Doan (which refers to the ceremonial team and positions) practice is an integral part of keeping the rituals alive and consistent. The doan plays the bells, the kokyo leads the chanting and the tenken plays the han (wooden board) and mokugyo (wooden fish drum). The ceremonial forms are open to everyone and allow a different sort of practice from meditation or work practice. It's a great way to volunteer our time that challenges us in how we learn and deal with others.
Please contact Avona at Kannon Do if you wish to learn more about how to embrace the ceremonial forms.