After meditating for some time you might find you desire more spiritual direction or guidance - perhaps by becoming a student.

The first step is to make a formal request to Sensei Ray or Sensei Michele. You'll then be asked to write a short spiritual biography: 

  • What brought you to this practice? 
  • How long have you been practicing?
  • Do you practice on a regular basis? 
  • Have you worked with a teacher before? 
  • If so - who have you worked with?
  • Are you confronting any spiritual issues?
  • Are there any dilemmas you are facing?

Bring your completed biography to daisan.

If accepted as a student, you'll be asked to: 

  • Deepen your commitment to Zen practice (attend sesshin and zazenkai) 
  • Choose one of the below
    • Body practice - Yoga, Martial Arts...
    • Creative practice - Painting, Poetry... 
  • Perform Service regularly at the Zendo
  • Work with your teacher as spiritual guide

If you'd like to become a student of either Sensei Ray or Sensei Michele,
Don't hesitate to contact them with any questions you may have, and set up an interview.