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Chulga: The Beautiful Renunciation
The commencement ceremony of the 44thJogye Order Novice Precept Training was held on March 1st, 2013, at Jikji-sa Temple, the 8thdistrict temple of Jogye Order.
The 44thNovice Monk Training lasted from February 28th to the 15th for 16 days at the Jikji-sa Temple.
Pic 1. Moxa: ceremony to leave a mark on the arm with incense
Pic 2. Novice monks take a vow to maintain Bhikkhu precepts Pic 3. Balwugongyang (traditional monastic meal) and educaional books prepared for the novice monks
Pic 4. The Novice Monks taking the Bodhisattva vows
Pic. 5 Bodhisattva Precepts given by Ven. Seong, Ven. Jongjin, and Ven. Mukwan (from left)