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Online Application for Admission to Buddha Dharma University
1. A non-refundable fee of $25 is required with your application. Upon admission to Buddha Dharma University, we will send you a link to enable you to do complete the enrollment process.
NOTE: We will not turn away honest seekers whose situation does not allow them to pay for this education. If you have extenuating circumstances, please explain them below. Your situation will be reviewed by an enrollment counselor and you will be contacted directly. Scholarship sponsors may be available for students with financial need.
For information about financial aid, you can e-mail
or to apply for Financial Aid go directly to the
2. All applications will receive prompt attention and be decided upon as soon as possible. If you do not hear from us within 14 days, please send an e-mail to
to inquire about your application.
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Please tell us why you are applying to Five Mountain Zen Orders's Buddha Dharma University:
I would like to audit these classes and wish no other involvement with Five Mountain Zen Order (FMZO).
I have done some research on FMZO and wish to deepen my understanding of your teachings.
I have taken 5 Precepts in FMZO and wish to deepen my studies
I have taken 10 Precepts and wish to pursue ordination as a Zen priest -- Bachelor in Buddhist Dharma (Dh.B.) degree
I have taken 16 Precepts and am pursuing a Master of Buddhist Dharma (Dh.M.) degree
When do you plan to enroll?
Select your enrollment type
I want to audit courses as a non member of the Five Mountain Zen Order
I am engaged in practice with the Five Mountain Order
I am a Novice Priest in the Five Mountain Order
I am a Zen Priest in the Five Mountain Zen Order
Statement of Interest
At Buddha Dharma University, students wake up to their true nature while developing skills in deep, critical thinking as well as compassion and abiding love for all beings. This is accomplished through engagement in academic study, contemplative practice, service to others, and the creative arts. Given this, please tell us in an essay how you are prepared to participate in this distinctive community and how your life and educational goals would be reached by attending Buddha Dharma University. If you are applying directly into a particular degree, please make sure your essay addresses your experience and interest in this field. *
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Do you use Skype?
Current Mailing Address
Personal Buddhist History
Have you practiced Buddhism with another group?
If you practice with a Non-Five Mountain Group do you wish us to not discuss membership with our group with you?
If you practice with a non-Five Mountain Group please enter it here
If you answered yes, which other group(s) have your practiced with?
Do you currently practice with a Five Mountain Zen Order Sangha?
Not Currently Affiliated with a Five Mountain Sangha
Am a member of a Sangha that I actively Participate in (Non-FMZO)
Beyond Walls Zen - Lees Summit, MO
Center for Clinical Mindfulness - Cincinnati, OH
Clinton Zen Group - Clinton, IA
Great Cloud Zen Center - Cincinnati, OH
Mountain Gate Zen Center - Berkeley, CA
Ocean Eyes Zen Center - Huntington Beach, CA
Only Love Zen Sitting Group - Grand Rapids, MI
Open Sky Zen Group - New York, NY
Perceive Sound Zen Community - Danville, IL
True Nature Zen Community - Bar Harbor, MN
All the information I have submitted on this form is truthful and accurate to the best of my knowledge.
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