How does somebody become a Zen Master?
March 25, 2008 2:44 AM Subscribe
What is the certification process for a "Zen Master" and a Zen "Priest"?
posted by TigerCrane to Religion & Philosophy (10 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I understand that a Zen Master is different from a Zen priest, right?
How does somebody attain these titles?
Does a priest go to a Zen seminary? Is it an academic degree like a rabbinate? Are Zen priests professional clergy, or do they generally hold day jobs?
Does the title of Zen Master mean that the holder of the title is Enlightened? Who confers the title?