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Summer Retreat Program 2018

Dear members and friends,

The Summer Retreat Program of the Kwan Um School of Zen Europe has been announced, starting in Israel and the Czech Republic. The SRP is a set of end-to-end continuous retreats taking place in eight different European countries begining on 24th of June and ending on 07th of September 2018, after a four-week Kyol Che and Sangha Weekend with the Meeting of Members at Wu Bong Sa, Poland.

The following teachers will lead the retreat:

1. 24-30June Yuval Gill JDPSN at HaSharon Zen Center, Israel
2. 24.June-01.July Dae Kwang SSN at Seon Mun Sa, Czech Republic
3. 01-08.July Ji Kwang SSN at Kubong Sa, England
4. 08-15.July Bon Shim SSN at Kubong Sa, England
5. 15-22.July Myong Hae Sunim JDPSN at Sufi Kanka, Lithuania
6. 22-29.July Joeng Hye SSN at Sufi Kanka, Lithuania
7. 29.July-05.August Koen Vermeulen JDPSN at Mottereau, France
8. 28.July-04.August Oleg Šuk JDPSN at Surya Centrum, Slovakia
9. 05-12.August Bon Shim SSN at Borisa, Spain
10. 12-18.August Bon Shim SSN at Borisa, Spain
11. 11-18.August Igor Piniński JDPSN at Wu Bong Sa, Poland Kyol Che (2nd entry: 16.August, 18:00)
12. 18-25.August Jo-Alma JDPSN at Wu Bong Sa, Poland Kyol Che (2nd entry: 23.August, 18:00)
13. 25.August-01.September Bon Shim SSN at Wu Bong Sa, Poland Kyol Che (2nd entry: 30.August, 18:00)
14. 01-07.September Joeng Hye SSN at Wu Bong Sa, Poland Kyol Che (2nd entry: 05.September, 18:00)

08-09.September Sangha Weekend and Meeting of Members

For more information please contact the organizer via email, which you can find in the right column after clicking on each event’s link.

Summer Retreat Program 2017

Dear members and friends,

The Summer Retreat Program of the Kwan Um School of Zen Europe has been announced, Starting in England. The SRP is a set of end-to-end continuous retreats taking place in seven different European countries starting 17th June 2017 and ending 03 September, after a three-week Kyol Che at Wu Bong Sa, Poland.

The following teachers will lead the retreat:

1. 17-25 June Ja An JDPSN / Igor Piniński JDPSN at Ku bong Sa, England 
2. 25.June-02.July Dae Kwang SSN at Seon Mun Sa, Czech Republic
3. 02-09.July Jiří Hazlbauer JDPSN at Seon Mun Sa, Czech Republic
4. 02-08.July Koen Vermeulen JDPSN at Mottereau, France
5. 09-16.July Ja An JDPSN at Sufi Kanka, Lithuania
6. 16-23.July Joeng Hye SSN at Sufi Kanka, Lithuania
7. 23-29.July Bon Shim SSN at Kubong Sa, England
8. 28. July-03.August Yuval Gill JDPSN at HaSharon Zen Center, Israel
9. 30.July-05.August Jo Potter JDPSN at Borisa, Spain
10. 06-12.August  Oleg Suk JDPSN at Surya Centrum, Slovakia
11. 13-20.August Igor Piniński JDPSN at Wu Bong Sa, Poland Kyol Che (2nd entry: 18.August, 18:00)
12. 20-27.August Joeng Hye SSN at Wu Bong Sa, Poland Kyol Che (2nd entry: 25.August, 18:00)
13. 27.August-03.September Bon Shim SSN at Wu Bong Sa, Poland Kyol Che (2nd entry: 01.September, 18:00)

For more information please contact the organizer using email, which you can find in the right column after clicking on each event’s link.

Students, retirees, temporarily unemployed seeking for work, disabled people and school children if they are assisted by parents sitting the same retreat in a difficult financial situation and wishing to sit at least two weeks of retreat in any Summer Retreat Program can also apply for scholarship funded by KUSZ/E Council. Please provide your Guiding Teacher’s recommendation to comms@kwanumeurope.org and if you are our School’s member you can receive up to 50% discount.

