Becoming a Buddhist
The desire to become a Buddhist arises for many reasons. It may be rooted in gratitude and appreciation. It may arise out of an awareness of suffering. It may begin with the desire to take the Precepts. Whatever the prompt, the first step is to become familiar with Buddhist teaching and practice. Available here are readings, talks and an explanation of the specific steps to take to realize your intention to become a Buddhist. Select “Listen” to hear the Dharma talk. To download a talk, right click (control/click on Mac) and select “Download Linked File”. Click on “Read” to open a pdf.
From these Precepts come forth such a wind and fire
that all are driven into enlightenment
when the flames are fanned by the Buddha's influence. from Great Master Dogen's Shushogi