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Riv’s Welcoming Ceremony August 2, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — funkneubauer @ 7:17 pm

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.

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4 Responses to “Riv’s Welcoming Ceremony”

  1. funkneubauer Says:

    I forgot to mention that River’s dharma name is
    “Light’s Laughter”.

  2. Mimi Says:

    a wonderful name. who gave it to her?

  3. Darren Says:

    The zen teacher, sarah bender, picked the dharma name. We didn’t even know what is was until it was announced.

  4. Hampers Says:

    Nice blog with nice picture of a very cute and beautiful kid and blessed parents. Enjoyed your article very much.


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