Initially, you need to decide where and how often to meet for practice. Usually this is once or twice a week. Consult with your guiding teacher and if necessary, decide what the monthly subscription should be. This may be needed for hiring your practice place, for instance.
You can hold your first practice session or two even before you are officially registered as a Kwan Um Zen group. The practice should include sitting meditation, walking meditation, and any chants you know or can manage to learn. “Kwan Seum Bosal” is easy and is often a good starting point for those who have not done chanting before. Then include the Heart Sutra in your own language, if available and try to learn the Great Dharani. The rest of the chants will follow naturally once you are chanting these three regularly.
You will quickly discover you need to solve some practical problems: mats, cushions, a Buddha statue, incense and candles, and a moktak for chanting. Contact us if you need help getting any of these.