Membership and Donations help support a wide range of activities in the Kwan Um School of Zen


Ongoing Practice at your Zen Center:

  • dharma talks
  • meditation instruction
  • meditation practice
  • workshops
  • outreach programs
  • residential Zen training (some centers)

Retreats with Zen Masters and Ji Do Poep Sa Nims:

  • one day retreats
  • two to seven-day Yong Maeng Jong Jin retreats
  • one to three month Kyol Che retreats
  • Kido chanting retreats

Schoolwide Events

  • triennial international conferences

Publications and Communications

  • Primary Point journal
  • Publications by Zen Master Seung Sahn and other Kwan Um teachers
  • Social Media updates: Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram

Formal Training

  • lay dharma teacher training
  • monastic training

By becoming a member of your local Zen Center, you help support its ongoing practice and programs. You'll also automatically become a member of the international Kwan Um School of Zen, and part of its effort to bring this teaching to new students and to other parts of the world. As a member you are qualified for discounts on retreats and programs at your Zen Center and other Zen Centers of the Kwan Um School of Zen.

To become a member of the Kwan Um School of Zen, please contact the closest local KUSZ Zen center in your region. For those living in locations or countries outside of our three main regions, or in locations where a KUSZ Zen center is not accessible, please check out the Kwan Um Online Sangha or contact us.