Sojong Ceremony

Confession of Downfalls and Renewal of Ordination Vows

One essential practice for ordained Sangha is Sojong.  In this context ‘so’ means renewing ordination vows and ‘jong’ means purifying downfalls.  Sojong practice can be done either by a group of Sangha or individualy.   In the Sutras Buddha said that all ordained Sangha should engage in Sojong practice twice a month; on or about the 15th and 30th day of each month.