We follow the teachings of Zen master Seung Sahn, who founded the international Kwan Um School of Zen. In 1949, Zen Master Seung Sahn received transmission from Zen Master Ko Bong, one of the most brilliant Zen Masters in Korea at that time. Later he was responsible for several temples in Korea, Hong Kong and Japan. In 1972 he created the Kwan Um School of Zen in the United States in order to provide Zen training for lay people and monastic people in the West..
The Western form of Korean Zen is based on sitting meditation, chanting, prostrations, and kong-an training. The formal study of sutras is not pursued. During our daily practice we follow a schedule that starts by doing some traditional Buddhist chants, followed by formal sitting meditation.
If you are new to Zen and meditation, our Dharma teachers will be glad to give you an introduction about the form, sitting posture, meditation techniques, philosophy etc. Every month you will get the opportunity to meet Zen teachers of our school in Paris, Köln or in Belgium. Zen Master Bon Yo is residing in the Zen Center of Paris. Our School offers every year several retreats of 3 months in Korea, Poland and the United States.
Kwan Um School of Zen is member of the Buddhist Union of Belgium.