Getting Started

We invite you to begin the practice of Zen.

The Kwan Um School of Zen supports over 100 Zen centers around the world where you can learn the practices and forms of traditional Zen training. More

Buddha's Birthday Weekend

Please join us for Buddha's Birthday Weekend this April 1-2, 2017.

We will hold a Transmission Ceremony for Ken Kessel JDPSN on April 1, and an Inka Ceremony on April 2. Come help us celebrate Ken's years of dedicated teaching, practice, and service to the Kwan Um Sangha. Find out more

Find a Zen Center near you

Find a Zen center near you and begin enjoying the benefits of group practice and support. Learn More