In Spring of 2016, I began my 3 year journey at Blue Mountain Lotus Society’s 3-year seminary program. As a graduate of the program I will receive my Licensure of Buddhist Ministry for Holy Orders designation, that includes both classroom education as well as field education. The result of this training program is full ordination as a professional in the fields of ministry and chaplaincy, as well as certification as a Mindfulness Counselor.
I found my way into Buddhism in my mid-twenties when I went through a state of depression. It was here I learned to better understand and focus my mind. I felt called to ministry to serve those who are suffering, as well as to deepen the understanding of my own faith.
(BMLS clergy at our 2015 Hanamatsure celebration :0)