Kwan Um School of Zen

Authentic Zen Training for the 21st Century

aka Kwan Um School of Zen | Americas   |   Cumberland, RI   |  http://www.americas.kwanumzen.org

Mission

Zen Master Seung Sahn founded the Kwan Um School of Zen in 1972. Our teaching is rooted in the ancient Korean Seon (Zen) tradition, with many adaptations to the requirements of modern life. When you practice within a community, you can quickly go beyond obstacles to wisdom and compassion. At the heart of our practice is "don’t know mind", the mind that opens naturally and unconditionally to each moment. Our innate wisdom and compassion flow through this opening to support the well-being of all creatures. Each Zen center is an engaged community of practitioners (sangha) under the leadership of a guiding teacher. We have over 40 centers and sitting groups in the USA and elsewhere in the Americas.

Ruling year info

2002

Director

Ames Colt

Main address

99 Pound Rd

Cumberland, RI 02864 USA

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Formerly known as

Kwan Um School of Zen

EIN

22-2488066

NTEE code info

Buddhist (X50)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is not required to file an annual return with the IRS because it is a church.

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Zen Practice

We offer daily or weekly meditation sessions in group settings. We also chant, do prostrations, and engage in kung-an (koan) practice. We also offer 1 on 1 consultations with senior students and fully certified students.

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Kwan Um School of Zen

Board of directors
as of 5/13/2020
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Board chair

Paul Machrzyk

Kwan Um School of Zen

Term: 2017 - 2021