2024 Winter Jukai Class Series

Led by Sensei Katherine Senshin Griffith & Sensei George Mukei Horner 

2 Saturdays
February 3 & 10
1:30-3:30 p.m.

Zoom Only

In this two-class series, we will explore jukai – receiving the Zen Bodhisattva Precepts and vowing to live an awakened life.  We will pay attention to our lineage and ancestors, with special attention to ZCLA’s founders, founding family and our teachers’ teachers.  We will also look at the practices of Gassho and bowing, and the Verse of the Kesa.  Finally, we will consider the requirements to receive jukai, the rakusu, and the ceremony itself.

If you wish to receive jukai, this is a required class, but our exploration will encompass more than the ceremony, and everyone is welcome to join us.  The pre-requisite is to have taken the precept class at some point before this. Deadline to register is Friday, February 2.

Fee: $40 for Members • $70 for Non-Members


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Sensei Katherine Senshin Griffith started studying Zen in the Rinzai tradition at New York Zendo Shobo-Ji in Manhattan in 1987. At Dai Bosatsu Zendo, she received Jukai in 1994 from Eido Shimano Roshi, with whom she studied until 2000 when she moved to Los Angeles. She became a member of ZCLA in 2001 and began her studies with Roshi Egyoku. During her time in New York, Sensei Senshin also studied with various Tibetan teachers and at Fire Lotus Zendo. She was the ZCLA Program Steward from 2010 to 2022. On the Teacher’s Circle since 2016, Sensei Senshin was empowered as Dharma Holder in 2018 and as an independent Zen Teacher and Preceptor in 2019. She is a member of the Lay Zen Teachers Association (LZTA), the American Zen Teachers Association (AZTA), the White Plum Asanga (WPA) and the Zen Peacemaker’s Order of Disorder. She was installed as Head Teacher on April 10, 2022.


Sensei George Mukei Horner is a preceptor and Dharma Holder at the Zen Center of Los Angeles, where he has been a member since 1984. He received Dharma Transmission (Denbo) from Roshi Egyoku in 2022. He is also the Zendo Steward, overseeing the training of service positions for the meditation hall, and an instructor for various classes offered at ZCLA.