Zen Master Wu Bong

Zen Master Wu Bong
  • Inka Date: 1984
  • Transmission Date: 1993
  • Current Residence: Korea
  • Profession: Monk
Bio: Zen Master Wu Bong is the head teacher of the Kwan Um School of Zen of Europe. Before meeting Zen Master Seung Sahn and becoming his first American student in 1972, he practiced with Suzuki Roshi at the the San Francisco Zen Center, and later with Tarthang Tulku at the Tibetan Nyingmapa Meditation Center in Berkeley, California. He was born in Poland, speaks Polish fluently, and has a degree in mathematics from Brown University. He has also practiced martial arts and has received the 4th don black belt in Shim Gum Do, a Korean art of Zen Swordsmanship. In 1978 he helped Zen Master Seung Sahn establish the first Kwan Um Zen center in Poland. In 1984 he was given teaching authority (inka) and started teaching regularly in the USA, Europe, and Africa. In 1993 he was given Dharma Transmission and soon thereafter, together with his wife and children, moved to Paris, France, where they founded the Paris Zen Center. In 2009 Zen Master Wu Bong became a monk and currently is active training and teaching both in Europe and in Asia. In Europe he is based at the Berlin Zen Center, and in South Korea at the Dharma Flower Zen Center in Eumsong-gun.

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