Precepts Application

Congratulations on taking precepts with the Kwan Um School of Zen! Once you submit your application you will receive an email confirmation. If we need more information or there is a problem with your application, we will be in touch. If you have any questions please email director@kwanumzen.org or call 401-658-1476. Thank you!


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Ceremony Location *

Ceremony Date (mm/dd/yyyy) *

Your Zen Center *

Your Name (as you want it to appear on your certificate) *

Your Address

Your Phone Number *

Your Email *

Precepts you are taking*

Note: All applications must be approved by your guiding teacher. The School will contact your teacher for confirmation once we receive your application.


Precepts Materials & Fees

Application fee - $25 (waived with the purchase of any precepts materials)Five Precepts - bowing robe - $85 (please look below for size ordering)Five Precepts - brown kasa - $40Dharma Teacher in Training - fee - $75Dharma Teacher - long robe - $325 (please look below for size ordering)Dharma Teacher - bowl set - $40Senior Dharma Teacher - green ceremony kasa - $100Bodhisattva Teacher - blue ceremony kasa - $100

All materials will be sent to your Zen Center for the ceremony.

Late Fee

Late fee (applying less than two weeks before ceremony) - $25

Dharma Teacher In Training Essay

“Motivations for Practice” paper emailed to director@kwanumzen.org and your guiding teacher. If you are applying to become a dharma teacher in training, please write a 1000-word paper on “Motivations for Practice.” At the top of the paper put your name, Zen Center, and e-mail address. If you are unable to e-mail it, please mail the essay to The Kwan Um School of Zen/Precepts, 99 Pound Rd., Cumberland, RI 02864.


Bowing Robe Size (only if ordering Five Precepts - bowing robe)


Dharma Teacher Robe Size (only if ordering Dharma Teacher - long robe)

All measurements must be in centimeters. Please make sure to double and triple-check your measurements! Your robe will be custom made in Korea and will not be able to be returned if there are errors.

A to B, over the shoulder with arms down (cm):
A to C, over the shoulder with arms down (cm):
D, chest (cm):
A to E in a straight line - NOT over the shoulder (cm):
A to F in a straight line - NOT over the shoulder (cm):
E, waist (cm):

Remember! Measurements MUST BE in centimeters!


When you click "send" below you will be re-directed to the Kwan Um School of Zen Member Dues page, where you can pay your precepts fees. Or you can send a check to: Kwan Um School of Zen, 99 Pound Rd, Cumberland, RI 02864. Applications will be processed once fees arrive to the School office.