Transmission of the Light / Dharma Mind Seal Ceremony

Four ceremonies of Transmission/Dharma Mind Seal  within the Vietnamese Lam Te Zen tradition were conducted by the Most Venerable Thích Ân Giao Roshi in the year 2010.

These public ceremonies, in the Zen tradition of the Transmission of the Light, attested and recognized each of these monks as having achieved attainment as that of Great Master (Vietnamese: Thu’o’ng Toa) within the Vietnamese lineage brought to America by the Most Venerable H.T. Thích Thiên Ân.

  • Venerable Nagacitta, aka Thích Tâm Hue, was recognized as The Very Venerable T.T. Thích Minh Nhâ’t in July 2010.
  • Venerable Kozen Roshi (Steven Sampson), was recognized as The Very Venerable T.T. Thích Minh Tinh in August.
  • Venerable Ho Gaku Sho Zen Roshi (Ken Maguire) was recognized as The Very Venerable T.T. Thích Minh Tri in December.
  • Venerable Shingetsu Myosen Roshi (Fern Maguire) was recognized as The Very Venerable T.T. Thích Minh Chau in December

Introducing

the Very Venerable T.T. Thích Minh Tri and

the Very Venerable T.T. Thích Minh Chau


December 5, 2010

A dual Transmission of the Mind / Dharma Mind Seal Ceremony was held at Desert Zen Center, in which

Venerable Ho Gaku Sho Zen Roshi (Ken Maguire) was recognized as

the Very Venerable T.T. Thích Minh Tri, which means “Bright Mind,”

and the Venerable Shingetsu Myosen Roshi (Fern Maguire) was recognized as

the Very Venerable T.T. Thích Minh Chau, or “Bright Pearl.”

Introducing

the Very Venerable T.T. Thích Minh Tinh

Photos of the Transmission of the Mind / Dharma Mind Seal Ceremony held August 29th, 2010, for Steven Kozen Sampson Roshi, now known as Very Venerable T.T. Thich Minh Tinh, which translates to “Bright Star.”

Introducing

the Very Venerable TT Thích Minh Nhâ’t

(the monk formerly known as Venerable Thích Tâm Hue/Venerable Nagacitta)

On Sunday, July 18th, 2010, Venerable Thích Tâm Hue (Nagacitta) was celebrated in a formal public Transmission of Light and Dharma Mind Seal Ceremony at Desert Zen Center.
Recognized as a Great Master (Thu’o’ng Toa) in the Vietnamese Lam Te Zen tradition by the Most Venerable Thích Ân Giao Roshi, Venerable Thích Tâm Hue received the new Dharma name of Thích Minh Nhâ’t – “Bright Sun” in Vietnamese

from our Priests Page

The Very Venerable T.T. Thích Minh Nhat first found a spiritual home in Buddhism in 1983, when he took a course at the International Meditation Center in Los Angeles. In 1985, he took refuge, receiving the name Nagacitta Karuna. In 1992, Rev. Nagacitta was ordained as a Sramanera and then, in 1994, was fully ordained in the Vietnamese Rinzai Lam Te Zen tradition and given the name of Thích Tâm Hue. He trained intensively under Ven. Ân Giáo Roshi, Abbot of the Desert Zen Center in Lucerne Valley CA, from whom he also received Soto Zen ordination in the lineage of Rev. Soyu Matsuoka Roshi.  In July of, Ven. Tâm Hue was transmitted the Dharma Mind Seal by the Most Venerable Thích Ân Giáo Roshi, and was given the title of Great Master under the name Thích Minh Nhat. Inspired by Thích Nhat Hanh and Roshi Glassman, he founded the Strawberry Dragon Zendo with a primary focus on chaplaincy to the incarcerated, working with Zen Center of Los Angeles’s Angulimala Prison Project.

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