Seung Sahn

Seung Sahn

Seung Sahn was the first Korean Zen master to live and teach in the West. He was founding teacher of the Kwan Um School of Zen, an international organization of more than one hundred centers and groups.  Seung Sahn died in 2005. 

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You Already Understand!

There’s no better example of Zen’s direct, penetrating spirit than these exchanges between the late Zen master Seung Sahn and his students.

Lion's Roar

A Zen Demonstration

“Explanation-style teaching is not enough,” says Zen Master Seung Sahn. A commentary on Case 41 of "The Whole World is a Single Flower"

What is a Moktak?

A moktak as defined by Chong Hae Sunim, a Zen abbot, and Master Seung Sahn, a teacher of Korean Zen Buddhism.