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Residence Opportunities: Warsaw

Wu Bong Sa Temple, (Warsaw Zen Centre in Poland)

Warsaw Zen Center can host up to 15 resident zen students, depending on the current occupancy, ussually there are around 10 residents in training including our resident Zen Master Bon Shim SSN.

Every day the residents commit to join morning practice (6.00 am – 7.35 am) and – depending on their other commitments – have a chance to join evening practice. They also participate in kongan interviews, weekend retreats at least once every three months and other events at a reduced price. Lively temple life provides many opportunities to spend time together, learn how to live in harmony and how to resolve conflicts in a bodhisattva manner. Occasionaly paid positions (housemaster or others) are available or work and practice programs.

As part of their training residents share duties around the house and learn all practice forms enabling them to lead practice and play temple instruments. Fees for residency are very reasonable.

The Center is located in Warsaw suburbs, Falenica district, in the forrest area with a direct transport connection to the city center (~40 minutes ride). Many residents work or study in Warsaw on a daily manner. Single rooms available.

For more information please contact: wubongsa@gmail.com

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.

Residence Opportunity: London

We are looking for one resident to live and practice in London Zen Centre.  We accept people for short training periods from one day up to a couple of months. The student candidate has to provide references before beginning of training and to be ready to follow the temple and house rules. The person cannot work a night shift or very early morning, because it will be impossible to follow LZC practice schedule.

A person coming to London as a tourist or for an internship or short work training may also have a chance to practice and stay at LZC if there is a place available.  Please arrange in advance.

For more information please contact the guiding teacher Ja An JDPSN via phone or email. You can find all contact details on our website.

Residence Opportunities: Berlin

The Berlin Zen Center can host up to 6 resident Zen Students, depending on the current occupancy (please ask berlin@kwanumzen.de).  The residents commit to join morning practice daily (5.30 am – 7.15 am) and evening practice twice a week (Tuesday and Friday).  They also participate in weekend retreats.

The Center is located directly in the city with good transport connection and many cheap shopping facilities.  The residents clean the Zen Center regularly.

The guiding teacher and abbot of the Berlin Zen Center, Gu Ja SSN, does not live in the Zen Center but attends evening practice regularly.  Kongan interviews with Zen Master Gu Ja or another teacher take place every alternate Wednesday and Friday.

For more information please contact:

berlin@kwanumzen.de    or call tel: +49-30-46 60 50 90

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