When you practice with others, wisdom and compassion naturally arise in each moment.


Zen teaching focuses on “together-action,” which simply means acting in harmony with others. To foster this spirit, the Americas sangha offers retreats, events, conferences, and other activities that help us see how preferences and opinions hinder our lives.

Local Zen centers provide a place to experience this for yourself. You’ll find a warm-hearted community of people who are dedicated to helping this world.

When you travel, you can practice at a Kwan Um School center in more than 30 countries. Everyone benefits from this worldwide exchange of practice and teaching energy!