Summer Retreat Program 2016

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 seven different European countries between 27th May 2016 and ending with the European Sangha Weekend 1/2 September, after a three-week Kyol Che at Wu Bong Sa, Poland.  Each retreat last at least a week (retreats in England, Czech Republic and Lithuania last two weeks, the Kyol Che in Poland for three weeks) and no other long retreats take place at the same time.

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KUSZ International Initiative

For our official launch, the International Initiative invites the global sangha to celebrate Earth Day together by taking a personal step to care for the earth! As we practice, we experience becoming one with everything, so caring for our planet is our natural function.

Whether we dedicate a kido or personal practice for Earth Day, remove trash from our neighborhood, walk instead of drive, choose organic or non-toxic products, or any other action that can help our planet – let’s take a big step wherever we are!

Please ask all your KUSZ practicing Dharma sisters and brothers to join the international KUSZ mailing list here.…
For more info, visit:
Thank you for your practice and commitment!
Yours in the Dharma, The KUSZ International Initiative Team

Bori Sa: La Garrotxa

Bori Sa (La Garrotxa), accepts residents and temporary guests for practice and work.

Bori Sa is located in 400 hectares of wilderness in the Pyrenees, without good transport connections and far away from any shops or facilities. That makes Bori Sa an ideal place for calming and clearing the mind… it is as if the mountain wind blows away the confusion, complexity and noise accumulated from urban life.

The residents commit to join morning and evening practice daily, and participate in the monthly retreat.

Bori Centro Zen: Barcelona

Bori Centro Zen can host one resident (or a couple) for a temporary stay in a space garret-style.  The Zen center is very well located, right in the downtown area of Barcelona, in a very lively area with excellent transport connections, at a walking distance from the beach and places of touristic interest.

The residents and guests commit to join morning practice daily (Monday to Friday, 7.30 am) and evening practice once a week (Tuesday or Thursday, 20.30 pm). There is also an optional Sonmudo class on Wednesday.

Residence at the Brussels Zen Center

The Brussels Zen Center accommodates one or two resident Zen Students living in the center for periods from one month to a year or more.?

Resident Zen Students commit to joining or leading morning practice (including weekly kongan interviews) and to joining regularly in the evening practice. They act as housemaster, moktak master or Head Dharma Teacher.? The residents participate in weekend retreats if possible. There are weekly kongan interviews.

The Zen Center is a completely renovated apartment of 120m²: see pictures below.? The Center is located just in front of a protected nature site, but still within Brussels.? You can buy food at walking distance.? Going by bus to the very center of Brussels takes half an hour.

The students’ apartment is separate from the house of Koen Vermeulen JDPSN and his family, occupying the top floor of a three-story house.? The atmosphere is peaceful, with views of fields and trees through large windows

If you are interested please email Wojtek Kulwanowski (