Jikishoan Zen Buddhist Community offers different levels of membership for those interested in supporting the practice of Zen Buddhism in Australia with Jikishoan’s main teacher.
There are four membership categories:
- Practice Member (Initial/Full membership)
- Associate Member
- Ordained Member (Abbot’s discretion)
- Honorary Member. (Abbot’s appointment, Committee’s endorsement)
The Ordained Member category is reserved for members of Jikishoan who have taken the sixteen Bodhisattva Precepts, Kesaya and Oryoki, given by Jikishoan’s main teacher or abbot to the novice monk or lay teacher trainee.
The Honorary Member category is reserved for Jikishoan’s main teacher, Abbot.
Members and non-members are all able to attend Jikishoan’s activities and public events. Please contact Jikishoan if you have any questions about becoming a member of Jikishoan.