European Sangha Support

Communications and support for local sanghas of the Kwan Um School of Zen in Europe and for individual members is primarily through your local Abbot, Director and/or Guiding Teacher.  In all cases where you need spiritual support or wish to ask any personal questions, your first call should be to your Guiding Teacher, who is there to help you. They will forward your concerns to the European Board of Trustees (Teachers Group) or the Council if your request needs their attention.


The Structure of the Kwan Um School of Zen in Europe

The Sangha in Europe is organized locally and nationally by students (with directors and abbots) under the guidance of Guiding Teachers who are members of the European Board of Trustees (Teachers Group).

The European Board of Trustees (Teachers Group) is the governing body of the Kwan Um School of Zen in Europe, with strategic and spiritual authority and functions; they meet annually.

The Head Teacher (Zen Master Bon Shim; temporary) is our spiritual head.

The Council represents the Board of Trustees as well as the Head Teacher. The Council consists of three teachers elected by the European Teachers Group every three years.  (Temporarily, following the death of ZM Wu Bong, the Council consists of two teachers, with ZM Bon Shim as temporary Head Teacher.) The Council chooses one of the Council members to head it, once a year.  The Council meets through skype or in person once a month or more often, as needed, and guides the actions and direction of the European Office.  Day-to-day matters of KUSZ in Europe and Israel and management issues are considered, and courses of action chosen.  The Council reports and refers matters to the BoT and the Head Teacher.

The European Office (EO) for the Kwan Um School of Zen exists to serve the local and national Sanghas in Europe and Israel.  It is the operational and executive board for KUSZ Europe, with members chosen by the Council.  The team is composed of Sangha members who work closely with the Council and are guided by the Council.  They have job assignments according to the areas for which they are each responsible, currently Financial, Records, Internet, and Communications Directors. (See below for their job descriptions.)


The European Council

  Zen Master Ji Kwang

 

 

 

 

  Andrzej Piotrowski JDPSN


 


 

 


The European Office

 

Peter Voke, and Boaz Franklin
— Internet Team for KUSZ Europe

Contact: webmasterkwanumeuropeorg

Job Description
 

 

Eduardo del Valle, and Lubor Kosut
— Organisation Team for KUSZ Europe

Contact: recordskwanumeuropeorg

Job Description

 

 

Position vacant
— Finance Team for KUSZ Europe

Contact: financekwanumeuropeorg

Job Description

 

 

Agata Sobiecka (Hae In)
— Communications Team for KUSZ Europe

Contact: commskwanumeuropeorg

Job Description
 


Guidelines for the KUSZ European Sangha

*  Ethics in the Sangha: the Grievance Procedure
    31kB PDF file


Reports from Sangha and Teachers

Report archive of the meetings of the Teachers' Group and KUSZE Sangha Meetings:
*  Teachers’ Meeting / Warsaw, March 2013
    76kB PDF file
*  Teachers’ Meeting / Paris, April 2012
    227kB PDF file
*  Teachers’ Meeting / Potsdam, June 2011
    72kB PDF file
*  Teachers’ Meeting / Warsaw, September 2010
    250kB PDF file
*  Teachers’ Answers to Questions / Warsaw, September 2010
    228kB PDF file
*  Students’ Meeting / Warsaw, September 2010
    200kB PDF file
*  Sanghas' Reports / Warsaw, September 2010
    4.8MB PDF file
*  Photo Report, Ukraine Sangha / Warsaw, September 2010
    2.9MB PDF file
*  Teachers’ Meeting / Won Kwang Sa, April 2010
    440kB PDF file
*  Teachers’ Meeting / Warsaw, September 2009
    1.6MB PDF file
*  Sangha Meeting / Warsaw, September 2009
    2.9MB PDF file
*  Teachers’ Meeting / Berlin, May 2009
    1MB PDF file
*  Sangha Meeting / Berlin, May 2009
    1.2MB PDF file
*  Teachers’ Meeting / Berlin, May 2008
    25kB PDF file
*  Teachers’ Meeting / Warsaw, September 2007
    63kB PDF file
*  Teachers’ Meeting / Paris, April 2007
    72kB PDF file
*  Teachers’ Meeting / Warsaw, September 2006
    46kB PDF file
*  Teachers’ Meeting / Paris, April 2006
    56kB PDF file
*  Teachers’ Meeting / Warsaw, September 2005
    46kB PDF file
*  Teachers’ Meeting / Warsaw, September 2004
    45kB PDF file
*  Teachers’ Meeting / Paris, April 2004
    31kB PDF file


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