About Blue Heron
Blue Heron Zen Community exists solely for you. We offer group practice, retreats, talks, and other activities with the simple goal of inspiring and supporting your own efforts to perceive your true nature. The programs at Blue Heron Zen Community can help you begin and sustain a rewarding Zen meditation practice.
Blue Heron Zen Community is a lay community and residential center in the lineage of Zen Master Seung Sahn, the first Korean Zen Master to live and teach in the West. We are a successor organization to Dharma Sound Zen Center of the Kwan Um School which was founded by Zen Master Seung Sahn in 1980. In 2006 Zen Master Ji Bong, our guiding teacher for 22 years, established the independent Golden Wind Zen Order, and asked interested members of Dharma Sound Zen Center to join him in making the ancient principles of Zen Buddhism available in new ways to American lay students. This direction is being extended to the next generation by our current guiding teacher, Zen Master Jeong Ji. Our warm-hearted community encourages dialogue and creativity as a way to continuously re-discover the gifts of Zen training. The Blue Heron Zen Center is a beautiful residential house located in North Seattle.