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: Summer 2017, Volume 34, Number 2

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  • I Have a Diamond Sword by Zen Master Dae Bong
  • Hyang Eom’s “Up a Tree”: Four Teachers’ Views by Zen Master Soeng Hyang, Zen Master Su Bong, Zen Master Wu Bong, Zen Master Wu Kwang
  • Transmission Ceremony for Zen Master Jok Um
  • Transmission Ceremony for Zen Master Gu Ja
  • Inka Ceremony for Matt Keeler
  • When Did I Ever Betray Your Expectations? by Zen Master Wu Kwang
  • Everything We Do in Practice Is More or Less Normal by Garrett Condon
  • Poetry