Are there any western lineages of Seon other than Kwan Um?

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katz_in_the_hat
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Are there any western lineages of Seon other than Kwan Um?

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I'm just curious if there are other Seon lineages in the west that are comprised of mainly westerners, not immigrant communities.
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Yes. Buddhist Society for Compassionate Wisdom. :smile:

https://www.zenbuddhisttemple.org/

World Zen Fellowship.

http://www.worldzen.org/
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Hanmaum Seon Center has one branch in Canada and 4 in the US (LA, NYC, DC and Chicago). I don't know if they are mostly Westerners or Korean immigrants. I visited their head temple in Anyang, near Seoul, to attend a Dharma talk given by an American monk, which he delivered in both English and Korean.
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KiwiNFLFan wrote: Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:56 am Hanmaum Seon Center has one branch in Canada and 4 in the US (LA, NYC, DC and Chicago). I don't know if they are mostly Westerners or Korean immigrants. I visited their head temple in Anyang, near Seoul, to attend a Dharma talk given by an American monk, which he delivered in both English and Korean.
That was probably Chonggo Sunim. He used to be active on the Fora and share some great posts. Miss him.
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Dan74 wrote: Mon Sep 02, 2019 11:17 am
KiwiNFLFan wrote: Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:56 am Hanmaum Seon Center has one branch in Canada and 4 in the US (LA, NYC, DC and Chicago). I don't know if they are mostly Westerners or Korean immigrants. I visited their head temple in Anyang, near Seoul, to attend a Dharma talk given by an American monk, which he delivered in both English and Korean.
That was probably Chonggo Sunim. He used to be active on the Fora and share some great posts. Miss him.
Yes it was! I didn't know he used to be active here.
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Dan74 wrote: Mon Sep 02, 2019 11:17 am
KiwiNFLFan wrote: Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:56 am Hanmaum Seon Center has one branch in Canada and 4 in the US (LA, NYC, DC and Chicago). I don't know if they are mostly Westerners or Korean immigrants. I visited their head temple in Anyang, near Seoul, to attend a Dharma talk given by an American monk, which he delivered in both English and Korean.
That was probably Chonggo Sunim. He used to be active on the Fora and share some great posts. Miss him.

He is on FB, if you are on there. He is a good follow. Very down to Earth. :)
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