Formally Becoming Buddhist (2017) September 28, 2017 by Anton Kovalyov in Zen On September 23rd, 2017 I went through a lay initiation (Jukai) ceremony at the San Francisco Zen Center. It is quite funny to see how much I've changed over the past few years. I'm curious to see what will come up next. Rev. Liên Shutt, myself, and Will Kabat-Zinn after the ceremony.