Sit, Breathe, Bow
Zen Master Dae Kwan
September 26, 2019
Don't Say Difficult, Just Do It

Zen Master Dae Kwan studied Buddhism at the Kwok Kwong Buddhist College in Hong Kong in the 1970’s and ordained as a nun at Ajahn Chaa's International Forest Monastery in Thailand in 1981. She practiced in Chiangmai for a decade including two years of intensive solo retreat in Tu Boo Cave. As a Theravada nun she visited for the first time Korea in 1992 and met Zen Master Seung Sahn during a three-month winter kyol che. Following the retreat she asked her teacher for permission to help establish a Zen Center in Hong Kong, which became Su Bong Zen Monastery. In 1995, she received inka, or permission to teach, from Zen Master Seung Sahn and in April 2001, she received Dharma transmission from him. Today Zen Master Dae Kwan serves as abbot and guiding teacher of Su Bong Zen Monastery in Hong Kong. She has translated several of Zen Master Seung Sahn's books into Chinese including "Dropping Ashes on the Buddha," "Only Don't Know," and "The Whole World is a Single Flower."

You can find out more by visiting the website for Su Bong Monastery

Sit, Breathe, Bow is hosted by Ian White Maher.

Sit, Breathe, Bow is sponsored by the Online Sangha of the International Kwan Um School of Zen