Summer Kyol Che 2017

July 8 through August 4

Monestary B&W sittingKyol 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. Practice in our serene woodland setting with the support of Sangha members from all over the world.






Our Teacher Schedule for 2017:

Saturday July 8 to  Saturday July 15:        Matt Keeler JDPSN
Saturday July 15 to Saturday July 22:       Tim Lerch JDPSN
Saturday July 22 to Saturday July 29:        Paul Majchrzyk JDPSN
Saturday July 29 to Friday August 4:        Zen Master Soeng Hyang

Entry and exits are on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 8:00am, except for exits the last week are on Friday.

Please register on our retreat registration form by noon Mondays for a Wednesday entry, and noon Thursdays for a Saturday entry.

Download the Kyol Che Information Booklet to help prepare for entry or answer any questions you have about Kyol Che.

Scholarships available for Kwan Um School of Zen members in good standing. Please contact your guiding teacher for information.


“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


Interested in becoming a member? Membership in the Kwan Um School of Zen entitles you to discounts for retreats and guest stays at our Kwan Um School of Zen Centers. See Become a Member on the Kwan Um School of Zen site.