Rhode Island Retreats

Providence Zen Center
99 Pound Road
Cumberland, RI 02864
(401) 658-1464 • Fax: (401) 658-1182
E-Mail: info@kwanumzen.org

Providence Zen Center was founded in 1972 and is the head temple of the Kwan Um School of Zen. The Founding Teacher of our School is the Korean Zen Master Seung Sahn, who is called Dae Soen Sa Nim (Great Honored Zen Teacher) by his students.  It is located twenty minutes from Providence and one hour from Boston.  Daily practice includes sitting, chanting, and
Retreats are held every month and last from one to ninety days. During multi-day Yong Maeng Jong Jin retreats the schedule each day consists of ten hours of Zen practice, work and rest periods, formal vegetarian meals and private interviews with the retreat leader. These retreats are an excellent opportunity to clear the mind of habitual thinking and generate energy to practice in everyday life. Participants should register at least 48 hours in advance, and bring loose clothing and toilet articles. For
overnight stays, a futon mattress with one sheet will be provided. Beginners are very welcome. Please contact the Zen
Center for more information. 
Accommodations: Contact center for information.