108 Bells Ceremony

Date & Time
December 16, 2018
9:00 am - 1:00 pm

108 Bells Ceremony

Join us on the farm as we host our local Rinzai Zen priests in celebrating the biggest Buddhist ceremony of the year: Joy no Kane, or the Tolling of the Temple Bells. In the Buddhist tradition, ringing the bell 108 times rids us of the 108 delusions that we suffer on earth. Through this ritual, we purify ourselves of the past year’s three poisons: ignorance, attachment, and aversion.

This half-day event begins with a formal Rinzai Zen morning service, followed by zazen and Qi Qong in the Hollow Bones tradition. You will then participate in the 108 Bells ceremony of purification and release, opening up to a new year of awakening, and liberation.

After the ceremony at 1:00 pm, we invite you to stay for a pot-luck lunch. Please bring a vegetarian dish to share.

This event is free, but please register in advance. If you have any questions about the event, please email events@urbanadamah.org.


Choan Hoki, Bodhi Dharma and Ekai Yakuso are ordained priests of the Hollow Bones Order, and American Rinzai Zen School.

Choan Hoki Tim Cook is devoted to teaching the dharma through facilitating Mondo Zen with any willing sentient being. As a career environmental engineer and a jesting stand-up comedian, his love for human nature is fed by being of service to the greater good.

Bodhi Dharma William Prince teaches the dharma with his granddaughter and step-children. Through the facilitation of Mondo Zen and working with the Mankind Project with Doshin Nelsen Roshi, he is committed to awakening of all beings.

Ekai Yakuso Joel Kreisberg was recently ordained in the Hollow Bones Order by Jun Po Roshi. His brings his passion for healing and song to his teachings finding clarity in Mondo Zen. May all beings awaken to find their way!