Donations & Membership

Membership and donations help support these activities:

Ongoing practice at your Zen Center:

  • dharma talks
  • meditation instruction
  • meditation practice
  • workshops
  • outreach programs
  • residential Zen training (some centers)

Retreats with Zen Masters and Ji Do Poep Sa Nims:

  • one day retreats
  • two to seven-day Yong Maeng Jong Jin retreats
  • one month and three month Kyol Che retreats
  • Kido chanting retreats

Schoolwide Events:

  • three ceremonies a year at the international head temple, Providence Zen Center
  • triennial international conferences
  • Dharma teacher training weekend

Publications and Social Media:

  • Primary Point journal
  • Kwan Um School of Zen newsletter
  • books by Zen Master Seung Sahn
  • Facebook and Twitter pages for the Kwan Um School of Zen and Zen Master Seung Sahn

Formal Training:

  • lay dharma teacher training
  • monastic training

International Activities:

  • supporting international practice opportunities for travel and study abroad