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: Fall 2018, Volume 35, Number 3

  • “The Teacher Is in Them,” by Zen Master Soeng Hyang, Zen Master Wu Kwang

  • “Cause and Effect Are Clear,” by Zen Master Bon Hae

  • “Teacher and Inner Teacher,” by Ja An JDPSN

  • “Karma Does Not Define Our Situation,” by Zen Master Bon Shim

  • “Tropical Zen: Dealing with Anger,” by Zen Master Dae Bong

  • “Waking Up from the Dream,” by Oleg Šuk JDPSN

  • “The Mountain Is Green and the River Is Flowing,” by Zen Master Ji Kwang

  • “The Wave of Together Action,” by Zen Master Joeng Hye

  • “Ultimate Reality Cannot Be Spoken,” by Anne Rudloe JDPSN

  • “My Son’s Ashes,” by John Holland

  • “Life in the Day of a Head Dharma Teacher,” by Colin Beavan

  • “Practicing as a Lay Dharma-Teacher-in-Training at Mu Sang Sa Temple,” by Haeseong

  • “Gingko,” by John Holland

  • “Book Review: Buddhism beyond Gender,” reviewed by Zen Master Bon Hae

  • “Book Review: Master Ma’s Ordinary Mind,” reviewed by Jess Row