Ensuring Quality and Ethical Standards

Shogaku Zen Institute ensures that the M.Div diploma, modeled on the standard 72-unit graduate-level theological degree, is consistent with the widely accepted guidelines for the training of Western religious ministers, while accounting for different Buddhist needs and practices.

To foster the beneficial application of Buddhist ideas and practices in the West, Shogaku Zen Institute facilitates ongoing ethics and standards dialogue among its affiliated Zen and Mindfulness/ Insight institutions, and authorized teachers.