People who are sound in mind and spirit and free from hatred, anger and addictions. They are required to take the Introductory Meditation Course, become a Regular member and to take precepts, if they have not done so yet.
Morning practice (prostrations, meditation and chanting) Monday through Friday
Keeping a practice journal Monday through Friday
Weekly or biweekly attendance at local temple for meditation and chanting
Monthly meeting with others in training
Retreats & Study Program―Participation in two- or three-day retreats per term recommended; Required reading of Buddhist texts; essay writing optional.
The cost for the Dharma Guardian program is $1500 annually, $750 per practice period, which includes temple membership, all retreats and temple activities with the exception of Precept-taking. Discount and work exchange are available for the unemployed or others in need.
Dharma Guardian Application Form