Doko Bukała - priest and teacher of Soto Zen.
He has been practicing Zen Buddhism since 1985. For the first several years he mainly practiced in the Rinzai Zen tradition. In 2005 he began the practice in the temple of Antaiji, where in 2006 he was ordained Soto Zen. In 2007-2010, he took part in a priestly training in the Myokoji monastery. In 2012 he received shiho (dharma transmission) from Tom Wright’s Roshi Daitsu. In January 2013 he took zuise.
Zuise is the ceremony of Japanese Soto Zen school, which takes place in Eiheiji and Sojiji - the major monasteries of the school.
It has several functions:
- Formal confirmation of dharma transmission (shiho) by the school soto.
- Giving the status of osho, meaning fully ordained priest. Only being osho you can conduct most of the ceremony, for example, give indications.
- This is an opportunity to express the gratitude to the founders of the school soto, during a special ceremony in the temple, where the ashes of the most important abbots are. For most priests, this is the only chance in life to be in this place, which is not normally available.
Every year on December 31st from 18.00 to 24.00 New Year’s training takes place - zazen, sutra and 108 strokes of the bell ceremony,
Temple of the Buddha's Light
Puławska Street 234/13, Warsaw (open only in the hours of practice)
Telephone: 605 477 222