Winter Kyol Che 2016

Winter Kyol Che 2016 January 4th – April 1st!

Kyol Che is a time to investigate your life closely. This experience can bring about a clearer, more compassionate direction, and more harmonious relationships within all aspects of life. Conducted in silence, the daily schedule includes sitting, chanting, walking, and bowing meditations, as well as work practice. Meals are eaten in silence in traditional temple style. The retreat leader gives dharma talks and kong-an teaching interviews. Retreat ends with lunch on the last day.

Minimum participation is one week. Entries an exits are Saturday mornings at 8:00am, except initial entry on Monday January 4th and final exit on Friday April 1st.


2016 Winter kyol che - Providence Zen Center - Retreat Center - Diamond Hill Monastery - Meditation Retreat - BellKyol Che Teacher Schedule:

1/4 – Zen Master Bon Haeng (Mark Houghton)

1/9 – Zen Master Bon Haeng (Mark Houghton)

1/16 – Jason Quinn JDPSN

1/23 – Nancy Hedgpeth JDPSN

1/30 – Terry Cronin JDPSN

2/6 – Barry Briggs JDPSN

2/13 – Barry Briggs JDPSN (Intensive Week)

2/20 – Carlos Montero JDPSN

2/27 – Zen Master Wu Kwang, (Richard Shrobe)

3/5 – Zen Master Ji Haeng (Thomas Pastor)

3/12 – Paul Majchrzyk JDPSN

3/19 – Zen Master Soeng Hyang (Barbara Rhodes)

3/26 – Zen Master Soeng Hyang (Barbara Rhodes)


Scholarships Available Through The Kwan Um School of Zen

(Please see Guiding Teachers for more information)

Kyol Che Retreat fees:
$4500/entire retreat or $455/week for non-members and associate members;
$3000/entire retreat or $315/week for students, clergy and school members;
$2500/entire retreat or $245/week for Dharma Teachers and Dharma Teachers in training in the Kwan Um School of Zen.

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To register for your retreat online – fill out the retreat registration form.

If you have trouble with the Registration Form, please follow these instructions:

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If you are still struggling to successfully register, please try the Direct Registration link or call the Program Director at 401.658.1464 to assist you.


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Providence Zen Center, 99 Pound Rd. Cumberland RI, 02864 401-658-1464


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For more detailed information, download the Kyol Che Information Booklet


Heart Kyol Che 2016!

Let’s 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.

What does the Heart Kyol Che consist of?

1. An effort to do daily practice (suggested minimum is recitation of the Four Great Vows; bowing; chanting of the Heart Sutra; and sitting fifteen minutes)
2. Doing daily mantra practice (suggested minimum is one thousand Kwan Seum Bosals)
3. A personal day of silence and mindfulness (optional) 4. Long sittings (suggested minimum is one)
5. Dharma talks (suggested minimum is one)
6. Yong Maeng Jong Jins and one day retreats (suggested minimum is one day)
7. Foundations of Zen workshop (optional)
8. One or more weeks of Winter Kyol Che at Providence (optional)
9. Winter Kyol Che ceremonies at Providence (optional) 10. Work practice at your Zen center

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