Kwan Um Zen in Lithuania

Kwan Um School of Zen is international organization, spreading teaching of Korean Zen Master Seung Sahn worldwide. Kwan Um Zen Lithuanian School main practices are located in Vilnius and Kaunas Zen centers. These temples offer daily zen practice with Zen questions and answers, weekend retreats four times a year with visiting Zen Masters, annual two week retreat in countryside, intensified weekend practices with Zen community, Kido (chanting) retreats. 


Four Lithuanian Zen monastics are practising in South Korea and China, leading practices in Lithuania each year. Myong Hae Sunim JDPS is a Dharma Master, able to lead kongan interviews.


Practice schedule


Vilnius Zen center

Mokyklos str 21A, Vilnius


Monday - Friday

5.30 a.m. - 108 bows, Morning Bell chant, daily chanting, sitting 2*30 min


19.00 - special evening chanting, sitting 40 min


7.30 a.m. - 108 bows, Morning Bell chant, daily chanting, sitting 2*30 min


10.00 a.m. - 108 bows, sitting 3*30 min, 2 sutras


Vilnius Zen Center contacts:


+370 616 49190


Information in Lithuanian, English, Russian, Polish languages


Ongoing meditation retreats with a Teacher:

November 25 - 26, 2017

Teacher - Lithuanian Kwan Um Zen School Guiding Zen Master Joeng Hye from Poland, Warsaw Zen center. 

Retreat begins on Saturday 6 a.m., ends on Sunday at 16.00. Participation one full day is possible. Accomodation in meditation hall with sleeping bags is provided. Vegetarian breakfast, lunch and dinner included. Donation for the retreat - 60 eur for non-members, 40 eur for School members, 30 eur for Dharma teachers.


November 24 at 18.00 - lecture ‘Zen. What is this?’ in Martynas Mazvydas library, Gedimino avenue 50, Vilnius. Lecturer - Zen Master Joeng Hye. English language, with translation into Lithuanian. Free entrance.


Next weekend meditation retreat - March 2018.


Kaunas Zen center

Verkių str 25B, Kaunas


Monday - Friday

6.00 a.m. - 108 bows, daily chanting, sitting 30 min

Tuesday and Thursday

18.30 - 108 bows, daily chanting, sitting 30 min


6.00 a.m. - 108 bows, daily chanting, sitting 2*30 min


9.00 a.m. - Morning Bell chant, daily chanting, sitting 2*30 min


Next weekend meditation retreat - January 2018.


Kaunas Zen Center contacts:


+370 601 56350


Information in Lithuanian, English, Russian languages


What is Zen 


More information in the main school page


Kwan Um Zen European page


Other resources:



Please select Upcoming events using menu on the left side.

Please visit European page for main information.

You can find contact information on our communities in different cities under tab Zen centrai Lietuvoje.


Announcement regarding donations for acquisition of premises for Kaunas Zen Center


Kaunas Zen Center (Kam No Sa) is currently located in a rented appartment. This is a good situation, but we understand that it may change any time. Therefore, in order to secure the place for   Kaunas Sangha Zen practice, which has a history of 20 years and unites over 30 members, we are opening a special Kam No Sa Fund with the purpose of acquiring the appartment.


Account of the fund:

Beneficiary's name:       Kauno Kvan Um dzeno mokyklos budistine bendruomene

Beneficiary address:      Raudondvario pl. 129, LT-47188 Kaunas, Lithuania

Account (IBAN):             LT16 7300 0100 8356 6432

Bank:                            „Swedbank“, AB

Bank Code:                  73000

Bank address:               Savanorių pr. 19, LT-03502 Vilnius, Lithuania

SWIFT Code:                 HABALT22

Transfer details:            Donation for Kam No Sa Fund         



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