Coming empty-handed, going empty-handed – that is human. When you are born, where do you come from? When you die, where do you go?

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“Together action is very important for Zen students. Bowing together, chanting together, sitting together, eating together, this means that your own situation, your condition, and your opinions can disappear much more easily.”

Zen Master Seung Sahn

Summer Retreat Program 2018

Summer Retreat Program

The Summer Retreat Program of the Kwan Um School of Zen Europe has been announced.  The SRP is a set of end-to-end continuous retreats taking place in eight different European countries between 24th June 2018 and ending with the European Sangha Weekend and Sangha Convention 8-9 September, after a four-week Kyol Che at Wu Bong Sa, Poland.  Each retreat last at least a week (retreats in England, Spain, and Lithuania last two weeks, the Kyol Che in Poland for four weeks) and no other long retreats take place at the same time.

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Statement of Ethics

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.

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