Monastic or Priestly Ordination in The
Zen Society, The Order of The Great Lights, involves a lifelong
commitment to practicing and realizing the Dharma of Freedom and
living one's life as a benefit for all, as one’s vocation or one's
Priests practice and
work exclusively within the context of temple life, may hold a
career in industry, or a community service profession, or some combination
Priests may be celibate or in a committed relationship,
and may live in residence or not.
A priests duties may include
such things as temple administration, counseling, officiating at
weddings, funerals, memorial services, and Jukai, development of
liturgy, teaching and training, and assisting Seijaku Roshi.
Any formal student of Seijaku Roshi who has been a member for four
or more years, is participating in the Monastery at the level of
Temple Benefactor, received Jukai (lay-ordination), and has no major
life commitments that would interfere with priestly vocation,
may take up the question of Ordination.