Zen Master Soeng Hyang

Zen Master Soeng Hyang
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  • Inka Date: 1977
  • Transmission Date: October 10, 1992
  • Current Residence: California, USA
  • Profession: Hospice Nurse
Bio: Zen Master Soeng Hyang (Barbara Rhodes) is the School Zen Master of the Kwan Um School of Zen. She received dharma transmission from Zen Master Seung Sahn on October 10, 1992. She was one of Zen Master Seung Sahn's first American students and studied with him beginning in 1972. She was given inka in 1977. A registered nurse since 1969, she currently works in hospice care. She helped found Providence Zen Center, and lived there for seventeen years, serving in a number of administrative capacities. Zen Master Soeng Hyang has a daughter and lives with her partner, Mary, in California.

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