Summer Intensive June 18 - July 8th 2015: Residential and Ministerial Training for Zen Sangha Leadership (pdf)


Shogaku Zen Institute is a training seminary for Zen priests and other Buddhist Sangha leaders who wish to be Buddhist pioneers—carrying Zen and Buddhism outward into smaller communities. Based in California, the program emphasizes developing leadership and communication skills for guiding a sangha of laypeople. You will learn how to take care of your sangha and to take care of yourself through peer support and the development of a strong referral network. Shogaku Zen Institute is a style of Zen training for bringing forth authentic and wholesome Dharma in small dharma groups and lay practice sanghas.

Detailed Description of the SPOT Program