her into the community. After they say “we will” then the teacher, me, Kristin, and Kristin’s mom took turns addressing River separately. While this was happening we all got covered in rose petals. Then Kristin’s mom came in playing the role of a fairy and gave a speech about what life may bring. Then River received a bunch of gifts and cards. Then there was a blessing and we had a big feast.
Riv’s Welcoming Ceremony August 2, 2009