3 Day Zen Retreat January 25th - 27th

Retreat is a time to look inward and investigate our experience. It is an opportunity to see through our habitual thinking and feeling, uncovering our natural wisdom and compassion. 

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Retreat Info

Please join us for a 3 day retreat Friday, January 25th through Sunday, January 27th. Retreats include extended sitting practice, chanting, bowing, and private dharma interviews with Jason Quinn JDPSN. Everyone is invited to participate, regardless of experience or traditions, in parts or all of the retreat. 


To see the schedule and fee click here
To register for the retreat, fill out the Retreat Registration Form

3 Day Zen Retreat November 16th - 18th

Retreat is a time to look inward and investigate our experience. It is an opportunity to see through our habitual thinking and feeling, uncovering our natural wisdom and compassion. 

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Retreat Info

Please join us for a 3 day retreat Friday, November 16th through Sunday, November 18th. Retreats include extended sitting practice, chanting, bowing, and private dharma interviews with Zen Master Bon Soeng. Everyone is invited to participate, regardless of experience or traditions, in parts or all of the retreat. 


To see the schedule and fee click here
To register for the retreat, fill out the Retreat Registration Form

3 Day Zen Retreat/Precepts Ceremony September 14th - 16th

Retreat is a time to look inward and investigate our experience. It is an opportunity to see through our habitual thinking and feeling, uncovering our natural wisdom and compassion. 

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Retreat Info

Please join us for a 3 day retreat Friday, July 20th through Sunday, June 22nd. Retreats include extended sitting practice, chanting, bowing, and private dharma interviews with Zen Master Bon Soeng. Everyone is invited to participate, regardless of experience or traditions, in parts or all of the retreat. 


To see the schedule and fee click here
To register for the retreat, fill out the Retreat Registration Form

 

Precepts Ceremony Info

We are also having a precepts ceremony on Sunday, September 16th at 12:30pm. Everyone is welcome to attend, even if you do not sit the retreat. Please come and join us!

3 Day Zen Retreat July 20th - 22nd

Retreat is a time to look inward and investigate our experience. It is an opportunity to see through our habitual thinking and feeling, uncovering our natural wisdom and compassion. 

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Retreat Info

Please join us for a 3 day retreat Friday, July 20th through Sunday, June 22nd. Retreats include extended sitting practice, chanting, bowing, and private dharma interviews with Jason Quinn JDPSN. Everyone is invited to participate, regardless of experience or traditions, in parts or all of the retreat. 


To see the schedule and fee click here
To register for the retreat, fill out the Retreat Registration Form

3 Day Zen Retreat May 18th - 20th

Retreat is a time to look inward and investigate our experience. It is an opportunity to see through our habitual thinking and feeling, uncovering our natural wisdom and compassion. 

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Retreat Info

Please join us for a 3 day retreat Friday, May 18th through Sunday, May 30th. Retreats include extended sitting practice, chanting, bowing, and private dharma interviews with Zen Master Soeng Hyang. Everyone is invited to participate, regardless of experience or traditions, in parts or all of the retreat. 


To see the schedule and fee click here
To register for the retreat, fill out the Retreat Registration Form

3 Day Zen Retreat January 26th - 28th

Retreat is a time to look inward and investigate our experience. It is an opportunity to see through our habitual thinking and feeling, uncovering our natural wisdom and compassion. 

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Retreat Info

Please join us for a 3 day retreat Friday, January 26th through Sunday, January 28th. Retreats include extended sitting practice, chanting, bowing, and private dharma interviews with Jason Quinn JDPSN. Everyone is invited to participate, regardless of experience or traditions, in parts or all of the retreat. 

To see the schedule and fee click here
To register for the retreat, fill out the Retreat Registration Form

New Year Message from Zen Master Bon Soeng

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Dear Sangha,

Right now is the New Year. Welcome!

It is Kyol Che time all over the world. In Providence, Warsaw, Hong Kong and Mu Sang Sa members and friends of the Kwan Um School of Zen are renewing their practice vows and delving into the great question of life and death. At Empty Gate we mark this deepening of practice with Heart Kyol Che, which is a time to increase and deepen our formal practice for the 3 month period of Kyol Che. We will be offering two retreats during the next 3 months. January  26-28 Jason Quinn, JDPSN, will lead a 3 day retreat and February 23-March 3 we will hold our annual 8 day retreat led by Zen Master Bon Song. We encourage all of us to commit to deepening our practice during these winter months and coming to the Zen Center for practice, talks, and retreats, in order to support each other in this work.

