Listed below are various pathways and requirements for practice as a Zen Peacemaker. As we define other Paths, we will post them here.
In order to become a member of the Zen Peacemaker Order you must first submit an application to become a candidate for membership, along with an annual fee. After Registering as a Candidate and paying the annual fee, please start the following ZPO core practices:
Attend a ZPO Member Installation Ceremony (they will be announced.)
During the formation period, candidates will have to obtain all necessary trainings, in consultation with their respective mentors. We recognize that some candidates will have done more training in the past, but even these more experienced candidates should, in consultation with their mentors, deepen their study and practice in the following areas:
Once the candidate has taken these trainings and is doing the ZPO practices as listed above, an Installation Ceremony installing the candidate as a Member of the Order can be recommended by his/her mentor and scheduled.
Upon becoming a Member, one initiates a path to becoming a Senior, which means adopting the ZPO Rule as a path of practice.
The requirements are:
When you have completed the study of the ZPO Rule (as agreed by your ZPO Preceptor, ZPO Priest, ZPO Minister or ZPO Teacher, you may apply to be a Senior Zen Peacemaker by filling out the Application for Becoming a Senior Zen Peacemaker and submitting it to your Regional Circle. When your application is approved by the Regional Circle, you will be notified and instructed to: