College Of Zen Buddhist Studies
The Third Quarter for the College of Zen Buddhist Studies begins on July 2, 2012. We are currently accepting applications for new students here. Returning students can sign up for their new classes now.
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Students who enroll in the College of Zen Buddhist Studies are eligible to take five precepts once they enroll. Once a student has finished their first nine classes they are eligible to take ten precepts and become a Novice Priest in the Five Mountain Zen Order. Another benefit that students in the program can take advantage of is to be authorized to enter into kōan study with a qualified Zen Teacher. These interviews are offered over video conference, usually Skype.
Under the direction of the Five Mountain Order (founded in 2008 as the Monastery Without Walls), the College of Zen Buddhist Studies is one of the few Buddhist institutions in the world to make full use of online distance-education opportunities, providing our students with a convenient, affordable, and unique Zen training experience.
The next quarter begins at the College of Zen Buddhist Studies on April 9, 2012 and will be offering a variety of courses on line.
Our application fee is $25 and each course is offered for the nominal fee of $50 tuition/class. These classes are multimedia, and feature interaction with the instructors online, as well as private counseling and or course meeting using on line video technology. Once you have submitted your application you will be given a signon so that you can sign up for the classes of your choice.
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