Kwan Um Europe’s new YouTube channel

Just got on the air
 We are happy to announce that we are on YouTube as well. New special channel with Kwan Um School of Zen content including dharma talks, chanting and more.

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.

New Kitchen at the Zen Center Berlin

We are very happy to announce that our kitchen at the Zen Center Berlin is now full in function and beautiful again. Thanks to generous donations and work contributions from the world wide and local Berlin Sangha we were able to rebuild and refurnish our living/kitchen area after the fire incident in spring 2016. Thank you again from the bottom of our heart for all your help. Please come to practice and enjoy a good time together with us!

Berlin Zen Center Berlin Zen Center Berlin Zen Center Berlin Zen Center: new kitchen Berlin Zen Center Altar Berlin Zen Center Dharma room Berlin Zen Center

Old kitchen after the fire:

Old kitchen after the fire

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.

More…. with links

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. http://www.kwanumzen.org/contact-us…
For more info, visit: http://www.kwanumzen.org/ii/
Thank you for your practice and commitment!
Yours in the Dharma, The KUSZ International Initiative Team

Inka Ceremony at Wu Bong Sa

Inka ceremony at Wu Bong Sa, Poland, on 20th March 2016 when Jiři Hazlbauer, Yuval Gill and Knud Rosenmayer received inka from Zen Master Dae Kwang and Zen Master Ji Kwang. Congratulations to our new teachers!

Dharma Transmission of Zen Master Joeng Hye

On March 19, 2016 Andrzej Piotrowski JDPSN received Dharma Transmission from Zen Master Dae Kwang and became Zen Master Joeng Hye. He is the 80th Patriarch in his line of Korean Zen Buddhism which was brought to the West by great Zen Master Seung Sahn.

Primary Point Winter 2016

New issue of the Primary Point:  Winter 2016, Volume 32, Number 3
Featured reading: “Earth, Air, Fire and Water: Repaying the Universe”, by Zen Master Seung Sahn

New issue of the Primary Point

:  Summer 2015, Volume 32, Number 2
Featured reading: “Just Show Up”, by Zen Master Seong Hyang