As part of the Kyol Che season, we ask Dharma Teachers and Dharma Teachers in Training to offer a Wednesday night talk. This year we ask that you tell a story from your life that illustrates practice in action for you. Talk about how practice manifests specifically for you. You can sign up for these talks with our Dharma Talk coordinator Gary Sprague at gary.sprague@gmail.com.

You all are an integral part of our Empty Gate Zen Center family. May we together fulfill our Great Vows by getting to the root of our nature and helping this world in our own particular way.

Kwan Sae Um Bosal,
Bon Soeng

3 Day Zen Retreat/Precepts Ceremony Sept. 15-17

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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.

Retreat Info

Please join us for a 3 day retreat Friday, September 15 through Sunday, September 17th. Retreats include extended sitting practice, chanting, bowing, and private dharma interviews with guiding teacher Zen Master Bon Soeng. Everyone is invited to participate, regardless of experience or traditions, in parts or all of the retreat. 

To see the schedule and fee click here
To register for the retreat, fill out the Retreat Registration Form

Precepts Ceremony 

We are also having a precepts ceremony on Sunday, September 17th at 12:30pm. Everyone is welcome to attend, even if you do no sit the retreat. Please come join us!

3 Day Zen Retreat July 14th - 16th

Retreat is a time to look inward and investigate our experience. It is an opportunity to see through our habitual thinking and feeling, uncovering our natural wisdom and compassion. 

Retreat Info

Please join us for a 3 day retreat Friday, July 14th through Sunday, July 16th. Retreats include extended sitting practice, chanting, bowing, and private dharma interviews with Jason Quinn JDPSN. Everyone is invited to participate, regardless of experience or traditions, in parts or all of the retreat. 

To see the schedule and fee click here
To register for the retreat, fill out the Retreat Registration Form

3 Day Zen Retreat May 19th - 21st

Retreat is a time to look inward and investigate our experience. It is an opportunity to see through our habitual thinking and feeling, uncovering our natural wisdom and compassion. 

Retreat Info

Please join us for a 3 day retreat Friday, May 19th through Sunday, May 21st. Retreats include extended sitting practice, chanting, bowing, and private dharma interviews with guest teacher Zen Master Soeng Hyang. Everyone is invited to participate, regardless of experience or traditions, in parts or all of the retreat. 

To see the schedule and fee click here
To register for the retreat, fill out the Retreat Registration Form

Annual 8-day Retreat Feb 24 - Mar 4

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.

Retreat Info

Please join us for our annual 8 day retreat February 24th - March 4th. Retreats include extended sitting practice, chanting, bowing, and private Dharma interviews with guiding teacher Zen Master Bon Soeng. Everyone is invited to participate, regardless of experience or traditions. 

To see the schedule and fee click here
To register for the retreat, fill out the Retreat Registration Form

Limited to 25 people, priority will be given to those sitting all 8 days. Minimum of one full day. Sitting less than a full day only allowed with Zen Master Bon Soeng's approval.

3 Day Zen Retreat January 27th - 29th

Retreat is a time to look inward and investigate our experience. It is an opportunity to see through our habitual thinking and feeling, uncovering our natural wisdom and compassion. 

Retreat Info

Please join us for a 3 day retreat Friday, January 27th through Sunday, January 29th. Retreats include extended sitting practice, chanting, bowing, and private dharma interviews with Jason Quinn, JDPSN. Everyone is invited to participate, regardless of experience or traditions, in parts or all of the retreat. 

To see the schedule and fee click here
To register for the retreat, fill out the Retreat Registration Form

3 Day Zen Retreat May 20-22

Retreat is a time to look inward and investigate our experience. It is an opportunity to see through our habitual thinking and feeling, uncovering our natural wisdom and compassion. 

Retreat Info

Please join us for a 3 day retreat Friday, May 20th through Sunday May 22bd. Retreats include extended sitting practice, chanting, bowing, and private dharma interviews with Jason Quinn, JDPSN. Everyone is invited to participate, regardless of experience or traditions, in parts or all of the retreat. 

To see the schedule and fee click here
To register for the retreat, fill out the Retreat Registration Form

Annual 8-day Retreat Feb 26 - Mar 5

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.

