Precepts Ceremony Online!

Save the Date! 

Kwan Um School of Zen Americas will hold an online Precepts Ceremony in place of our traditional Buddha’s Enlightenment Day gathering on Saturday, December 12, 4 PM EDT.

If you would like to take precepts during this ceremony, please visit here to fill out the precepts application. From the same webpage, please download the Precepts Application Handbook and read it carefully before applying. Applicants for 10 precepts should speak with their Guiding Teachers. 

Application Deadlines

Precepts applications must be submitted by Friday, November 27
Late applications may be accepted as late as Friday, December 5, but there will be a $25 late fee. No applications will be accepted after December 5. 

Questions? Please email:

If there are any questions regarding Precepts or any ceremony in Kwan Um, please email