Retreat is a time to look inside and investigate our life. It is an opportunity to clear our mind of habitual thinking and access our wisdom and compassion.
Please join us for a 3 day retreat Friday, May 16 through Sunday, May 18th. Retreats include extended sitting practice, chanting, bowing, and private dharma interviews with guiding teacher Zen Master Soeng Hyang. Everyone is invited to participate, regardless of experience or traditions, in parts or all of the retreat. Please call or email for registration, entry times or any other questions.
Zen Master Soeng Hyang (Barbara Rhodes) is the School Zen Master and Guiding Dharma Teacher of the Kwan Um School of Zen. She received dharma transmission from Zen Master Seung Sahn on October 10, 1992. She was one of Zen Master Seung Sahn's first American students and studied with him since 1972. She was given inka in 1977. A registered nurse since 1969, she works for Hospice Care of Rhode Island. She helped found Providence Zen Center, and lived there for seventeen years, serving in a number of administrative capacities. Zen Master Soeng Hyang has a daughter and currently lives with her partner, Mary, in the Bay Area.