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Choken is formally requesting from a Zen teacher to accept you as their student, essentially you are committing to working with a particular teacher and they are committing to work with and support your Zen practice. 

Whilst it is a short ceremony that is undertaken in private during Daisan (interview) it is also an important commitment. Choken needs to be requested from the teacher they won't raise it first however if you want to know more please speak to Scott Sensei regarding it.

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Jukai is a ceremony where students publicly acknowledge their willingness and commitment to the Buddhist Bodhisattva path and practice. During the ceremony the student receives the 16 Bodhisattva Precepts which include taking refuge in the Buddha, Dharma and Sangha.

Dogen Zenji described the precepts as the "single most important matter of the Zen school". Jukai needs to be requested from the teacher

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