Welcome to the website of the European Kwan Um School of Zen

The Kwan Um School of Zen in Europe, with its 45 centers and groups throughout Europe and the Middle East, and hundreds of members, welcomes all who wish to practice with us and attain their true nature through Zen meditation following the teaching of Zen Master Seung Sahn.

On our website you will find everything you need to know about how to contact your nearest local Zen center or group, our teachers, practice and tradition, future Zen retreats, recordings and text of dharma talks, and other resources for members.  There is information about our traditions and practice forms, biographies and Dharma talks of our teachers, and information and links for all the centers and groups and coming retreats of the Kwan Um School of Zen in Europe. KUSZ/Eu members will find information and announcements of the latest news , and social network discussions on our Facebook page.

“If you keep a clear mind, then you will get happiness everywhere. This is complete peace, like a child’s mind, holding nothing whatsoever. If you have a lot of thinking, only go straight, don’t know; then your thinking will disappear. Zen teaches that you must return to your original mind from moment to moment.  We call this Only Don’t Know.”
Zen Master Seung Sahn


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