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!

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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.

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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

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