Help me find English-language Zen Centers in (Eastern) Europe.
April 17, 2015 2:56 PM   Subscribe

I've spent time in and around Zen centers before, though I'm really a complete beginner when it comes to Buddhism. I would like to spend a week (or more?) staying in a Zen center with a program tailored for beginners. Where can I find a center in Eastern Europe that has a program in English that would suit me? I'm willing to travel to Western Europe but would prefer to find something closer to home.
posted by jpziller to Religion & Philosophy (5 answers total)
posted by parmanparman at 1:36 AM on April 18, 2015

Response by poster: Parmanparman, I'm specifically not looking for Vipassana centers, and would like a beginner-level Zen program. It looks like that site only lists Vipassana centres/non-centre locations with classes.
posted by jpziller at 1:45 AM on April 18, 2015

Best answer: Budapest: Won Kwang Sa

Helsinki: Helsinki Zen Center

Pan-European: Kwan Um School of Zen
posted by mdonley at 7:20 AM on April 18, 2015

This is in Western Europe, but would Plum Village work? It's Thich Nhat Hanh's location for much of the year.
posted by Ms. Moonlight at 9:04 AM on April 19, 2015

Er, to add on what I just wrote, Plum Village has retreats in other European countries, so there's one in Germany and another in the UK this year. Plum Village is in France.
posted by Ms. Moonlight at 9:06 AM on April 19, 2015

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