We are trained extensively in Zen, Vipassana and even Tibetan Buddhism. Our practice is held within the Golden Wind Zen Lineage led by Zen Master Ji Bong and Zen Master Jong Ji, in the lineage of Zen Master Seung Sahn. Everyone is welcome here regardless of training and background. We see you, encourage you and challenge you if you are interested in growing. This is a vital lineage, important to Zen, to Buddhism and to the Dharma in the four directions for this world.
We have many interesting people training with us of varied backgrounds. At some point these people will be teachers and we will list them here. We need teachers in this world who are sincere, who consider others as well as themselves, who are authentic, are able to receive feedback, make amends when necessary, who are aligned with truth and integrate the teachings in their lives in an ever deepening way. Surprizingly, like the bird's nest monk said "Even a five year old knows [doing only good things], but even an 80 year old man cannot do it."
Senior Dharma Teacher
During two precepts ceremonies Zen Master Seung Sahn gave the name "悟心" which he pronounced "
" and translated as "Enlightenment Mind". These very characters for enlightenment mind, "悟心", are the ones which compose the name Bodhicitta, which is the mind of enlightenment or the great wish to save sentient beings from suffering.
started practicing meditation in 1983 in Zen Master Seung Sahn's lineage, starting in 1989 with Tibetan teachers and in 1999 started practicing Vipassana, for a total of more than 700 days in long retreats. In Korea, she sat five ninety day retreats under Zen Master Seung in ancient Buddhist temples. Her first was in the oldest standing wooden structure in South Korea.
During the time she trained with Zen Master Seung Sahn,
took both the five and later ten precepts in Berkeley and in Seoul, South Korea respectively and eventually the 16 precepts as a Senior Dharma Teacher in a ceremony near Los Angeles in 1992 with Zen Master Ji Bong. She is presently a Senior Dharma Teacher with the Golden Wind Zen Lineage led by Zen Master Ji Bong in Los Angeles, California and Zen Master Jong Ji, in Seattle, Washington in the lineage of Zen Master Seung Sahn. This lineage is vital, important to Zen, to Buddhism and to the Dharma in the four directions for this world.
's focus in her practice is on opening the heart and to be creatively of benefit to sentient beings whether it is to help open hearts or just be, in presence. She enjoys practicing meditation and she is amazed at the powers of the mind and the power people have to heal and grow. It's one of the most, if not the most, exciting adventures in life.
May you have bright illumination on your journey.
Affiliated Zen Centers
of the Golden Wind Zen Lineage
led by Zen Master Ji Bong & Zen Master Jong Ji
in the lineage of Zen Master Seung Sahn
Golden Wind Zen Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Blue Heron Zen Center, Seattle, WA, USA