Kwan Um School of Zen Teachers
in the Bratislava Zen Center
Bratislava Zen Center hosted following Kwan Um School of Zen teachers:

Wu Bong, Soen Sa Nim

Grazyna Perl, JDPSN

Jane McLaughlin - Dobisz, JDPSN

Zen Master Wu Bong, Soen Sa Nim, (Jacob Perl) is the BZC guiding teacher. He's also a guiding teacher of the Kwan Um School of Zen of Europe. He met Zen Master Seung Sahn and became his first American student in 1972. He was born in Varsav, he fluently speaks Polish. In 1978 he helped Zen Master Seung Sahn to establish the first Zen Center in Poland. In 1984 he was authorized by Zen master Seung Sahn to teach and lead the retreats (he got the Inka) and soon afterwards he began regular teaching in the U.S. and Europe. He got the Dharma from Zen Master Seung Sahn in 1993. 

He is married with Grazyna Perl, JDPSN. Nowadays they live and practice in the Paris Zen Center, started by them. They have two sons. 

Since 1992 he teaches regularly in Bratislava. Lastly he was hosted by the Bratislava Zen Center in November 20 - 23, 1997, he led YMJJ in Jakubovany, a village at Liptovsky Mikulas, West Tatras, with 41 students from Slovakia, Czech Rep. and Austria. We hope to see him in Slovakia again in the Summer 1998. 

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Grazyna Perl, JDPSN   was given Inka by Zen Master Seung Sahn in 1995. She's an active artist. She visits Slovakia from December 1995, she gave 2 public Dharma Talks and led 2 YMJJ's in Bratislava, the last one in July 1997, followed by the Precept Ceremony. 

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Jane McLaughlin - Dobisz, JDPSN was given Inka by Zen Master Seung Sahn in 1990. From 1993 to 1997 she was the Cambridge Zen Center abbot, the Zen Center she's a co-guiding teacher of, presently. She's married and lives with her husband in Massachusetts. 

She teaches regularly in Slovakia from 1993, in Bratislava and Kosice, as well. In July 1994 she lead 7-days YMJJ at the Okinawa Karate Dojo, Dobra, Trencianske Teplice. Lastly she visited Bratislava, gave the public Dharma Talk and led the YMJJ in October 1996. 

Lastly she came to Slovakia in May, shel led a weekend YMJJ from May 14 to 17 in Jakubovany, at Liptovsky Mikulas, then also a Precepts Ceremony. 

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