New Abbot for Buddhist Sanctuary
The Sonoma Mountain Zen Center installed a new Abbot. Nyoze Kwong is the first new leader in 50 years. He succeeds his father, Jakusho Kwong-roshi who has been the abbot at the Center since 1973 who along with his wife founded the Center. Members of the Zen Center stated that Kwong-roshi’s appointment ensures the long-term future of the Center. Over 100 people gathered for the ceremony. Some of the visitors traveled from Iceland and Poland where Kwong-roshi also founded centers. Nyoze Kwong hopes to see the center finally complete construction of the new temple and restoration of the existing campus.
“The higher we are placed, the more humbly we should walk.” Cicero