Retreat Info

Please join us for our annual 8 day retreat February 27th - March 7th. Retreats include extended sitting practice, chanting, bowing, and private Dharma interviews with guiding teacher Zen Master Bon Soeng. Everyone is invited to participate, regardless of experience or traditions. 

To see the schedule and fee click here
To register for the retreat, fill out the Retreat Registration Form

Limited to 25 people, priority will be given to those sitting all 8 days. Minimum of one full day. Sitting less than a full day only allowed with Zen Master Bon Song's approval.

3 Day Zen Retreat January 29-31

Retreat is a time to look inward and investigate our experience. It is an opportunity to see through our habitual thinking and feeling, uncovering our natural wisdom and compassion. 

Retreat Info

Please join us for a 3 day retreat Friday, September 18 through Saturday, September 20. Retreats include extended sitting practice, chanting, bowing, and private dharma interviews with Jason Quinn, JDPSN. Everyone is invited to participate, regardless of experience or traditions, in parts or all of the retreat. 

To see the schedule and fee click here
To register for the retreat, fill out the Retreat Registration Form

3 Day Zen Retreat/Precepts Ceremony Nov. 20-22

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.

Retreat Info

Please join us for a 3 day retreat Friday, November 20th through Sunday, November 22nd. Retreats include extended sitting practice, chanting, bowing, and private dharma interviews with guiding teacher Zen Master Bon Soeng. Everyone is invited to participate, regardless of experience or traditions, in parts or all of the retreat. 

To see the schedule and fee click here
To register for the retreat, fill out the Retreat Registration Form

Precepts Ceremony Info

We are also having a precepts ceremony on Sunday, November 22nd at 12:30pm. Everyone is welcome to attend, even if you do no sit the retreat. Please come join us!

If you are interested in taking the 5 precepts, you can contact:
Vice Abbot, Jason Quinn at viceabbot@emptygatezen.com
You must have the guiding teacher's approval. 

For info on precepts, visit Precepts Information & Application
If you have been approved and need to apply, visit 2015 Precepts Application Form

3 Day Zen Retreat September 18-20

Retreat is a time to look inward and investigate our experience. It is an opportunity to see through our habitual thinking and feeling, uncovering our natural wisdom and compassion. 

Retreat Info

Please join us for a 3 day retreat Friday, September 18 through Saturday, September 20. Retreats include extended sitting practice, chanting, bowing, and private dharma interviews with Jason Quinn, JDPSN. Everyone is invited to participate, regardless of experience or traditions, in parts or all of the retreat. 

To see the schedule and fee click here
To register for the retreat, fill out the Retreat Registration Form

3 Day Zen Retreat July 17-19

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Retreat is a time to look inward and investigate our experience. It is an opportunity to see through our habitual thinking and feeling, uncovering our natural wisdom and compassion. 

Retreat Info

Please join us for a 3 day retreat Friday, July 17th through Saturday, July 19th. Retreats include extended sitting practice, chanting, bowing, and private dharma interviews with  special guests Zen Master Bon Soeng. Everyone is invited to participate, regardless of experience or traditions, in parts or all of the retreat. 

To see the schedule and fee click here
To register for the retreat, fill out the Retreat Registration Form

3 Day Zen Retreat with Zen Master Soeng Hyang and Zen Master Bon Shim

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.

Retreat Info

Please join us for a 3 day retreat Friday, May 15th through Saturday, May 17th. Retreats include extended sitting practice, chanting, bowing, and private dharma interviews with  special guests Zen Master Soeng Hyang and Zen Master Bon Shim.. Everyone is invited to participate, regardless of experience or traditions, in parts or all of the retreat. 

To see the schedule and fee click here
To register for the retreat, fill out the Retreat Registration Form

Zen Master Soeng Hyang (Barbara Rhodes) is the School Zen Master and Guiding Dharma Teacher of the Kwan Um School of Zen. 

Zen Master Bon Shim is the Guiding Teacher of many Kwan Um School of Zen centers and groups in Poland, the Czech Republic, France and Spain.

2 Day Retreat December 19-20

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.

Retreat Info

Please join us for a 2 day retreat Friday, December 19th through Saturday, December 20th. Retreats include extended sitting practice, chanting, bowing, and private dharma interviews with guiding teacher Zen Master Bon Soeng. Everyone is invited to participate, regardless of experience or traditions, in parts or all of the retreat. 

To see the schedule and fee click here
To register for the retreat, fill out the Retreat Registration Form