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Su Bong Zen Monastery and Gaksu International Zen Center provide Zen training according to the teaching and guidelines of Zen Master Seung Sahn, the 78th patriarch of Zen from his lineage of Korean masters. As part of the international Kwan Um School of Zen, the heart of our teaching is in the daily practice, retreat programs and together action. Students and visitors eat together, work together and meditate together - gradually attaining a clear and compassionate mind from moment to moment, and are able to help all beings.

In Zen, formal practice consists of sitting meditation, bowing, chanting and kong-an interviews. These forms are used as techniques to perceive our before-thinking mind, our don’t know mind. With practice, we are able to use our Zen training to attain wisdom and compassion, to use them in our everyday life situations to attain correct situation, correct relationship and correct function moment to moment.

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