Primary Point is the teaching journal of the Kwan Um School of Zen, published since 1983.

The current issue available as a PDF download. For older issues, please visit the Primary Point Archive.


Current Issue: Spring 2018, Volume 35, Number 1

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  • Green Dharma
    • How Is the World Changing? by Jan Sendzimir
    • Indra's Net: Making Connections among Constant Change by Claudia Schippert
    • Like a Fish in Water: Five Ways Buddhist Sanghas Can Recognize the Societal Systems They Are Part of and Help to Make Them Just by Colin Beavan
  • Don't-Know Army
    • Well Yeah, What’s the Big Deal? by Kwan Haeng Sunim
    • You Have No Right to Say These Words by Bon Sun Sunim
    • You Are No Longer One of Ours by Bo Haeng Sunim
    • The Monastery That You Have to Have Is Inside by Myong Hae Sunim JDPS
  • Are There Any Dangerous Animals on This Mountain? by Myong An Sunim JDPS
  • What Is Most Important for All of You? The International Initiative by Kathy Park JDPSN
  • Calling the Earth to Witness by Zen Master Jok Um
  • On Living in a Zen Center by Diego Villasenor
  • Motivations for Practice by Scott Angilly
  • Book Review: Moonpaths: Ethics and Emptiness by Jess Row