Everybody who shares the goals of the association can become member of the association. A formal membership in the Jōdo Shinshu (expressed eg. by the receiving of a nyūmonshiki or kikyōshiki) is not required.
The annual membership fee is 20 €. Ordained people are exempted from the fee (because the have ususally high expenses for the maintenance of their dharma center) The amount is payable to the following account:
EKŌ Gemeinschaft der Europäischen Shin-Buddhisten e.V.
Purpose: “Membership fee”
To enter the association please fill in and sign the following application form, and send it to the address mentioned inside:
The board decides about the membership.
Members of the Buddhist Association Jōdo Shinshū in Germany (BGJ-D http://www.jodoshinshu.de) are usually at the same time members of the EKŌ Assocation, if they checked the corresponding field in their membership bid. Who feels not vertain about it, may contact Rev. Kobs or Rev. Nottelmann.