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Kotai Rainy Training Season 2014

In the monastery there are two training periods, the rainy season and the winter season. Today is the KOTAI the change of positions which means the new training period (rainy season) is starting. The different responsibilities were already decided by Hyakujo EkaiZenji, who gave the basic outline as to how a Zen monastery should function. Now the Roshi decides each time, who would be challenged as well as supported by taking on a certain job/position. Below you can see the new Kotai positions:

Jikijitsu: Roshi

Joko (leading the zendo): Doho Ekei Sogen Daishu

Jisha (caretaker of the sangha): Shokin Horin

Zendokan (Advisor for training matters): Daichi

Densu (Hondo caretaker and sutra leader): Sogen Sokun Kozan

Fuzui (Taking care of guests and events): Sochu Jiko

Tenzo (Main cook): Daishu Peter

Enzu (Gardener):Domyo Bodhiprajna

Guesthouse: Seishin Ramona

Zomu (Repair work): Shogan Amos

Hakkakudo (Caretaker of the eight corner building): Doho

Fusu (Finance manager): Roshi

Shika (Taking care of special guests): Roshi

Zendo (living in the zendos): Doho Ekei Domyo Judith Agata Ravel Daniel Xaro

Abroad:

Hokuozan Sogenji Monastery: ShoE Zenshi

Tahoma Sogenji Monastery: Daichi Osho, Dairin Osho

Indozan Sogenji Monastery: Bodhi Zenji

Hidden Valley Zen Center: Sozui Zenni

Denmark Zendo: Daiko Koji

Enso House Hospice: Jobul

Shofukuji: Gensei


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