Kwan Um School of Zen
Bori Centro Zen invites you to experience the practice of Zen meditation in a supportive, warm-hearted environment where you can learn the basic Zen practice techniques and discover how this ancient tradition can help you and the world.
The Kwan Um School is a worldwide Zen tradition that has operated in Catalonia for many years. Members of Bori Centro Zen meet regularly in Barcelona (temporarily closed) and hold practice and, from time to time, Dharma talks and workshops. Our Retreat Center, Bori Sa, is located in Sales de Llierca, Alta Garrotxa (Girona); there we offer daily practice and monthly retreats, occasionally with teachers of the Kwan Um School of Zen. Our programs are open to anyone regardless of previous experience.
If you want to practice at the Palma Zen Center, you will find all the information here.
We practice sitting and walking meditation and also use chanting, bowing, eating and working together, all as Zen practices in the Kwan Um tradition. Teaching follows the direct, simple style of Zen Master Seung Sahn, the Korean Zen Master who founded our school.
Check out the next page Practice With Us, or contact us directly for details of coming activities, our schedule and where we are meeting and practicing together.
“Coming empty-handed, going empty-handed –that is human.
When you are born, where do you come from?
When you die, where do you go?
Life is like a floating cloud which appears.
Death is like a floating cloud which disappears.
The floating cloud itself originally does not exist.
Life and death, coming and going, are also like that.
But there is one thing which always remains clear.
It is pure and clear, not depending on life and death.
Then what is the one pure and clear thing? “