Judith Roitman receives dharma transmission; Barry Briggs receives inka

Judith Roitman underwent dharma transmission in the Kwan Um School of Zen at the Providence (Rhode Island) Zen Center on Saturday, receiving the name Bon Hae (meaning “Original Wisdom”).  Zen Master Bon Hae started studying in the Kwan Um School of Zen with Zen Master Seung Sahn in 1976 and received inka from him in 1998. Roitman teaches at the Kansas Zen Center. Read more at Sweeping Zen.

On Sunday, Barry Briggs, from the Ocean Light Zen Center in Seattle, received inka, becoming a Ji Do Poep Sa Nim in the Kwan Um School. Previously, Briggs was a bodhisattva teacher within the sangha.