Hello,I have been thinking for a long time about becoming a zen monk and lately I also started learning japanese,but i'm still at a begginer's level.I searched and tried to learn everything i can about visas,plane tickets,steps into becoming a zen monk...
I am planning on going in Japan the next year maybe,because i need to improve my japanese level.But i have several things i didn't find on the internet such as:
Do i have to offer some money to the temple i will be joining,or the master will accept me free and put me to test?
Can i join a temple just by going there and speaking with the master and the he will put me to test,or do i have to sign in somewhere,to fill some papers?Because in orthodox monasteries you can just go there and they will welcome you and put you to test.
I am living in Romania and there is no zen temple here,not even in Bucharest,that's why i am asking you...i would be grateful if you can help me with any information.