MON 20 May - SUN 26 May 2019

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“Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.”

Lao Tse, Tao Te Ching

  • Public Dharma Talk by Kwan Haeng Sunim on Thursday, May 24, at 7.30 PM. The Intro Talk will be given by Yong An Sunim.

    Kwan Haeng Sunim is the Head Dharma Teacher at PZC. He was born and raised in Boston, MA and met Zen Master Seung Sahn in 1986 at the Cambridge Zen Center.  He moved to Korea in 1997 and in 1999 received novice monk percepts, followed by full ordination in 2003. He lived at Hwa Gye Sa temple and Kye Ryong Sa International Zen Center at Mu Sang Sa temple and held several positions including House Master, Head Monk and Media Director. In 2012 he returned to the US and now lives at Providence Zen Center. He is a founding member and leader of the Social Justice and Diversity Initiative at CZC.

    Yong An Sunim
     is a novice monk in the Kwan Um School of Zen. He started practicing with our school in 2009 and sat winter kyolche in 2016. In 2017, he relocated to Musangsa, our head temple in South-Korea, where is went through the rigorous Haengja training to be ordained as a monastic. After his ordination in 2018, he returned to the Providence Zen Center and is currently serving as its Kitchen Master.


  • 2-Day Buddhist-Christian Retreat at PZC, Saturday & Sunday, June 21-23. For more information, click here.

  • Permaculture Bed Building Workshop at PZC, Saturday, May 25, 12-4 PM. For more information, please email

  • Summer Kyolche at PZC starts July 6 and goes until August 2! For more information, click here.