Zen Retreat in Berlin with Zen Master Gu Ja

time:    18. – 24. July 2021

location:    Berlin Zen Center and online

Gu Ja

Gu Ja Soen Sa Nim (Zen Master Namhee Chon) holds a Master’s degree in Philosophy and Sinology from the Free University of Berlin and learned Yoga and meditation in India. Zen Master Gu Ja received Inka in 2008 from Zen Master Wu Bong and Dharma transmission in April 2017 from Zen Master Bon Shim. She is the guiding teacher of the Berlin Zen Center.

Zen Master Gu Ja met Zen Master Seung Sahn in 1989 in Warsaw, and in 1990 she founded Berlin Zen Center together with her husband Zen Master Ji Kwang. Soon after the Kwan Um School of Zen of Germany was established. She lives with her family close to Berlin and works as a scientist for East Asian studies.

Basic Information:

due to the Corona pandemic, the number of participants on-site will be limited to 10 according to the current government regulation. However, you can also participate in the online format.

time: July 18, 2021 (Sunday 18:30) – July 24, 2021 (Saturday 12:00)

location: Berlin Zen Center and online

Details in English

Details in German


Please, register until July 9th, 2021 at Berlin Zen Center (berlin@kwanumzen.de/+49-30-46605090), including name, surname, address, postcode, contact (telephone and/or email), the number of taken precepts, and the date of receipt)

Summer Retreat Program

This year’s SRP 2021 begins on the 20th of June in Vražné, Czech Republic, and ends on the 4th of September in Austria. Due to the Covid-19 situation, most of our retreats will be held both online and offline. See our European website.

Using your compass of zen, you can travel without coming and going from one Zen Center to another through eight different European countries, beyond space (although not time), and practice with our wonderful European Kwan Um School of Zen teachers.