A Zen Buddhist Community in Shelburne, Vermont

Priest Ordination Ceremony

25 sept 2022

Join us for the auspicious occasion of the Full Priest Ordination of Bonnie Goodman, which will take place after a one-hour sitting.

Bonnie will be the sixth person fully ordained at the Vermont Zen Center, and the second fully ordained person at the Toronto Zen Centre, joining Roshi Taigen Henderson, her husband. Bonnie has been a member of the Toronto Zen Centre and a student of Roshi Graef for 19 years and will take her vows after having completed an almost five-year novitiate period—somewhat longer than usual due to the pandemic.

All members are invited to participate in this rare ceremony and to support Bonnie in this step which is of great importance not only for her, but for the entire Triple Sangha.

If you are coming from a distance please let us know if you need accommodations.