By becoming a member of the Empty Gate Zen Center, you help support its on-going practice and programs. You'll also automatically become a member of the Kwan Um School of Zen, and part of its effort to bring this teaching to new students and to other parts of the world.

As a member, you will receive reduced fees for retreats and programs at the Empty Gate Zen Center and at other Zen Centers of the Kwan Um School of Zen. You'll also receive the School's Primary Point magazine, and it's newsletter.

What Is the Kwan Um School Of Zen?


The Kwan Um School of Zen is an international organization of over one hundred centers and groups founded by Zen Master Seung Sahn, the first Korean Zen Master to live and teach in the West. The School's purpose is to make this practice of Zen Buddhism available to an ever-growing number of students throughout the world.

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If you live in North America, you can become a member or pay your dues online.
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