Jin Hai Shi (Ocean), the former Pamela Haines, has officially left the householder's life to become a Novice nun. (Shramanerika). Dharma Master Heng Ch'ih agreed to serve as her supervising Senior Bhikshuni and Heng Sure transmitted to Jin Hai the Ten Precepts of the Novice at Gold Coast Vihara, in Australia.
Those laity in attendance expressed their delight in the ceremony. It was truly a blessed event and represented the fufillment of many years of aspiration for Jin Hai Shi.
In the photograph Hai Shi is on the viewers right, wearing grey robes.