First American Nun Installed as Resident Minister of U.S. Nichiren Temple

September 14, 2007

Author: Sandra Seki/Myokei Caine-Barrett

Source: Nichiren Shu News/The Buddhist Channel,4873,0,0,1,0

Rev. Myokei Caine-Barrett, the first Amerian (Afro-Amerian) nun of the Nichiren-shu Order, was installed as the first resident minister of the Myokenji Temple of the Nichiren Buddhist Sangha of Texas in a ceremony held in the Cullen Oaks Community Center on July 8. Bishop Shokai Kanai of the Nichiren Order of North America witnessed the transfer of responsibility from Rev. Ryuoh Faulconer - acting minister of the Myokenji Temple and Rev. Myokei’s master - and he officiated the service, assisted by Shami Ryusho Jeffus.

The service was attended by nearly 60 family members and friends of Nun Myokei who had supported her throughout her journey to become a Nichiren-shu priest.