Coming empty-handed, going empty-handed – that is human. When you are born, where do you come from? When you die, where do you go?

Sangha Convention

International School Responds

In September 2018 in Poland, members of KUSZE, empowered by our bylaws to share their experiences and ideas during European Sangha Convention, voted for changes that could help our School adapt to contemporary culture while keeping its core tradition.The results of this convention were presented to the European Teachers Group, who in May 2019 during the Teachers Meeting in Czech Republic responded to students’ recommendations. Their decisions were then sent to International Council, which consulted these suggestions in all three regions, not only Europe, but Asia and America as well. Read here the endorsed recommendations, which are ready to put into action in Europe starting NOW.

Zen Master Hyon Ja (Jo-Alma Potter)

New Zen Master Hyon Ja!

On Saturday, 26th of September 2020, during European Sangha Weekend in the first ever online Kwan Um School of Zen Transmission ceremony broadcasted from Vienna Zen Center, Zen Master Hyon Ja (Jo-Alma Potter) received Transmission from Zen Master Bon Shim (Aleksandra Porter). For more information click here.

Summer Retreat Program

Summer Retreat Program held in many European Countries is a great opportunity to take part in a retreat this summer.

It begins on the 20th of June in the Czech Republic and ends on 11th of September in Austria. Using your compass of zen, you can travel without coming and going from one Zen Center to another through nine different European countries.

We have over 40 years of experience in organizing intensive silent retreats in the tradition of Korean zen brought from the East by Zen Master Seung Sahn.

More details in here: https://www.kwanumeurope.org/srp2021/

Looking for creative people

We are looking for volunteers to join our creative KUSZ EU group. For More Information visit here.

Upcoming Online Events

Dear Sangha, Most of us will likely have to stay home the next couple of weeks. As we are dealing with this new reality new online practice opportunities appear and we will be sharing them with you so we can stay connected and share our practice. The school online Sangha now has a calendar with the online events our sangha’s around the world are hosting. You are welcome to join one of our sangha’s when you have a chance.

Next Retreats

Currently Winter Retreats are held across Europe in online and offline versions. For More Information