21-Day Zen Challenge:
October 25 – November 15, 2020
Join us for 21 days as we train together in clarity, build our dharma energy, and solidify our confidence to navigate through the world’s ever growing changes.
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21-Day Zen Challenge
Opening and closing dharma talks
- Group "Coffee Hour" session with program teachers
Multiple group practice livestreams
1:1 consultations with teachers
- Daily teaching videos
Daily practice tracking
An easy-to-use, private online forum to connect with other practitioners, mentors, and teachers
- Discount on October online retreat
Zen Master Soeng Hyang
Zen Master Soeng Hyang (Barbara Rhodes) is the School Zen Master of the Kwan Um School of Zen. She received dharma transmission from Zen Master Seung Sahn on October 10, 1992. She was one of Zen Master Seung Sahn's first American students and studied with him beginning in 1972. She was given inka in 1977. A registered nurse since 1969, she currently works in hospice care. She helped found Providence Zen Center, and lived there for seventeen years, serving in a number of administrative capacities. Zen Master Soeng Hyang has a daughter and lives with her partner, Mary, in California.
Andrzej Stec JDPSN
Andrzej Stec, Ji Do Poep Sa Nim received a Masters of Architecture at the Gdansk Polytechnic University in his native Poland. He met the late Zen Master Seung Sahn at a dharma talk at his university and began practicing Zen in 1981. Thereafter, he became a Zen monk in Korea where he trained for thirteen years. He received inka (permission to teach) from Zen Master Seung Sahn in 1998 and has been teaching in Europe, Asia and the United States ever since. He also served as abbot of the Kwan Um School of Poland and at several Zen centers worldwide. He lives in Korea and is the guiding teacher of the Kwan Um Seoul Zen Group and the Kwan Um Daejeon Zen Group.
Koen Vermeulen JDPSN
Koen Vermeulen JDPSN began practicing in the Kwan Um School of Zen in 1992. Koen received a Master's degree in Applied Economics from the university of KU Leuven in 1989 and in Quantitif Marketing from the University of Grenoble-II in 1990. In his current job of Secretary General of the Belgian Buddhist Union, he is in contact with many Buddhist associations. The main projects are related to the recognition of Buddhism in Belgium and to training programs in Buddhist philosophy and ethics, Buddhist counseling in the health sector, and prison work. On March 9, 2013, Koen Vermeulen received Inka from Zen Master Wu Bong.
Kathy Park Il Hwa JDPSN
Kathy Park JDPSN began practicing Zen in 1999 in Paris and has trained in a number of capacities at Zen centers including Cambridge Zen Center and Providence Zen Center in the U.S., Su Bong Zen Monastery in Hong Kong and at Musangsa in Korea, where she participated in several 90-day kyol che retreats. She received inka (permission to teach) from Zen master Dae Bong at Musangsa in Korea in 2016, and currently teaches at Musangsa, and Seoul and Daejeon Zen groups in Korea. Additionally, she is the coordinator for the International Initative for the Kwan Um School of Zen, bringing online Zen teaching and support to practitioners worldwide.
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