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 Roshi 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 Roshi Ray or Sensei Michele,
Don't hesitate to contact them with any questions you may have, and set up an interview.