Zen Masters and Dharma Masters of the Kwan Um School
Lizzie Coombs JDPSN received inka from Zen Master Seong Hyang in 2018 at Providence Zen Center, U.S.A. She is co-founder of York Zen Group with her husband Roger Keyes, where she is Guiding Teacher, and also Guiding Teacher of The Peak Zen Group in the U.K… Read More
Barbara Pardo JDPSN received inka from Zen Master Bon Shim in 2019. Barbara’s father, Fernando, was one of Zen Master Seung Sahn’s first students in Spain, and has been the abbot of Bori Sa Temple in Barcelona since the 1980s. Read More
Bartolomé Cantarellas Socías JDPSN met Zen Master Seung Sahn in 1981 at a retreat that was held in a monastery in Palma de Mallorca. In 1983 Bartolomé moved to Girona, in Catalonia, where he lived at Ahabah, a community that organized retreats and therapies for groups. Read More
Myong Hae Sunim JDPS was the first Buddhist nun in Lithuania. After becoming a nun in Korea in 1997, she moved to Hong Kong and was trained by Zen Master Dae Kwan. In 2016, she received “inka”, or permission to teach, and became a “Ji Do Poep Sa Nim” in the International Kwan Um School and the second guiding teacher of Su Bong Zen Monastery Read More
“Zen Master Seung Sahn gave transmission to Zen Masters and inka (teaching authority) to senior students called Ji Do Poep Sa Nims or Dharma Masters.”
Seon Sa Nim is a Korean title meaning “Honored Zen Master”, abbreviated SSN. Ji Do Peop Sa Nim means “Honored Dharma Master Guide, abbreviated JDPSN.