As a member of the school, you will qualify for discounts at KUSZ retreats. More importantly, this is a key way of advancing your practice, helping others, and joining in the spiritual life of the school – what Zen Master Seung Sahn called “together action”.
If you are part of an active local KUSZ group, they may organise Zen retreats locally from time to time. This is convenient, easy, and a great example of “together action”. Join in as much as you can: many of us remember our first Zen retreat as a wonderful, life-changing experience, and you may discover this too.
If you are an isolated member with no supporting Zen group in your town or region, going on retreat is just as important for you. Look carefully on this site for the longer retreats – a week at least, up to a 90-day Kyol Che – that you can travel to and join in, usually for a week or more.
There are a number of such retreats in both the summer and winter seasons. If you can find one or two coming retreats that are convenient for you to travel to, this will be time well spent that you will never regret.