Taking the Zen Garland Order Vows – Study


Monday evenings from 6:30 – 7:45pm ET
January 8th, 15th, 22nd; February 3rd, 19th, 26th; March 4th.

Practicing the Zen Garland Order Vows means to embody Zen ethics as a way to salvation, healing, and liberation. The Vows are an essential element in the practice path of all Buddhist traditions: precepts, meditation, and wisdom. Taking the Zen Garland Vows is the commitment to enter the Zen Buddhist path and the initiation into the Zen Garland Order family of Zen Buddhism.

This empowerment is open to those with over a year of regular practice under the guidance of a Zen Garland Order Teacher. Prior Buddhist, and specifically Zen, practice experience, can be considered as contributing to this requirement.  The practitioner requests of their teacher to take the Zen Garland Order Vows.

This study will include:

  • 9 Dharma talks on Sundays on each of the Zen Garland Order Vows (live or recorded)
  • 6 Video lectures on the history and practice of the precepts in Buddhism
  • 6 classes on zoom to discuss the video lectures on Monday evening from 6:30 – 7:45pm ET.
  • Material, patterns, instructions and support to sew your own rakusu.