Kwan Um Zen Online Needs Your Help!



Kwan Um Zen Online is a vibrant, diverse global community of worldwide Zen practitioners in the Kwan Um Zen tradition online. We support anyone who wishes to practice Zen meditation to understand their true selves and to alleviate suffering and help this world.

Whether you're new to meditation, unable to visit a local Zen center or are looking to complement your in-person practice with online Zen meditation opportunities, we are here for you. We offer one-on-one access to experienced Zen teachers and the warmth and support of a strong, global meditation community. By sharing Zen teachings and offering accessible, flexible Zen practice opportunities, we aim to make a lasting difference in your meditation experience and quality of life.

Kwan Um Zen Online is supported by the strong Zen practice of our members and guests, the generous contributions of time by volunteers, and by membership and program fees from participants. As we continue to grow we're eager to expand to meet the changing needs of our community. May we ask for your help in this work?

We have kept our program prices low to stay affordable. As a result, this income doesn’t cover our ongoing operational expenses. And to improve and broaden our offerings with the rising demand for virtual Zen practice, we need additional resources.

Here’s how your contribution toward our $45,000 fundraising goal will strengthen this worldwide community:  

  • New Kwan Um Zen Online Website: $18,000
    • Our website is our front door, and we need to make it more welcoming and user-friendly. Your support will help us create a better experience for everyone.
  • Operating Costs: $15,000 
    • Ensuring the smooth day-to-day operations of Kwan Um Zen Online is essential for our community to thrive.
  • Outreach: $7,000
    • We aim to extend our reach and bring the benefits of Zen practice to even more people around the globe. 
  • Scholarship Fund: $5,000
    • We believe everyone should have access to Zen teachings, regardless of financial means. 

Your donation of any amount will help us serve you better and allow us to respond thoughtfully to the needs of our growing online Zen community which in turn helps all beings. We thank you in advance for your generosity. 

With gratitude,

Kwan Um Zen Online Board of Directors
Zen Master Soeng Hyang (Barbara Rhodes), Guiding Teacher
Zen Master Bon Hae (Judy Roitman), KUSZA Representative
Kathy Park JDPSN, KUZO Abbot
Myong An Sunim JDPS, Asia Representative
Knud Rosenmayr JDPSN, KUSZE Representative
Viviane Casimir, KUZO Member Representative

Donate Now