Religion: Teiun

School children in Tacoma, Wash, gazed with solemn curiosity last week at their schoolmates Veronica Pratt, 17, and Patrick Pratt, 9, whose British-born mother, Mrs. Sunya Pratt, had just become the first white Buddhist priestess in the U. S.

Before the ornate altar of a Buddhist temple in a Tacoma side street, Julius Goldwater, one of the 50 white Buddhist priests in the U. S., intoned: "This candi date desires ordination." Red-robed Bishop Kenju Masuyama, head of all Buddhist temples in North America, placed a kesa (stole) around the neck of yellow-robed Mrs. Pratt....

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