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.
This document outlines recommended behaviors and describes a process for resolving ethical concerns. We encourage everyone who practices within the Kwan Um School of Zen, students and teachers, alike, to follow these guidelines.
The Summer Retreat Program is starting soon and we would like to invite you all to participate. The 14-week Summer Retreat Program 2016 of the European Kwan Um School of Zen is taking place across Europe at eight locations, led by teachers of the Kwan Um School of Zen. There will be no other long retreats at the same time in Europe.
We invite you to view videos and picture galleries from the Winter Kyol Che and Sangha Weekend 2016, which occurred in Warsaw, Poland.
We are pleased to invite you to the Winter Kyol Che 2016 at Wu Bong Sah temple, Warsaw Zen Center, led by teachers of the Kwan Um School of Zen. It will run from the 2nd of January until the 18th of March 2016. There will be a Dharma talk once a week and Kongan interviews twice a week. You can enter the Kyol Che each week on Saturdays between 17:30 and 18:00 and exit on Saturdays at 17:30.
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.