Buddhist Chaplain Candidate Sworn in on Sutra
Zhen Guan, a monk originally from China, was recently sworn in as the US Army’s latest Second Lieutenant and Buddhist chaplain candidate. He gave his oath with his hand on the Vimalakirti Sutra, which is a Buddhist text.
Guan’s oath was administered by Chaplain (1Lt) Christopher Mohr, a recent graduate of the same Buddhist school, and was observed by three other Buddhist chaplain candidates.
Despite the highlight of no Air Force Buddhist chaplain, it would seem Buddhists are having little trouble recruiting religious leaders for military service.
Via the Buddhist Military Sangha.