Discipleship and Training
the Shingon Priesthood
RECEIVING THE TEN PRECEPTS (J: Jukai)
The next step is to receive the Precepts. This is only offered
once a year, and the Disciple must travel to Koyasan, Japan. The
Jukai includes the full precepts and is conducted over three days.
Since this is only offered once a year a person may actually start
the Shido Kegyo (Ritual Training) before they receive the precepts.
This is a wonderful experience, that people will treasure for
life. Many personal bonds are established as you go through the
rigors of this Ceremony. It requires many Prostrations to the
various Buddhas, especially the Three Thousand Buddhas of the
Past, Present and Future.
This process requires registration, permission of the Master and
the fees are about 50,000 yen ($430 depending on the yen rate).
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