Kathy Park JDPSN

Kathy Park JDPSN
  • Inka Date: April 24, 2016
  • Current Residence: Musangsa/ Seung Sahn International Zen Center
Bio: Kathy Park (Il Hwa) began practicing Zen in 1999 while living in London and has lived and practiced at Cambridge Zen Center and Providence Zen Center in the United States, Su Bong Zen Monastery in Hong Kong and at Mu Sang Sa Temple in Korea, where she has participated in several 90-day Kyol Che retreats. She served as director of the Cambridge Zen Center and helped establish the Harvard Women’s Center’s meditation group and the Harvard Zen Buddhist Group. She also served as interim director for the Kwan Um School at PZC and is currently an administrative director at Mu Sang Sa and the coordinator of the International Initiative Project for the global Kwan Um School of Zen. Kathy lives in Korea with her husband, Andrzej Stec JDPSN. Together they lead the newly established Kwan Um Seoul Zen Group and Daejeon Zen Group. Kathy has a BFA in sculpture from Parsons School of Design in New York. She is an art and design consultant, focusing on supporting Korean artisans and craftsmen for sustainability and development of their traditional craftsmanship.

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