Zen Master Dae Jin

Zen Master Dae Jin
  • Inka Date: January, 1997
  • Transmission Date: September, 2008
  • Current Residence: Korea
  • Profession: Monk
Bio: Zen Master Dae Jin was the abbot and guiding teacher of Kye Ryong San International Zen Center/Mu Sang Sa. He was also the Guiding Teacher of the St. Petersburg Zen Center in Russia, of the KUSZ Zen Groups in Australia and was co-Guiding Teacher of Mu Sang Sa in Korea. He first came to Korea from the United States in 1984 after meeting Zen Master Seung Sahn in 1979 at the Cambridge Zen Center. He received ordination as a bhikkhu in the Chogye Order of Korean Buddhism in 1986. He served Zen Master Seung Sahn as his personal secretary and assistant for fifteen years, during which time he traveled extensively with him. He was also able to experience Zen practice and retreats at various Korean Zen temples such as Su Dok Sa, Shin Won Sa, and Bomo Sa. Zen Master Dae Jin received inka from Zen Master Seung Sahn and the authority to teach Zen as a Ji Do Poep Sa in January 1997. He became a Zen Master in September 2008. Fluent in the Korean language, Zen Master Dae Jin has edited a new Korean translation of the kong-an book, The Whole World is a Single Flower, published in Seoul in May 2001.

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