Guide to Conduct and...


Guide to Conduct and Ceremony

Appendix: Ceremonial Texts

Part Three: Ceremonial Texts for the Rites and Rituals of the Order

44. Mental Affirmation at the Closing Ceremony of the Sŏn-Retreat

Oh Dharmakaya Buddha, Fourfold Grace, under your endless grace and awesome power, we are deeply thankful for being able to finish our Sŏn meditation and perform our Closing Ceremony today at this site.
After this Closing Ceremony, when we return to our working places and homes, and apply what we have practiced into our lives, we will not act against the will of the Buddha in any of myriad situations. Wherever we go, we will make efforts for all to be moved by the right dharma so that the dignity of the Order will be revealed to the world of ten directions, and, with the merits of the doctrine, we will deliver all sentient beings. This we pray for wholeheartedly.