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Kotai Explained

Jikijitsu 直日  - The head monk in the zendo, looking after the sangha during zazen and samu 

Joko 助香 -  "Supporting incense" the  monk (in Sogenji  it can also be lay people, yet with many years of training experience) who take over  when the Jikijitsu  is busy

Jisha 聖侍 - The "back gate" of the zendo, serving  tea, looking after the needs of the sangha, keeping an overall view on who is missing, looking for them,  looking after the sick

Zendokan 禅堂看 - a position special to Sogenji, being the window to Sogenji, taking care of sangha matters and  making decisions about  who is allowed to come to  Sogenji

Densu 殿司 -  The caretaker of the Sutra hall (Hondo), leading the sutras,  taking care of special ceremonies,  teaching the mokugyo

Fuzui 副随 - Caretaker of the administrative quarters, of special events and guest, answering the telephone

Tenzo 典座 -  The main tenzo, overlooking the daily cooks, shopping, organization of supplies and for special events

Enzu 園頭 -  The gardener

Guesthouse ゲストハウス - The caretaker of the guesthouse

Zomu  雑務 - a position created by the Roshi, for repairing and building

8 Corner Building 八角堂 - The care taker of the eight corner building

Fusu 副司 - Finances

Shika  知客 - Meeting special guests and main responsible of administrative quarters

Zendo 禅堂 - people without a position in joju (administrative quarters), live in the East (male) or West zendo (if the West zendo for the women is full, they move to the guesthouse), also called Donai, "inside the zendo"

Hokuozan Sogenji 北欧山曹源寺 - monastery in Northern Germany

Tahomasan Sogenji 多法摩山曹源寺 - monastery on Whidbey Island USA

Indozan Sogenji 印度山曹源寺 - monastery near Adhilabad in India

Hidden Valley Zen Center ロサンゼルス禅堂 - Zen center in tradition of Kapleau Roshi

Denmark Person of no Rank Zendo - the newly opened Zendo in Denmark

Enso House 円相ハウス - Hospice near Tahoma Monastery, one person from Sogenji is regularly send to support the hospice, staying usually for a period of 6-9 months

Shofuku Sodo  Katan 祥福僧堂掛搭 - in traditional training in Shofukuji monastery

Tenne Sodo Katan天衣僧堂掛搭 - in traditional training in Tenneji nunnery


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