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Receive the Buddhist Precept

Our Chief Priest performs the Acceptance of the Precept Ceremony (called Gojukai in Japanese) to become a Nichiren Shoshu Buddhist and begin your Buddhist practice. If you have decided to receive the Acceptance of the Precept Ceremony, please download the application form, complete it and email to the Temple. You can also call (301-596-9397), text (240-681-9397) or email to get started on your Buddhist journey.

Your ceremony must be conducted by a Nichiren Shoshu Priest. Our Chief Priest, Rev Sakabe, will be in touch with you to make arrangements for your ceremony.

Precept/Gojukai application form*

If you are returning to Nichiren Shoshu, you will need to receive the Kankai Ceremony. Please download the Kankai application form and email it to the Temple. Our Chief Priest or Assistant Priest will then contact you to make arrangements for your ceremony.

Kankai Ceremony application form*

*Depending on your computer/device settings, this form is “fillable” meaning you can complete it using a browser or download the form, and type your responses in the form, and save it. You can then email the completed form.  If your computer/device can’t use the fillable option, please download the form, print and complete it, and save it. Then you will need to scan the form and email the completed form.