The Kwan Um School of Zen in Europe, with its 50 centers and groups throughout Europe and the Middle East, and hundreds of members, welcomes all who wish to practice with us and attain their true nature through Zen meditation following the teaching of Zen Master Seung Sahn.
On our website you will find everything you need to know about how to contact your nearest local Zen Center or group, our teachers, practice and tradition, future Zen retreats, and other resources for members. Below are the latest announcements of activities and news.
Her husband Zen Master Hae Kwang (Stan Lombardo SSN) is also coming for the last week (March 16-23), visiting Brussels for a dharma talk and a weekend YMJJ in Palma de Mallorca.
All our members and friends are cordially invited to attend one of the weeks of Kyol Che, one of the dharma talks, or a YMJJ, to meet, listen to, and practice with one of the visiting Zen Masters. This poster will be updated with further information as decisions on timings and locations become available.
We are looking forward to welcoming you and commemorating Zen Master Wu Bong together with you!
The Winter Kyol Che 2014 will run for ninety days from Sunday 5th January till 6th April at the Warsaw Zen Center, Wu Bong Sa. Many people are already signing up to attend for one week or more, so don't miss out! There is plenty of space for everyone who wants to attend. There are walks in the forest every day and kong-an interviews twice a week. The weekend following the retreat (5-6 April) will be the main Sangha Weekend of the European Kwan Um School this year. Everyone is invited.
Please dedicate Namu Amita Bul chanting for him.
The 49 day ceremony for our teacher will be held in our European Retreat Temple in Warsaw Falenica on June 2nd 2013. The one year memorial ceremony will be held at Berlin Zen Center in Germany, which was Wu Bong Soen Sa Nim's home in Europe.
Thank you Soen Sa Nim that we met you, practiced with you and received your profound teaching.
Kwan Um School of Zen /Europe
ZM Bon Shim | ZM Bon Yo | ZM Ji Kwang
Andrzej Piotrowski JDPS | Muchak JDPS | Jo Potter JDPS | Bogusia Malinowska JDPS | Oleg Suk JDPS | Arne Schaefer JDPS | Koen Vermeulen JDPS | Igor Pininski JDPS
Following our joyful and successful Sangha meeting at Do Am Sa, Warsaw ZC on 9th and 10th March, the minutes of this meeting are available here. They cover the foundation of the European Kwan Um School of Zen as a legal body, the formation of a finance committee, and updates on the European Retreat Centre and the 2014 Whole World is a Single Flower conference.
Please let us come together for a festive and joyful time. We will celebrate kido and an inka ceremony together. We will have discussions regarding our present projects like the European Bylaws and the European Retreat Center, and it is envisaged to legally establish the European Kwan Um School of Zen.
All members are warmly invited to attend and join in our practice and discussions together.
We are happy to announce that two beloved members of our Sangha, Koen Vermeulen from Belgium and Igor Pininski from Poland, are going to receive inka on 9th March at 11:00. Everyone is invited to come together for this wonderful and joyful event.
The Winter Kyol Che this year will run for seven weeks from this Sunday 20th January till 9th March at the Warsaw Zen Center, Do Am Sah. Many people are already signing up to attend for one week or more, so don't miss out! There is plenty of space for everyone who wants to attend, with some newly refurbished rooms (above). There are walks in the forest every day and kong-an interviews twice a week. The weekend following the retreat (9-10 March) will be the main Sangha Weekend of the European Kwan Um School this year, with discussions and inka ceremonies. Everyone is invited.