Ja An JDPSN (Dharma Master Bogumila Malinowska) is the Guiding Teacher of the Kwan Um School of Zen in London. She was born in north-west Poland. After postgraduate teacher training, she worked professionally as a teacher at the High School in north Poland and then as a manager of a youth center and youth worker for young people with alcohol, drug problems and challenging behavior.
She started Zen practice in Poland in 1983, she went for 100 days solo retreat and was running a Zen Center in different places in North West Poland before moving to the UK with her son in 2003.
In 2005, she established the London Zen Centre with the spiritual guidance of Zen Master Wu Bong. She received Inka (authority to teach) from Zen Master Wu Bong in September 2009. She is regularly sitting kyol-ches in South Korea.
Apart from teaching at the London Zen Centre and in Europe she currently runs her own business, she is a qualified therapist registered at British Association of Therapist and Counselors working as a counselor with different range of clients.