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Andrzej Stec JDPSN

“If you know something, this will limit you.
If you keep don’t know, you can do anything. Almost.”

After receiving a Masters of Architecture in his native Poland, he met the late Zen Master Seung Sahn at a university Dharma talk in his home town of Gdansk.

He became his student and began practicing Zen in 1981. He received inka (teaching authority) from Zen Master Seung Sahn in 1998 and has been teaching in Europe, United States and Asia ever since.

Stec JPDSN developed Mantra Walk, emphasizing practice that integrates with an active daily life to develop our wisdom and to maintain optimal health in mind and body.

Together with his wife, Kathy Park (Il Hwa) JDPSN, he is the co-guiding teacher of the Kwan Um Seoul Zen Group and the Kwan Um Daejeon Zen Group.

He also teaches Zen extensively online with Kwan Um Zen Online, teachings students worldwide.

Great Dharani

Great Dharani

At a memorial for Zen master Seung Sahn, Andrzej Stec JDPSN reflects on the example of his teacher as a practitioner.