We invite you to experience Zen. The Kwan Um School of Zen is a community of over 100 Zen centers around the world where you can learn Zen meditation and practice together with others. Practicing at a local Zen center provides the guidance of a teacher and the support of a community of fellow practitioners.


If you don’t live near a Zen center, you can begin by reading the pages in this section on how to practice and using this website's online resources to begin. If you have a question about Zen, please send us an email.

You can also subscribe to the School's email list and receive weekly teaching pieces, notices of upcoming events, and other useful information. Additionally, you can join the Kwan Um School of Zen as a member and receive retreat discounts, Primary Point magazine, the School newsletter and other materials.