Events

Winter Kyol Che 2018

Winter Kyol Che 2018 at Wu Bong Sa temple, Warsaw Zen Center

  • Led by  Kwan Um School of Zen teachers.
  • Runs from 06 January to 24 March 2018
  • Dharma talks once a week and kong-an interviews twice a week
  • Enter Kyol Che each week on Saturday between 17:30 and 18:30 and exit on consecutive Saturday before 17:00.

The following teachers will lead the retreat:

1.  06.01 – 13.01 Arne Schaefer JDPSN
2.  13.01 – 20.01 Yuval Gill JDPSN (II entry for beginners: 18.01, 18:30)
3.  20.01 – 27.01 Koen Vermeulen JDPSN
4.  27.01 – 03.02 Ji Kwang SSN (II entry: 01.02, 18:30)
5.  03.02 – 10.02 Knud Rosenmayr JDPSN
6.  10.02 – 17.02 Ja An JDPSN
7.   17.02 – 24.02 Gu Ja SSN (II entry: 22.02, 18:30)
8.   24.02 – 03.03 Olek Suk JDPSN
9.   03.03 – 10.03 Alma Potter JDPSN
10.  10.03 – 17.03 Joeng Hye SSN
11.   17.03 – 24.03 Bon Shim SSN (II entry: 22.03, 18:30)

24.03 Precepts Ceremony with Zen Master Jeong Hye

We wish to draw your attention to the fact we have four second entries this Kyolche happening in the middle of the week – for those of you who can come only for shorter periods. We would like to ensure everyone that Kyolche atmosphere will be focused and we ask for your help by not applying for other dates and hours than the listed above. If you must arrive on a different day, the only exception can be your flight connection. In such case, contact the Wu Bong Sa office before booking your flight to confirm. Also, if you need to arrive after 22:00 (lights out), we can assist you with finding a suitable hotel nearby. Thank you for your understanding.

For more information please contact:
Tel. +48(22) 872 05 52, +48 537845487, or email kwanum@zen.pl.

Kyol Che fees (Dharma Teachers/members/non-members):

Kyol Che 2 days 170/200/230 zł       (40/45/55 Euro)
Kyol Che 1 week 500/570/680 zł        (125/145/170 Euro)
Kyol Che 2 weeks 950/1100/1300 zł     (240/275/325 Euro)
Kyol Che 3 weeks 1450/1600/1900 zł     (365/400/475 Euro)
Kyol Che 4 weeks 1900/2100/2500 zł      (475/525/625 Euro)
Each additional week 475/525/625 zł      (120/130/160 Euro)
Total  5250/5700/6900 zł           (1320/1450/1760 Euro)

We encourage everyone to participate in Kyol Che not only through sitting practice but also through the practice of Danaparamita and funding scholarships. Thanks to your donations other people can join Kyol Che at reduced costs. Each 20 euro you pay is a one-day scholarship for other participants. If you are facing financial challenges, contact us at kwanum@zen.pl and if you would like to support our Kyol Che Discount Fund, here are the bank details. We also encourage you to pay more than the regular price. Thank you!
Students, retirees, temporarily unemployed seeking for work, disabled people and school children if they are assisted by parents sitting the same retreat in a difficult financial situation and wishing to sit at least two weeks of retreat during Kyolche can also apply for a scholarship funded by KUSZ/E Council. Please provide your Guiding Teacher’s recommendation to comms@kwanumeurope.org and if you are our School’s member you can receive up to 50% discount.

Address: ul. Małowiejska 24, 04-962 Warszawa-Falenica, Poland. More info on how to get here on our webpage

Please bring your sleeping bags, towels (you can rent them for an extra fee in Wu Bong Sa Temple) warm socks, which we use in the Dharma Room, loose trousers reaching your ankles for sitting meditation and personal medicine set in case you catch a cold. All participants are obliged to arrive with valid medical insurance.

Watch on YouTube invitation for Kyolche from Bon Shim SSN and TAKE A CHANCE!

Please make sure you read the Kyol Che rules on our webpage

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KITCHEN MASTER AND DHARMA TEACHER WANTED!
We are looking for Dharma Teacher and Kitchen Master for chosen weeks or the whole length of Winter Kyol Che 2018. Job description for Kitchen Master includes – an ability to cock for groups and speak basic English. Kitchen Master participates in the retreat for free. Contact:  kwanum@zen.pl.