“We are a friendly group of people of diverse ages and backgrounds who come together to practice Zen as taught by Zen Master Seung Sahn, the 78th Patriarch in the Korean Chogye order, and the first Korean Zen Master to live and teach in the West.
Zen practice is important. It can help us understand and see our situation and life direction. We create suffering in this world by thoughts of, “Here I am, this is where I want to be.” We’re always projecting outward. We’re clouded by “I, my, me.” By getting rid of judgmental thought, we get back to the essence of who we are, which is compassion.
Most people want to be a better person. Our Zen tradition utilizes 3 main methods of practice – chanting, sitting, & bowing meditation. We go over the basics of these core practices during our beginner’s nights, which are held the first Monday of the month at 6:00pm. There are a lot of self-help books, but Zen meditation is just like taking an onion and peeling away myriad transparent layers and relinquishing our desire mind. It is the unfolding and understanding of self. Please come practice with us.”
Ji Haeng – Zen Master & Guiding Teacher – Zen Center of Las Vegas