Religion: The Zen Priest

Amid the chanting of sutras, the sounding of gongs and the curling smoke of burning incense. Chief Abbot Oda Sesso was ordaining a head priest for the Zen Buddhist temple of Daitokuji Ryosen-An in Kyoto, Japan. The new Zen priest gravely accepted the kesa -the richly brocaded red-and-gold silk scarf that is the mark of the priesthood -and assumed the Buddhist name of Jyokei. But in Chicago, where she was born 65 years ago, her name was Ruth Fuller. Last week she became the first American in history to be admitted to the Japanese...

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