Ji Kwang Soen Sa Nim (Zen Master Roland Wöhrle-Chon) was born in 1960 in Germany. He studied Philosophy and Psychology in Bonn, Berlin and Madurai, India, where he had his first contact with yoga and meditation. Together with his wife, Gu Ja SSN, he established the Zen Center in Berlin and the Kwan Um School of Zen of Germany in 1990. He received Inka in February 2000 and Dharma Transmission in April 2012 from Zen Master Wu Bong.
Ji Kwang SSN has a Ph.D. in Psychology. After living in Korea for seven years, he now works as a social scientist in Berlin and is the guiding teacher of Kwan Um Zen groups in Germany, Israel, and Great Britain. He is married and has two children.