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New Tree from an Ancient Root:
The Treasure of Korean Zen that is Kwan Um
Trees and plants are nourished by their roots. In the same way, understanding the roots of our teaching and practice will nourish and enrich our practice today.

Session One:
Monday, September 4 / 7PM Eastern
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This first class will provide an overview of Korean Zen historically as it flourished parallel to the history of Chinese Zen and Japanese traditions, and comparatively how it evolved to become the main Buddhist tradition in Korea. 

Session Two:
Monday, September 18 / 7 PM Eastern
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The second class will explore how the Kwan Um Zen tradition became the "new tree grown out of the ancient root" of Korean Zen in the modern world. And then we'll go one more step, to see how it is now evolving in Asia & Korea as a modern Zen practice.  

All classes are recorded and posted within 48 hours.

About the Teacher: Zen Master Dae Bong, a Zen monk, received dharma transmission in April 1999. He began practicing with Zen Master Seung Sahn in 1977 and became a monk in 1984. Before studying Zen, he worked as a counselor in a hospital and as a welder in a shipyard. He has practiced and taught extensively in Zen Centers throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. He is currently living at Mu Sang Sa, Seung Sahn International Center in Korea.

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