Winter Kyol Che 2017

Winter Kyol Che 2017 will be from January 2nd to March 31st!


Monestary B&W sitting











Entry and exits will be on Saturdays at 8:00am, except for entry the first week on Monday and exit the last week on Friday.


Kyol Che practice clarifies our direction, resulting in a more harmonious relationship with all aspects of life. The daily schedule, conducted in silence, includes sitting, chanting, walking, and bowing meditations, as well as work practice. Meals are eaten in traditional temple style. Retreat leaders give weekly dharma talks and regular kong-an interviews.



Non-Members $455/week – $4500 Entire Kyol Che
Members, FT Students and Seniors $315/week – $3000 Entire Kyol Che
DTIT-DT $245/week – $2500 Entire Kyol Che


Please register on our retreat registration form.






Teacher Schedule:

1/2-1/7  Zen Master Bon Haeng

1/7-1/14 Jason Quinn JDPSN

1/14-1/21 TBA

1/21-1/28 Lincoln Rhodes JDPSN

1/28-2/4 Zen Master Bon Shim

2/4- 2/11 Zen Master Bon Shim

2/11-2/18 Jo Potter JDPSN (Intensive Week)

2/18-2/25 Carlos Montero JDPSN

2/25-3/4 Terry Cronin JDPSN

3/4-3/11 Zen Master Bon Haeng

3/11-3/22 Paul Majchrzyk JDPSN (Please note change in end date)

3/22-3/25 Zen Master Soeng Hyang (Please note change in begin date)

3/25-3/31 Zen Master Soeng Hyang

“I go to Kyol Che to find a place of escape from all the hustle and bustle of daily life, a place that allows me to look at “what is this?” A place to break free from the confinement and control I’ve imprisoned myself in, allowing me to pay attention, to listen, and hopefully wake up with one less veil over my eyes and mind.”

Sabina Klein, Chogye International Zen Center


Summer Kyol Che 2017 Dates: July 8, 2017 – August 4, 2017!


Please download Kyol Che Handbook to help prepare for entry or answer any questions you have about Kyol Che.


Let’s all practice together!

What is the Heart Kyol Che?

The Heart Kyol Che is an opportunity for students who cannot sit the traditional Kyol Che, or who can sit only part of it, to participate by doing extra practice at home and practicing together with others as they are able. This will run concurrently with the traditional Kyol Che. By doing this Heart Kyol Che together, we will strengthen our own practices, and provide support to our fellow students who are able to sit the traditional Kyol Che. We in turn can draw inspiration and energy from their committment.

What if I can’t get to Providence Zen Center?

If you are geographically distant, you can still participate in the Heart Kyol Che through your commitment to practice at home. Try to attend talks, sittings, and retreats at another center of the Kwan Um School of Zen.

How do I arrange to participate?

Fill out the practice commitment form on the reverse; keep a copy for yourself, and mail in a copy. You can also use this form to register for retreats.

Heart Kyol Che Winter 2017