Retreats & Programs

The Zen centers and groups within the Kwan Um School of Zen offer many ongoing programs including meditation instruction, meditation practice, dharma talks, workshops on Zen teachings, outreach programs, and residential training programs. These programs are usually open to beginning students, and are often offered at no charge. Please contact your local Zen center to find out more about which programs they offer.

We also offer various types of meditation retreats, from one to ninety days. Retreats are an important part of Zen practice. For more information please see Types of Retreats.

Every year, we hold three sangha-wide ceremony weekends, which take place at the international head temple, Providence Zen Center. Further information can be found here.

The international Kwan Um School of Zen also hosts a triennial conference, which rotates location throughout the world. The next conference will be held in Korea in October 2014:  Whole World is a Single Flower Conference